Whether you’re a live-theater regular or looking to get your feet wet, the local shows this season are sure to satisfy. With a variety of fine actors and actresses, and superb, experienced directors on the menu, you won’t be disappointed. Now, get out there and support our local artists!
His Girl Friday
Now – October 8 in the Starker Auditorium
Based on the 1940 movie of the same name and directed by Sarah Sullivan, His Girl Friday is a comedic journey that follows Hildy Johnson as she chases a murder story through the world of 1930s journalism.
Corvallis Comedy Night:
October 20 at 7:30 p.m.
in the Starker Auditorium
Los Angeles stand-up comedian, and former co-host of MTV’s late-night show Nikki and Sara Live, Sara Schaefer comes to Corvallis for the Majestic Theatre’s first ever Corvallis Comedy Night!
***WARNING: This show will contain adult language and content. Patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian***
Disney’s The Little Mermaid
November 3 – 19 in the Starker Auditorium
The Majestic Theatre presents Doug Wright’s compelling rendition of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic love story between mermaid King Triton’s daughter Ariel and the human Prince Eric. The show includes music by eight-time academy award winner Alan Menken, with lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater.
The Majestic Theater is located at 115 SW 2nd Street in Corvallis. For other readings, holiday celebrations, audition and volunteer opportunities, and additional show dates, times and event ticketing information, call the Majestic Theatre box office at 541-738-7469 or visit www.majestic.org .
Albany Civic Theater
No Body Like Jimmy
October 20 – November 4
Ralph Vanlandingham’s best friend from college shows up with a dead body on the evening of a political fundraising dinner at the Vanlandingham’s home. Looking for a place to stash Jimmy’s body, Harold’s timing is horrible. Written by Burton Bumgarner and directed by Scott Harvey, this show will keep you entertained through the closing act!
December 1 – 23
Pippin, a young prince on a journey to find happiness, ends up finding his way to happiness through the unextraordinary moments of everyday life. Book by Roger O. Hirson, lyrics and music by Stephen Schwartz and directed by Kay Roth, this show will take you on a journey through the magic of life, love, the circus, and finding your way.
Albany Civic Theater is located at 111 W 1st Avenue in Albany. Additional dates, show times and ticketing information can be found at www.albanycivic.org , or by calling the theater box office at 541-928-4603.
CHS Performing Arts Center
November 2 – 19
This rendition of Robin Hood – The Somewhat True Tales, is set to the music of PRINCE!
LBCC Russell Tripp
Annual South Albany vs. West Albany High School Improv Smackdown
December 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Join South and West Albany High Schools for a comedic evening of friendly competition as they partake in various improv comedy games. A winner is crowned based on ticket sales, so come support your school! Tickets are $5 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity.
Elizabeth Bentley Theater at South Albany High School
Ho Ho Holiday Improv Spectacular
December 15 at 7:00 p.m., $5
Featuring South Albany High School’s improv group, the Rebels Without Applause, this evening will include a performance with professional Corvallis improvisers The Long Con. They’re best known for their Improv at the Majestic series. The evening is sure to keep you laughing as the actors and actresses usher you into the holiday spirit!
West Albany High School
The Importance of Being Earnest
November 3 – 7
This 1894 Oscar Wilde story of comedic mishap, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People follows the story of friends using the same pseudonym to avoid social obligations and responsibilities. Join West Albany High School theater students as they bring their energy to this classic tale!
By Cara James