EP’s 60th Celebration
September 20-21, 2019
Celebrate 60 years of live theater.
Join us for a weekend of celebrating 60 years of live theater in Centralia, Washington!
Evergreen Playhouse was established in 1959 by a group of area citizens with a strong commitment to the theatre arts and has operated continuously since that time, presenting a variety of live theatre experiences to the community and providing many opportunities for people to share their talents on stage and off. Five dollar bonds were sold to finance our first play, Sabrina Fair, and were redeemed, as promised, following the production.
At first, physical space to perform plays was donated to Evergreen Playhouse. The ballroom of the Lewis and Clark Hotel was the first “theatre” setting. Other locations were borrowed or rented until 1972, when the Playhouse moved into the space at 226 West Center Street, our present location.
To kick off our 60th Season, the Evergreen Playhouse is proud to present a weekend of celebrating 60 years of live theater! Check out our schedule below!
Tentative Schedule for 60th Celebration
All events all weekend long are free! Local food trucks will be available on Saturday, as well as limited concessions inside the theater.
Friday, September 20th
6:00pm Theater Trivia Night
7:30pm Revue - scenes and songs from the last 60 years
9:00pm Stand Up Comedy
Saturday, September 21st
10:00am Music Group (TBD)
11:30am Scenes from Revue
1:00pm Music Group (Lewis County Pickers)
2:30pm Murder Mystery
4:00pm Music Group (Rattlin’ Bog)
Backstage tours available all day on the hour. Photo booth will be in the back lobby.
11:00am Kids Korner face painting, mask making, etc.
1:00pm “Mamma Mia!” movie viewing
3:30pm Kids Korner
6:00pm 60th Anniversary Gala
60th Anniversary Gala
6:00pm, Saturday, September 21st
Dress up in your fancy clothes (or come as you like - we don’t judge!), and get a preview for our 60th Season! Songs and scenes from our upcoming shows will be performed, along with finger foods, wine, and pretty lights. You won’t want to miss this chance to mingle with actors, designers, and patrons that love live theater! Free!