Now that our 50th Anniversary Celebration has come to a close, you can cherish the memories from this year and years past with our two DVD options.
If you would like a 50 Year History DVD, a beautiful compilation of pictures of past shows combined with video interviews with both Craig Munk and Robert Avery .
These DVDs cost $10.00. Checks should be written to EN Theatre.
Mail Request To: Hank Seibel 14324 Flint Creek Crossing, Leo IN. 46765
If you would like a DVD of the 50th Anniversary Show, you can download and print the attached order form and mail it to the same address as above.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the East Noble theatre and anyone who has an interest:
Tickets for the 50th East Noble Theatre Anniversary Celebration go on sale Monday May 23rd. Tickets will be available by mail, by phone, or at the Box Office. Tickets may be reserved before that by mail or phone.
East Noble High School Theatre
901 Garden Street
Kendallville, IN 46755
Between 4pm and midnight daily, leave a message with your ticket request.
Monday May 23 thru Friday May 27, 4-6p
Monday June 6 thru Friday June 10, 4-6p
Phone 260-347-7167 will be answered live
during these hours.
Box office is not open Memorial Day Week
*Until the box Office opens tickets are not dispersed. Mail orders received before May 23 will be given priority attention. Phone orders placed before May 23 will be processed after the Box Office opens May 23rd.
*If mailing a ticket request please include cash or check for the total. If picking tickets up at the Box Office please remember cash or checks only. We are still a high school theatre not a theatrical business and choose not to pay bankers fees. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Anniversary Shows are 1pm and 5pm on Saturday June 11, 2015 on the Munk Stage, off the EN Theatre memorabilia-filled lobby of the Cole Auditorium. Tickets are $15 each.
After Show Cabaret and (Munk's Retirement) Party begins at 8:30pm at the fabulously decorated Kendallville Event Center and ends with a separate, non-ticketed breakfast beginning at 2am at Maria's House of Pancakes. Tickets are $25 each.*
*Attendance at the Cabaret is limited (up to 500 tickets may be available). However only paid-ticketed guests will be allowed to enter the fabulously decorated Event Center. NO tickets will be available at the door and a limited number of tickets may be available at the Box Office when it opens. Pre-paid sales are encouraged.
Unfortunately, the number of guests must be made available to the caterers by June 1st. If you order a ticket and it is not paid in advance by mail or at the Box Office by May 27th the ticket may not be available.We are still a high school theatre, in order to keep the cost of the show reasonable for all who wish to attend, the fee for the Cabaret intentionally does not contain a hidden cost for no-show/unpaid ticket holders. A paid ticket must be in hand to enter, if only to say hello, the fabulously decorated Event of the Season with stellar guests and enviably amazing entertainment.
The Theatre Anniversary Celebration Committee welcomes you and hopes to see you there.
Through his excellent direction, Craig Munk has been influencing and changing lives for the past 48 years. That's why this year he's been nominated for the Tony Award Excellence in Theatre Education. You can help him win the recognition he so greatly deserves by sharing this great video on all platforms of social media and including in your post both "#applaudmyteacher" and "Craig Munk." If you are one of the many people Mr. Munk has touched in his long and remarkable career, please tweet, post, and share the above video with "#applaudmyteacher Craig Munk."
This Saturday, December 13th, we welcome you to join us for our annual Breakfast with Santa! Make sure to buy your tickets soon! Then come on in this Saturday to sit down, relax, and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast with your kids as they get to visit with Santa and his helpers. After the meal, don't miss a great Christmas variety show in the Cole Auditorium. See you there!
There are two meals, one at 8:30 and the other at 10:30. Tickets are $8, available now in the Box Office (260-347-7176).
The Reason for the Musical Magic – The Story of Mr. Smith
By Jonathon Kane
I have had the opportunity for the past 4 years to work with a man who should be regarded as an East Noble legend; his name is Robert Smith, and for the past 20 years he has been responsible for directing the majestic music of East Noble Theatre. Tens of thousands of people have listened to and enjoyed the music that Robert has instructed and directed to student thespians. Mr. Smith is often the unsung hero of East Noble Theatre, but without him, the magic of this theatre would just not have been possible.
Mr. Smith began working with the Munks in 1994 as he came to direct “Hello Dolly.” He had taught at Prairie Heights and had also served as that school’s musical director previously. With some experience under his belt, he jumped into the world of East Noble Theatre. Twenty years later, he is directing his final East Noble show, “Shrek the Musical.” Mr. Smith has had a stunning career, and in an interview with him, he told me, “With the winter and spring shows at EN, the anniversary shows, and a few gaslight productions, I have worked on 54 shows with Craig Munk.” That is an incredible achievement, and it is one that deserves to be celebrated.
When asked about his favorite things about East Noble Theatre, he was quick to answer. “My favorite show was probably Secret Garden!” “It had beautiful music, great sets, and a great cast.” Mr. Smith also stated that, “My favorite part of East Noble Theatre was the chance to work with such dedicated and talented students! EN is lucky to have such a great pool of talent to work with.” This master musician also credits East Noble Theatre for allowing him to command a piano. He said, “When I first started, I couldn’t play the piano very well. The theatre made me practice to become the piano player that I am today.”
Hard work has definitely been in Mr. Smith’s nature over the past 20 years. Not only does he have to teach the student thespians the music of a show, but he must make time outside of rehearsal and his work at Avilla Elementary to work on specific songs with leads. In some shows he is required to play all of the music alongside an orchestra or an ensemble. Other shows require him to learn the complicated OrchExtra software that fuels the music for shows like “Shrek the Musical.” Mr. Smith is incredibly dedicated to what he does, and spends hours preparing for shows, sometimes months before the show even begins rehearsals.
Undoubtedly, Mr. Smith’s work over the past 20 years has played a tremendous role in the success of East Noble Theatre. Without his passion for music, his incredible work ethic, and the joy he receives from working with East Noble students, audiences would have missed out on some truly amazing performing arts displays. As Mr. Smith ends his full career with East Noble Theatre, we will all miss him. The students, staff, parents, and audience members will never forget the wonderful music he brought to our ears show after show, measure after measure, and note after note.
Tickets are now available in the East Noble Theatre Box Office. The Box Office hours and dates are displayed below. Adult tickets are $12.00 and Seniors/Children are $10.00.
Monday - Friday
April 21 - 25
4:00 - 6:00
Monday - Wednesday
April 28 - 30
4:00 - 6:00
Thursday & Friday May 1 & 2
4:00 - Show Time (7:00)
1:00 - Show Time (2:00)
6:00 - Show Time (7:00)
Sunday May 4
1:00 - Show Time (2:00)
East Noble Theatre presents Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids on Friday, March 14 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, March 16 at 2:00 PM. Tickets go on sale beginning Monday March 10th. The box office will be open Monday through Thursday, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Friday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, and Sunday from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. All tickets are $5.00 dollars with no reserved seating. Tickets can also be ordered by calling the Box Office at 260-347-7167.
Due to the weather and all the school cancellations, East Noble's Harvey has been pushed back a week.
The new performance times are as follows:
February 20th - 7:00PM
February 22nd - 7:00PM
February 23rd - 2:00PM
Note: There is no Friday show now. It has been replaced by a Saturday show.
WOOF WOOF! 101 Dalmatian Auditions will be held February 10th at 6:00PM in the Choir Room. There will be another audition session at 7:00AM on February 11th. This is an audition for all high school students. This show is a MUSICAL, BUT not all the parts require singing! If you just want a speaking role, you can do that. We need a BIG cast for this show, so don’t be afraid to audition. 101 Dalmatians is this year’s Children Theatre show and will be directed by Jonathon Kane and Josh Ogle.
If you would like to check out a song book, you can pick them up in Mr. Munk’s Room. Also, for the audition process you do not need a song if you don’t want a singing role. Just come prepared to read out of the scripts we will provide. This show is going to be a lot of fun, and we look forward to seeing you at auditions.