All kinds of things are happening at CT!
All kinds of things are happening at CT!
Cottage Theatre News
April 5, 2016
Annie Get Your Gun opens Friday!
Photo: Annie Get Your Gun
Meet our Frank Butler (Ward Fairbairn) and Annie Oakley (Stephanie Newman) of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show
 “There’s No Business Like Show Business!”  
Join us starting this Friday April 8 for Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your GunThis iconic musical comedy opened on Broadway in 1946 and ran for over a thousand performances. With such well-known songs as “You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun”, “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better”, and “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” the show is an American musical theatre classic. Don't miss it! Opening weekend tickets still available.
Annie Get Your Gun
Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Original Book by Herbert & Dorothy Fields
As revised by Peter Stone

Directed by Tony Rust
Music Direction by Keri Davis
Choreography by Janet Rust

April 8, 9,10*
14, 15, 16, 17*
21, 22, 23, 24*
 28, 29, 30, & May 1*

* denotes Sunday 2:30 pm matinee; all other performances at 8:00 pm 

$25 Adult, $20 Youth (age 6-18) 
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NOTE: There are NO FEES for purchasing online!
Or give our Box Office a call at 541-942-8001.
Box Office Hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10 am to 2 pm
Chief Sitting Bull (Dale Flynn) and Buffalo Bill Cody (Bob Ewing)
Charlie Davenport (Bil Morrill) and Dolly Tate (Sophie Blades) don't always see eye-to-eye . . .
Help us celebrate our wonderful volunteers!
​Every two years, we give out Spotlight Awards to recognize the achievements of our talented cast and crew members. Over 20 awards will be given this year, including: Best Actor in a Musical, Best Set Design, Best Youth Actress, Best Costumes, and that perennial favorite: Best Death Scene. This year’s awards recognize achievements from our 2014 and 2015 seasons. All audience members who attended shows at Cottage Theatre in 2014 or 2015 and all Cottage Theatre volunteers are encouraged to vote. 

All votes must be received by midnight on May 1 to be counted. (And, just like in the Presidential election, you may vote only once!) You don't have to vote in every category, so feel free to vote even if you didn't see ALL of the 2014 and 2015 shows.
Spotlight Awards Ballot
This year's Spotlight Awards will recognize your favorite shows and performers from our 2014 and 2015 seasons:
Scapino! Cast Announced
Wow -- did we hear some bad jokes (alright, we asked for them!) and see some great acting at our recent auditions for Scapino! We send thanks to all the wonderful actors who came out and auditioned.
Our newest cast is already busy learning their lines. Rehearsal will begin in earnest once Annie Get Your Gun opens.
Mark your calendars for this fanciful fun-filled farcical frolic! (And, just for fun, see if you can say that phrase three times fast without getting your tongue tied!)
On stage June 10 -26
Open pass reservation for season ticket holders begins April 27
General public sale begins May 10
Help us round up some dough!
With Annie Get Your Gun, we kickoff Cottage Theatre's 2016 Annual Fund Drive. This year, we hope to raise $50,000 to cover increasing royalty and production costs and to position the theatre solidly for the future. Thanks for a few early donors and a pledge of support from 100% of our board members, we have already secured $15,000 toward that goal.
If you are one of our early contributors, we say "Thanks, pardners!" And if you'd like to keep local community theatre thriving by making your gift today, we say "Yee Haw!"
You can mail your contribution to Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Drive, Cottage Grove, OR 97424.  Or you can give online and save a stamp. Whichever way you give, and whatever amount you give, know that you're helping to keep the magic alive on our stage.
What's in store for you at CT in 2017?
Well, we don't know yet — but we do want to say a great big thank you to the 15 directors who submitted 33 different shows for our consideration for the 2017 season. We are grateful for and excited by your interest!

What happens next?  Well first our Artistic Committee members read scripts . . . and read and read some more. (With 33 scripts, that process will take awhile!) Then that committee brings their recommendations to the CT Board of Directors. The board then considers the recommendations, reviews the scripts and director proposals, and eventualy finalizes a tentative season. After that, we see if we can obtain rights to produce the chosen shows. (Most of the time the answer to that question is yes, but sometimes we're turned down, in which case we rewind our selection process and begin again.)

With a little bit of luck, all of this reading and reviewing and rights-gathering will conclude in time for us to announce our next season in September. Stay tuned!
Mark your calendars for our next auditions 
Be part of a classic! Audition for Hamlet and maybe YOU will get to deliver the most famous line in theatre history:  "To be, or not to be; that is the question. . . "
We're looking for 8-10 men and 2-5 women fo Shakespeare's murderous tale of royal revenge.
Auditions are Sunday, May 22 at 6:30 pm. Tony Rust directs this production, which runs for three weekends, August 12 - 28.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of our 2016 sponsors . . . 
. . . and our hundreds of individual donors. Thank you!     541-942-8001    Box Office: Wednesday - Friday, 10 am to 2 pm
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