We are keeping the Ritz alive by transforming it into a Performing Arts Showcase for the community of Shawnee Oklahoma.
Live Theater! Live Music !
From it's satchet in Vaudville, to films, now, back to live theater performances! Whether it was named The Cosy back in 1912 or the Ritz as it is today. This building has more than a hundred years of history.
Whether the strains of live music are wafting from the auditorium, or the laughter and sobs of live drama, the key word is live. We are trying to bring life back to our community theater. Please help us do so.
Some say the Ritz is haunted. We are not so sure about that, but no doubt The Ritz attracts it's fair share of investagors. If you have an investigative team you are welcome to come check it out for yourself. Contact us today!
The Riz is our Hub
The Revitalization of Downtown Shawnee is Our Goal!
We are working to build and revive our community. Starting with saving our historic theater for future generations, we want The Ritz to be a showcase of live theater. Creative Magic Productions and Children's Theater now calls The RItz home and is devoted to bringing live, children's productions to this downtown venue. However, the streets of Shawnee are so rich in history that we want the Ritz to be just a start of what we hope to bring back to downtown.
Be involved in your community.
Come down to The Ritz to see a show, give your time to help produce one, or help do maintinance on the building. We need people and funds to once again bring this wonderful building to life. Our 501c(3) status make all monetary donations tax deductable.
We have recently had a change of board members and we are excited about what new individuals can bring to the table! Look lower on this page for the complete list of board members. Do you want to join our team?
For many of the people of Shawnee the Ritz is more than an old building. It is the first date, first movie, first kiss- memories that make you smile and that are attached to the Ritz.
Don't you want some great memories to carry on?