“Crowns” is premiering at Theatre Lawrence soon after the city became the first in Kansas to pass a CROWN Act ordinance. Though unplanned, the timing was divine, Director Annette Billings says.
Jamie Ulmer, the new executive director of Theatre Lawrence, has a tough act to follow. Here he discusses his experience coming from small-town Beatrice, Nebraska, the new season, and his plans for the community theater.
Theatre Lawrence has announced Jamie Ulmer as its new executive director. He’s coming from Beatrice, Nebraska, where he served as artistic director of a community production recently featured in an HBO true crime documentary.
An upcoming Theatre Lawrence production will take audience members through a journey full of joy, humor, glitz and glamor in the midst of life hardships, showing what taking a chance on oneself can produce.
Mary Doveton, who founded what was then called Lawrence Community Theatre in 1977 and has remained at the helm for more than four decades, will soon be retiring as executive director of Theatre Lawrence.
Lawrence community members — even cottonheaded ninnymuggins — are invited to Theatre Lawrence’s in-person and streamed winter production, “Elf: The Musical.”
Theatre Lawrence is continuing its Summer Series of outdoor shows, which premiered last summer as a safer alternative to indoor shows during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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