Majestic Readers’ Theatre Company presents

Strange Snow by Steve Metcalfe

Directed by Don Taco
January 25 at 7:00pm

January 26 at 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Community Room
Tickets: $11-13

Two recovering veterans plan a fishing trip. Though things go awry, one meets the other's sister, and sparks a romance. Nothing is resolved. Like Pandora's box, can there be hope in spite of all the baggage?

Sponsors: The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, SeekOut Seltzer, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC


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Rando Extravagando

January 31 at 7:30pm
February 1 at 7:30pm
Community Room
Tickets: $6
Content: Appropriate Audiences

What is RANDO EXTRAVAGANDO? It’s sketches and scenes, monologues and meanderings, a curio shoppe for the comedy curious. Who is RANDO EXTRAVAGANDO? It’s the patron saint of weirdness, our goofball muse, summoned and channeled (i.e., written and performed) by the duo of Dorrie Board and Michael Winder. Where is RANDO EXTRAVAGANDO? It’s at the Majestic, naturally. Why is RANDO EXTRAVAGANDO? Because when the world seems like it’s going to heck, that’s when we need laughs the most. That’s when we need...RANDO EXTRAVAGANDO!

Sponsors: The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC


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Terry Pratchett’s Guards! Guards!

January 31 and February 1, 7, 8 at 7:30pm
February 2, 9 at 2:30pm
Starker Auditorium
Tickets: $14-16
Content: Appropriate Audiences

There are millions of stories in Ankh-Morpork, greatest city on the Discworld, and the City Guard’s job is to stay well away from all of them. But when people start getting burnt to a crisp, the world-weary Captain Vimes finds in himself the urge to investigate. With a lackluster corps and a keenly law-abiding new recruit, Vimes and the Guard must interact with everyone from the politely tyrannical Patrician, to the owner of the city’s only dragon sanctuary, to the Unseen University’s mystical Librarian (who happens to be an orangutan). Can the people who are usually known as fodder for heroes prove that they can enforce the law, even when no one wants them to? From the mind of the late Terry Pratchett (“Good Omens”, “Terry Pratchett's MORT” which the Majestic put on in 2017).

Sponsors: The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC, Corvallis Custom

 

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The Improv Jam: A Love Story

February 9 at 7:30pm
Community Room
Tickets: $6
Content: Appropriate Audiences

Looking to play some fun improv games, but nowhere to play and no one to play with? Not anymore!

“The Improv Jam” is a fun-filled evening of made-up comedy where anyone in the audience can volunteer to play games on stage! If you’ve ever dreamed of being a player on “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” this is your chance – no experience necessary. Or if you’d rather stay in the audience and watch, that’s great too – come to play or to cheer on your friends.

Sponsors: The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC


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American Strings - Ronnie Baker Brooks and Billy Branch

February 12 at 7:30pm
Starker Auditorium
Tickets: $20 in advance $25 at the door
Content: All Audiences

Singer and guitarist Ronnie Baker Brooks, and singer and harmonica artist Billy Branch will appear on the next American Strings program, sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University and the Majestic Theatre.

Brooks and Branch are contemporary Chicago Blues recording artists and performers. Chicago blues is a style of music that started in Chicago, Illinois in the 1950’s. Its instrumentation is very guitar and harmonica heavy, with the harmonica amplified, and a particular style of vocals. It features other instruments in varying configurations, such as saxophone, electric bass, drums and piano.

Brooks is the son of Chicago blues legend Lonnie Brooks. He toured with and appeared on albums with his father for years, and has had a successful recording and performance career of his own. He has been deemed “blues royalty,” by blues journalist David Brais, who has described Brooks’ particular style of Chicago blues, as true to the original torch bearers of the genre, such as Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy, and B.B. King.

Branch is a three-time GRAMMY nominee and appears on more than 250 recordings under his own name and with artists including Keb Mo, Johnny Winter, Kodo Taylor and Taj Mahal. He will be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame later this year.

Hosted by OSU Director of Popular Music and Performing Arts, Bob Santelli, each segment of American Strings is comprised of a conversation, audience Q&A, and performance by successful artists from a variety of genres, making for a one of a kind opportunity to appreciate and know better the great American music tradition.


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Rocky Horror Picture Show

February 14 & 15 at 6:00pm & 11:00pm (Event start, movies at 7 and midnight)
Starker Auditorium
Tickets: $15
Content: Mature Audiences Only

Concerning all Rocky Horror Creatures of the Night:

Add a little Transylvanian magic to your VDay with our Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience!

Our little soiree will begin with doors opening at 6pm (11pm for the Midnight Showing). Come early and have a photoshoot with friends posing with our Rocky Horror Face-In-Hole cut-outs or lounge in the Dr.'s throne on the stage under the Transylvanian Convention banner. We reserve the right to add more....titillating events as the time slinks closer.

And this year, we've got two transfixing troupes to toy with our audiences.

On Feb. 14th at 7 PM and Feb. 15th at 11:59 PM, The Majestic Rocky Horror Shadow Cast will be recreating the magic on screen for your enjoyment. Sing along, play along, and admire the hard work of this excellent shadow cast.

On Feb. 14th at 11:59 PM and Feb. 15th at 7 PM, Tart of the Valley Burlesque will grace us with their presence for some heart-stopping live burlesque alongside the film. You won't want to miss what these Tarts can do...

I see you all shiver with antici...........pation.

Sponsors: The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, SeekOut Seltzer, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC


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Ten Tiny Dances®

February 21 & 22 at 7:30pm
Starker Auditorium
Tickets: $13-15
Content: All Audiences

Tap dance to ballet and fashion to spoken word, there's always a surprise around the corner at Ten Tiny Dances®! The "Tiny ART Show" will display tiny paintings in the lobby, which will be for sale on Opening Night.

The theme this year is "Home" with proceeds from the dance and art event benefiting Community Outreach, Inc. COI is helping people help themselves lead healthy and productive lives with services that move families & individuals from crisis to self-sufficiency.

Mishele Mennett directs the 3rd Annual Ten Tiny Dances® in Corvallis. Originally created in Portland, Oregon, in 2002, by Mike Barber, Ten Tiny Dances® continues to be produced by Mr. Barber, and others, with permission. www.tentinydances.org for more info.

Sponsors: The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, SeekOut Seltzer, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC


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Majestic Readers’ Theatre Company presents

The Tin Woman by Sean Grennan

Directed by Danita Hamel
February 22 at 3:00pm

February 23 at 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Community Room
Tickets: $11-13
Content: Appropriate Audiences

Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, who’s heart was used to save Joy. At a friend’s urging, Joy tracks down Jack’s family to find closure. But are Alice, Hank, and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack’s death? Based on a true story, The Tin Woman uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family, and what it means to be given new life.

Sponsors: The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC


 

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Terpischore

March 7 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Starker Auditorium
Tickets: $12-14
Content: All Audiences

Show bio incoming!

Sponsors: The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, SeekOut Seltzer, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC


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Shamrockin' Shenanigans

March 13 at 7:00pm
Starker Auditorium
Tickets: $13-16
Content: All Audiences

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with traditional and contemporary Irish dance, live music, and shenanigans! Doors open one hour early, so join us for beer, cider, snacks, and raffles in the lobby of the Majestic Theatre. 

Sponsors: The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC


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Corvallis Comedy Night with Emmy Blotnick

March 14th @ 7:30 pm
Starker Auditorium
Tickets: $14
Content: Appropriate Audiences

Emmy Blotnick has deep thoughts about shallow subjects. Both as a stand-up and TV writer, her incisive takes on today’s pop culture and politics give them way more thoughtful consideration than they deserve. Blotnick was recently nominated for an Emmy (no relation) for her work as a writer on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where she was also the creative force behind the show’s best-selling charity children’s book Whose Boat Is This Boat?. Some of her other writing credits include The Comedy Central Roast, @midnight, Best Week Ever and The President Show. As a stand-up, Emmy has performed on Conan, Colbert, Comedy Central, and recently completed a full month of shows at the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. The New York Times calls her “a rising star with a comic, “Black Mirror” view of culture” and we can’t wait to welcome her to Corvallis to hear her takes on the latest cultural events. We’re sure tons of garbage stuff will happen between now and then.

***WARNING: This show will contain adult language. No one under 18 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.***


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Majestic Reader's Theatre Company presents

Bloomsday by Steven Dietz

Directed by Mike Aronson
March 28 at 3:00pm

March 29 at 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Community Room
Tickets: $11-13

Robert returns to Dublin to reunite with Cait, the woman who captured his heart during a James Joyce literary tour thirty-five years ago. Dancing backwards through time, the older couple retrace their steps to discover their younger selves. Through young Robbie and Caithleen, they relive the unlikely, inevitable events that brought them—only briefly—together. This Irish time-travel love story blends wit, humor, and heartache into a buoyant, moving appeal for making the most of the present before it is past.

Sponsors: The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, SeekOut Seltzer, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC


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The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

March 28 at 7:30pm
Starker Auditorium
Tickets: $25
Content: All Audiences

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc is a fiddle trio from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands that have wowed audiences worldwide by their gripping and unique blend of fiddle music. Their show in Corvallis last year stunned the crowd, so much so, that they immediately agreed to return this year. NFB is comprised of Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland Islands), each a master of their respective traditions. Their sound has been described as “unique, meaningful, intense and invigorating” with clever use of harmony, rhythm, riffs & bass lines. Their humor and personalities also make for a truly fun evening.

Sponsors:The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC


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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

April 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30pm
April 5, 12 at 2:30pm
Starker Auditorium
Tickets: $14-16
Content: Appropriate Audiences

The stage directions state: “All actors remain on stage unless prescribed otherwise. There is also a dead dog. With a fork in it. Scenes run into one another without interruption, regardless of alterations in space or time or chronology.” so begins the play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. When the lights come up, the dead dog is seen onstage. It is immediately assumed that fifteen-year old Christopher Boone is responsible. However, he is innocent. Christopher decides to investigate. Christopher has a unique mind that is phenomenal at math. The play is told from Christopher’s viewpoint, and he is onstage for the entire show. Many of the other characters appear and assist in Christopher's narrative. Christopher is a very literal person and, as he wrote this story, he recorded what he saw. Christopher records the details of his investigation in a book which is being read aloud by his teacher during the play. This story is heartbreaking and inspirational. It is an adventure you don't want to miss! Awarded both the Tony and the Olivier awards for Best Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time powerfully examines what it truly means to love, and the sacrifices it often takes to do so.

There will be talkbacks after matinee performances!

Sponsors: The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, SeekOut Seltzer, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC, Corvallis Custom


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Singu-hilarity: A Robot Comedy Variety Show

April 17 at 7:30pm
Community Room
Tickets: $10
Content: Appropriate Audiences

Robots are becoming more present in our everyday lives, but almost no one has seen robots like this before - join Jon the Robot (a robotic stand-up comedian) and some of our favorite nerdy, scientific, and autonomous performers for an entertaining mix of comedy, music, dance, and visual art.

Sponsors: The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC


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Improv Smackdown: 2 Towns Ciderhouse vs. Block 15 Brewing Co.

April 18 at 7:30pm
Starker Auditorium
Tickets: $12-14
Content: Appropriate Audiences

In the style of Comedy Sports and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” comes Improv Smackdown!

Join Corvallis’ top improvisational comedians and performers for a night of completely made up madcap madness, where the games played are chosen, by you, on the spot! This competitive improv showcase pits two teams of improv-ers against each other, battling for your approval by bringing their funniest performances. You could even be part of the action as these actors and actresses create incredible scenes and memorable characters out of thin air.

Sponsors: The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC


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Majestic Readers' Theatre Company presents

Dear Elizabeth by Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Robert Leff
April 25 at 3:00pm

April 26 at 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Community Room
Tickets: $11-13

A life in letters. Sarah Ruhl, one of the most celebrated playwrights of her generation, paints a portrait of the remarkable 30-year friendship between two of the most honored American poets of the 20th century: Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Using their actual letters with postmarks from across the country and around the world, Ruhl illustrates a relationship full of artistic admiration and warm camaraderie.

Sponsors: The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, SeekOut Seltzer, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC


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Matilda the Musical

May 1, 2, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 7:30pm
May 3, 10, 17, 24 at 2:30pm
Starker Auditorium
Tickets: $12-18 ($12 Kids 12 and Under, $14 Group Rate, $16 Seniors and Students, $18 Adults)
Content: All Audiences

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

Sponsors: The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC


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The Improv Jam: Mother Knows Best

May 17 at 7:30pm
Community Room
Tickets: $6
Content: Appropriate Audiences

An evening of Improv where YOU are the show!

Looking to play some fun improv games, but nowhere to play and no one to play with? Not anymore!

“The Improv Jam” is a fun-filled evening of made-up comedy where anyone in the audience can volunteer to play games on stage! If you’ve ever dreamed of being a player on “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” this is your chance – no experience necessary. Or if you’d rather stay in the audience and watch, that’s great too – come to play or to cheer on your friends.

Sponsors: The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, SeekOut Seltzer, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC


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Majestic Readers’ Theatre Company presents

Don’t Talk to the Actors by Tom Dudzick

Directed by Maxine Agather
May 30 at 3:00pm

May 31 at 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Community Room
Tickets: $11-13

The best laid plans go awry when the cast and crew of a Broadway-bound play resort to manipulation, diva-like behavior, and chaotic abandon to get what they want. Fledgling playwright Jerry Przpezniak and his fiancee are a couple of Buffalo greenhorns suddenly swept up in the whirlwind of New York's theater scene when Jerry's play is optioned for the big money, ego-driven world of Broadway. It's a young playwright's dream, but the crazy characters and dilemmas they encounter are the things theatrical nightmares are made of.

Sponsors: The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC


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The Titillating Time Travels Of Tart Of The Valley Burlesque

June 5 & 6 at 7:30pm
Starker Auditorium
Tickets: $12-14
Content: Mature Audiences Only

A burlesque show for and through the ages.

Hop in your DeLorean, jump in your police call box or slide on over to your Circle K phone booth and join Tart of the Valley Burlesque and their host Petunia Rufflebottom for two nights of a "wibbly wobbly timey wimey" adventure! All your favorite local burlesque performers plus special guests are lost in time. Watch as they strut, dance, and striptease through the ages. From the prehistoric to the distant future, these acts will have you wishing it was Groundhog Day and you could watch them again and again. You're going to want to Quantum Leap for your tickets before they sell out. You don't want to miss this hot Tarts time machine.

Sponsors: The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, SeekOut Seltzer, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC


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Corvallis Comedy Night with Guy Branum

June 7th @ 7:30 pm
Starker Auditorium
Tickets: $14
Content: Appropriate Audiences

“You may have noticed that I am unusually large for a homosexual.” That’s how Guy Branum introduced himself to America on Last Comic Standing and it’s that kind of hilarious forthrightness that defines his comedy. Trained as a lawyer, Guy knows how to attack a joke from every angle using his hyper-literate (and hyper-speed) delivery, as well as how to intellectually crush all those who dare defy him. Since escaping a Northern California farm town, Guy has appeared on Conan, Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately, The Mindy Project and in the Natalie Portman film No Strings Attached, and also hosted the late, great series Talk Show the Game Show on TruTV. As a writer, Guy has worked on such shows as The Mindy Project, E!’s Fashion Police and Billy on the Street, and has also had numerous op-ed and humor pieces run in such publications as The New York Times, Slate and Vulture. In 2018, he published his first book, a fantastic collection of essays called My Life As a Goddess: A Memoir Through (Un)Popular Culture. In addition to being a great stand-up and writer, Guy also has one of the best, most distinctive laughs in comedy. We can’t wait for all three talents to be on display as we celebrate Pride Month in Corvallis with the great Guy Branum!

***WARNING: This show will contain adult language. No one under 18 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.***


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The 29th Annual Spring Celebration of Dance

June 12 &13 at 7:30pm
Starker Auditorium
Tickets: $12-14
Content: All Audiences

MDT will present a wide variety of dances both new and those developed over 29 yrs of MDT!

Sponsors: The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, SeekOut Seltzer, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC


 

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Majestic Reader’s Theatre Company presents

26 Pebbles by Eric Ulloa

Directed by Leigh Matthews Bock
June 27 at 3:00pm

June 28 at 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Community Room
Tickets: $11-13
Content: Appropriate Audiences

On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed twenty-six innocent souls before taking his own life. These twenty-six deaths, like pebbles thrown into a pond, created ripples and vibrations that were felt far beyond the initial rings. This is the story of those vibrations.

Similar in style to The Laramie Project, playwright Eric Ulloa conducted interviews with members of the community in Newtown and crafted them into an exploration of gun violence, mental health, safety in our schools and public arenas and how a small town shaken by a horrific event can find hope and healing.

Sponsors: The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC


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Majestic Readers’ Theatre Company presents

Putting it Together, Music by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Michael Wren
July 25 at 7:00pm
July 26 at 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Community Room
Tickets: $11-13

The show is a compilation of songs by Stephen Sondheim, including numbers from Follies, Company, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sweeney Todd, Assassins, Dick Tracy, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George and others. The theme is a party and the songs cleverly weave a tale of action and reflection on, of course, the subject of relationships. Cast members use their own names.

Sponsors: The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, SeekOut Seltzer, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC


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Majestic Readers’ Theatre Company presents

Night, Mother by Marsha Norman

Directed by Dan Simmons
August 29 at 3:00pm
August 30 at 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Community Room
Tickets: $11-13
Content: Appropriate Audiences

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning script, playwright Marsha Norman referees a no-holds-barred debate on the merits of suicide as a practical response to loneliness and disappointment. The contenders are the falsely-frail and set in her ways Thelma and her adult daughter, Jessie, a caretaking homebody with a stubborn streak. This heated conversation takes place in real time as they prepare for Thelma’s weekly manicure, make hot chocolate, and clean a gun.

Sponsors: The Pig & Olive Restaurant & Bar, SeekOut Seltzer, Block 15 Brewing Company, KLCC


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