Community theatre is a great addition to this area

Congratulations and thanks to the Holton Community Theatre group.

The theatre group has now produced four plays, one musical and two children’s musicals here.

The establishment of a local community theatre group is a wonderful thing that many other towns of our size across the state and region would love to have in their towns, too.

The community theatre not only gives local people the opportunity to have fun as participants and showcase their theatrical and music talent, but it also gives others in the community the opportunity to see live theatrical performances right here at home.

There are still other opportunities for additional people locally who just like to help out and volunteer by performing behind-the-scenes tasks such as set design and sound system work.

The latest production here called “The 9 Worst Breakups of All Time’’ was staged recently on a Saturday and Sunday at Penny’s on the west side of the Town Square.

 The goal of the community theatre group is to try and do two community plays each year and one children’s musical each summer.

Shannon Wittmer, a director and cast member in the latest production, said “The 9 Worst Break Ups of All Time’’ went very well.

Wittmer said summer will be another busy time for the community theatre group, too.

“This summer will be our next children’s musical production which coincides with our summer drama workshop,’’ she said. “Our theme this year is Christmas in July and we will be holding auditions for any student going to be third grade through eighth grade for the 2017-18 school year on Saturday, May 6 at the Holton High School commons area from 10 a.m. to noon.’’

Wittmer said the theatre group will also have “drama workshop’’ registration at that time.

The theatre group’s next musical production will be “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.’’

“We are so excited to do this musical,’’ Wittmer said. “We are looking at July 22 and July 23 being our performance dates at this time.’’

HCT’s next community play will be sometime next fall, it was reported. There will be more information announced about it at the end of summer 2017.

Holton Community Theatre is looking at different grants and fund-raising possibilities to begin raising money to purchase its own building, Wittmer said.

“We are also trying to finalize non-profit, tax free status so that all donations would be tax deductible,’’ she said.

The community theatre is just another reason in the long list of reasons that make this area a wonderful place to live and work.

For more information about how you can get involved in the Holton Community Theatre, contact Wittmer at

The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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