Pontiac Theatre IV is an independent community theatre group presenting live theatre to Pontiac and Oakland County since 1969. Theatre IV presents four or five shows per season including a musical, a straight show, a children’s show and a musical review. The 2019-20 Season shows include, the hilarious horror spoof Curse of the Werewolf; the family favorite Anne of Avonlea; our children’s show Disney’s The Lion King, Jr, a Musical Review performed by our teenage members; and one of the all time classics of the dramatic stage, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. We will also be announcing a major musical once the rights have been awarded. Watch the site and Facebook for more information!
On Thursday April 16, the Pontiac Theatre IV Board of Directors met via Messenger for our monthly Meeting. The main focus of the meeting was to determine how to proceed during the Covid-19 pandemic. We finished our last production Grease in March just before the limits on group size took effect. At that time we were also in rehearsal for The Lion King, Jr and had just announced dates for auditions for our July production of Macbeth. Both the rehearsals and auditions were immediately postponed by the board due to Governor Whitmer’s closing of the schools and stay at home order. It was determined a final decision for the 2019-20 season would be made after the Governor’s April 15th announcement about the schools.
Since the time of the initial announcements the severity of the pandemic had increased. The board had was fairly certain the schools would be closed for this year, and the stay at home order would be extended so we started to have discussions about what to do going forward. When we met on the 16th, it was decided that The Lion King, Jr would be tentatively scheduled for September and Macbeth would be scheduled for the November or December. This scheduling has pushed back our 2020-21 season. We will still be going forward with all of our shows for that season, although some may be pushed back to the 2021-22 season. The approved 2020-21 season includes The Pajama Game, The Children’s Hour, Shrek, Jr., The Outsiders and The Mind With a Dirty Man.
All of our scheduling going forward is tentative depending on the status of Covid-19.
Pontiac Theatre IV want to update the status of our production Grease. As of Saturday, March 14 we still plan to go ahead with our Saturday and Sunday productions at the scheduled time. As of now, the board feels with
Pontiac Theatre IV is pleased to announce the schedule for Carl Tenuta Scholarship applications. This is the second annual Scholarship Theatre IV is presenting to a graduating High School senior. Applications Available January 15, 2020 Applications will be emailed to
ONLY ONE PERFORMANCE LEFT Pontiac Theatre IV is pleased to announce tickets are on sale now for its upcoming family show, Anne of Avonlea from the novel by L. M. Montgomery written by Joseph Robinette,” directed by John Tonner with
Thanks to all those coming to the Dinner Theatre – It is SOLD OUT! We are pleased to announce that our February 8th performance of Anne of Avonlea will have a dinner theatre available. The meal will be catered by