Come Out and Have a Frightfully Good Time at the Ritz This Halloween Season!
Jonathan Brewster (Joe Whitt, "Arsenic and Old Lace", CMP)
We are keeping The Ritz alive by continuing to transform it into a Performing Arts Showcase for the community of Shawnee Oklahoma.
Live Theater! Live Music !
From it's satchet in Vaudeville, to films, and now, back to live theatre performances! Whether it was named The Cozy back in 1912 or the Ritz as it is today. This building has more than a hundred years of history.
Old movie theaters like The Ritz have disappeared across the United States. It is only through the efforts of volunteers that a few of these jewels of the past have not faded from all downtowns across America. We would love to share "the old girl",as we call The Ritz, with you!
Call listed board members for additional information.
We are working to build and revive our community. Starting with saving our historic theatre for future generations, we want The Ritz to be a showcase of live theater. Creative Magic Productions and Children's Theatre now calls The Ritz home and is devoted to bringing live, children's productions to this downtown venue. However, the streets of Shawnee are so rich in history that we want the Ritz to be just a start of what we hope to bring back to downtown.
Be involved in your community.
Come down to The Ritz to see a show, give your time to help produce one, or help do maintinance on the building. We need people and funds to help keep this wonderful building alive. Our 501c(3) status make all monetary donations tax deductible.