OTC to Host Summer Fun





The Opelika Theatre Company is preparing to host several classes and events this summer to entertain and enrich the community.

An interactive “murder mystery dinner theatre” fundraising event will take place at the Southside Center for the Arts, 1103 Glenn St. in Opelika, May 21 at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy “Murder at the Southside Bingo Hall,” written by Opelika native Alysa Richards and featuring Ward 1 Opelika City Councilman George Allen and his wife, Dr. Beatrice Allen.

Tickets are $40 and may be purchased at www.opelikatheatrecompany.com. The cost includes a three-course dinner and non-alcoholic beverages. If desired, guests may bring their own cocktails.

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate in OTC’s Theatre Buds Camp, in partnership with O-Grows, June 27 through July 1. This summer’s theme is “Where Earth Meets Art.”

Campers must bring their own lunch, though snacks, juice and water will be provided. Pizza will be provided on the last day.

The camp will run 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day with a special performance on the last day. The cost is $175 per child with a 20% discount for siblings. A $50 deposit is required per camper with the remaining balance to be paid on the first day of the camp.

Students are also welcome to join free acting classes through the O-Act Acting Academy. According to  OTC, they will learn acting technique, scene study, improv skills, public speaking and musical theatre with basic musical theatre dance including tap, partner stunts, theatre combat and more. The classes also seek to help students in several ways, including improving self-esteem, promoting self-confidence and teaching discipline and life lessons.

Adult O-Act classes are in the works as well.

For more information and updates, visit www.opelikatheatrecompany.com, call 334-663-4480 or follow the Opelika Theatre Company on Facebook or Instagram.


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