Our Mission

Founded in 1979, Olean Community Theatre, Inc. (OCT) strives to stimulate and encourage interest in the dramatic arts and enrich the community by providing opportunities for theatrical involvement.  

Coming in 2017: Season 38

THE BIG MEAL

directed by Kenneth Roberts
March 3 - 5, 2017

ASSASSINS

directed by Jake Riggs
April 27 - 30, 2017

9 to 5 The Musical

directed by Eric Van Druff
Fall 2017

About Assassins...

 

A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic narrative of our nation's culture of celebrity. The story explores the violent means some will use to obtain fame, embodied by America's four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written.

 

About 9 to 5 The Musical...

 

Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can't do, even in a man's world. 9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

 

About The Big Meal...

 

Somewhere in America, in a typical suburban restaurant on a typical night, Sam and Nicole first meet.  Sparks fly.  And so begins an expansive tale that traverses five generations of a modern family, from first kiss to final goodbye.  This is a stunning, big-hearted play that spans nearly 80 years.  Packed with humanity and humor and delivered in a unique style,  The Big Meal tells the extraordinary story of an ordinary family using three couples and two children.