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‘Tis the Season to be Spooky!

Autumn is upon us and with the changing of the leaves comes all the fall activities. Apple picking, ghost tours, taking the kids to the pumpkin patch…there’s just so much fun to be had this time of year. City Theatre of Independence is proud to be participating in not one, but TWO Halloween community events: Enchanted Forest and a Haunted House attraction in partnership with the Cable Dahmer Arena.

Enchanted Forest is a non-scary, family friendly Halloween event for children of all ages held at the George Owens Nature Park. Enchanted Forest is sponsored by The Powerhouse Theatre Foundation and Independence Parks and Recreation. This event will be held October 21-22  and October 28-29. Gates open at 7:00pm and everyone arriving by 9:00pm will be admitted. Tickets are $3 per person at the gate. Thursday, October 20th, is Special Friends Night. This is a night dedicated to children with special needs. This year, Enchanted Forest is celebrating its 30th anniversary. For more information on Enchanted Forest please call (816) 325-7115 or (816) 325-7370.

City Theatre of Independence is proud to announce a new community partnership with the Cable Dahmer Arena in presenting a Haunted House attraction. This free community event will be held at the Cable Dahmer Arena (19100 E Valley View Pkwy, Independence, MO. 64055) on October 20th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. The theme is “Victorian Gothic” and will feature familiar characters from classic gothic horror novels with Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Red Death” as the underlying story. We still have several roles in this haunted attraction available. If you are interested in performing as one of our  characters please submit this form: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/1aDae7pirU82Qscf02dKACX

Anyone interested in helping with technical support can email Lizzie DeShaw at l.deshaw@citytheatreofindependence.org .

We hope you’ll join us at one (or both) of our community Halloween events this year.

Stay spooky, my friends!

A Magical, Musical Night at the Tonys City Theatre of Independence Angel Donor Gala

City Theatre of Independence is hosting our traditional end of the year celebration on Saturday, July 23rd, 2022. In years past this event has brought together our membership, supporters and members of the community to celebrate the closing of a season and the beginning of the next. This year’s celebration has been elevated to a gala with an additional purpose.

The Angel Donor Campaign

Like so many others, City Theatre has suffered these past two years with shrinking audiences due to the pandemic. Therefore, we cannot continue to rely on ticket sales alone to offset our budget for the 2022-23 season. Our finance committee has carefully assessed our requirements and we need to raise $10,000 for the operating budget. We have managed to subsist through the patronage of those of you who attend our shows, but now we must take the next steps to ensure our future in the community.

The Details

The gala will be held at the Roger T. Sermon Center, Saturday, July 23, 6:00 to 10:00 pm. and will feature drinks, a catered dinner, musical entertainment and a silent auction. Dress code is black tie optional.

Due to the generosity of Salvatore’s Italian Restaurant,  a percentage of your $25 ticket purchase or $250 table purchase will go directly to the Angel Fund. Salvatore’s is contributing a significant discount on dinner, drinks, desert and the accouterments for a fabulous night! Huzzah! We are so grateful for Salvatore’s donation.

The Silent Auction

Our Gala Fundraising committee is off to a great start collecting silent auction items, but we need more! Do you work or own a business that can contribute a service, a gift certificate, coupons, travel, golf, works of art, spa days, etc?  Click here for inspiration on what to donate from ideas culminated by Qgive, a leader in providing fundraising support for non-profits.

We would love to add your name and/or company donation to the Angel Donor Campaign. We will be happy to pick up your silent auction item. Contact us at (816) 370-6654 or email events@citytheatreofindependence.org to contribute funds or donate silent auction items.

The Gala, A Magical, Musical Night at the Tonys

CTI member, Julie McDaniel, has put together a Broadway show tune stage show with theme of  A Magical, Musical Night at the Tonys. Greg Lane will host as Emcee and the show will feature the talents of Melissa Davis, Robert Ritter, Erik Dancy, Laura Barge, Georgia Barge, Michelle Matherly, and Wendy Bross.

Take a sneak peak of the musical line-up by clicking here.

We will also be introducing our 2022-2023 season’s directors as well as presenting short scene selections from each show.

The Wrap Up

Through the years City Theatre has become more than just a playhouse, we have become a gathering place for people of various backgrounds and experiences to join in friendship and the mutual goal of making our community a better place. We need your help in continuing to bring you quality entertainment and special events at an affordable price.

Gala Tickets can be purchased through this link:


Please donate whatever you can as every dime counts. Thank you for your continued patronage that will support CTI as we look forward to a “new normal” in 2022-23. Contact us at (816) 370-6654 or email events@citytheatreofindependence.org.