Welcome! Thanks for stopping by and learning about us, we hope we will be able to learn about you when you audition for our future productions!Founded in 1997 by Adam Harris, Al Schneider, and Ann Serrano, the ECP is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that operates with the following purposes:
To provide live theater opportunities for the residents of Gem County
To provide experiences in acting, directing and other theater arts for individuals of all ages.
To produce the best plays available for the entertainment of the community.
To contribute to community theatrical education programs.
Board of Directors
Debbie Lawrence - President
Payton Mitchell - Vice President
Carolyn Rice - Treasurer
Sarah Ridinger - Secretary
2023 Season, Upcoming
2023 Season, Past
The Christmas Bus, the musical
by Robert Inman
It's Christmas Eve, and Mrs. Frump, the director of the Peaceful Valley Orphanage, is planning what she believes will be the most special Christmas ever for her kids. She's borrowed an old bus and arranged for each child to spend Christmas with a family in the area. The only problem is, she hasn't told the Busybodies on the orphanage board of trustees, who believe Frump has gotten too old and soft to handle the rowdy kids at Peaceful Valley. With the help of teenage Thomas, the oldest of the orphans and her trusty right-hand man, Frump sets off to deliver the kids—pursued by the suspicious Sheriff Snodgrass and the Busybodies. Along the way, they pick up a passenger: a traveling troubadour who's been on the road trying his luck as a folksinger and is now returning home to his girlfriend (who may or may not be glad to see him). It's an adventuresome ride, culminating in a Christmas even more special than Frump could have ever imagined.AUDITION DATES:
- Sept 21 @ 6:30pm
- Sept 22 @ 6:30pm
- Sept 30 @ 2:00pm
- all at the Emmett Nazarene Church on N WashingtonPERFORMANCE DATES:
Circles Of Grace
~ CANCELLED ~
by Paul Nicholas MasonDirected by: Payton Sam Mitchell
Circles of Grace opens in a happy household, in a peaceful nation, just moments before the unexpected arrival of an officer of an occupying army. The officer takes command of the house and makes some very unsettling arrangements—all the while preserving the veneer of civility. The family initially accepts his domination, but eventually they are moved to rebellion. Soaring speech, vivid characters and a haunting conclusion guarantee that audiences will leave the theatre disturbed, moved and wanting to talk about how peaceful people can/should respond to brute force.
Youth Camp Production
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- June 15, 12:30 Band Shell at City Park, Cherry Festival
- June 16, 11:00 Band Shell at City Park, Cherry Festival
- June 24, 5:30 Kidz Nite Out Dinner Theater at The Packing Shed
When young Charlie wins a golden ticket to the mysterious Wonka Chocolate Factory, it's the chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets and chocolates that have always been right under his nose but unaffordable for the Bucket family. Could it also be his family’s route out of poverty? Along with the other winners--Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teavee, and Augustus Gloop--Charlie is swept inside of the mysterious factory with his Grandpa Joe. Inside, the winners encounter a magical world full of amazement, innovation, sugary treats, and, of course, Oompa-Loompas. But as the winners begin to let their greed and selfish nature's get the better of them, it seems that everything is not as sweet as it seems. Finally, Charlie is the last child standing--the only child not to have succumbed to the sweet temptations of Willy Wonka’s magical world. His humble, loyal nature has not gone unnoticed by Mr. Wonka, and Charlie’s reward is more than he could ever have dreamed.
For more information about this production, please contact:
- Bonnie Johnson, EYTCRocks@gmail.com
Laurie Brooks, Playwright
Payton Sam Mitchell, Director
Synopsis: In a fantastical world (not entirely unlike our own) where "conformity is compulsory," Boy cannot conform. Others make a desperate attempt to fix him, but neither they nor he can change his nature. Labeled a monster by the experts, Boy is shunned until, heartbroken and alone, he disappears into a world of monsters. There, Boy struggles with Hugo, ruled by his monster side, and is drawn to Girl, who is still in touch with her true feelings. A metaphor for invisible disabilities and disenfranchised youth, this play asks the question: Will Boy hold on to his humanity and accept himself, or will he become a monster? A cautionary tale that presents a comic anti-model of behavior, this entertaining fable for all times and all ages tells about the beauty and danger of being different in a world where conformity is valued and individuality is feared.
Multi-Award Winning Production-Outstanding Performance
-Outstanding Sound Design
The Cast- Boy: Ryan Raynor
- Girl: Larissah Curtis
- The Ordinary: Sarah Ridinger
- Hugo: Gonzalo Valdez
- Ensemble #1: Natasha DePuy
- Ensemble #2: Joe Fuller
- Ensemble #3: Jeff Lawrence
- Ensemble #4: Stephanie Kelley
Emmett Community Playhouse memberships are $20 per household. A membership year is March 1 through February 28/29. Thank you for supporting live community theater in Gem County!
A vote in deciding annual Gemmy Award recipients.
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