About The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood

Valley Theatre Company is proud to present its Rising Stars Production: 
The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood by Mary Lynn Dobson

It sure is hard to be humble when you're a swashbuckling, egocentric super-hero. But our gallant guy-in-green tries his best as he swaggers through The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, a frantically funny, Monty Pythonesque retelling of the classic. This time around, the legendary legend, in his never-ending quest to aid the needy, encounters a lovely damsel-in-distress (oddly obsessed with skin conditions); an ever-scheming sheriff who would rather bowl a strike than hit a bull's-eye; a gold-hoarding, bad-guy monarch wannabe; and a good-natured "Town's Girl" who manages to make her way into every scene, whether he belongs there or not. Combine them with an expandable band of spoon-wielding Merry Men whose collective IQs equal six, and you've got an irreverent jaunt through Sherwood Forest you won't soon forget!

Comments from other theatres:

"Have you ever wondered what would happen if Monty Python met up with Mel Brooks to tell their version of Robin Hood? Well...um...poor Sherwood Forest would never be the same again."
Review by Flint Youth Theatre, Flint, Michigan

"Our audiences loved this take on the classic tale! It was our top selling fall show ever, with crowds loving the hilarious lines, physical humor and funny characters! It was our second time doing this show and our biggest fall success!"
Review by Lynn Brant, Zillah High School Drama, Zillah, Wash.

"One of the funniest plays I have ever read or directed. It is appropriate for all ages and is easy to adapt for different cast sizes. The audiences loved it, too; the laughs began from the start and didn't stop until the play finished."
Review by Jessica Kropp, Mena High School Drama, Mena, Ark.

When: February, 10-11, and 16-18, 2024
Where: The Ramsay Center and Ballroom (414 N. Pearl St. (Upstairs), Ellensburg, WA)
Ticket information: https://our.show/valleytheatreco/2024-robin-hood or at https://www.valleytheatreco.org/events

Ticket Prices:
Student/Senior - $12
General - $15
($2 more at the door)
Friday, May 17 - Pay What You Can Performance (RSVP recommended)


LOCATION: The Ramsay Center and Ballroom (414 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg, WA) is located directly above The Clymer Museum. The door to access the second floor is between The Clymer and The Rodeo Hall of Fame. Please note that The Ramsay Center is a historical building that is in the process of being restored. At this time it is not ADA accessible, has no wheelchair access, and there is no elevator to the 2nd floor. There is one unisex bathroom available with multiple stalls. 

VTC's New Portable Stage

VTC has worked hard to make improvements to the Ramsay to make your theatre experience more enjoyable. This winter we finished installing a portable stage that we will be able to use for this and future productions to make audience sightlines better! 

(If you would like to see additional improvements made to this wonderful historical space, we encourage you to reach out to The Clymer Foundation, which owns the venue. They are looking for matching funds to finally get the elevator installed, as well as other smaller projects to improve and upgrade the ballroom space.) 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors

Ellensburg Arts Commission (Grant support)

Cabin Creek Lodge (Community Sponsor)

Knudson Lumber & Hardware (Community Sponsor)

Valley Theatre Company

About Valley Theatre Company

Valley Theatre Company, recently changed our name from Valley Musical Theatre. 

We were established in 1999, and are the very heart of live performance in Ellensburg and the Kittitas Valley. As we enter our 25th anniversary year it is good to reflect on where we’ve come from and where we are going. In the late 1990's, Laughing Horse Summer Theatre, a long-running community produced summer stock theatre program in Ellensburg, shut its doors. At that time, a sub-committee of the Laughing Horse Arts Foundation earnestly committed to step-up into the gap to provide quality community theatre, with a specific focus on musical theatre. From those early discussions, Valley Musical Theatre was born, and our first production of Oliver! took place in the summer of 1999. 

Over the past 25 years, we have expanded our theatrical offerings from one summer musical blockbuster to 5 regular events, including the summer mainstage musical, a youth production, a cabaret style dinner theatre, a Christmas music/poetry event, and a more edgy “After Dark” series with small cast plays and musicals. We’ve also added workshops in acting, technical theatre, stage combat and more. While our mission to provide quality community-based theatre remains unchanged, the number of actors, crew and patrons have grown as well, and there has been a greater need to offer more than just musicals. In the future, we have visions of being able to offer Shakespeare in the Park, Reader’s Theatre, workshops, youth camps, and more! All these changes gave the Board of Valley Musical Theatre clear indication that we needed to change as well, and update our organizational name to better reflect the breadth and scope of the performing arts we currently deliver, and plan to bring to the community in the future.  Hence we transitioned to Valley Theatre Company in July of this year.


Upcoming Productions:

Rising Star Production
The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood
Auditions: March 10, 2024
Performances: May 10 - 18, 2024

Summer Mainstage Musical
Anastasia the Musical
Auditions: April 6-7, 2024
Performances: July 12-20, 2024

Cabernet Cabaret & Dinner Theatre
Auditions: September 2024, dates TBA
Performances: October 18 & 19, 2024