Joanie Elmore is delighted to be on staff at Theater Bartlesville, in the role of Managing Director. Joanie comes to Theater Bartlesville with a long list of credits to her theatrical experience.
At age 18, Joanie played her first major theatrical and vocal role as “Lizzie” in 110 in the Shade. She studied Vocal Music Education at Oral Roberts University and appeared in 75 T.V. Shows as an ORU World Action Singer. In Bartlesville, on the BCC Stage, she appeared twice in the leading role of “Grace” in Annie, once in 1984 and then reprised the role 14 years later. She played “Grown up Wendy” in Peter Pan and the leading role of “Lily” in Take Me Along, on the BCC stage. While employed as the Executive Director of the Allied Arts and Humanities Council, Joanie also produced the City of Legends Centennial Musical, directed by Nick Sweet, for the BCC stage. A veteran of Theater Bartlesville, Joanie served 6 consecutive years on the Board of Directors and was the Executive Director for 2 years. Joanie’s credits at Theater Bartlesville include Steel Magnolias, Odd Couple-Female Version, Moon Over Buffalo, Daddy’s Dying’: Who’s Got the Will?, Cheatin’, Whose Wives Are They Anyway? Five Tellers Dancing in the Rain, Kitchen Witches, Barefoot in the Park, and Little Shop of Horrors. She had the pleasure of playing a major role in Dan Gordon’s Kingdoms of Democracy and recently brought the character of “Alvina” to life, in the Bartlesville premier of Eddie Lee, Eddie Lee, written and directed by Joe Sears. Joanie played the well-known, serious role of “Mrs. Webb” last spring in the beloved Our Town and the hilarious role of “Mrs. Clackett”, in the wildly comedic, slapstick, farce called Noises Off!
Excited about the future, Joanie hopes to be able to balance the duties of Managing Director while still finding time to perform on-stage again!