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Reader's Theatre


Every Second and Fourth Saturday at 10 am

Anyone 55 or over is invited to join us! 
This is a fun program to let anyone dip their toes in the water. Come on in - the water is fine!

Aged to Perfection is an Old Town Playhouse program specifically geared for seniors 55 and older, both those already active with the OTP and those from broader community. Whether you are an experienced actor or have no experience but an interest and curiosity to explore theater, Aged to Perfection welcomes you. Each person can move at their own pace as they are comfortable. Opportunities for participation are varied and always optional and can take into consideration work and time commitments.

Upcoming ATP Performances

Aged to Perfection Readers’ Theatre offers seniors the opportunity to participate in theater while minimizing memorization and time commitment for rehearsals. The Readers’ Theatre format allows productions to be technically manageable and gives opportunity to present performances to schools, libraries, community groups and senior facilities. It also allows for a wide choice in repertoire, from classics to contemporary and from radio plays to new work.

"It is the perfect opportunity to expand one's horizons," says Margaret Anne Slawson, coordinator for the group.

For more information about membership, meetings, or performances, location, 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 meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 10 am downstairs at the Old Town Playhouse.

STEERING COMMITTEE: Karen McCosky, Coordinator; Cathy Louis, Phil Murphy, Margaret Anne Slawson, Michael Spry

ATP - Improv - is curently on hiatus

Under the direction of Michael Spry, this is a new group dedicated to excersing the imaginations of our members in a fun, safe environment, this is an expanding group that continues to foster growth. The Improv group meets on the First and Third Fridays at 1 pm to 3 pm at Old Town Playhouse. All are welcome, who wish to explore new ways of creating theatre.


As Ambassadors of the Old Town Playhouse, Aged to Perfection has performed outreach for a growing list of community venues:

Bay Ridge East Bay Ridge West
Horizon Books/Shine Cafe The Senior Center
Alden Public Library The Cherry Festival/Open Space Stage
Unity Church The Pavillions
Traverse Hills Hope Village
Glen Eagle Music House Museum
Old Mission School Library The Bijou Theatre
Elk Rapids - Presbyterian Church The City Opera House
Dennos Theatre Del Michael Studio
Park Place - Physician's Conference Cordia
Orchard Creek Bay Ridge Independent Living
Bay Ridge Assisted Living Elk Rapids - Episcopal Church
Samaratis - Acme Copemish - St Raphael Church