The doors generally open about 30 minutes prior to the start time of the show
Parking is at a premium. There is absolutely no parking in the paved lot between the Block House and the Theatre. You may park at Edward Jones, Party Connection on the streets (12th St (Westbound 52), Lawson St (on which the theatre sits) and even the empty gravel lot between Rally’s and the theatre. Side Streets are also fine. The closest spots go first. The theatre urges all patrons to remember to lock their cars and absolutely do not leave a purse or other valuables in the car within sight of the windows.
The building is old. The lobby’s non-existent HVAC system is not indicative of the temperature of the house. We work to ensure the comfort of both the patrons and the actors. Just keep in mind that if you are sensitive to either extreme, to dress accordingly.
Periodically our performances use a smoke machine. We are posting this as a warning to our patrons who may have breathing problems, allergies, or asthma. We hope that this does not interfere with your enjoyment of our show.
It is assumed that in this day and age that “crowd manners” are common knowledge. Every performance proves that assumption wrong. Here are a few:
- Please keep chatter to a minimum. Your conversation with your neighbor is distracting to those around you. On that note – even if you think you’re being quiet, chances are you’re not. No one likes to strain to hear over repeated unwrapping of a cellophane candy or lozenge wrapper either.
- In general, food and beverages are not allowed in the house. Occasionally, a show may offer concessions at intermission and that is allowed back in, but absolutely no food or beverage is allowed in from anywhere else. No, you can’t pick up dinner at Rally’s or Burger King and enjoy “dinner theatre”.
- Please turn off your cell phone. At least turn it to silent or vibrate. A ringtone that you may think is charming may not be to everyone. Certainly not to the actor on stage struggling to remember his lines.
- Please do not bring in any recording devices. This includes audio recording devices, video/digital recording devices or camera or camera phones. Not only is it distracting, but without getting into the “legal ease” of it, we pay royalties to be able to perform the shows we do and even an act that you consider to be harmless in homage to your friend/relative/etc. may have more serious repercussions for the theatre.
- After almost every show, the cast will meet you outside the front of the theatre. This is an opportunity to interact with them. You may compliment them or ignore them. It’s up to you. We just decided to mention it to you so that you won’t be shocked when you walk outside. It’s a tradition that patrons have participated in as long as we can remember. Stage makeup, wigs and costumes are a lot more, well, vibrant, when the actor is up close and personal. Don’t be afraid, the person you see is a local person, a student, teacher, professional, mom or neighbor, just made up. Made up a lot.
- Please, please, please have fun. Laugh, cry, be moved. If you have an idea, share it with us. If there’s a show you’d like to see, or a genre that we don’t do – let us know. We perform for you. We don’t know what you like until you tell us.