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Photos from past musicals and plays are framed and line the hallways leading to the backstage of the theatre.

Right now, the stage is black with nothing being performed. The chairs are empty and nobody is inside.  Nobody is taking tickets to see a show.

But on Feb. 11-14, 2016, that will all change with the high school production of Cinderella.

The auditorium is a staple of Pattonville and was constructed in February 1988 and it has held school meetings, talent shows, Veterans Day celebrations, and of course, high school musicals and plays.

Musicals and plays have been performed in the auditorium since it first opened and has a strong history even before that.

Ms. Lara Corvera is the current theatre director and has taken the role of creating the shows every year.

“I came here in 2002,” Corvera said. “Since then, I’ve done 14 plays and 13 musicals.”

This year’s musical is Cinderella which will mark her 24th production to date. After doing this for 14 years, her passion has not died out.

“I still love doing it and hope to keep doing it,” Corvera said.

 

Mainstage Production History

2015-1016 * The Family Man * Cinderella

2014-2015 * The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza * Willy Wonka

2013-2014 * And Then There Were None * The Sound of Music

2012-2013 * You Can’t Take It With You * Guys & Dolls

2011-2012 * Arsenic & Old Lace * The Music Man (Gallery 1 – Gallery 2)

2010-2011 * The Diary of Anne Frank * Bye Bye Birdie

2009-2010 * Any Number Can Die * Once Upon a Mattress

2008-2009 * The Curious Savage * A Year with Frog & Toad

2007-2008 * Moon Over Buffalo * Annie Get Your Gun

2006-2007 * A Midsummer Night’s Dream * West Side Story

2005-2006 * The Jellybean Conspiracy * Seussical

2004-2005 * The Butler Did It * Anything Goes

2003-2004 * Picnic * The Will Rogers Follies

2002-2003 * Harvey * Annie

2001-2002 * Fools * The Wizard of Oz

2000-2001 * The Canterville Ghost * South Pacific

1999-2000 * George Washington Slept Here * Bye, Bye Birdie

1998-1999 * Rehearsal for Murder * The Music Man

1997-1998 * The Man Who Came to Dinner * Fiddler on the Roof

1996-1997 * The Mouse Trap * The King and I

1995-1996 * Arsenic and Old Lace * The Sound of Music

1994-1995 * Charley’s Aunt * Oliver

1993-1994 * Ten Little Indians * Hello Dolly!

1992-1993 * Fools * Oklahoma!

1991-1992 * Li’l Abner * Our Town

1990-1991 * Anything Goes * The Crucible

1989-1990 * Guys and Dolls * David and Lisa

1988-1989 * South Pacific * You Can’t Take it with You * Plaza Suite

1987-1988 * George M! * The Skin of Our Teeth

1986-1987 * Annie * The Butler Did It

1985-1986 * The King and I * Plaza Suite

1984-1985 * See How They Run * The Music Man

1983-1984 * Bye-Bye Birdie * Arsenic and Old Lace

1982-1983 * Annie Get Your Gun * The Miracle Worker

1981-1982 * Hello Dolly! * Dirty Works at the Crossroads

1980-1981 * Oklahoma! * Blithe Spirit

1979-1980 * Pajama Game

1978-1979 * Fiddler on the Roof * Agatha Christie Made Me Do It

1977-1978 * Sweet Charity * Our Town

1976-1977 * Anything Goes

1975-1976 * Li’l Abner

1974-1975 * Kiss Me, Kate * One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

1973-1974 * The Boyfriend * Dark of the Moon

1972-1973 * Once Upon a Mattress * Tom Jones

1971-1972 * The Fantasticks * The Mouse that Roared

1970-1971 * Oklahoma! * Up the Down Staircase

1969-1970 * Guys and Dolls * Antigone

1968-1969 * Calamity Jane * Thurber Carnival

1967-1968 * My Fair Lady * Charley’s Aunt * Our Town

1966-1967 * Li’l Abner * Dirty Work at the Crossroads

1965-1966 * Unsinkable Molly Brown * The Man Who Came to Dinner

1964-1965 * Finian’s Rainbow * Inherit the Wind * See How They Run * The Skin of Our Teeth

1963-1964 * Our Town * Harvey

1962-1963 * Sweethearts * I Remember Mama *You Can’t Take it with You

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