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PRODUCTION DATES: March 2 - 11, 2018

Directed by Earl Ruttencutter

Play Synopsis: This is a musical play with fantasy animal characters set in medieval times. A kingdom by the sea is ruled by a King who wants a whale to live in the moat around the castle. Can his Royal Servants get him one? The Messenger Boy has an idea.

The Opal Center and KNND 1400AM is teaming up to bring the 1938 Orsen Welles classic War of the Worlds broadcast to life!

There will be no better way to spend Halloween evening than joining the Opal Center and KNND 1400AM for this live production of the original radio broadcast by Orsen Welles of H.G. Welles novel of a Martian invasion. 

Whether you join us in person as part of our 'live studio audience' or listen from home... should be a really thrilling good time!
Tickets to be a part of our live audience are $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

3 skits, all the awesome irreverent comedy you have come to expect!

DracuLaLa Land is a musical tale of undying life and love. Mina is a struggling actress in Hollywood which has been taken over by bloodsucking vampires. Will she choose the mysterious Count Dracula, her fiancé Jonathan or a life of fame and fortune.
Rated PG-13
Written by Charles Mattoon
Directed by Alex Ihnat

Creative Chaos is a group of people with disabilities who have a passion for acting. 

The cast is looking taking acting classes on a quest to find what makes up the perfect play. Join them on their quest!

Carmen Dowel is the writer and director of this production. 

September 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7 pm and 17 & 24 at 2 pm
Tickets are $10. They will go on sale on August 15th.


If you missed our stellar cast in the production of "Little Women" a few months ago or are a member that was involved, we are showing a recording of the show on our giant screen at Opal Center for everyone to see! 

Free Admission! - suggested donations of $1-5, and all proceeds from concessions go towards funding scholarships to our Musical Theater Summer Intensive in August. We appreciate your support and are excited to see you there whether you are able to contribute financially or not!

The play deals with the personal ordeals of each of the female characters. Many of them are very touching; a few are even intensely emotional. However, there is also the very comical. Even the funny ones, however, have an underlying depth to them that gives a sensitive insight into each of the characters involved.The ladies cover a wide spectrum of life and age from the fading rodeo star in "Rodeo" to the young aspiring actress in "Audition", there is much tenderness and diversity in the subject matter involved in the play.

Fifteen Minutes                 Tracy Ilene Miller

"A Collection of Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme Skits featuring The Life of Jack Sprat, His Wife, & Cat". A children's production performed by kids ages 6-10. Adapted for stage by Ivan DelSol and Emily Welch. Directed by Judy Smith. Sponsored by Jack Sprats Phat and Lean Cuisine.

Performances: June 2 & 3 @ 7:00pm and June 4 @ 3:00pm

Tickets: Adults ($8); 0-17 years ($5) 

Box Office: Crafty Mercantile - 517 Main Street, Cottage Grove, OR (541-514-0704)

Event Location: Opal Center for Arts & Education - 513 Main Street, Cottage Grove, OR 

Two sets of parents meet to discuss a fight between their two 11 year old boys. Amiable at first, the parents become increasingly childish as the discussion disintegrates into chaos. Multiple Tony Award winners in 2009, including Best Play (written by Yazmina Reza). Directed by Jim Curtiss and David Work and stage managed by Marian Dempsey.

   Annette: Kim Fairbairn
   Alan: Phil Dempsey
   Veronica: Nikki Pagniano
   Michael: Dale Flynn

Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life…and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn't dare. BECKY'S NEW CAR is a thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken.


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