P.O. Box 167547
Oregon, OH 43616
419-691-1398

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Dear Family and Friends of Oregon Community Theatre,

Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, we have been forced to cease all of our theatre operations.

What does this mean?

Well, like other arts institutions, everything is on hold, but we have been able to make some decisions going forward.

We have had to postpone our production of "The 1940's Radio Hour". We say "postpone" because we have moved it to the Spring show of our 2020/21 season. So, to those of you who were excited about this particular show, we say "keep the faith!". With an incredible cast (many of whom we expect to see back next year) and our orchestra consisting of "Nightsessions Big Band" (still on board for the show next spring),we are just as excited to be presenting this show as we were when we first announced it last year!

To our Season Ticket Holders, I can tell you that as soon as we are allowed to leave our homes again, the Board of OCT will be meeting to discuss how best to handle the loss of our spring show and how that effects your season ticket. Be rest assured that you are foremost in our thoughts and we will make this up to you in some manner. Thank you for sticking with us during this worldwide crisis.

Regarding our summer youth performance of "Willy Wonka Jr.", auditions are still scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, but we are in a holding pattern as to where the country will be by then or if we will even be able to have auditions. All i can tell you is that we are still planning on it at this time. But more info will be forthcoming as we get closer to auditions.

We have announced our 2020/21 season consisting of:
Miracle on 34th Street (Fall, 2020)
The 39 Steps (Winter 2021)
The 1940’s Radio Hour (Spring 2021)

And for the Summer of 2021 our Children's Summer Theater will be producing Matlida Jr.

If nothing else, the Covid-19 emergency has taught us that you can't take anything for granted but, with that in mind, we are planning a spectacular season for all of you!

In closing, I just want you to know that everyone who reads this post is precious to all of us, and not just because you love theatre like we do, but because without you, the arts don't exist. These are (to paraphrase from Thomas Paine) the times that try men's and women's souls. Together, as Americans, we will fight to survive these trying times. Together, as Ohioans, we will work to make sure that our brothers and sisters are safe, healthy and away from harm. Together as lovers of the arts, we will come out of this nightmare with renewed appreciation for shared human experience, because that has been the basis of the arts since we first stood on two feet. If nothing else, what is art but a shared experience? We hope to be back soon providing great expressions of human experiences for everyone.

Stay tuned, stay safe, stay healthy...


Best from OCT,
Bill Quinlan
OCT President


Our Mission Statement

The Oregon Community Theatre is dedicated to the development of the performing arts within Oregon and its surrounding communities.
This mission shall be accomplished by encouraging appreciation of and participation in all aspects of live theater, as well as conducting related educational programs for adults and children.

Contact Information

We can be reached by calling and leaving a message on our phone at (419)691-1398, or by sending an email to oct.info@sbcglobal.net.

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Current Officers and Board Members

President - Bill Quinlan
1st Vice President - Tim Yard
2nd Vice President - Denis Holdren
Treasurer - Don Dauer
Secretary - Kevin Harrington
Trustees - Dawn Yard
Tammy Halay
Jeff Smith
Steve Carpenter
Diane Hess
Janaye Ashman
Community Members - Patrick Boyer
Mary K Brucker
Alice Dargartz
Tony Esposito
Beth Giller
Marcia Hayes
Marianne Merren
Student Represenitive - Andy Kessler
Past President - Reed Steele
Honorary Member - Marge Brown

OCT is a member of the Ohio Community Theatre Association and the American Association of Community Theatres.

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