From the moment you set foot inside the rustic doorway of Salem’s Pentacle Theatre, you’ll feel like you’re visiting a childhood home as opposed to just another playhouse. A visitor describes this sensation in this recent review:
“When I first attended a performance at Pentacle Theatre many, many years ago I was first struck by the beauty of the place. It reminded me of the summer stock theaters I frequented in the Chicago area when I was growing up — secluded, wooded, peaceful retreats from the busy city where one could enjoy good drama at a reasonable price.”
“There is not a bad seat in the house, and you will undoubtedly leave happy that you made the short drive out of town to spend an afternoon or evening here.”
Since 1954, the Pentacle Theatre has been one of Salem’s most acclaimed non-profit community theatre companies. Locals have embraced their thriving volunteer program, open auditions for actors, acting classes as well as a scholarship program for students looking to pursue a higher education in the arts.
Pentacle Theatre’s seating layout transforms audience members from separated viewers to immersed bystanders in the middle of the action. Some performances even incorporate audience interaction, further providing a personal and unique experience for each visitor.
Audience members delight at the professionalism and charm the actors and crew bring to each production. From Mary Poppins to The Tony Award Winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike to The Adams Family, their tremendous team consistently puts on a one-of-a-kind show that you’ll remember for years to come. The reviews speak for themselves.
Check out their 2016 Season and discover why this local gem has become a must-visit for those passing through Salem looking for a night of exciting, intimate theatre. Curtains up!