Aged to Perfection

AGED TO PERFECTION Meets Every Second Saturday at 10am


Page to Stage is a series of brown bag lunch lecture/workshops
held on the first Friday of the month at 11am
throughout our regular season

Past lectures have included Voice Work for the Actor, Intro to Directing the Actor for Reader's Theatre, Vocal Diction and Storytelling, Oral History


Aged to PerfectionAged to Perfection is an Old Town Playhouse program specifically geared for seniors 55 and older, both those already active with the OTP, and the broader community.

Aged to Perfection Readers Theatre offers opportunity to participate at a less demanding level; requiring a lesser time commitment to rehearsals and minimizing memorization. Using a Readers Theatre format allows productions to be more technically manageable and gives opportunity to present performances in a variety of  venues. It also allows for a broader choice in repertoire, from classics to contemporary and from radio plays to new work. Future presentations may include readings that deviate from the standard character ages in scripts, or works selected may examine and celebrate the issues, challenges and joys of aging.

“Keeping our seniors actively involved in the craft they love most is important to all of us and the future of the Playhouse,” said Barbara Goodearl, coordinator of the troupe. “We encourage anyone interested to get involved.” In the future, OTP will offer classes in theatre arts that will appeal to the many retirees who live in this region. It will be a wonderful opportunity for anyone who has ever dreamed of being onstage, backstage or wanted to learn about the history and craft of theatre.

The Aged to Perfection planning group general meets once a month on Saturday mornings. For more information or to be put on the Aged to Perfection mailing list, please contact the OTP Business Office at 231-947-2210 or by email,


Aged to Perfection has begun a new program for seniors called “Page to Stage”, that offers informal lecture-discussions in writing, performing, directing, the history of theatre and the art of storytelling. These are held on the First Friday of each month at 11am to 1pm; Downstairs at the Old Town Playhouse at Eighth and Cass streets. These are no-charge, bring-your-own brown bag lunches with lecture, lunch and laughter. The next two months will look at the Art of the Director and applying it to the realm of Reader’s Theatre.


Old Town Playhouse

Main Stage Theatre
148 E. Eighth Street
at the corner of
Cass & East 8th St.

OTP Studio Theatre
620 Railroad Place
at the corner of
East 8th and Woodmere