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Community theater is truly dependent upon individuals, families, and local businesses who love and appreciate the arts. Valley Theatre Company/Valley Musical Theatre is no exception. We have been able to produce quality theater in the Kittitas Valley for 25 years, expressly because people like you have chosen to be involved.
There are ongoing opportunities not only for actors and singers, but for directors, designers, stage and tech crew, producers, musicians, and front of house volunteers.
What if you love theater, but don't want to be involved in a specific production? We need you too! As a community theater we want to keep ticket prices accessible; so we are also dependent upon donations and sponsors to help cover the increasing costs of licensing, costuming, sets, and equipment needs.
There are also opportunities to sponsor a show and place ads for your local business in our playbills and quarterly newsletter.
What happened to Valley Musical Theatre?Valley Theatre Company, recently changed our name from Valley Musical Theatre. We were established in 1999, and are the very heart of live performance in Ellensburg and the Kittitas Valley. As we enter our 25th anniversary year it is good to reflect on where we’ve come from and where we are going. In the late 1990's, Laughing Horse Summer Theatre, a long-running community produced summer stock theatre program in Ellensburg, shut its doors. At that time, a sub-committee of the Laughing Horse Arts Foundation earnestly committed to step-up into the gap to provide quality community theatre, with a specific focus on musical theatre. From those early discussions, Valley Musical Theatre was born, and our first production of Oliver! took place in the summer of 1999. Since these beginnings, we have expanded our theatrical offerings from one summer musical blockbuster to 5 regular events, including the summer mainstage musical, a youth production, a cabaret style dinner theatre, a Christmas music/poetry event, and a more edgy “After Dark” series with small cast plays and musicals. We’ve also added workshops in acting, technical theatre, stage combat and more. While our mission to provide quality community-based theatre remains unchanged, the number of actors, crew and patrons have grown as well, and there has been a greater need to offer more than just musicals. In the future, we have visions of being able to offer Shakespeare in the Park, Reader’s Theatre, workshops, youth camps, and more! All these changes gave the Board of Valley Musical Theatre clear indication that we needed to change as well, and update our organizational name to better reflect the breadth and scope of the performing arts we currently deliver, and plan to bring to the community in the future. Hence we transitioned to Valley Theatre Company in July 2023.
Where do I find out about upcoming auditions?Check out our Upcoming Events page to find out about auditions, workshops, and shows!
Do I need experience to get involved?You need a willing and teachable attitude, but not necessarily experience. We offer trainings in acting and in technical theatre areas throughout the year, so if there is an area you would like to learn more about, we encourage you to sign up for those workshops. Many volunteer areas offer training during the show or production, so no prior experience is necessary. Other areas, like orchestra, or technical design, or directing may require prior experience. If you want to get involved, take a leap and reach out!