• STATUS: 1/5/24 lSTATUS: 1/5/24 left to raise is $23,394 - original amount was: $30,900
    ZCT needs your help! Help us protect our building! The back wall of the building is struggling with a moisture issue. It’s possible the back wall will continue to deteriorate further without repair, thereby compromising the historic structure. The influx of moisture could continue to damage costuming. [images] shows the one last project needing completed before any of the new seating and energy efficient theater lighting capital projects are completed. We have a contractor's quote dated October 2023 and it is for $30,900 total or $17,800 exterior and $13,100 for inside. We are confident the project can be completed for this amount. Take a look at the video, the stills, and quote[download link bottom of video page]; and please help us.
    Thank you very much. 
    Content Revised: January 5, 2024
  • WHIZNEWS: ZCT Closes 51st season with 9-5
    Hundreds of people tumbled out of bed and stumbled to the theatre this weekend to enjoy Zanesville Community Theatre’s production of "9 to 5." Based off the 1980 hit movie starring Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, the musical has been tearing up Broadway in recent years, and Director Jillian Von Gunten wanted to bring that story to Zanesville. "9 to 5" is about an office, in general," Von Gunten said. "Three secretaries who are fed up with their jerk of a boss who’s always making them feel unimportant and less than– they take charge, and he gets his comeuppance in the end. It’s a story of their personal growth and growth as a group of people coming together." The show features over 15 musical numbers, all written by Dolly Parton. With a lot of music, large cast and detailed sets, taking on this show required a lot of preparation. "It’s probably the largest show that Zanesville Community Theatre’s ever done," Von Gunten said. "It’s a big Broadway musical–lots of scene changes, lots of people. So it was a challenge that I wanted to accept and bring that kind of a show to this area."
  • WHIZNEWS: ZCT Celebrates 50 Years
    The Zanesville Community Theatre just closed its 50th season and on Friday, Mayor Jeff Tilton recognized the theatre by signing a proclamation for the theatre organization. "We started in 1963 by a small group of folks who wanted to bring quality community theater to the area," said ZCT President, Jillian Von Gunten.
  • WOUB Public Media: Zanesville Community Theatre Opens 50th Season
    Zanesville Community Theatre opens its 50th season with the fun, yet thought-provoking, comedy The Ladies of Harmony by Ron Hill. The play revolves around the six women who form the funeral dinner committee of Harmony Church as they meet to plan the dinner of a man they despised.
  • WOUB Public Media: Zanesville Community Theatre Presents "Oliver!"
    The Zanesville Community Theatre’s 49th season wraps up this month with the musical Oliver!, based on the Charles Dickens classic. Directed by Zanesville Community Theatre veteran Sheryl Wise, the production features a cast of nearly 50 seasoned performers and talented newcomers.