CUSHING CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Cushing Community Theatre was created in 1991 as a non-profit 501 (c) (3) coordinating, service, and educational organization to foster, promote, encourage, and increase the knowledge, appreciation, and practice of the performing arts in Cushing, Oklahoma and the surrounding area. Contributions to the Theatre are fully tax deductible.
The Cushing Community Theatre began following Cushing’s centennial celebration in 1991. During that celebration, a huge production depicting Cushing’s 100 year history with a cast of over 200 people was staged at the baseball field. The performance was such a great success that the two chair persons of the show decided that Cushing needed a creative outlet and began researching the possibility of founding a community theatre. A group of community leaders held meetings to form the non-profit organization and to discuss funding for a community theatre. Local businesses pledged annual donations to secure funds for operations. The first theatrical performances were held in a local elementary school, the Cushing Library, a church and a former grocery store. Through pledges, donations and fundraisers we were able to purchase a building in downtown Cushing which had formerly housed the local OTASCO store. The building renovation campaign began in 1993, and in 1998 the first production was held in the newly renovated building.
Cushing Community Theatre remained as Oklahoma's last dinner theatre until 2013. The quality of the Cushing Community Theatre’s performances is superior, offering plays and musicals that are diverse as well as culturally significant and relevant. Since our inception we have presented 65 productions, including 15 musicals and various children's programs and other workshops.
In 2014 our new director, Ms. Kristen Beasley, has concentrated on summer camps for children to help bring about a new love for theater.
We hope to have an announcement soon about new productions for 2016.
Incorporated in the name of Cimarron Players, Inc. a qualified 501(c) (3) organization
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