Corbin Theatre has become known as a Northland hidden jewel for Hot Jazz on the first Monday of every month, from 5:30 until 7:30. (unless that Monday falls on a Federal holiday). The guys have been wowing audiences for over 11 years and play to a full house every time! Songs written by Ellington, Carmichael, Gershwin, and other greats are given unique arrangements by the “Corbin Jazz Band”.
2018 – Sept 10th – Oct 1st – Nov 5th – Dec 1st
2019 – Jan 7th – Feb 4th – March 4th – April 1st – May 6 – June 3rd – July 1st – August 5th – Sept 9th – Oct 7th – Nov 4th – Dec 2nd
All are welcome at Corbin Theatre. Please prepare a short monologue and dry readings will be available/given by the director.
2018 – The Night Before Christmas – directed by Maggie Thomas – Auditions: October 6th (10am) & (1:00pm)
2018 – A Tuna Christmas – directed by Nino Casisi – Show dates: December 7th, 8th, 14th & 28th – Auditions: October 27th (1-4pm) & 29th(6:30-10pm)
2019 – Over The Tavern – TBD – Show dates: February 8th, 9th,16 & 17 – Auditions: December 10th & 11th
2019 – God of Carnage – director by Kimi Worstell-Laabs – Show dates: March 22nd, 23rd, 29th & 30th – Auditions: January 28th& 29th
2019 – Ravenscroff – TBD – Show dates: May 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th – Auditions: March 25th & 26th
2019 – Sordid Lives – directed by Greg Smith – Show dates: August 16th, 17th, 23rd & 24th – Auditions: July 8th & 9th
2019 – Stella and Lou – TBD – Show dates: October 25th & 26th and November 1st & 2nd – Auditions: August 18th & 19th
2019 – Let Nothing You Dismay – directed by Greg Smith – Show dates: December 13th, 14th, 20th & 21st – Auditions: October 28th & 29th
Corbin Kids Company
Corbin Kids Company was established in 2011 as an answer to the lack of affordable, quality theatre camps for kids in the Liberty Area. The first year, we had 40 kids. By the third year, we sold out within three weeks of opening registration, and so decided to expand to two camps for the fourth year. This year we sold out within 2 months of open registration. We have two camp, the younger group is for kids ages 6-11, and the older camp for kids ages 12-18. We have a very dedicated staff, all of whom are volunteers, including our camp founder and director Maggie Thomas. We are able to do this camp, in part, to William Jewell College allowing us to use their facility. Camp is two weeks long from 6:00PM-9:00PM from Monday to Friday with an add on Saturday for the second week. Camp culimates in three performances, Friday night and then two on Saturday. We teach theatrical methods for the first 30-45 minutes of each night. Topics vary, but have included: STAGE MOVEMENT, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, TECH (sound & lights), SET DESIGN, COSTUMES DESIGN, MAKEUP, DIALECT & DIALOUGUE, STORY TELLING, IMPROV, THEATRE ROLES, and others.
Corbin Theatre Fundraiser
November 9th & 10th
7:30 PM ~ $20 (includes coffee/tea and dessert)
Precious Heart is a tiny west Texas town that is the home of Fleeta Mae Bryte, a lively 69 year old spinster. Fleeta will invite you into her home for coffee, doughnuts and conversation as she regales you with stories of her family, her friends, her enemies and the man who got away. An enjoyable, funny, touching family-friendly evening of entertainment, Precious Heart is a one woman comedy performed by Greg Smith and is about two hours long with coffee/tea and deserts served during intermission.
“Precious Heart is filled with one laugh after another. I laughed so hard at times I could not catch my breath. It makes for a fun-filled evening of theatre.” —Michael Schacherbauer
“A hilarious, sometimes wacky, heartfelt ride. Greg Smith’s rendition of Fleeta make makes you realize why everything is bigger (and funnier) in the Lone Star State.” —Joey Tarin, El Paso TX
“From the moment the lights came up, the wonderful interplay between Fleeta Mae and the audience was palpable. Mr. Smith played the audience like he was a concert violinist playing a Stradivarius, with the audience in tune every second. Rarely has one participated in such an “electric” connection between artist and audience. Without a doubt, an extremely well-directed, outstanding acting performance – one that could stand as a master class in acting technique. Bravo!!” —Art Nemitz, OCTA Adjudicator 2012
“Happy, sad and brilliant! A MUST SEE!!!” — Jim Harworth, Actor’s Theatre
Corbin Theatre is proud to bring local and national talent to our stage monthly. We strive to bring different instrumentation, idioms, and genres throughout the year. Please check out our calendar and BUY TICKETS today. We are a quaint with limited seating so we can sell out quickly.
Overtones – September 28th
Classical on the Square (featuring Tony Brandolino & Calvin Permenter) – September 7th
Victor & Penny – September 20th
Ernest James Zydeco – October 6th
Joel Gordon’s Happy Habitat – November 16th
Maggie Thomas ~ Broadway Songs of the past 40 Years – February 23rd
Nick Marshall ~ Musical Paintings – March 8th
Little Maggie – April 6th
Stars of Tomorrow – April 12 & 13
Bram Wijnands – May 23rd
Laura & Georgia Barge ~ Old vs New Mash-UP – June 8th
Sissy & Earl – July 12th
Craig Davis – August 2nd
Divas of Liberty – September 14
Wild Women of KC – October 10th
Bill Stilfield Quartet – November 9th
Corbin Theatre produces at least 5 theatrical community shows a year. We are proud to highlight amateur and professional local actors on our intimate stage. Please let us know if you would like to act or direct for us, remember this is your local community theatre and we want you on stage too! Check out our schedule and BUY TICKETS today!
2018 – The Cemetery Club directed by Jim Leuschke – Show dates: October 19th, 20th, 27th & 28th
2018 – A Tuna Christmas directed by Nino Casisi – Show dates: December 7th, 8th, 14th & 28th
2018 – The Day Before Christmas directed by Maggie Thomas – Show dates: December 14th & 15th
2019 – Over The Tavern – TBD – Show dates: February 8th, 9th,16 & 17
2019 – God of Carnage directed by Kimi Worstell-Laabs – Show dates: March 22nd, 23rd, 29th & 30th
2019 – Ravenscroff – TBD – Show dates: May 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th
2019 – Sordid Lives directed by Greg Smith – Show dates: August 16th, 17th, 23rd & 24th
2019 – Stella and Lou – TBD – Show dates: October 25th & 26th and November 1st & 2nd
2019 – Let Nothing You Dismay directed by Greg Smith – Show dates: December 13th, 14th, 20th & 21st