Among the many treasures to be discovered in McMinnville is our Gallery Theater. Saturday evening was the last performance of the current production, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum and I was fortunate to be among a nearly sold-out house that enjoyed every minute of it.
Where do these talented performers come from?
By day they are shop clerks, business owners, high school or college students, or maybe your next-door neighbors whom you greet daily without ever knowing they possess acting talent, trained voices, a knack for comedy timing or once considered a professional dance career. It's even possible that the polite person who carried your groceries to your car today has appeared in over 50 plays.
The theater is a labor of love for the community volunteers who, for the love of theater, devote countless hours and rely on ticket sales, advertising, private donations and Gallery memberships to entertain and enlighten the lucky citizens of Yamhill County and beyond.
Visit the website, pick your favorite shows or order season tickets and get ready for an affordable evening of excellent theater amid the enticing aroma of fresh-baked warm chocolate chip cookies that are ready for you at intermission.