When art becomes transcendent, it is unlike anything else. Explore the performing arts at Rolla’s very own Ozark Actors Theatre (OAT). Founded in 1987, OAT is one of only four professional theatres in out-state Missouri. The Theatre first opened its doors to area audiences in 1988 with the production of Godspell in the Cedar Street Playhouse. In 1989, Ozark Actors Theatre achieved status as an Equity Small Professional Theatre affiliated with the national union of professional actors and stage managers.
With over 30 years of production, OAT has produced more than 100 shows, including a wide range of comedies, dramas, full-scale musicals, and musical reviews. OAT’s professional equity shows take place in the summer, but there’s always something happening at Cedar Street Playhouse!
Ozark Actors Theatre kicks off its 2021 summer season with Always…Patsy Cline, a tribute to the country singer who tragically died at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The touch of country humor mixed with raw emotions gives this musical performance a captivating edge. OAT will wrap up its 34th professional season with Little Shop of Horrors. A perfect combination of sci-fi and comedy, a florist at a flower shop receives a new type of plant… with a thirst for human blood! Tickets for both productions are on sale now at ozarkactorstheatre.org.