Whitefish Theatre Company

1 Central Avenue
Whitefish, MT 59937

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WTC's Home - The I.A. O’Shaughnessy Center
I.A. O’Shaughnessy Center

WTC began as an idea in 1978, an idea of bringing live theatre to Whitefish. For the next five years, WTC mounted two productions a year as well as sponsoring several performing arts groups. By 1988, WTC mounted two productions, sponsored three events, and hired a full time artistic director.

As productions grew in the 1990’s, WTC established a building fund. Sparked by the generous contribution from the I.A. O’Shaughnessy Foundation, the community funded cultural arts center opened in 1998. Today, with a long-term lease with the City of Whitefish, WTC sponsors or produces the majority of events at the Center. Other Flathead Valley organizations use the facility as well.

The I.A. O’Shaughnessy Center has become the premiere arts center in the Flathead Valley. It is a place for young and old to see a good play, listen to fine music, view local artwork, discuss a burning issue, or gather for a meeting. Please join us as we seek to provide the valley with the very best of the arts and cultural arts center for all to enjoy.

The lobby of the O’Shaughnessy Center provides space for large three-dimensional artworks and hosts a wonderful variety of visual art displays including art shows, photography exhibits, quilt displays, and local high school art.

When not used by WTC, the O’Shaughnessy Center is available to other organizations, businesses and individuals in the community. Dance classes and recitals, art and antique shows, slide shows, speakers, public forums, and school and chamber events are just a few of the activities held here.

WTC continually seeks new ways to reach out to the community. Annually, WTC hosts summer camps for area youth in music, movement and dance, and theatre performance. Taught by professional guest directors from around the country, local children have fun learning and performing arts for a week or more. In conjunction with the music series and professional touring companies, WTC sponsors school performances and hand-on cultural exploration through dance, musical instrument making, and after-school theatre instruction. A variety of workshops including auditioning, directing, dialects, movement and the technical aspects of theatre are open to adults.


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Please come through the North door (parking lot) and arrive in time to fill out an audition form. No preparation is necessary.

Theatre Productions

August 29th and 30th at 7:30pm
Performance Dates:
October 14 - 17 & 21 - 23, 2021

September 27th and 28th
at 6:30pm for children 12 and up
and 7:30pm for adults
with possible call backs on the 29th
NOTE: Older teens may be in the adult cast or considered for special dance parts.
Performance Dates:
December 1 - 5 & 9 - 12, 2021

December 13th and 14th at 7:30pm
The role of Marianne Angelle has been pre-cast. All other roles are open.
Performance Dates:
February 24 - 27 & March 3 - 5, 2022

Audition Dates - February 13 th at 7:30pm
1 man (John Dashwood - age 35 to 65+)
1 woman (Lucy - age 25 to 45)
all other roles were cast before the pandemic shutdown
Performance Dates:
May 7 - 10 & 14 - 16, 2022

April 3rd & 4th
Performance Dates:
May 26 - 29 & June 2 - 4, 2022

Black Curtain Reader’s Theatre Productions

The Cemetery Club
September 12th at 7:30pm
Performance Dates:
September 25 & 26, 2021

The Siegel
October 17th at 7:30pm
Performance Dates:
November 6 & 7, 2021

January 16th at 7:30pm
Performance Dates:
January 29 & 30, 2022

February 27th at 7:30pm
Performance Dates:
March 12 & 13, 2022

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(current as of January 20, 2022)

Grants provided by

I. A. O'Shaughnessey Foundation

Montana Cultural Trust
We are funded in part by coal severance taxes paid based upon coal mined in Montana and deposited in Montana's cultural and aesthetic projects trust fund.

Whitefish Community Foundation


Montana Arts Council

National Endowment For The Arts