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.”

While the first weekend of shows may be over, you still have an opportunity to get tickets for this coming weekend. Showtimes are 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday. The shows are filling up quickly, so you are advised to purchase tickets in advance by visiting www.zct.org or by calling the Zanesville Community Theatre’s box office at 740-455-6487.


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. “And we’ve been in continuous operation since then.”Read more


WHIZNEWS: Theater Performs for Library Crowd

The Zanesville Community Theater presented their production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to members of the Muskingum County Library System.

Once a year members of the library attend one the theater’s plays after reading the book and the script the play is based on. After the play, members of the audience were able to ask the actors about their roles.

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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.

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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.

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WOUB Public Media: Zanesville Community Theatre Presents “Sweeney Todd”

The Zanesville Community Theatre will present the Steven Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street April 20 through April 29 at the 940 Findley Avenue performing space in Zanesville, Ohio.

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The Columbus Dispatch: 4077th goes through a bit of surgery for stage

M * A *S * H fans can revisit the familiar characters of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital with a production by the Zanesville Community Theatre.

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WHIZ-TV: Something’s Afoot

It seems as though ‘Something’s Afoot’ at the Zanesville Community Theater…

The cast and crew will bring up the curtain on the Agatha Christie spoof starting next Friday and tonight we got a chance to see what it’s all about.

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WHIZ-TV: Popular Musical Coming to Z-Ville

A well-known musical is coming to our area…

The Zanesville Community Theatre is featuring “Sweeny Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”. Assistant Director Amy Underwood said the audience can expect a unique performance.

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WHIZ-TV: ZCT’s Singin’ in the Rain

Zanesville Community Theatre is celebrating the anniversary of a popular 1952 movie. Sixty years ago Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds starred in the comedic musical “Singin’ in the Rain”. As a tribute to the original, Zanesville Community Theatre is now showing their own local production of the American classic.

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