Welcome to the Missouri Theater  Home Page

(St Joseph, Mo - NOT Columbia, Mo)

Here are some Technical Specifications:  here

The Missouri Theater is owned by the City Of St Joseph, and is rented to  arts organizations as their main performance venue. 

The St. Joseph Symphony, The Performing Arts Association and Robidoux Resident Theatre present the majority of their seasons in the Missouri Theater. In addition, the American BarberBoys, the St. Joseph Community Chorus, the St. Joseph Show Chorus of Sweet Adelines, and CAP (Creative Arts Productions) have regular presentations in the theater.  All are members of the Allied Arts Council. The theater can also be rented by others. Contact Kathy Brock of the Parks, Recreation and Civic Facilities department at 816-271-4628.

The Theater underwent a $1,900,000 renovation in 2002, reopening in March.  Below are some photos of the renovations and some of the technical information. 

Here are some Technical Specifications:  here

A Few OLD pix here - NEW ones below - keep scrolling!

A Few New Pix here

Vintage cars lined up outside the St. Joseph Mo Missouri Theater for its grand re-opening March 19, 2002

 

Close-up of lobby as it adjoins theater proper Detail of the  frieze around the sides represent sacrificial rams kneeling before the tree of mystery

Close-up of the "canopy" - made of plaster

New expensive LED lighting allows a multitude of colors in the house

 

Links to Allied Arts Council 2002/2002 renovation pages here -  photos of the renovations in progress

 

Links to old newspaper clippings on the city website HERE.

 

Waylande Gregory designed and created all the sculptural work in the theater in 1926 and 1927.

Here is what Waylande Gregory promised in advance of the construction of his works. Did he deliver? I think so!

Links to Waylande Gregory Pages:

Most recent with Mo Theater etc    Pages presented by Bianca Brown, de-facto curator of Waylande Gregory legend

Link to Friends page that Josh put up is here

There is another Missouri Theatre built by the Boller Brothers in Columbia, Mo the year after ours was constructed.

(It's nice...but not as nice as the original Missouri Theater, above.)

Here are some great links to pages about the Boller Brothers, and other great historic theaters.

    Boller Brothers

    Historic Theaters

  Waylande Gregory also wrote at least one piece of sheet music The Kitty Wobble  - I did not know that!