Salem Community Theatre, Be Part of the "Tradition!"

The Salem Community Theatre enjoys a long and distinguished history of providing instruction in the theatre arts, live performances, and a number of community outreach programs.

Registration is now open for Small Town Big Voice!

Forms can be downloaded using the above link or through our Facebook Page. Registration forms can be emailed to

Registration is just $15.00, and payment can be mailed to the theatre at PO Box 851 Salem, Ohio 44460, Attention Small Town Big Voice Coordinator.

Contestants will be required to submit a thirty second video showcasing their talent prior to the deadline date. Videos can be submitted to

Registration deadline is April 15th 2017.

Contestants will be competing in two categories. Categories are contestants 14 years of age and younger, and 15 years and up. Good luck to all!

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Next On Stage!!

Directed by Sam Luptak Jr., start your spring theatre season off with this insane classic which has delighted audiences for years. With a star-studded cast of area theatre favorites, “Cuckoo’s” Nest is a fantastic ride filled with laughter and drama.

Reservations are now being accepted by calling the box office at 330-332-9688. See ya at the show!

Next On State!

Next On State!

Next On State!

Next On State!

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Thank You!

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The sequel to the “Church Basement ladies” was a huge success. Thank you for attending and making it a great run!



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SCT Announces Our 2016-2017 Season!

Salem Community Theatre is proud to announce our new 2016-17 season of Theatrical Productions.

Salem Community Theatre has officially announced the production line-up for their upcoming 2016-2017 theatrical season, which commences this September.  Comprised of four musicals, one of which is a Holiday show, a comedy, even a cult classic, the schedule will once again bring variety and quality to this local venue, celebrating its 40th year of presenting live theatrical performances.

 Over the River
The new season opens on Sept. 16, 2016 with “Over the River and Through the Woods,” written by Joe DiPietro and directed by Chris Fidram of Youngstown. This is a heart warming comedy about a young man’s relationship with both sets of his Italian immigrant grandparents in New Jersy, and how they scheme to keep him from leaving them for a job on the West Coast.Rocky
From Oct. 21st  through November 5th, SCT will present “The Rocky Horror Show,” the cult classic popular since it’s debut in London over 40 years ago, and which was also made in to a film in 1975.  This production is being directed by Michael Dempsey, and will include a unique midnight show on October 29th.
For the Holiday Season, SCT presents the musical “The Snow Queen,” the Hans Christian Anderson story that was adapted by Disney for the movie “Frozen,” on stage from December 2nd through 11th.  Joanna Andrei Snow Queenwill be directing and adding her choreography to this unique version of the wintry tale. Outreach performances for school age youth will also be planned for this production.

Due to the overwhelming success of the first production and the phenomenal audience response, Salem Community Theatre has decided to continue the story of Church Basement Ladies in late February of 2017. A Second Helping: the Church Basement Ladies Sequel, re-assembles the original creative team from last season, picking the story up in 1969 with the world continuing to change. As protests of the Vietnam War CBL IIincrease and women everywhere are demanding equal pay for equal work, A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel takes you from the High School students at the Luther League Banquet to a church sponsored Missionary night, all “here below the House of God.

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” will be on the SCT stage from March 17th through 26th.  The 1962 novel by Ken Kesey was adapted for the stage, then made famous in the 1975 movie starring Jack Nicholson as the Randall Murphy, the charming rogue serving a short sentence in a mental institution rather than a prison.  He takes over the yard, Cuckoochanges lives, and turns the institution and the medical profession upside down, and pays the price. 
In late summer, SCT will stage “9 to 5,” the stage adaptation of the movie featuring music and lyrics composed by Dolly Parton. Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. Set in the late 1970’s, this 9 to 5 pichilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.
Included in the regular season of productions, the Theatre continues their success of their Youth Theatre department with “Shrek, the Musical,” to be staged in June.  The creative   director Niki Slaven is on board to give young and developing regional talent the opportunity to present this popular and entertaining production.
SCT will streamline their season ticket sales this season by offering only a six-ticket “flex pass” format, enabling theatre-goers the flexibility of choosing which shows they would like to attend out of the seven offerings, and continuing to offer adult, senior, and student Shrekprices.  They will also initiate an on-line ticket purchasing option, soon to be announced.
In addition to the seven regular season shows, SCT plans on presenting concerts and extra theatrical productions under the banner “SCT After Hours” which will be scheduled between regular shows, and most likely run for only one weekend.  Managing Director Gary Kekel confirmed that “currently there are several projects planned and willing participants for these productions. The Theatre is eager to fill the available time slots and keep the Theatre as active as possible.”
More information about purchasing season tickets, pricing, and details of the productions and programs can be obtained by calling the Salem Community Theatre office at 330-332-9688, or visit
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