Murder Mystery

Girls’s Night Out will be performed August 2nd and 3rd at 7pm

Four women, on their way to an evening at the theatre, stop for dinner at the establishment owned by the ex-husband of one of them.

Between the salad and entree, he ends up dead. Each has a reason to wish him dead; perhaps one did more than wish. Perhaps it was one of the other guests. Only unwinding the plot will tell which one is the murderer.

The players have been working very hard and would love for you to come see their performance on August 2 and 3 at 7pm. Tickets are $30.00 per person. Tickets also available at Bertucci’s Chocolates. Performances will be at our new ShoeBox theater at 231 S 1st Street, St. Helens.


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Friday Girls Night Out
Friday Girls Night Out
Saturday Girls Night Out
Saturday Girls Night Out


Tickets also available at Bertucci’s Chocolates at 2017 Columbia Blvd., St. Helens, Oregon 97051. They are open M-F 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Auditions for He Done Her Wrong and Curse You, Jack Dalton


Auditions for He Done Her Wrong and Curse You, Jack Dalton                The ShoeString Community Players are holding auditions for two hilarious melodramas on May 28th and 29th at 6:00 p.m. at the ShoeBox Theater, 231 S. 1st Street, St Helens. He Done Her Wrong and Curse You, Jack Dalton involve dastardly villains, virile heroes, pure but plucky heroines, and startling plot twists. He Done Her Wrong calls for a female in her late 40s to early 50s, two females in their 20s, a female in her early 30s, a male in his late 30s and a male in his 20s. Curse You, Jack Dalton requires a female in her mid to late 50s, a female in her mid to late 20s, two females in their late teens to 20, two males mid to late 20s, and one male in his mid 30s. Show dates are July 25th, 26th and 27th and August 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Mark your calendars!!!


• Directed by Tom Weaver, retired director of the Scappoose High School Drama Club.
• Casting is open primarily for middle school students.
• No cost to participate.
• Rehearsals will be Monday-Thursday from 4:00-5:30 pm.
• Transportation is not provided.

The Importance of Being Uncle Roscoe

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING UNCLE ROSCOE It’s almost Christmas – the season to be jolly – but things are going downhill fast at the Kendalls’! Carl’s been fired, the budget won’t stretch far enough to cover gifts for everyone and Uncle Roscoe’s due to arrive any day for a visit. As a matter of fact, a reasonable facsimile of Uncle has arrived, a bit prematurely, and brought his friend Kenny. He takes advantage of the mistaken identity and lends his expertise in solving family problems with dynamic energy and a joyously funny slant on life’s challenges. By the time the real Uncle Roscoe appears, these two lovable con men have already won the Kendalls’ hearts and carry on with plenty of zest and compassion. A thoroughly contemporary holiday celebration, warmly, wryly, humorous and brimming with the love of living. Perfect for the winter season.

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ShoeString news flash

Children’s Theater present “Joyful Noise” and “I am Phoenix” tickets on sale at Bertucci’s Chocolates 2017 Columbia Blvd. St. Helens and the theater this evening…

Auditions for “Our Miss Brooks” May 15 at 6:30 pm. For more info contact

Grand Opening of the ShoeBox Theater May 18 at 4:00-7:00 pm. For more info contact

Auditions for two melodramas, “He Done Her Wrong” and “Curse You Jack Dalton” May 29, 30 at 7:00 pm. For more info contact

Tickets on Sale NOw…

ShoeString Community Players present…
Joyful Noise and I Am Phoenix
written by Paul Fleischman

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The children have been working very hard and would love for you to come see their performance on May 2, 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7pm and May 4 at 2pm Adults $10.00 and student/senior $8.00 Tickets should go on sale 2 weeks prior to opening night. Performances will be at our new ShoeBox theater at 231 S 1st Street, St. Helens.

Audition Date Added! March 5th

Joyful Noiseand I Am Phoenix
written by Paul Fleischman

These amazing books of poetry about bugs and birds will come to life on stage with various theatrical methods.

Cast Call March 5th at 6:00 pm

Cast Requirements:

  • Girls and boys
  • Grades 3 through 8 Various roles on stage and backstage.
  • Kids will have the opportunity to experience a variety of theatrical methods and work in other areas in the theater.

Musical requirements:

  • Seeking a pianist who can provide background music for the various poems.
  • Would be willing to use other instruments if presented.

Needed: Costumes/Props/Painting 
Seeking adults to assist in creating the many prop pieces, puppets and costumes of bugs and birds.

Performance Dates May 2, 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7pm and May 4 at 2pm Matinée.

“Twelve Angry Pigs” Spring Break Theater Clinic

Shoestring Children’s Theater Proudly presents a spring break theater clinic for the “Twelve Angry Pigs”.

When: The week of March 25th thru March 29th from 8am to 3pm with a performance on March 29th at 7pm.

Where: 231 S. 1 st Street, St. Helens

Who: We have spots for 20 children.

All children could be actors or given a production staff position off stage (or part of the technical crew) or even both.

It will be a first come first served so let us know as soon as possible.

We are taking youth from Jr. High thru High School grades for this show.

Cost: $25 per child. This payment is non-refundable; please have your child bring a sack lunch and a water bottle every day to clinic.

Performance: $5 per person to get into the performance on the 29th (Children 5 and under are free with paid adult)

How: Please email Stefani at to reserve your spot ASAP.

I will send a confirmation email and more details at that time. We will have some forms that will need to be filled out there will be a drop in times given in that email. We look forward to hearing from you! Anyone can do theater, even actors. And, theater can be done everywhere, even in a theater. –Augusto Boal