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Slightly Off Broadway Theatre


Slightly Off Broadway Theatre has been producing and performing new and classic dramas, musicals, revues and productions created by its talented staff of artists since 1980. They have performed at several locations throughout their history, however, with the help of Downtown Excelsior Partnership, the theatre has finally found a home “slightly off” Broadway at 114 N. Marietta street.

ESCT are volunteer thespians who have been working hard to restore the circa 1905 church. Today it is the site of a calendar full of their own productions, a youth drama camp during the summer, open for events during downtown festivals and available for rent for weddings, reunions and more.

Revitalizing and maintaining a historic building has been challenging for the nonprofit group. Their next major project will be to tear out and repour the front steps. Estimates for the steps are $7,000. Any donation for this project is appreciated and tax deductible. To make an online donation, visit the SOB Theatre website.

The 2017 season will end with two performances by the Slightly Off Broadway Players and one performance by the Center Stage Players.

“Wait Until Dark” , a highly entertaining and suspenseful thriller about a blind housewife, will run from Sept. 15 to Oct. 1.

The Annual Halloween Show will be performed in October. Attendees are invited to wear your costumes and have a spooky good time!

From Dec. 1 to Dec. 17, the hilarious musical “The New Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein” written by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder promises to be a great end of year for the theatre.

Tickets are available online at the website or call 816-637-3728.