SETTING THE STAGE FOR GROWTH is an Initiative created by Zanesville Community Theatre, Inc. The goal of our Initiative is to raise funds for preservation and comprehensive capital improvements of our existing facility located in the McIntire Terrace Historic District of Zanesville, Ohio. The INITIATIVE runs from May 2017 through Summer of 2020.

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Our 55th 2017-2018 Season: 

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September 8, 9, 15, 16, 2017 – 8pm
September 10, 17, 2017 – 2:30pm 

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Exciting News! Exciting News!
ZCT is hosting a celebratory cabaret on August 18-19, 2017, to close out our 54th Season and open our 55th Season. Buy Tickets
Tickets are free although donations at the door are appreciated. Order on-line or call 740.455.6487 to reserve your tickets.

This year's theme? ZCT Miscast! What's that, you ask?
We give our participants a chance to sing the song they'd never be able to in "real life," either they're the wrong age or gender, etc.
(If you're curious, look up Broadway Miscast to get a good idea of what we mean.)

The show description is:

ZCT is back with a Cabaret to turn musical theater on its head! On Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19, our cast of characters present the Broadway tunes they'd never get to sing "in real life" - think men singing "Cell Block Tango" from Chicago or a grown person singing "Tomorrow" from Annie. The event free of charge - a thank you to our patrons and a way to have some fun. There are two shows only and space is limited! Make your reservations today- on-line or by calling 740.455.6487 and join us for theater shenanigans!

August 18, 19, 2017 at 8:00pm

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We've got something for everyone in 2017-2018!

Announcing our 55th Season!!
"Sherlock Holmes"
Directed by Val Gahagan and Angel Palmer
September 8, 9, 15, 16, 2017 – 8pm
September 10, 17, 2017 – 2:30pm

"In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should Be Shot)"
Directed by Sarah Gantzer
Auditions: Updated: August 20, 22,  2017 - 7pm
October 27, 28, November 3, 4, 2017 - 8pm
October 29, November 5, 2017 - 2:30pm

Directed by Michelle Robison,
Musical Direction by Tom Tompkins
and Sheryl Wise
Auditions: November 12, 13, 2017 - 7pm
February 2, 3, 9, 10, 2018 - 8pm
February 4, 11, 2018 - 2:30pm

55th season continued

"Grey Gardens"
Directed by Eric Blake,
Musical Direction by Tom Tompkins
Auditions: January 28, 29, 2018 - 7pm
April 13, 14, 20, 21, 2018 - 8pm
April 15, 22, 2018 - 2:30pm

"The Taming of the Shrew"
Directed by Melanie Von Gunten
Assistant Director: Amy Underwood
Auditions: March 25, 26, 2018 - 7pm
June 8, 9, 15, 16, 2018 - 8pm
June 10, 17, 2018 - 2:30pm

Directed by Jillian B. Von Gunten,
Musical Direction by Sheryl Wise
Auditions: April 28, 29, 2018 - 7pm
July 20, 21, 27, 28 - 7pm
July 22, 29, 2018 - 2:30pm

2018 Summer Theater Day Camp
Watch this space for details on our 2017-2018 Youth Programs
Including an expanded Summer Theater Day Camp 

Goal: To provide a theatrical learning and performance experience for elementary and middle school-aged children, in a working theater, supported by individuals experienced in both technical aspects of theater and performance.
Camp Director: Sarah Gantzer
For information contact Sarah at

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