Season Membership holders please call the box office at 550-5456 or use the contact form to email us for reservations!
The Permian Playhouse hosts and presents:
Music, Lyrics and Book by Lionel Bart
Licensed by Arrangement with Oliver Productions, Ltd.
and Oliver Promotions, Ltd.
Complete Show Listing:
- July 19th 8pm
- July 20th 8pm
- July 21st 2:30pm
- July 26th 8pm
- July 27th 8pm
- July 28th 2:30pm
- August 2nd 8pm
- August 3rd 8pm
- August 4th 2:30pm
- Adults: $14
- Seniors (60 and Over): $12
- Students with ID: $12
- Children (12 and Under): $7
- Groups of 15 or More: $10 per
We are excited to share this production with you. It should be noted that parts
of "Into the Woods" do contain some mature themes and potentially scary elements.
It is generally accepted that Act 1 is appropriate for children over 6 and that
Act 2 is suitable for everyone 12 and over. Please use this only as a guide and
feel free to call us with any questions.
Musical clearances secured and used by permission.
Any taping, filming, recording or broadcast of this play (musical or otherwise) is strictly prohibited.
Original Cast Album Available on MCA CDs and Cassettes
About The Permian Playhouse
The Odessa Theatre Guild was formed in 1939 and produced plays until World War II.
In 1948 the group formed The Permian Playhouse and presented Noel Coward's Blithe
In 1957 with leadership provided by Bill Holm, Ed Costello, and Thelma Maxwell,
The Permian Playhouse of Odessa was incorporated as a non-profit organization for
the study, practice, and production of dramatic and other fine arts. Plays were
presented in rented venues and school auditoriums. In less than a decade it was
apparent that a permanent facility was needed to house the burgeoning organization.
A capital fund drive was launched that culminated with the opening of our current
home at 310 W. 42nd Street.
The first full-time Director, Neal Whiting was appointed in 1961. Enid Holm served
as Director from 1965 until 1977, and later went on to be the first director of
Texas Nonprofit Theatres and a celebrated authority on business management for community
theatres. Coy Sharp served as Director from 1979 until 1993. Enid and Coy will always
be remembered for their dedication and service to the Permian Playhouse.
Present & Future
The Permian Playhouse presents a full season of plays and musicals providing countless
hours of entertainment. Theatre Education classes and Youth Theatre productions
continue to enriched the lives of the children of the Permian Basin. The Permian
Playhouse continues to serve the needs, desires, and dreams of its citizens.