EP’s 60th Celebration
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Celebrate 60 years of live theater.
Schedule for 60th Celebration
All events are free (donations to the Evergreen Playhouse will be gratefully accepted)!
Local food trucks will be available, as well as limited concessions inside the theater. Some local food vendors: Tacos El Ray, McNashton's Shave Ice, and NW Beerwerks. Food is an additional cost. Inside the theater, we will be giving backstage tours at 11, 12, 4, and 5pm. A photo booth (with a selection of costumes) will be set up in the concessions lobby as well as a henna tattoo artist (fee for the henna only).
We hope you and your family will join us for this celebration of 60 years of Live Theater in Lewis County!
11:30am Revue - scenes and songs from the last 60 years
1:00pm Music Group (Lewis County Pickers)
2:30pm Improv Comedy and Murder Mystery
4:00pm Music Group (Rattlin’ Bog)
11:00am-1pm Kids Korner, Backstage Tours, Photo Booth
1:00pm “Mamma Mia!” movie viewing
3:00-5:00pm Kids Korner, Backstage Tours, Photo Booth
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 hors d'oeuvres, wine, and pretty lights. You won’t want to miss this chance to mingle with actors, designers, and patrons that love live theater! Free!
Join us for a day 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.