It feels like forever since we planted the first seeds of Broadway Rose Theatre Company, and yet, the time just flew. It has grown into an organization that serves people in a way we couldn’t have imagined 25 years ago. It’s a place where people who love musicals truly connect. It doesn’t matter where they come from; they are bonded by the shared experience of live theatre.
One of our greatest joys is to hear the laughter filtering out of the auditorium during a performance. Nowadays, there are so many opportunities to be entertained with the touch of a screen, but we remain isolated. Here, we are all together, sharing in something. The audience, actors, lobby volunteers, musicians, technicians – they all play a part in creating a memory that will never be duplicated. That’s what makes it so special and so rare.
You have a place here, whether you’re a long-time patron or this is your first introduction. In our early days we started personally welcoming theatre-goers in our famous curtain speeches because we were honestly just so grateful they chose to join us for an evening. We still are! This theater is a labor of love. Not just ours, but literally hundreds of people who have helped this idea bloom into a strong, vibrant community where artists and arts-lovers can find a home. And even as we reflect on the abundant life of Broadway Rose, we are eager and ready to stretch out in new ways to ensure you and future generations have a place to belong.
Be with us as we celebrate our 25th season – we guarantee that you will find kindness to greet you, performances to delight you, and memories to last another 25 years and beyond.
25th Anniversary Season Highlights
Broadway Rose: A History in Five Parts
Act 1; Scene 1 1984-1996
The Broadway Rose story began on July 11, 1984. During a summer stock production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania, young actors Dan Murphy (from New York) and Sharon Maroney (from Wisconsin) locked eyes across a crowded room. The rest (as they say) was history… Read more.
Act 1; Scene 2 1997-2002
The Broadway Rose’s first five seasons were full of optimism, creativity, and pluck. The company’s four co-founders accomplished a near miracle in starting a new theatre in Tigard. The next five seasons would prove to be a transitional period for the company…. Read more.
Act 1; Scene 3 2002-2006
The first decade of Broadway Rose ended with a sense of optimism. The artistic quality was strong, the audience was growing, and the small, nimble staff was energized and ready to take on the next five years…Read more.
Act 1; Scene 4 2007-2011
Ater the Tigard-Tualatin School District’s board approved Broadway Rose’s proposal to renovate an abandoned cafeteria building at the Charles F. Tigard Elementary School and turn it into a theater, planning ramped up in 2007 for the renovation… Read more.
Stop and smell the roses!
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Get the full story over on our Wikipedia page.
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