You may not expect Broadway musicals and large-scale theatre in a small mountain town, but Off Square Theatre Company has been producing original and classic performances in the Jackson community for 25 years.
To celebrate the milestone, local and visiting artists, including Blaine Aiden Krauss and Jessica Handy, will be performing show tunes as part of “From Off Square to Times Square: A Musical Celebration of 25 Years’” on Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Center for the Arts.
Tunes from “Cabaret,” “A Chorus Line,” “Wicked,” “Hamilton” and “The Lion King” will be featured.
Producing Artistic Director Natalia Duncan Macker, also a Teton County Commissioner, thanked the community that has enabled the company to thrive.
“They’re as much a part of it as we are and we invite them to come and celebrate that,” Macker said.
Singers from Off Square performed “Cal the Cowboy” from “Petticoat Rules,” composed by Jackson resident Pam Drew Phillips, about the all-female town council in 1920’s Jackson.
Education Director and Development Manager Sadie Frank noted the 25-year celebration created an opportunity to combine sought-after Broadway stars with past and present Off Square artists.
”Our local artists in the Off Square family can hold their own on stage and with that material as well,” Frank said.
Listen above for KHOL’s full conversation and a performance by members of Off Square Theatre Company.