Located in Historic downtown Titusville, the Emma Parrish theater , also known as the Titusville Playhouse, has thrilled and delighted audiences for 50 years. In 1963, a group of Titusville actors and theatre supporters began leasing an old city garage , which was at that time a dilapidated structure. Despite being a not for profit organization, the theatre company continued to use their incremental revenue to improve and renovate the facility, until it became the structure that we see today; a large state-of-the-art theatre which seats 250 and displays a lighted marquee of upcoming shows.
The theatre may have started as a garage, but you wouldn’t guess that by the look of it today. This facility boasts elaborate sets with stunning detail, expert lighting, and brilliant costuming. The enthusiasm of the actors and actresses who volunteer here is also quite impressive. Auditions draw talent from throughout the community and provide a wide variety of skills and trades to contribute to the productions at the theatere. Although the theatre is most commonly operating stage shows like The Sound of Music, Les Miserables, and a Lion In Winter, they also provide many community outreach programs. They provide summer acting camps, Awards Ceremonies, and other events. Tickets to shows are typically less than $25 and can be bought at the box office beginning an hour before show time or reserved over the phone (321) 268-1125. Discounts are available for seniors, students and active military.
By Becky Schaff