"Our mission is to cultivate the arts in Coos County"
Mailing Address PO Box 404 North Bend, OR 97459
Aymée Pedder was too young to remember her first on-stage appearance. Like many children, her first theatrical opportunities came from church Christmas and Easter pageants. She was bit by the acting bug and in 1992 began regularly participating in plays and musicals. Her first show at the Liberty was Cinderella in April of 2015 and she is looking forward to future seasons with Little Theatre on the Bay. Serving on the Board as Lobby Manager Aymée coordinates volunteers to assist theatre patrons during live performances. If you are interested in volunteering send an email to the address above that includes your name and phone number; there's a place for everyone at the Liberty.
Beverly Rice-Community Business Representative
As a business owner in North Bend for the last 34 years as well as a parent and grandparent, I realize the significant place that the Liberty Theatre and Little Theatre on the Bay holds in our community. As our schools reduce the Theater Arts department our community theater organizations must step in and fill the void. LTOB is filling that void with open audition for musical productions, plays such as Charlotte’s Web and the all-inclusive summer and Christmas Opry.
I support the restoration of the Liberty Theatre in order that these activities can continue for the next 100 years. The restoration of the theater and with strong community support LTOB will be
Mike feels that the Liberty Theatre has always been an architectural focal point of North Bend's main street, a statement that says arts and cultural have arrived and remain an integral part of the community. As a member of the Egyptian Theatre Restoration Steering Committee, he recognized the need and enthusiasm for keeping one of our oldest institutions at the heart of downtown, as is the case for The Liberty. Restored, the Liberty Theatre will represent the continued support for the performing arts by the people of the area.
A retired Health and Home Economics Teacher from North Bend High School, Jeanne and her sewing talents grace our Costume Department. “As a second-grader in 1991, my son Alex was cast in The Music Man. I made his knickers and shirt, and was so intrigued that I have been involved in costuming ever since.” She loves working with actors, designs and fabrics; and has fun making costumes with accurate historical details. Jeannes's most challenging costume ever was the “transformation” dress for the musical, Cinderella. She remembers, “While wearing it , Cinderella transformed from rags to a ball gown right in front of the audience’s eyes. Magic really does exist!”
able to develop a Children’s Theater workshops and to continue to be the center of theater arts in Oregon’s Bay Area. And let us not forget the restoration and preservation of this historic building draws more tourists to stop and enjoy all that downtown North Bend has to offer.
Mike Vaughan-Project Manager
Mike has been a licensed Oregon contractor since the 1980's and received a Landscape Architecture degree in 1992 from the University of Oregon. He has worked with local architectural firms Crow/Clay Architecture & Engineering, HGE Architecture & Engineering, and McSwIn/Woods. Mike is currently on the Coos Bay City Council and is also serving on the Steering Committee for the Egyptian Theatre Restoration as well as being the Project Manager for the Coos History Museum Landscape Design and Construction.
Jeanne Woods-Restoration Committee Chairperson
Jeanne Woods is in charge of the Costume Department, as well as the Liberty Restoration Committee Chair. As a retired teacher, she has time to donate to help restore the Liberty. She helps focus the committee on architectural plans, grant opportunities, fund raising, and bringing people together with the necessary skills to help renovate the Liberty Theatre. Jeanne is happy with the wonderful support from our community as well as the city of North Bend for this two to three-year project. She is excited to be part of the effort for The Liberty.
Josie recalls. Some day she'd like to direct Sister Act.
In the next five years, Josie envisions the Restoration Committee finished with its job. “I see our Liberty completely restored and the jewel of downtown North Bend,” she predicts. She anticipates seasons thriving and membership growing.
Josie Reid has been a member of Little Theatre on the Bay since 1977. She is responsible for the Liberty Theatre Facebook page. In the past thirty-eight years Josie has acted, directed, costumed, designed and built sets, served on the Board of Directors, and is knowledgeable about LTOB's history and traditions.Josie is a retired public school teacher, professional artist and soloist. She has performed in many LTOB productions, including major rolls in Pirates of Penzance, The Micado, The Music Man, and Cabaret. Most recently she played the wicked step-mother in the musical, Cinderella. Her favorite LTOB show was Little Shop of Horrors. “I built the set and made Audrey II,”
Shirley Kintner-Event Coordinator
Shirley and her husband, Dr. Jon Kintner, moved to North Bend in 1989. Looking for a family friendly activity for their young and growing family, she became active in The Little Ole Opry. The children could sit on stage while their mother performed in the summer shows. In 2006, Shirley became Director of Christmas Opry, and in 2009 started directing the summer shows. October 2014, Shirley joined the LTOB Board as the Public Relations Director. Shirley became active in the restoration of The Liberty Theatre and is now on the Restoration Committee. She would love to see the theatre restored to its original beauty for her children and grandchildren. Her daughter Hannah, started performing at
Phase I, 2015
Exterior Façade Repair and Restoration
Phase II, 2016-17
ADA Restrooms and New Seats
Phase III, 2017-18
Upgrade Lobby and Concession Area
Phase IV, 2018-19
New Air Flow System and Set Construction area
Phase V, 2019-20
Lighting and Sound Upgrades
Phase VI, 2021-22
Expansion-rehearsal space and new dressing rooms
Phase VII, 2022-23
Historic Preservation with rooftop domes and neon sign
The Liberty Theatre needs your donation! Please click the button above to donate to the restoration of this beautiful theater.
Your donations are tax deductible
Supported by the
Oregon Cultural Trust
Your donations help us in every phase and are tax deductible.
Make your check payable to:
Little Theatre on the Bay, (building fund)
P.O. Box 404
North Bend, OR 97459
age 3 and has been a regular on the Little Ole Opry stage. Shirley’s two year old grand daughter made her debut at Christmas Opry this year, as a dancer. Shirley encourages the community to get involved with The Liberty Theatre. “We are coming upon 100 years of The Liberty Theatre, be a part of history and prepare our future generations for the next glorious 100 years.”
Physical Address 1200 Sherman Avenue North Bend, OR 97459 541-756-4336 or Toll Free 877-756-4336