Special Events

To view special events for each production in the 2017-2018 season, choose a performance below.

A Christmas Carol & Holiday Hoopla
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Welcome to A Christmas Carol at the IRT, where most performances are paired with a holiday activity to make your experience even merrier! The list below features all Hoopla activities, as well as post-show discussions and pre-show chats hosted by IRT staff and artists. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017, performance at 3 p.m. | Family Photographs + First Responders Discount Day

Grab your friends and family and have your holiday photo taken in front of our tree by our professional photographer. Photos will be taken from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and will be uploaded online for patrons to access and share. This performance includes a post-show discussion. The IRT honors police, fire & first responders with a $10 off discount to this production. Valid ID must be presented to redeem. 

Friday, November 24, 2017, performance at 5 p.m. | First Responders Discount Day
The IRT honors police, fire & first responders with a $10 off discount to this production. Valid ID must be presented to redeem. 

Saturday, November 25, 2017, performances at 3 p.m. | Family Photographs
Grab your friends and family and have your holiday photo taken in front of our tree by our professional photographer. Photos will be taken from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and will be uploaded online for patrons to access and share. This performance includes a post-show discussion.

Saturday, November 25, 2017, performance at 7 p.m. | Opening Night
Grab your friends and family and have your holiday photo taken in front of our tree by our professional photographer. Photos will be taken from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and will be uploaded online for patrons to access and share.

Sunday, November, 26, 2017, performance at 2 p.m. | Post-Show Discussion
This performance includes a post-show discussion with IRT actors and staff.

Friday, December 01, 2017, performance at 7 p.m. | Fezziwig Tea & Cast Autographs
IRT’s most popular holiday hoopla event returns! Mingle and take photos with the cast of A Christmas Carol immediately after this performance. Bring your programs and get cast autographs! 

Saturday, December 02, 2017, performance at 1 and 4 p.m. | Visit Reindeer & Santa's Elf
Santa’s elf and reindeer return to the IRT for another year! Visit the IRT from 2:30-4 p.m. and visit with the duo that is sure to make you feel merry and bright. The 4 p.m. performance includes a post-show discussion

Sunday, December 03, 2017—2 p.m. | Post-Show Discussion
This performance includes a post-show discussion with IRT actors and staff.

Friday, December 8, 2017—7 p.m. | Visit Reindeer & Santa's Elf
Santa’s elf and reindeer return to the IRT for another year! Visit the IRT from 6 to 7 p.m and visit with the duo that is sure to make you feel merry and bright.

Saturday, December 09, 2017, performances at 3 and 7 p.m. | Family Photographs 
Grab your friends and family and have your holiday photo taken in front of our tree by our professional photographer. Photos will be taken from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and will be uploaded online for patrons to access and share.

Sunday, December 10, 2017, performances at 2 and 5 p.m. | Hot Chocolate Bar
Celebrate the season ‘round our hot chocolate bar immediately following each performance. The 5 p.m. performance includes a post-show discussion with IRT actors and staff.

Friday, December 15, 2017, performance at 7 p.m. | Fezziwig Tea + Cast Autographs
IRT’s most popular holiday hoopla event returns! Mingle and take photos with the cast of A Christmas Carol immediately after this performance. Bring your programs and get cast autographs! 

Saturday, December 16, 2017, performances at 1 and 4 p.m. | Visit Reindeer & Santa's Elf
Santa’s elf and reindeer return to the IRT for another year! Visit the IRT from 2:30-4 p.m. and visit with the duo that is sure to make you feel merry and bright.

Saturday, December 16, 2017, performance at 7 p.m. | Happy Hour
Join us for a special happy hour and say cheers to the holiday season! Sample local libations from New Day Craft, Hotel Tango, Taxman Brewing Co., TwoDEEP, and St. Joseph Brewery.  Enjoy happy hour from 5:30-7 p.m.

Sunday, December 17, 2017, performances at 2 and 5 p.m. | Holiday Carols
Join the Pettisville Show Choir as they perform holiday carols from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Grand Lobby.
The 5 p.m. performance includes a post-show discussion with IRT actors and staff.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, performance at 7 p.m. | Visit Reindeer & Santa's Elf
Santa’s elf and reindeer return to the IRT for another year! Visit the IRT from 6 to 7 p.m. and visit with the duo that is sure to make you feel merry and bright.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 performance at 7 p.m. | Post-Show Discussion
This performance includes a post-show discussion with IRT actors and staff.

Thursday, December 21, 2017, performance at 7 p.m. | Fezziwig Tea & Cast Autographs
IRT’s most popular holiday hoopla event returns! Mingle and take photos with the cast of A Christmas Carol immediately after this performance. Bring your programs and get cast autographs! 

Friday, December 22, 2017 performance at 7 p.m. | Post-Show Discussion
This performance includes a post-show discussion with IRT actors and staff.

Saturday, December 23, 2017, performances at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. | Hot Chocolate Bar
Celebrate the season ‘round our hot chocolate bar immediately following the 1, 4 and 7 p.m. performances.

Sunday, December 24, 2017, performances at 1 and 4 p.m. | Hot Chocolate Bar
Celebrate the season ‘round our hot chocolate bar immediately following the 1 and 4 p.m. performances.

A Raisin in the Sun
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Friday, January 12, performance at 7:30 p.m. | Opening Night
Join the IRT for opening night and experience the theatre like you never have before! Immediately following this performance join cast, staff and patrons in the lobby for appetizers and a celebratory champagne toast. Afterwards, join us on stage to explore the set and connect with the artisans who bring the set to life. 

Sunday, January 14, performance at 2:00 p.m. | Post-Show Discussion
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.  
 *Select performances only

Thursday, January 18, performance at 2 p.m. | Cookies and Coffee
Coffee, tea and cookies can be enjoyed before this matinee performance. Doors open at 1 p.m., the performance starts at 2 p.m. 

Friday, January 19, performance at 7:30 p.m. | Backstage Tour
Immediately following this performance, join IRT staff for an explorative and informative backstage tour. Tours typically last 30 minutes.  

Sunday, January 21, performance at 2:00 p.m. | IRTea Talk & ASL/AD
This Sunday matinee post-show discussion is paired with tea and cookies and takes place immediately following the performance. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.  

Tuesday, January  23, performance at 6:30 p.m. | Happy Hour
Join the IRT for a happy hour event you won’t want to miss!  Enjoy complimentary appetizers from our Happy Hour series sponsor Weber Grill.  New Day Craft, Hotel Tango, Taxman Brewing Co., TwoDEEP, and St. Joseph Brewery will also be on site for patrons to sample local libations.  Half-price drinks will be available throughout the performance.  Make sure to come early since happy hour starts at 5:30 p.m.  Performances start at 6:30 p.m.

Romeo and Juliet
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Saturday, January 27, performance at 7 p.m. | Opening Night
Join the IRT for opening night and experience the theatre like you never have before! Immediately following this performance join cast, staff and patrons in the lobby for appetizers and a celebratory champagne toast. Afterwards, join us on stage to explore the set and connect with the artisans who bring the set to life. 

Saturday, January 27, performance at 3:00 p.m.  | Post-Show Discussion
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.
 *Select performances only 

Friday, February 2, performance at 7:00 p.m. | Post-Show Discussion
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.
 *Select performances only  

Saturday, February 3, performance at 3:00 p.m. | Post-Show Discussion
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.  
 *Select performances only

Saturday, February 3, performance at 7:00 p.m. | Post-Show Discussion
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.
 *Select performances only  

Friday, February 9, performance at 7:00 p.m. | Post-Show Discussion
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.  
 *Select performances only

Saturday, February 10, performance at 3:00 p.m. | Post-Show Discussion
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.  
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Saturday, February 10, performance at 7:00 p.m. | Post-Show Discussion
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.
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Saturday, February 17, performance at 3:00 p.m.| Post-Show Discussion
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.  
 *Select performances only

Saturday, February 17, performance at 7:00 p.m. | Post-Show Discussion
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.
 *Select performances only 

Friday, February 23, performance at 7:00 p.m.  | Post-Show Discussion
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.
 *Select performances only 

Saturday, February 24, performance at 3:00 p.m. | Post-Show Discussion
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.  
 *Select performances only

Saturday, February 24, performance at 7:00 p.m. | Post-Show Discussion
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.  
 *Select performances only

Friday, March 2, performance at 7:00 p.m.  | Post-Show Discussion
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.
 *Select performances only 

Saturday, March 3, performance at 3:00 p.m. | Post-Show Discussion
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.
 *Select performances only 

Saturday, March 3, performance at 7:00 p.m. | Post-Show Discussion
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.
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Appoggiatura
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Friday, March 9, performance at 7:30 p.m. | Opening Night
Join the IRT for opening night and experience the theatre like you never have before! Immediately following this performance join cast, staff and patrons in the lobby for appetizers and a celebratory champagne toast. Afterwards, join us on stage to explore the set and connect with the artisans who bring the set to life. 

Sunday, March 18, performance at 2:00 p.m. | IRTea Talk & ASL/AD
This Sunday matinee post-show discussion is paired with tea and cookies and takes place immediately following the performance. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.  

Thursday, March 22, performance at 7:30 p.m. | Backstage Tour
Immediately following this performance, join IRT staff for an explorative and informative backstage tour. Tours typically last 30 minutes.  

Saturday, March 24, performance at 8:00 p.m. | Post-Show Discussion
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes. 
*Select performances only

Tuesday, March 27, performance at 6:30 p.m. | Happy Hour
Join the IRT for a happy hour event you won’t want to miss! Enjoy complimentary appetizers from our Happy Hour series sponsor Weber Grill.  New Day Craft, Hotel Tango, Taxman Brewing Co., TwoDEEP, and St. Joseph Brewery will also be on site for patrons to sample local libations.  Half-price drinks will be available throughout the performance. Make sure to come early since happy hour starts at 5:30 p.m.  Performances start at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 29, performance at 2 p.m. | Cookies and Coffee
Coffee, tea and cookies can be enjoyed before this matinee performance. Doors open at 1 p.m., the performance starts at 2 p.m. 
Looking Over the President's Shoulder
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Friday, March 30, performance at 7:30 p.m. | Opening Night
Join the IRT for opening night and experience the theatre like you never have before! Immediately following this performance join cast, staff and patrons in the lobby for appetizers and a celebratory champagne toast. Afterwards, join us on stage to explore the set and connect with the artisans who bring the set to life. 

Saturday, March 31, performance at 5:00 p.m. | Backstage Tour
Immediately following this performance, join IRT staff for an explorative and informative backstage tour. Tours typically last 30 minutes.  

Thursday, April 26, performance at 2 p.m. | Cookies and Coffee
Coffee, tea and cookies can be enjoyed before this matinee performance. Doors open at 1 p.m., the performance starts at 2 p.m. 

Sunday, April 22, performance at 2:00 p.m. | IRTea Talk & ASL/AD
This Sunday matinee post-show discussion is paired with tea and cookies and takes place immediately following the performance. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.  

Tuesday, May 1, performance at 6:30 p.m. | Happy Hour
Join the IRT for a happy hour event you won’t want to miss! Enjoy complimentary appetizers from our Happy Hour series sponsor Weber Grill. New Day Craft, Taxman Brewing Co. and St. Joseph Brewery will also be on site for patrons to sample local libations. Half-price drinks will be available throughout the performance. Make sure to come early since happy hour starts at 5:30 p.m.  Performances start at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 2, performance at 7:30 p.m.| Post-Show Discussion
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.  *Select performances only

Noises Off
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Friday, April 27, performance at 7:30 p.m. | Opening Night
Join the IRT for opening night and experience the theatre like you never have before! Immediately following this performance join cast, staff and patrons in the lobby for appetizers and a celebratory champagne toast. Afterwards, join us on stage to explore the set and connect with the artisans who bring the set to life. 

Sunday, May 6, performance at 2:00 p.m. | IRTea Talk & ASL/AD 
This Sunday matinee post-show discussion is paired with tea and cookies and takes place immediately following the performance. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.  
                 
Friday, May 11, performance at 7:30 p.m. | Post-Show Discussion 
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.  *Select performances only

Tuesday, May 15, performance at 6:30 p.m. | Happy Hour & Backstage Tour
Join the IRT for a happy hour event you won’t want to miss! Enjoy complimentary appetizers from our Happy Hour series sponsor Weber Grill.  New Day Craft, Hotel Tango, Taxman Brewing Co., TwoDEEP, and St. Joseph Brewery will also be on site for patrons to sample local libations. Half-price drinks will be available throughout the performance. Make sure to come early since happy hour starts at 5:30 p.m. Performances start at 6:30 p.m. Immediately following this performance, join IRT staff for an explorative and informative backstage tour. Tours typically last 30 minutes.  

Thursday, May 17, performance at 2 p.m. | Cookies and Coffee
Coffee, tea and cookies can be enjoyed before this matinee performance. Doors open at 1 p.m., the performance starts at 2 p.m.