Arts Scene Finds Renewed Life Across Region

Fox Theatre MoviesThe budding visual and theatre arts scene in Lewis County has plenty to offer, from stage shows to movies at local landmarks, bringing families yet another entertainment option.

Lewis County’s oldest established community theater, the Evergreen Playhouse, offers a variety of plays throughout the year. Casts are comprised of community members from theatre students to people who simply love getting involved. Its most recent production as of April was “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

For more on the Evergreen Playhouse, visit their Facebook page at

The stage in Lewis County doesn’t only hold a spotlight for theatre. Dance is a major component of the local arts scene.

The Southwest Washington Dance Center provides three major events throughout the year: Dance Festival Northwest, which is held in March; the all-school dance performance “Spring Into Summer,” which takes place June 18 and 20; and the annual Nutcracker Ballet, showing to the public December 18-20 this year at Corbet Theatre.

For more information about their offerings, call 748-4789 or visit

Finally, audiences can visit two local gems at which they can enjoy the visual arts on the silver screen: the Fox Theatre in Centralia and the Roxy in Morton.

Movies have made a comeback at the Fox Theatre, with the Fox Theatre Film Series having been successful in 2014 — which led to two movies being shown per month at the downtown Centralia landmark. Movies in this year’s lineup include Rebel Without a Cause, Jaws, Superman and more. For more information, visit

The Roxy in Morton hosts movies also, but opens its stage to live theatre and concerts too. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Junior promises to be a major hit at the Roxy, taking place May 8 and 15 at 7 p.m., and May 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. Visit for all the details.


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