Stories tagged with: Zanesville Community Theatre

July 20, 2014 - 4:10pm
1 year 18 weeks ago

Hundreds of people tumbled out of bed and stumbled to the theatre this weekend to enjoy Zanesville Community Theatre's production of "9 to 5."

Based off the 1980 hit movie starring Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, the musical has been tearing up Broadway in recent years, and Director Jillian Von Gunten wanted to bring that story to Zanesville.

"'9 to 5' is about an office, in general," Von Gunten said. "Three secretaries who are fed up with...

August 30, 2013 - 4:43pm
2 years 12 weeks ago

The Zanesville Community Theatre just closed its 50th season and on Friday, Mayor Jeff Tilton recognized the theatre by signing a proclamation for the thesp organization.

"We started in 1963 by a small group of folks who wanted to bring quality community theater to the area," said ZCT President, Jillian Von Gunten. "And we've been in continuous operation since then."

The Zanesville Community Theater is a family tradition for Von Gunten. With her parents being...

January 13, 2013 - 8:32pm
2 years 45 weeks ago

The Zanesville Community Theatre is gearing up for an upcoming play.

Auditions were held tonight and will be held again tomorrow, from PM-9PM, in order to cast 14 roles for the play "August: Osage County" with performances scheduled for the last week in April.

 Eric Blake, the Director of August: Osage County said, "the play is modern day set, it takes place in Oklahoma and it is about a very dysfunctional family and that is putting it mildly. But the...

November 4, 2012 - 5:58pm
3 years 3 weeks ago

Zanesville Community Theatre is celebrating the anniversary of a popular 1952 movie. Sixty years ago Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds starred in the comedic musical "Singin' in the Rain". As a tribute to the original, Zanesville Community Theatre is now showing their own local production of the American classic.

"It's the story of actors from the silent film era transcending into the talkies, and not all of them have a great speaking voice, and that's...

April 15, 2012 - 6:21pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

A well-known musical is coming to our area...

The Zanesville Community Theatre is featuring "Sweeny Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street". Assistant Director Amy Underwood said the audience can expect a unique performance.

"We have a full orchestra, we have some wonderful singers...And, it's just a very atmospheric, chilling kind of a play. It's a little bit different from your average, happy-go-lucky musical."

Underwood said the theatre has been...

July 15, 2010 - 10:42pm
5 years 19 weeks ago

The Zanesville Community Theatre rehearsed for the final time before opening weekend.

They will be performing "All Shook Up." The curtain goes up Friday at 8p.m. for opening night and is a 50's style musical comedy featuring the tunes of Elvis Presley. The show is being directed by Rich Tolliver. To order tickets and to check showtimes, you can go to their website at

April 27, 2010 - 11:15am
5 years 30 weeks ago

Two local groups are teaming up to help area kids.

The Salvation Army and the Zanesville Community Theatre are pairing up for the 3rd Annual Mystery Dinner. Salvation Army Office Assistant Mindy McCloy said it's a youth fundraiser and it's a lot of fun.

"People come out they have a good time and it really does help support the Salvation Army and we really do appreciate it," McCloy said.

They will be hosting a silent auction. Then you'll get to watch the '...

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