Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner
by Pat Cook
Directed by Val Gahagan and Angel Palmer
Performance Dates: November 2, 3, 9, 10, 2018 - 8pm
November 4, 11, 2018 - 2:30pm
Show Synopsis:
What do you do when you have three geriatric sisters as patients and all they want to do is sit at home and talk to one another-all at the same time!?
You move another person in with them. At least that is what Doc Lomax does when he has a new nurse needing a place to live- a nurse with a secret, that is.
The hard part is convincing the sisters that they need a roomer. In no time, however, Nurse Jean has them planning parties, pulling Halloween pranks and wearing jogging suits while they race each other to the corner. When their nephew shows up with plans to sell the family home, things get complicated again.
Join us for this heartwarming piece that is loaded with wisecracks and one-liners that keep the laughter flowing.

The Little Foxes
by Lillian Hellman
Directed by Eric Blake
Show Dates: Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9, 2019 - 8pm
Feb. 3, 10, 2019 - 2:30pm
Auditions: Nov. 4-5, 2018 - 7pm

Character Descriptions

Audition Note:

The Little Foxes, Lillian Hellman’s 20th-century American classic drama, is set in a small town in the South in 1900. In order to maintain Hellman’s vision for this masterpiece, the supporting roles of Addie, a wise, kind, motherly figure and Cal, an honest, cheerful house servant need to be portrayed by persons of color. Auditions are always open and no pre-chosen material is necessary for auditions. I hope to see you at auditions!

Eric Blake, Director

O’Donnell’s Pub
By Christopher Brooks
Directed by David Schubach
Show Dates: April 5, 6, 12, 13, 2019 - 8pm
April 7, 14, 2019 - 2:30pm
Auditions: Jan. 13-14, 2019 - 7pm
O’Donnell's Pub at Zanesville Community Theatre is a world premiere, written by Zanesville native Christopher Brooks. The comedy opens on St. Patrick’s Day in a Seattle pub with our main character Molly Fischer at a crossroads. Her career and her relationship are both going nowhere and she has been estranged from her only living relative –her mother- for as long as she can remember. A surprise inheritance of a pub in rural Ireland comes from an uncle she never knew she had. Her decision to pick up her disastrous life and move to Ireland does not go over well with the boyfriend. She arrives to find a charming pub full of oddball characters and soon learns the real hidden charm of the pub, the massive back tax bill that is due in thirty days. Come see how Molly and her cast of Irish misfits navigate this challenge and what might be at the end of Molly’s rainbow.

High School Musical
Based on a Disney Channel Original Movie
Written by Peter Barsocchini
Directed by Sarah Gantzer
Show Dates: May 31, June 1, 7, 8, 2019 - 7pm
June 2, 9, 2019 - 2:30pm

Auditions March 10-11, 2019 - 7pm

Note: High School musical is for ages 12 and up. 
Principle roles are for those who can pass for high school age.
There are a few supporting roles for adults.

City of Angels
Book by Larry Gelbart
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by David Zippel
Directed by Sheryl Wise
Show Dates: July 19, 20, 26, 27, 2019 - 8pm
July 21, 28, 2019 - 2:30pm
Auditions: April 7, 8, 2019 - 7 pm

2019 Summer Theater Day Camp

Registration will be online for the 2019 session
Goal: To provide a theatrical learning and performance experience for elementary and middle school-aged children, in a working theater, supported by individuals experienced in both technical aspects of theater and performance.
Camp Director: Sarah Gantzer
For information contact Sarah at

 SETTING THE STAGE FOR GROWTH is an Initiative created by Zanesville Community Theatre, Inc. The goal of our Initiative is to raise funds for preservation and comprehensive capital improvements of our existing facility located in the McIntire Terrace Historic District of Zanesville, Ohio. The INITIATIVE runs from May 2017 through Summer of 2020.

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