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.

Manager’s Notes

The Holiday Season is upon us, and you’ll want to continue (or start!) the tradition of our bi-annual presentation of the Dickens classic “A (Country) Christmas Carol” this time around “dusted off and gussied up” for a fresh approach in a musical version that you don’t want to miss.

Also, check out our “Special Events” page for information on “An SCT Family Christmas” event on December 19th.

Stayed tuned and plugged in.  As you’ll be able to see, the creative spirit is alive and well here at SCT.

Join In The Adventure!

Gary Kekel, Managing Director


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SCT Concert Series

Beginning last year, Salem Community Theatre started a brand new set of events, known as The SCT Concert Series.  Concerts of various nature are being developed including:

-an “Emerging Artists Series” that will feature area performers who have exibited promising talent, ready to expand their abilities to larger and more diverse audiences.

-a “Local Legends” series, featuring talented entertainers form our area who have enjoyed careers in the performing arts

-an “On The Road” series, with national performers and entertainers who are currently touring, of various musical styles and appeal, from jazz to classical, from ethnic to eclectic.

See the Special Events page on this web site for information on coming attractions, including the “Director’s Special” presentation of the one-man show “Mister Lincoln,” featuring regional actor Tom O’Donnell!

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Next On Stage

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Proudly Presents

A Country Christmas Carol, the Musical

Dec. 4 – 13, 2015

It’s the Dickens classic tale of hope and redemption, all presented in a down-home musical, directed by Sue Vollmar.  A perfect family-friendly production, with all the familiar characters you know and love, with some altered personifications to give the story a more contemporary feel.   Create tradition with your family this Holiday season!  

Generously sponsored by Yuhankick’s Cleaners of Salem.

Show dates are:

Dec 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th at 7:30 PM

Dec. 6th and 13th at 2:00 PM

Mark you calendar now to call for reservations by calling our box office at 330-332-9688!


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SCT Announces Our 2015-2016 Season!

Salem Community Theatre is proud to announce our new 2015-16 season of Theatrical Productions.

Salem Community Theatre has officially announced the production line-up for their upcoming 2015-2016 theatrical season, which commences this September.  Comprised of four musicals, one of which is a Holiday show, a comedy, plus a classic mystery, the schedule will once again bring variety and quality to this local venue, celebrating our 39th year of presenting live theatrical performances.

A Murder

A Murder Is Announced

Sept. 18-27, 2015

The citizens of Chipping Cleghorn are shocked when an advertisment in the newspaper reads, “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October the thirteenth, at Little Paddocks – at six-thirty p.m.” Curious to experience the inticing party game, a group of guests show up at the appointed time. At 6:30, lights go out, shots are fired, and everyone is enjoying the suspense until a body is discovered–come to the party and watch as Agatha Christie’s classic character Miss Marple attempts to solve this riveting mystery!


Sweeney ToddSweeny Todd

Oct. 30-Nov. 8, 2015

Sweeney Todd–Sondheim’s dark classic about a Victorian-era barber who returns to London after being mistakenly accused and exiled. Teaming up with a Mrs. Lovett, the proprietor of a failing meat pie shop, he vows to languish his anger against all humankind! Stephen Sondheims exquisite score is brought to life in this musical directed by veteran director Michael Dempsey and a cast of the area’s finest actors and musicians.

Generously sponsored by Kim & Geoff Goll.

A Country Christmas CarolCCC

December 4-13, 2015

Seasons greetings from Marley County, USA, where folks don’t have a whole lot, but where everybody’s doing what they can to make the Christmas holiday crackle—except for one mean and miserly old coot who somehow misses the whole point. Ring a bell? It’s Dickens’ classic, dusted off and gussied up in a new country-western musical version.  A Country Christmas Carol is ideal family holiday fare—fresh, engaging, often hilarious, and genuinely moving, all in the familiar tale of hope and redemption. This is a down-home pleasure from start to finish.

Generously sponsored by Yuhanik’s Cleaners.

Leading Ladiesleading 2

Feb. 26-March 6, 2016

In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, Ken Ludwig, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there’s a wide world out there, but it’s not until she meets “Maxine and Stephanie” that she finally gets a taste of it.

Church Basement LadiesChruchBasementLadies

April 29-May 8, 2016

A celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who work there, Church Basement Ladies is a musical comedy featuring four distinct characters and their relationships as they organize the food and solve the problems of a rural Minnesota church about to undergo changes in 1965. They stave off potential disasters, share and debate recipes, instruct the young, and keep the Pastor on course while thoroughly enjoying, (and tolerating) each other as the true “steel magnolias” of the church. Funny and down to earth, audiences will recognize these ladies’ characters as they witness the church year unfold from below the house of God.  After years of trying, SCT has finally been able to license this popular show … you won’t want to miss it!

Generously sponsored by Butech-Bliss


Honkytonk Angels III:  Bubba’s RevengeBubbas Revenge

July 29-Aug. 7, 2016

By popular demand, the “Angels” are back with the final installment of the “Honkytonk Angels” series of shows.  This last time around, Angela’s husband, Bubba, makes his long anticipated appearance when “Honkytonk Heaven,” the nightclub now owned by the new Nashville star Darlene is reopened under “new management.”

A spooky country-western style Halloween night se’ance, a foot-stompin’ gospel jubilee and a “psychically sensitive” beer-drinkin’ BUBBA all combine in this hilarious new musical comedy.

Songs include Islands in The Stream, On The Road Again, You’re the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly, Rhinestone Cowboy, Achy Breaky Heart, You Ain’t Woman Enough To Take My Man, and Everything is Beautiful.


Please note that we are returning to the traditional run of a show at Salem Community Theatre for two consecutive weekends, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM (a new starting time) and a Sunday matinee at 2 PM.

In addition to the six regular season shows, the Theatre plans on continuing to present “Director Specials,” shows that would be scheduled between regular shows, and would most likely run for only one weekend. They would be considered “special” in one of many ways:  a concert-style show, youth theatre productions, a pre-cast or touring production, a “pet project” of a certain director, or an experimental production of contemporary theatre.  Currently there are several ideas and willing participants for these productions, and the Theatre is eager to fill the available time slots and keep the Theatre active as much as possible.  So check back for updates to the “Special Events” page for more info!


Call the Theatre Box office at 330-332-9688 for Season Ticket Pricing, a 6-show package, all attractively priced for Adults, Seniors (over 62) and Students.




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