Sixth Street Theater Announces 2009-2010 Season

WALLACE, Idaho—The Sixth Street Theater is proud to announce their 26th season.

This year’s 2009-2010 season includes two summer melodramas, a fall musical comedy, a winter musical, and a spring comedy.

Starting off the season in July is “D.K. Molar, the Devious Dentist…or There’s Gold in Them Thar Teeth”. This melodrama is about an evil dentist and his unscrupulous nurse who enjoy doing their own form of gold mining in their patient’s mouths.

This production opens on Wednesday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m., and runs Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. through July 26.

The August melodrama is an original work written by Paul Roberts, titled “Mezmerizing Merry….or, Thanks For the…Uh…Memories”, the story of a villainous hypnotist. This show opens Wednesday, August 5th and runs through Sunday, August 30th. Show times are Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.

The theatrical genre of melodrama tends to follow a formula, where a villain poses a threat, and then the hero escapes the threat and/or rescues the heroine. Heroes are good and villains are bad. Audience members are encouraged to cheer the hero and boo the villain.

Both summer productions are directed by Paul Roberts and Carol Woolum Roberts. Each summer melodrama is also followed by Kelly’s Alley Revue, a musical revue where cast members entertain the audience through music and comedic skits.

“Here We Sit” will open on November 6th and will run Fridays through Sundays until November 22nd. This is a musical comedy about life in the theater, written by L. Don Swartz, and directed by Joy Persoon.

In January, the musical “I Do! I Do!” will be performed by Paul and Carol Roberts, and will open Friday, January 8th, and run through Sunday, January 24th. This musical is written by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. Proceeds from the production will benefit local Silver Valley charities.

“Dearly Beloved” is the spring comedy which opens Friday, March 5th and runs through Sunday, March 21st. This comedy, written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, is about preparing for a Texas-style wedding you won’t soon forget. This play will be directed by Vern Hanson.

Reservations can be made by calling the theater at 1-877-SIXTHST, or 1-208-752-8871. Tickets are $15 for Adults and $13 for seniors and students. All tickets on Wild West Wednesdays are $10. Tickets must be paid for in advance or held with a credit card.

The theater is located at 212 Sixth Street in Wallace, an historic mining town nestled beneath Interstate 90 in northern Idaho’s beautiful Silver Valley.

For more information visit www.sixthstreetmelodrama.com.

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