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The Laramie Project

HATE CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE.

In October 1998, 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, an openly gay college student, was brutally beaten and left to die on the plains outside Laramie, Wyoming. A play based on more than 200 interviews with the people of the town, The Laramie Project is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. Note: Includes adult language and situations.

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OTP Volunteer Table Podcast

Join us at our virtual table for a discussion with Terri Heffron, the Director of The Laramie Project.
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Congratulations to the cast of The Play That Goes Wrong!

Come watch this cast (literally) bring the house down!
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OTP announces auditions for Something Rotten!

Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten!
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Where Creativity Meets Confidence

Young Company is the educational arm of the Old Town Playhouse and offers a wide variety of classes, workshops and productions for young people of all ages.  Our class sessions are held in the fall, winter and late spring, offering a uniquely authentic theatre learning experience. 

The Young Company productions, musicals, dramas and intimate studio plays provide students with the highest quality production values and professional direction and design.

Where Everyone Plays A Part

From entertainment, performance and workshops to volunteering and more!

Since 1960, the Old Town Playhouse has been bringing the best in community theatre to the Grand Traverse region. A leader in the area’s rich cultural environment, the Old Town Playhouse brings entertainment and education to over 20,000 participants each year, through over 90 performances, 25 Young Company performances and numerous special events and community appearances. Driven by the passion and energy of its volunteers, the Old Town Playhouse brings together hundreds of community residents to create quality entertainment and moving arts experiences for all ages. There are many ways to get involved at the Old Town Playhouse – help keep the community in Community Theatre by becoming a volunteer today!