Theatre Sites

This page contains links to outside sources. The Missouri State Thespians are not responsible for any content housed/published on those sites. 

Web sites to find play scripts:

http://www.playscripts.com
http://www.bakersplays.com
http://www.contemporarydrama.com
http://www.dramaticpublishing.com
http://www.dramatists.com
http://www.histage.com
http://www.hitplays.com
http://www.mtishows.com
http://www.pioneerdrama.com
http://www.rnh.com
http://www.samuelfrench.com
http://www.vl-theatre.com

http://www.youthplays.com

 


Web sites that give you access to line-by-line text from movie scripts:

http://www.movie-page.com/movie_scripts.htm
http://www.script-o-rama.com
http://www.scriptshack.com
http://www.scriptshop.com
http://www.zzippeddskripptzz.com

 


Web sites for activities and lesson plans in language arts and speech:

http://7-12educators.about.com/education/
http://www.byu.edu/tma/arts-ed/
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/LAJH.htm
http://www.col-ed.org/cur/lang.html
http://www.pbs.org/inaugural97/speeches.html#activities
http://www.abacon.com/pubspeak/
http://www.theteacherscorner.net/reading/
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/avelleman/page3.html
http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/Education/Lessons/Language_Arts/index.htm
http://www.nobworks.com/TeachersResourceRoom/drama.htm
http://www.pacificnet.net/~mandel/LanguageArts.html
http://www.lessonplans.com.au/

http://www.youngplaywrights101.com

http://www.childdrama.com

Teacher Resources Discover lessons, worksheets, videos, and presentations by grade, subject, and more.

http://www.theaterseatstore.com/theater-history-guide


Websites to find Theatre Supplies and Materials

Scenic Materials

http://www.mainstage.com
http://www.norcostco.com/
http://www.rosco.com
http://www.grosh.com/

http://www.cineservices.com

http://www.associatedtheatrical.com/

Theatrical Lighting

http://www.premier-lighting.com
http://www.sldlighting.com
http://www.topbulb.com/
http://www.highoutput.com

http://www.cineservices.com

http://www.associatedtheatrical.com/

Theatrical Sound

http://www.eartec.com
http://plainfield.bypass.com/~dasinc/

http://www.associatedtheatrical.com/

 


THEATRE NEWS AND REVIEWS

NEW YORK THEATRE GUIDE
http://www.newyorktheatreguide.com/offbroadwayTheatres/

AMERICAN THEATRE WEB
Just what it sounds like. Run by Andrew Propst it provides a wide variety of information about theater groups around the country. Includes a call board, schedules of performances etc. Has a search engine.
http://www.americantheaterweb.com/

BACKSTAGE.COM
http://www.backstage.com/backstage/index.jsp

PLAYBILL
www.playbill.com/index.php

THEATRE ADVOCACY

EDUCATIONAL THEATRE ASSOCIATION
http://www.edta.org/

MISSOURI CITIZENS FOR THE ARTS
http://www.missouricitizensforthearts.org

MISSOURI ARTS COUNCIL
http://www.missouriartscouncil.org/

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS
http://www.artsusa.org/

SPEECH AND THEATRE ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI
http://www.speechandtheatremo.org


ST. LOUIS THEATRE COMPANIES

THE MUNY
This St. Louis landmark has been entertaining St. Louisans for 80 years, providing four musical theater productions every summer. Although many stars have appeared on stage at The Muny, one essential truth has remained about the nation's oldest and largest outdoor theatre; its story is the story of St. Louis - and of St. Louisans. It is about the countless individuals who have contributed their time, money, and talent to make this magical place a truly unique American experience.
http://www.muny.com/index.html

THE REPERTORY THEATER OF ST. LOUIS
The premiere Equity company in St. Louis. Produces 6 mainstage and 4 studio productions each season.
http://www.repstl.org/

ST LOUIS BLACK REPERTORY THEATRE
The St. Louis Black Rep provides platforms for theatre, dance and other creative expressions from the African American perspective that heightens the social and cultural awareness of its audiences.

http://www.theblackrep.org/

NEW LINE THEATRE

New Line Theatre was created in 1991 to involve the people of the St. Louis region in the creation and exploration of provocative, alternative works of musical theatre – daring, muscular, adult theatre about religion, race, politics, sexuality, art, obscenity, violence, drugs, the media, and other contemporary issues.Joe Pollack of KWMU-FM says, “When it comes to challenging St. Louis theater audiences, to stretching them, exposing them to new stimuli, hardly anyone is in a class with New Line Theatre.” Steve Callahan of KDHX-FM calls New Line's work “challenging, refreshing musical theatre that you simply can't see anywhere else.” 

http://www.NewLineTheatre.com  

THE FOX
Also known as the Fabulous Fox, brings into St. Louis touring productions of Broadway musicals, featured artists from the entertainment world.
http://www.fabulousfox.com/

STAGES ST. LOUIS
STAGES ST. LOUIS is a professional theatre company dedicated to producing the indigenous American art form of musical theatre. STAGES is also firmly committed to the employment and development of St. Louis artists and, through numerous education and outreach programs, enriching the cultural milieu of our community.The mission of STAGES ST. LOUIS is to become the leading company for musical theatre performance and education in the Midwest.
http://www.stagesstlouis.com/

OPERA THEATRE OF ST. LOUIS
Opera Theatre offers a festival season of quality productions sung in English by the best young American singers, all accompanied by members of the Saint Louis Symphony.
Surrounded by green lawns and gardens full of flowers, our elegant small theater is an idyllic setting for music on summer evenings. OTSL also offers apprentice programs at all levels and year-round education programs all across St. Louis community, and see why OTSL was one of only two opera companies among 28 "exemplary arts organizations" to get major Ford Foundation grants and why the London Times called Opera Theatre "magic on the Mississippi."
http://www.opera-stl.org/

ST LOUIS SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
St. Louis Shakespeare has produced more than three quarters of Shakespeare's plays, as well as the works of other classical playwrights such as Aristophanes, Euripides, Feydeau, Oscar Wilde, Sheridan, Moliere, Shaw and more modern playwrights such as Arthur Miller and Tom Stoppard. St. Louis Shakespeare is committed to introducing classical theater to middle age and high school students. As a result, there are special weekday matinee performances of the last two plays of the season that are for school and home school students only.
http://www.stlshakespeare.org/

 

PEABODY OPERA HOUSE

http://www.peabodyoperahouse.com/

  

 


KANSAS CITY THEATRE COMPANIES

KANSAS CITY REPERTORY THEATRE
The Rep is the premier fully professional resident theater company of the Kansas City metropolitan area. Founded in 1964, The Rep is a not-for-profit corporation producing six mainstage plays each season - employing more than 250 professional artists, technicians and administrators.
http://www.missourireptheatre.org/index.asp

COMEDY CITY
ComedyCity (formerly ComedySportz) has been Kansas City's Home for Improvisational Comedy & Fun For All Ages for over 17 years.

THE COTERIE THEATRE
In addition to offering audiences a season of six main stage shows and a Young Playwrights' Festival, theater classes and workshops are offered year-round for ages 5-18.
http://www.thecoterie.com

THEATRE FOR YOUNG AMERICA
Theatre for Young America has served the Kansas City metropolitan area since 1974, presenting live, professional theater to young audiences. Each play has connections to curriculum topics, and TYA provides a specially prepared Leaders' Guide with background information and classroom activities related to the play.
http://www.tya.org

KANSAS CITY STARLIGHT THEATRE
http://www.kcstarlight.com

AMERICAN HEARTLAND THEATRE
The American Heartland Theatre is a live theatre committed to providing Kansas Citians with the best of theatre on par with New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. We offer a variety of programming from favorite classics to the best of Off-Broadway.
http://www.ahtkc.com

LYRIC OPERA OF KANSAS CITY
Lyric Opera of Kansas City is one of the nation's premier regional opera companies, and is now in its 47th season with 89 different productions (27 of which are American operas) to its credit. Lyric Opera produces an eclectic repertoire, and offers one production of an American or contemporary opera most seasons.
http://www.kcopera.org

THE NEW THEATRE RESTAURANT
http://www.newtheatre.com

UNICORN THEATRE
For 30 years the Unicorn Theatre has brought award winning plays and musicals along with new playwrights and local artists to Kansas City's attention.
http://www.unicorntheatre.org

KC ACTORS THEATRE
This company is new, but promises to be a fine professional group that will perform classic and edgy theatre with top local professional actors.
http://www.kcactors.org


SPRINGFIELD THEATRE COMPANIES

VANDIVORT CENTER THEATRE
The Vandivort Center Theatre was built with a passion to do great theatre. So how can we top our 10th anniversary season? We can bring you even more great theatre in 2005-2006. Twelve main productions in the Vandivort Center Theatre. Six All World Stages productions in the downtown area.
www.vctheatre.org

LANDERS THEATRE
Springfield Little Theatre is a National Historic Site and is the oldest and largest civic theatre operation in Missouri. Springfield Little Theatre produces a mainstage season of six plays and musicals that are attended by some 50,000 Southwest Missourians annually. The Landers is also the performance site for the Springfield Ballet, Springfield, Regional Opera, Springfield Symphony Chamber Series, and numerous other events that range from old time fiddle music and barbershop choruses to modern dance and jazz ensembles. Among Landers alumni who have gone on to national recognition in theatre and film are Kathleen Turner, Tess Harper, and Kim Crosby, the original Broadway Cinderella in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods.
www.landerstheatre.org

JUANITA K. HAMMONS HALL for the PERFORMING ARTS
The Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts is owned and operated by Missouri State University and seats 2,220. It is located on the campus of Missouri State and near the Walnut Street Historic District in Springfield, Missouri. Hammons Hall presents a full season which includes touring Broadway musical productions, single performances covering the gamut of entertainment from classical music to jazz to dance to theatre, children's shows, and a emerging concert artists recital series. In keeping with Hammons Hall's mission to serve the student population, university concerts, recitals and lectures are also part of the season's schedule. Community arts tenants include the Springfield Symphony and Springfield Regional Opera.
www.hammonshall.com

 
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