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

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Welcome to the OCT website,


We hope you enjoyed have enjoyed our theatre season so far. We have enjoyed bringing it to you. Eight years ago, we brought you the fun loving little musical comedy Don’t Hug Me, which takes place in a colorful, rustic north woods bar in tiny Bunyan Bay, Minnesota. It was so much fun, we decided to bring you one of the sequels, Don’t Hug Me We’re Married. If you saw Don’t Hug Me, you will be pleased to see we have brought back the original cast in their original roles. Join Gunner Johnson, his wife Clara, Bernice, Kanute, and Aarvid in their continuing unique upper Midwest comic adventures. Gunner and Clara, the owners of the bar, have been married “a long time”. The romance has left the marriage, and Clara would like to get it back. When Gunner finds a pamphlet that Clara was hiding for “Divorce Fantasy Camp,” he realizes he needs to do something to convince his wife he’s a good husband. At the same time, Bernice, the pretty waitress, gets engaged to Aarvid, a karaoke salesman. Gunner’s twin sister, Trigger, comes to town and proposes to Kanute, the local business icon. Is it a double wedding? Will anyone get cold feet? Would someone try to derail the wedding? Will Clara go to Divorce Fantasy Camp? What could possibly go wrong?

Also, join us for our Christmas in July Summer Children’s Theatre production of the popular family seasonal comedy, Elf Jr, The Musical. Auditions will be held in late May with a cast of amazing young performers from the community. If you have ever seen our Summer Children’s Theatre productions, you know you are in for a treat. Director Beth Giller and her dedicated team are waiting in the wings to bring you a wonderful Summer show.

We are proud to announce our 2018-2019 Oregon Community Theatre season! In November, we will bring you the beloved musical, Chitty, Chitty Bang, Bang made famous by the extremely talented Dick Van Dyke. Our Winter show is the hilarious backwoods comedy Escanaba In The Moonlight. And this Spring we will present the new musical comedy of errors, The Bardy Bunch, The War Of The Families Partridge And Brady, a musical parody set in the 1970s featuring the warring sitcom families.

Remember, you can order your theatre tickets online! There is no waiting in long lines at the box office and it’s easy to do. Just click “Buy Tickets and Season Memberships” and follow the prompts. Or contact Brenda at the box office at 419-691-1398.

We welcome you to join us by getting involved in any way you’d like. Let us hear from you and we will help you find your niche. Don’t forget to tell your friends and family about us. Your recommendations are our best advertising. Thank you for supporting the arts.

See you at the theatre!
Reed Steele
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.

Tickets can be purchased:

If you are a member of Oregon Community Theatre, your tickets will be sent to you two weeks prior to show dates.

Current Officers and Board Members

President - Reed Steele
President elect - Jeff Smith
1st Vice President - Tim Yard
2nd Vice President - Steve Carpenter
Treasurer - Don Dauer
Secretary - Lori Bee
Trustees - Ann Sommers
Robert Mullens
Dawn Yard
Members at Large - Tammy Halay
Cindy Fennewald
Diane Hess
Community Members -

Alice Dargartz
Beth Giller
Marlene Guy
Kevin Harrington
Marcia Hayes
Brenda Holdren
Nancy Ice

Student Represenitive - Anna Giller
Past Presidents - Glen Hamilton
Ron Davis
Honorary Member - Marge Brown

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

OCTA: Ohio Community Theatre Association American Association of Community Theatres