2023 - 2024 season
Broadway Masters Pass the Torch
Join us for an evening of hit songs from Broadway legends Oscar Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim, and the modern composers who were mentored by Sondheim: Lin Manuel-Miranda, Jonathan Larson, Jason Robert Brown, Tom Kitt, Stephen Flaherty, and Adam Guettel. From South Pacific to Into the Woods to Ragtime and Rent, you can see the inspiration, musical technique and craft that has been handed down from mentor to next generation of musical composers.
Only one weekend, only three shows, and seats are limited to about 90 per performance. Friday, October 20 at 7:00 PM, and Saturday, October 21 at 1:30 PM are show only tickets, and Saturday, October 21 at 6:00 PM is Valley Theatre Company’s annual gala, silent auction, and dinner theatre performance. This is the event of the season, and we’ve sold out two years running so get your tickets early!
Enjoy a delectable dinner, complimentary wine, and be entertained with songs from some of your favorite musicals, and participate in a silent auction to support Valley Theatre Company and its 2024 Season. Carefully Taught features song selections from Hamilton, Tick, Tick...Boom!, Anastasia, Songs for a New World, Company, Follies Carousel, Showboat, and more!
Friday, October 20, 7:00 PM - Show only
Saturday, October 21, 1:00 PM - Show Only
Saturday, October 21 - Annual Gala Performance & Dinner Theatre
6:00 PM - Doors Open/Silent Auction
6:30 PM - Dinner
7:30 PM - Show
Where: Hotel Windrow
Show Only: $20 General / $15 Student/Senior
Show & Dinner: $75 Per person
The Odd Couple
Neil Simon is know as “the father of modern comedy” and his classic work, The Odd Couple is considered by many as the finest stage comedy ever written. The plot concerns two mismatched roommates– one divorced and one estranged and neither quite sure why their marriages fell apart – move in together to save money for alimony and suddenly discover they’re having the same conflicts and fights they had in their marriages.
Non-musical. Roles for 6 men, 2 women. Looking for actors, and crew roles.
AUDITIONS: Early December.
Performances: February 2 - 10, 2024
'24 Summer Mainstage
From Tony winners Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, creators of such Broadway classics as Ragtime and Once On This Island, this dazzling show transports its audience from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.
AUDITIONS: April 2024
Performances July 11 - 20 , 2024
The Heart of Christmas
Enjoy a quartet of harps, flute and viola serenading with celtic Christmas music interspersed with dramatic poetry readings. Slow down, pause, and remind yourself of what this season is truly about. Put aside your cares and worries and enjoy this heartfelt tribute to the season.
Ending off Ellensburg's Moments to Remember celebration, this one-hour Christmas themed show features music and poetry performed by local Washington musicians and actors. It's the perfect event to invite friends and family who are visiting for Thanksgiving weekend. Shop local on Plaid Friday, see the tree lighting ceremony and the dance performances downtown and then walk over to Hotel Windrow, get a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy a show for the whole family.
Arranged by Jill Whitman, and Directed by Hal Ott, much of the show’s content is inspired by classic Christmas selections with a celtic flair. Noel: The Heart of Christmas will transport you to a wonderful place of joy and merrymaking, of mirth and contemplation.
Thanksgiving Weekend -
Friday, November 24 & Saturday November 25
Where: Hotel Windrow
Tickets: $10 Adults / $5 Children (under age 2 is free)
The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood
Rising Stars - Youth
A frantically funny, Monty Pythonesque retelling of the classic tale of Robin Hood. This time around, the legendary legend, in his never-ending quest to aid the needy, encounters a lovely damsel-in-distress; an ever-scheming sheriff who would rather bowl a strike than hit a bull's-eye; a gold-hoarding, bad-guy monarch wannabe; and a good-natured "Town's Guy" who manages to make his way into every scene, whether he belongs there or not. Combine them and you've got an irreverent jaunt through Sherwood Forest you won't soon forget!
AUDITIONS: March 2024. Open to 6th - 8th grade students.
Performances: May 10-18, 2024
We love a good alliteration, and if you have always wanted to read, speak, and perform like the bard intended, then sign up for the Speakeasy Shakespeare classes.
We are partnering with David Connolly & Classique Theatre Company (CTC) to do weekly classes on how to dig into and perform the works of William Shakespeare. Mastering text analysis, scansion, movement, stage combat, voice, and comedy allows the actor to perform in any style; film or theatre. This will be a hands-on, scene-based, modern approach to acting and performance.
Classes will be $10 per drop-in class payable to CTC, and will meet at a downtown Ellensburg location. Let us know your interest and we will pass your info along to the instructor and let you know where our "speakeasy" location is!
When: Weekly starting in March
Where: downtown Ellensburg - speakeasy location disclosed after RSVP.