Carroll College, Helena Montana
Carroll Theatre

Theatre Season

Carroll College Theatre is proud to announce our 2014-15 Season!

December 2014

The students take over the stage…

One Act Play Festival – Carroll College theatre students direct five short one-act plays that reveal what they have learned. 


Coffee with God" by Kal Wagenheim - If God joined you for coffee, can you imagine what would you say or ask? What would God say, or ask? Alex Chopyak will direct the following students:
Kal: Tad Rose
God: Veronica Jones
Rozlon: Elizabeth Nason
Harold: David Ybarra



"4 A.M." by Jonathan Dorf -  At 4 a.m., we don't hide our true selves. See how people face the realities of life when they can't sleep.  Tevin Stutzman will direct the following students:
Frankie - Katie Cummings
Jake - Albert Olszewski
1st Jogger - Laura McHenry
Romeo - David Woolston
Juliet -  Samantha May
Anne - Symantha Bodden
Monica - Annelise Bayless
Hale/1st Officer - Brian Bateman
Simon/2nd Officer - Tyler Zimmer
Fire Kid - Brenna Kinsey
Sleeper Kid - Emily Ryan


"The Door" by Paul Elliott -  A young man talks with his grandmother, and a touching and tender picture emerges of people overcoming hate and ignorance through love and acceptance. Sabrina Harding will direct the following students:
Grace - Amanda Page
Justin - Jack Schwem


"It's Only a Minute a Guy" by John Franceschini - is set in a speed-dating bar, and is a comic riot. You won't believe your eyes and ears! Vivian Cole directs the following cast in this fast-paced match.
Homeless woman: Terri Matson
Gal: Jessica Knapp
Barman: David Yake


"The Wager" by Neil Labute - We are not going to describe it, because we don't want to give it away. It has plot twists that are the definition of irony. Vivian Cole will direct both of this amazing comedy with the following cast members:

Homeless woman - Terri Mattson
Gal - Jessica Knapp
Guy - Tad Rose 

The festival performs December 11,12 in the Carroll College Theatre 7:30 pm 


February 2015

Relatives and relationships, you gotta love them…

  • Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley. Directed by Julia Porter, MA and BA Carroll 2003. The three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing prospects; Meg, the middle sister, is back after a failed singing career; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave, and yet, hilarious, are highlighted by their cousin, Chick, and by the young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while falling in love with her. In the end, the play is the story of how they all escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.
I¹m pleased to announce the following cast for Carroll College¹s
February 2015 production of Crimes of the Heart.
Lenny-Emma Russell
Meg- Sabrina Harding
Babe-Annelise Bayless
Chick- Jessica Knapp
Doc-Guil Poelsma
Barnette- Al Olszewski
Thank you again to all who auditioned. 
Julia Porter

 Performances: Feb 19, 20, 21, 22 & 26, 27, 28, March 1

April 2015

A delight for the young at heart…

  • Journey to the Worlds Edge By Harry Michael Bagdasian and Ernest Joselovitz. This tale is about young Brigid Shawn O'Grady of long-ago County Clare in Ireland who just wants to be normal. She is isolated by her parents until, one day, she sets off to ask the help of the legendary Sea Mither. Steeped in Irish culture and legends, < em>Journey to the World's Edge is about Brigid's journey toward self-esteem and courage.

Performances: April 24, 25 & May 1, 2.

School matinees: April 23, 24 30, May 1


Seating and Ticket information

We feature Festival Seating

  • There is no assigned seating in our theatre, however we can hold seats if you are coming from out-of-town. Call our box office voicemail at 447-4304 and leave your name, the number of seats, and the date, and we will hold the seats until 5 minutes before the show. 
  • Seating is on a first come- first seated basis. We recommend that you arrive early to get the seats you want, but we don't have any bad seats. The auditorium opens 30 minutes before showtime for those who want the best seats.

Ticket Prices

  • Mainstage Shows - General Admission is $10. Students/Seniors are $8.
  • Theatre for Children Shows - General Admission is $5, Children under 12 are $3.
  • Showcase Productions - $5 for any seat.
  • Class demonstrations and Recitals - No charge.

Complimentary Passes

  • Carroll College Faculty and Staff - free with one guest, except for Summer or Myrna Loy shows.
  • Carroll College Students - free any performance, except Summer or Myrna Loy shows.
  • Carroll Theatre Majors/Minors or Carroll students enrolled in Theatre classes - Free to any performance. This includes theatre alumni.
  • Members of the press or media who are covering the production - free to any perfomance. Please contact Chuck Driscoll 447-4309 to make arrangements.

We can accept cash or checks. We are not able to accept credit or debit cards at this time.

Our Theatre Spaces

The Carroll College Theatre - Originally built in 1916 as the college gym. In 1995 theatre faculty and students remodeled it to serve as our home. It is on the north side of St. Charles hall, across from the Corette library.

  • Seating - The theatre seats 200, on a first come - first served basis. No reserved seating  is available.
  • Show Night Parking is available in the spaces outside the theatre, in the Library Lot or the adjacent lots to the east.


 The Merton Acting Studio - Is located in the basement of the Cube, below the dining room and the bookstore.

  • Seating - Seats 70. First come, first seated. No late arrivals can be admitted. Come early!
  • Show night parking is availabe in the lot of the Cube.

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