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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella: A Review

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella: A Review

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella took the stage for Chamber Night and Student/Press Night. Critics Kevin & Becky Blalock have penned a review just in time for opening night: As the feminine half of this Review-Writing Duo, I have to say Rodgers and...

Historic Theatre Gives Direction, Experience to Local Students

SPOTLIGHT ON THE PLAZA’S SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM The Plaza Theatre, on Monterey Square in Wharton, is celebrating a successful summer internship program that offered hands-on learning and work experiences to local students. Cole Skinner is a senior enrolled at...

Cast Selected for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Cast Selected for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

🎬 🎥 🎭 CAST LIST ANNOUNCEMENT! We have chosen our cast for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. The roles have been filled as follows. First read-through will be Tuesday, August 30 at The Plaza Theatre in downtown Wharton at 6PM. Congratulations to everyone chosen!...

The Addams Family: A Review

The Addams Family: A Review

The Addams Family took the stage for Chamber Night and Student/Press Night. Critics Kevin & Becky Blalock have penned a review just in time for opening night: They’re creepy and they’re… well, you know the rest. The Addams Family may have originated in 1938 as a...

Cast Selected for The Addams Family!

Cast Selected for The Addams Family!

🎬 🎥 🎭 CAST LIST ANNOUNCEMENT! We have chosen our cast for The Addams Family. The positions have been filled as follows. First read-through will be Monday, May 23 at First Presbyterian Church in Wharton at 6PM. This musical comedy is presented by The Brandon &...

Cast Selected for Annie JR.!

Cast Selected for Annie JR.!

🎬 🎥 🎭 CAST LIST ANNOUNCEMENT! We have chosen our cast for Annie JR. The positions have been filled as follows. Congratulations to everyone chosen! Read more about our Litefooter Youth Workshop & Production, view the rehearsal schedule on our website. Annie -...

Open Auditions: Litefooters Workshop & Production of Annie JR.

Open Auditions: Litefooters Workshop & Production of Annie JR.

Auditions & Registration to be held for Litefooters Summer Youth Workshop & Production of ANNIE JR. presented by Roberson Air Conditioning Our young performers at the Plaza are nicknamed the Litefooters because our adults are called the Footeliters in honor of...

A Coffin in Egypt: A Review

A Coffin in Egypt: A Review

A Coffin in Egypt took the stage for a Student & Press Night. Critics Kevin & Becky Blalock have penned a review just in time for opening night: At the end of our lives, will we look back with happiness and contentment, or will we be filled with hurt and...

Announcing: A Coffin in Egypt by Horton Foote

Announcing: A Coffin in Egypt by Horton Foote

SOCHA ENTERPRISES, INC. & VONDERAU FORD OF EL CAMPO proudly present A COFFIN IN EGYPT April 8th – 17th, 2022 The Plaza Theatre, on Monterey Square in Wharton, is proud to present A Coffin in Egypt. Written by Wharton’s own literary master Horton Foote and based in...

Plaza Theatre Honors Dr. Gregg & Debbi Dimmick at Lamplighter Gala

Plaza Theatre Honors Dr. Gregg & Debbi Dimmick at Lamplighter Gala

The Plaza Theatre held their triennial Lamplighter Gala at the Wharton Civic Center on Saturday, February 26th. The theme was “The Golden Age of Hollywood,” and guests were transported to Los Angeles’ legendary Cocoanut Grove Nightclub to include décor that was...