There will be an open house on February 24 to introduce Keizer Homegrown Theatre, a new local community theatre

Persons interested in acting, building sets, sewing costumes, lighting, and all the arts of the theatre are invited to attend and discuss ways in which they can become involved in the new venture. The event includes a meet and greet session and an opportunity for questions and answers with the group’s artistic directors, Linda Baker and Evan Christopher.

Baker was the theatre teacher at McNary High School for 15 years, during which time she was responsible for the creation of more than 40 theatrical productions.  Christopher is a performing arts graduate of McNary and holds a degree from Western Oregon University.

“We’ve thought about doing this and made some plans for a long time.  Keizer has a lot of talented, dynamic people.  I’m excited about getting started,” Baker said.

Christopher echoes that excitement:  “Keizer is definitely ready for a theatre like this, and we are proud and honored to facilitate that.”

The meeting will be held at the Keizer Civic Center from  7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24.  There will be light refreshments.

For more information, contact the organizers at