Cover Photo: Ron Branan, left, and Ralph Thomas perform in The Sunshine Boys at the Main Street Theater in Belton. Photo by Main Street Theater.
Stage News From Main Street Belton
Over 100 years ago, Belton residents performed on the only stage in town, at City Hall. Recitals, school plays, visiting troupes all performed there. Over the years, the stage was covered, and offices were placed there. In 2018, residents Rob and Pam Powell earned the right to uncover the stage and restore her to her original glory. Today local artists perform on stage at Main Street Theater.
The front of the historic building is home to the Belton Historical Society and the rear portion of the building houses the theater. Main Street Theater produces quarterly plays and enjoys a good reputation as a community theater.
Featuring local actors and production crew, the theater provides a much-needed theatrical outlet in suburban Kansas City.
The spring production, opening weekends March 6th through the 22nd is Neil Simon’s hilarious The Sunshine Boys. Al and Willie as “Lewis and Clark” were top-billed vaudevillians for over forty years. Now they aren’t even speaking. When CBS requests them for a “History of Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs. “It’s ham on wry…” ~ New York Post
The theater is located at 510 Main Street, Belton, easily accessible by I-49 or Holmes Road from Martin City. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm. Ticket prices range from $12 for groups to $17 for adults. Because of limited seating, it is suggested you call 816-406-9422 to reserve a seat. Please visit their website: www.MainStreetTheaterBelton.com for more information.