Calendar of Coming Events


By Barbara Robinson


December 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16

( Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM.  Sundays at 2:00 PM)

What happens when "The Worst Kids in the World" take over the annual Christmas Pageant?  The audience falls down laughing, that's what!  The antics of the unruly Herdman clan have become a beloved holiday tradition, and a TWO favorite.  A hilarious, yet touching tale of two families and the havoc they wreak upon a local celebration.

Directed by Emmy Woosley

Tickets in advance are $18.00 for adults, $12.00 for students, plus tax.  There will be a $2.00 surcharge for all tickets sold at the door.

Sponsored by COMFORT DESIGN Heating and Air Conditioning.

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Santa Claus is Coming to Therapy!

Friday, December 21 and Saturday the 22nd at 7:00 PM.  THE EMPRESS THEATER, 418 Frederica.

A Christmas comedy for adults, by Mike Fulkerson, this fundraiser will benefit NEW BEGINNINGS SEXUAL ASSAULT SUPPORT SERVICES and THEATRE WORKSHOP OF OWENSBORO.  Directed by Elizabeth Godthaab and dedicated to Bob Godthaab, the play finds humor in the very serious subject of mental health.

Tickets are $20.00 (plus tax).  

For tickets, call (270) 683-5333 or go to

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CROWNS (Special Dinner Preview)

Thursday, Feb. 14 at 6:30 PM.

Trinity Centre 407 W. Fifth St

Prior to the "official" opening of this popular musical, TWO will host a preview catered by a local restaurant.  Patrons gather for good food and conviviality before watching the show from comfortable table seating.  Tickets to the SPECIAL DINNER PREVIEW are $30.00 (plus tax).  For MEMBERS of TWO, tickets are $22.50 (plus tax).  

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Februray 15-24.  Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM.  Sundays at 2:00 PM.  At TRINITY CENTRE.  407 W. Fifth St.

CROWNS is a gospel musical by Regina Taylor, adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry.  When Brooklyn-born Yolanda goes down South after the death of her brother, she finds strength in the tales of the wise women who surround her—and the powerful rituals connected to their dazzling hats. This jubilant musical fuses Gospel music and rich storytelling with abundant “hattitude” in this rousing coming-of-age tale!

Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $18.00 for students (plus tax).  There will be a $2.00 surcharge for all tickets purchased at the door.

CROWNS is directed by McCellus Mays.  The band is sponsored by ALIGN WEALTH MANAGEMENT, a practice of AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL.  

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SUMMER SHORTS 2019 (Submissions)

Beginning November 15, 2018, Theatre Workshop of Owensboro will accept original one-act plays for SUMMER SHORTS 2019, a festival of exciting new plays! To submit your play, you need to do two things. First, send your script to, preferably in PDF format, though DOC or DOCX format is acceptable. Include your name, address, email, and phone number in the email that accompanies your submitted script. DO NOT put this information on the cover page of your script. This will allow the reading committee to read your submission “blindly”.

Then click on the BUY TICKETS icon on this page. The entry fee is $20 per submission.  There is a 2 script limit per playwright. Submissions will be accepted through February 15, 2019.

Once we have confirmed your entry fee has been paid, your script will be evaluated to assure it meets the criteria of the competition as listed below.

Playwrights whose work is selected for production will be notified by March 15, 2019.

Script Criteria:

Scripts must not have been published (other than by the playwright) or performed (other than staged readings) prior to this competition.

Scripts must be no longer than 25 pages (not including title pages or character descriptions) in an acceptable stage script format

Scripts must not call for more than 5 characters.

Scripts should require minimal sets and set pieces. This will be a factor in final selection for production in SUMMER SHORTS 2019.  

Scripts can be of any topic or genre the playwright chooses.  There are no restrictions on language or content.

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March 8-17.  Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 PM, Sundays at 2:00 PM..  At THE EMPRESS THEATER, 418 Frederica.

Everybody loves this charming musical for children!  When a young girl awakes in The Misty Forest, she can't remember anything.  Not even her own name!  As she goes in search of her identity, she meets classic fairy tale characters, all of whom have information that will lead her to the truth she seeks!

The score by Bill Francoeur and lyrics by Scott Deturk and Bill Francoeur provide music to the book by Brian D. Taylor.  Directed by Travis Chaney.

Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $12.00 for students (plus sales tax).  There will be a $2.00 surcharge for all tickets purchased at the door.  

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By William Gibson

The Empress Theater

April 26, 27, 28, May 3, 4, 5

(Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM.  Sundays at 2:00 PM)

The true story of Helen Keller, this inspiring drama is an American classic.  Blind, deaf and mute, young Helen is in danger of being institutionalized in 1880s Alabama.  Her desperate parents seek help in the form of Miss Annie Sullivan, a "half blind yankee schoolgirl" who serves as Helen's tutor.  The journey of both student and teacher is remarkable, as they introduce Helen to the world around her.  

Directed by Teresa Wills

Sponsored by REYNOLDS & ASSOCIATES and ROBYNN CLARK with Edward Jones

Tickets in advance are $18.00 for adults, $12.00 for students plus tax.  There will be a $2.00 surcharge for all tickets purchesed at the door.

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Please Note: There are no refunds on ticket purchases.

All Mainstage Stage performances and Youth Productions will have a $2 increase at door sale. Please purchase your tickets in advance to miss this charge. (tickets go off sale online two hours before performance time)

Tickets purchased online include a $1 per ticket processing fee. (Per ticket fee is waived for TWO Members).

TWO Members always pay the lowest ticket prices!

We have two levels of annual membership:


  • Up to two tickets to Theatre Workshop shows at savings up to 50% off.
  • No purchase or exchange fees.
  • Early-bird sales and special event invitations.

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP includes all the benefits shown above plus:

  • Two additional discounted tickets to Theatre Workshop shows and events (total four tickets per show).

To purchase a TWO Membership, or for more information, visit our Membership Page.

Season Passes

Please contact the Box Office to learn about our season passes! Five show, four show, and three show options available.

Our 55th  Season includes:

Becky Shaw
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The Great American Trailer Park Musical
The Miracle Worker

Ticket exchanges may be made until 24 hours before the original performance date,by calling the TWO Box Office

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