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Summer Shorts 2020 SUBMISSIONS

Win CASH AWARDS for original plays!  Beginning November 20, 2019, Theatre Workshop of Owensboro (TWO) will accept original one-act plays for SUMMER SHORTS 2020, a festival of exciting new plays!  A CASH AWARD of $500 will be given for the piece voted BEST PLAY.  A prize of $250 will go to the AUDIENCE FAVORITE.    

To submit your play, you need to do two things. First, send your script to summershorts2020@gmail.com, in PDF format.  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 to the upper right of this event. (In this case, BUY TICKETS is the same as SUBMISSION.) The entry fee is $20 per submission. There is a two script limit per playwright. No more than one play per playwright will be produced.  Submissions will be accepted through February 29, 2020.  

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, 2020.

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 20 pages (not including title pages or character descriptions) in PDF 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 2020.

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

We look forward to reading some exciting new works!

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DEAR EDWINA, JR.

THE EMPRESS THEATER 418 Frederica

March 6, 7 at 7:00 PM.  March 8 at 2:00 PM.  March 13, 14 at 7:00 PM.  March 15 at 2:00 PM.  

Directed by Travis Chaney, this children's musical is a GIRL POWER experience for a new generation!  13 year-old Edwina Spoonapple leads neighborhood kids through a series of production numbers for the latest edition of her weekly ADVICE- A-PALOOZA!  The result is a collection of songs about food, friends and growing up.

Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $12.00 for students.  There will be a $2.00 surcharge on all tickets purchased at the door.

Sponsored by ALIGN WEALTH MANAGEMENT.

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Owensboro's Got Talent!

Contestants of all kinds compete for a CASH PRIZE of $1,000 in one of the most popular entertainment events in town!  Singers, musicians, jugglers and mimes; ALL TYPES OF ACTS are featured in this exciting "showdown" of Owensboro's most talented performers, sponsored by ALERIS.

To REGISTER AS A CONTESTANT, please click on this link:  http://www.theatreworkshop.org/talent/ and submit the completed form.

Three PRELIMINARY EVENTS will determine which contestants advance to the GRAND FINALE for a chance to be named the winner of OWENSBORO'S GOT TALENT.  The preliminaries will be at TWO's TRINITY CENTRE Saturdays March 7, 14 and 21.  The show will begin at 7:00 PM.  TRINITY CENTRE is located at 407 W. Fifth St. in downtown Owensboro.  The GRAND FINALE will be Saturday, March 28 at THE EMPRESS THEATER, 418 Frederica.  Also at 7:00 PM.

Tickets in advance are $18.00 for adults and $12.00 for children and students.  There will be a $2.00 on all tickets purchased at the door.

For tickets, click on BUY TICKETS on this page  or call The Box Office at (270) 683-5333.

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Dear Edwina

For School Groups only.  Thursday, March 12 at 9:15 AM and 11:30 AM.

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SIX STRING SONG MACHINE

The 2020 Six String Song Machine: Country hits songwriter series will be held at the historic EMPRESS THEATER as intimate presentations where songwriters tell the stories behind their hit songs, then perform them as they were originally written.

There will be six performances in the series. The second one is on Thursday, April 9 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $15.00.  But when you purchase tickets to multiple performances, you will receive a discount.  The more shows you attend, the greater the discount!

For tickets, click on BUY TICKETS on this page or call (270) 683-5333. THE EMPRESS THEATER is located at 418 Frederica St in downtown Owensboro.

SIX STRING SONG MACHINE is sponsored by ALIGN WEALTH MANAGEMENT, STUDIO SLANT, OWENSBORO TIMES, THEATRE WORKSHOP OF OWENSBORO and TANNER + WEST.

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Something's Afoot

A musical by James McDonald, David Vos, and Robert Gerlach, with additional music by Ed Linderman.  

April 17-26 at THE EMPRESS.  Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM.  Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM.

A musical spoof of British mystery stories, especially Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None!  The play involves a group of people who are invited to the lake estate of Lord Dudley Rancour. When the wealthy lord is found dead, it's a race against the clock to find out whodunnit.

Laughs galore and catchy music have made this musical comedy a hit with audiences the world over.  Sposored by LIMESTONE BANK.

Tickets in advance are $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for students.  There will be a $2.00 surcharge on all tickets purchased at the door.  For tickets, call (270) 683-5333 or purchase on this page.

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Six String Song Machine 

The 2020 Six String Song Machine: Country hits songwriter series will be held at the historic EMPRESS THEATER as intimate presentations where songwriters tell the stories behind their hit songs, then perform them as they were originally written.

There will be six performances in the series. The third one is on Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $15.00.  But when you purchase tickets to multiple performances, you will receive a discount. The more shows you attend, the greater the discount!

For tickets, click on BUY TICKETS on this page or call (270) 683-5333. THE EMPRESS THEATER is located at 418 Frederica St in downtown Owensboro.

SIX STRING SONG MACHINE is sponsored by ALIGN WEALTH MANAGEMENT, STUDIO SLANT, OWENSBORO TIMES, THEATRE WORKSHOP OF OWENSBORO and TANNER + WEST.

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SIX STRING SONG MACHINE

The 2020 Six String Song Machine: Country hits songwriter series will be held at the historic EMPRESS THEATER as intimate presentations where songwriters tell the stories behind their hit songs, then perform them as they were originally written.

There will be six performances in the series. The fourth one is on Thursday, August 13 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $15.00.  But when you purchase tickets to multiple performances, you will receive a discount. The more shows you attend, the greater the discount!

For tickets, click on BUY TICKETS on this page or call (270) 683-5333. THE EMPRESS THEATER is located at 418 Frederica St in downtown Owensboro.

SIX STRING SONG MACHINE is sponsored by ALIGN WEALTH MANAGEMENT, STUDIO SLANT, OWENSBORO TIMES, THEATRE WORKSHOP OF OWENSBORO and TANNER + WEST.

Buy tickets

SIX STRING SONG MACHINE

The 2020 Six String Song Machine: Country hits songwriter series will be held at the historic EMPRESS THEATER as intimate presentations where songwriters tell the stories behind their hit songs, then perform them as they were originally written.

There will be six performances in the series. The fifth one is on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $15.00.  But when you purchase tickets to multiple performances, you will receive a discount. The more shows you attend, the greater the discount!

For tickets, click on BUY TICKETS on this page or call (270) 683-5333. THE EMPRESS THEATER is located at 418 Frederica St in downtown Owensboro.

SIX STRING SONG MACHINE is sponsored by ALIGN WEALTH MANAGEMENT, STUDIO SLANT, OWENSBORO TIMES, THEATRE WORKSHOP OF OWENSBORO and TANNER + WEST.

Buy tickets

SIX STRING SONG MACHINE

The 2020 Six String Song Machine: Country hits songwriter series will be held at the historic EMPRESS THEATER as intimate presentations where songwriters tell the stories behind their hit songs, then perform them as they were originally written.

There will be six performances in the series. The sixth one is on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $15.00.  But when you purchase tickets to multiple performances, you will receive a discount. The more shows you attend, the greater the discount!

For tickets, click on BUY TICKETS on this page or call (270) 683-5333. THE EMPRESS THEATER is located at 418 Frederica St in downtown Owensboro.

SIX STRING SONG MACHINE is sponsored by ALIGN WEALTH MANAGEMENT, STUDIO SLANT, OWENSBORO TIMES, THEATRE WORKSHOP OF OWENSBORO and TANNER + WEST.

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Ticket Information

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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:

PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP includes:

  • 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 56th  Season includes:
Escanaba in Da Moonlight
Sense and Sensibility
Something's Afoot
Sons of the Prophet
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe


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


If you have questions, please call the TWO Box Office. Or write, tickets@TheatreWorkshop.Org

Box Office
270-683-5333

The TWO Box Office is open Monday - Friday, 10am - 2pm, and one hour before performances.

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