Theatre Rocks! is a “large” theater in a small city (population 20,000-ish) thirty minutes from Dallas, Texas. “Large” because even though we have an intimate space for our performances (seating for less than 75) we do “large” things like producing Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams, The Lion in Winter by James Goldman and Sam Shepard’s True West. We are also “large” in creativity and talent. Our actors, although mostly amateurs, some do work professionally and most all could, if they wanted to.
Also, we are developing and presenting our own product, with world premieres —in June 2018 we will have our fourth. That’s not counting several new adaptations of shows like A Christmas Carol, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty. This is top-notch material that our patrons keep coming back for. We also have a large heart that gives back to our community. That’s Theatre Rocks!
We, the founders, are Bill Rhoten (artistic director) and Suzanne Rhoten (executive director) husband and wife team, who have been working together in the performance arts (acting, writing, directing and producing) all of our thirty one years of marriage and individually years before we met. Bill has also taught acting and personally coached actors preparing for auditions and university admissions.
Our passion is great stories and great performances and the all those wonderful, creative, and crazy fun people that make them happen. Including the visionaries that fund it.
We are also passionate in honoring the ONE who gave us Art, in all it’s forms, our Master Creator………’cause it’s really not “about us” at all…..it is ABOUT HIM! (but it’s great to know He’s all about US …….and all about YOU!)