Stories tagged with: The Zanesville Community Theatre

January 10, 2016 - 10:20pm
27 weeks 3 days ago

 A very popular play is coming to the Zanesville Community Theater this spring and the entire community is invited to try out.

Today marks day two of the auditions for the musical Chicago, based on the 1926 play 'The Same Name.' We talked to a board member from the production, Sheryl Wise and she said she excited because, they are bringing a brand new show to the theater.

"As we go through the audition process tonight people will be singing, people will be dancing and...

November 1, 2015 - 10:05pm
37 weeks 6 days ago

The Zanesville Community Theater is introducing a new play and this time there is a 'Murder on the Nile.'

The play appears to be taking place on a cruise on the Nile. Everything appears to be fine but, there's underlying tensions which lead to chaotic events. Director Melanie Von Guten said it's a great time of the year for a good mystery.

"A lot of people love a good mystery especially around Halloween time and fall, it's something that people are familiar with, between...

June 21, 2015 - 6:26pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

 'It's a Bad Year for Tomatoes' performed under the lights for the last time at the Zanesville Community Theatre June 21.

The play followed Hollywood actress 'Myra Marlowe' through her attempts to write her autobiography. Lead Actress Michelle Robinson says this play delivers laughs and a character she never gets tired of playing.

"Today being the final day, it's kind of exciting because we're building momentum as far as how many people have been seeing it," said...

June 19, 2015 - 3:26pm
1 year 5 weeks ago

The Zanesville Community Theatre is presenting 'A Bad Year for Tomatoes' this weekend.

The production follows a Hollywood actress who sets out to write her memoirs. She finds herself in Vermont, hopeful that there she can escape the public eye. What she finds is a parade of nosey neighbors and drama. Actress Rebecca Wagstaff said the audience will laugh from beginning to end.

"It's one of those comedies where it builds and builds and builds and gets funnier and funnier and...

January 20, 2015 - 4:19pm
1 year 26 weeks ago

As winter seems to drag on and on you may develop a sense of cabin fever.

But Vice President of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Ashby, said Muskingum County is waiting for you. Ashby said even in the winter months there are plenty of things to do around the county. Those willing to brave the could can experience the two area state parks.

"There's fun things to do in the outdoors," Ashby said. "Lots of things to do at our state parks, so...

September 14, 2014 - 5:19pm
1 year 44 weeks ago

Sunday marked the sixth and final performance of Cheaper by the Dozen at the Zanesville Community Theater.

For the past two weeks actors and actresses of all ages graced the stage, and after the matinee today the show celebrated its final curtain call.

Cheaper by the Dozen sold out several times over the past couple weeks. The show's director, Valerie Gahagan feels that sell-outs are very encouraging for young performers in the shows, given that the majority of this cast is made...

June 15, 2014 - 6:38pm
2 years 5 weeks ago

The Zanesville Community Theatre's 51st season of shows continued this weekend with performances of a new adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank.

Director Matthew Harper says the adapted script still stays true to the original narrative. The new adaptation simply gives a more detailed look into the family since we have been able to learn more about the story in recent years.

"It's based on the story of Anne Frank and her family, also the Van Daans, or Van Pels...

June 16, 2013 - 6:10pm
3 years 5 weeks ago

Charlie, Lucy, Snoopy and the rest of the beloved Peanut Gang were all in a local theater's rendition of the popular comic.

This weekend the Zanesville Community Theater performed the American classic ..."You're a Good Man Charlie Brown". Directors of the play say choosing this play was a no brainer.

"I got to stage manage it several years ago at another theater and I just wanted an opportunity to make it come to life myself. Its just been fun. We've got such a...

April 21, 2013 - 9:13pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

Actors and actresses of all ages came from all over the area to show off what they've got for the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee try outs, a play about a group of kids that come together for their county spelling bee.

"The thing that's really cool about this show is that all of those kids are played by adults. So you get to see adults being children in the sort of heartbreak of growing up in this competition as they make friends and try and compete with one another and...

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