Out of the Shadows Theater

Based in Coeur d’Alene, Out of the Shadows Theater knows their community is committed to providing integrated, accessible environments for people with disabilities and their families to participate in education, employment, and culture as independent citizens.

The team of professional actors, directors, costumers, set designers and builders, stage managers, musical directors, lighting and sound designers, and props-people work together with adults with disabilities to put on beautiful performances. Performance art is for everybody!

By utilizing “shadow actors,” who accompany the actor throughout rehearsals and performances offering support, prompting and encouragement, a group of inexperienced actors can become a theater company and pull together a production in magic fashion. Performed in a 400 seat theater, these productions are of the highest quality.

Their next production is Bye Bye Birdie. This musical is about a rock singer who travels to a small town for his “farewell” performance before he is drafted. Auditions are on August 17th at 6 pm at Lake City Center, 1916 North Lakewood Drive in Coeur d’Alene. 

Rehearsals will be August 23 through October 21 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Then all will be ready for Opening Night, October 29th at the Kroc Center in CDA. 

For the audition, actors will be asked to sing one of the following songs: Wells Fargo Wagon, We Love You Conrad, Do Re Mi, or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. You may be asked to speak some lines from the play. Support is always offered. 

Theater builds confidence, commitment and team work. Check out the website and anyone can sign up to be a volunteer, actor or shadow actor, set builder, costume assistant and more! Visit their website to sign up: