We’re Back!

It’s been a long year. In fact, it’s been a long year and a half! As the world has struggled to find ways to push ahead and do what they do amid an unprecedented health crisis, theatre has become more creative than ever before. Theatre Workshop of Owensboro has made shows available online, performed in cubicles on stage, utilized outdoor spaces, and made a safety upgrade to our HVAC systems in both facilities. Now…WE’RE BACK! We are fast approaching a new season of more traditional presentation, while strictly adhering to health and safety guidelines. But first…another outdoor, socially distant, “fun in the sun” production. And it’s FREE!

Our friend Jordan Blake Key will stage the popular musical, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN July 17-August 1. Charles Schulz’ classic comic strip characters come to life with heartwarming songs such as “Happiness”, “My Blanket and Me”, and Snoopy’s rousing “Suppertime”! This youth production is

sponsored by INDEPENDENCE BANK. It was made possible in part by BJ KILLIAN FOUNDATION.

The show will be performed at several different outdoor locations. All performances will be at 2:00 PM, and are FREE to the public! The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, July 17, 2021 @ Trinity’s Secret Garden

Sunday, July 18, 2021 @ Jim Lambert Pioneer Village

Saturday, July 24, 2021 @ Library Reading Garden

Sunday, July 25, 2021 @ Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

Saturday, July 31, 2021 @ Kendall-Perkins Park

Sunday, Aug 1, 2021 @ Smothers Park Overlook

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN is by Clark Gesner, with additional dialogue by Michael Mayer. Additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa.

Soon after Charlie Brown flies that kite, the popular tradition, SUMMER SHORTS will return! A collection of six original one-act plays make their WORLD PREMIERE July 30-August 8 at THE EMPRESS THEATER, on Fourth and Frederica. More details about these wonderful new plays will be provided at a later date. But TICKETS ARE ON SALE! You can purchase them via our website, theatreworkshop.org, or by calling the TWO Box Office. (270) 683-5333.

Showtimes for SUMMER SHORTS 2021 are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, with two Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM. The show is kindly sponsored by TWO regular Jason Bostwick and his OWENSBORO BARBER SHOP. Who needs a haircut?

The staff, Board of Directors and volunteers at Theatre Workshop of Owensboro are thrilled to be back! More than that, it is wonderful to be reunited with local theatre goers and our friends and neighbors. We have all worked together to get through a difficult and frightening time. Now we once again pool our talents and resources to make magic out of little more than a can of paint, a row of footlights, and a world of imagination. Welcome back!