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About Us

The PB& J Theatre Co. is a for-profit theatre organization designed to bring acting classes and small scale productions to the historic Grandin Village and beyond. Located inside The Roanoke Ballet Theatre, we strive to bring new opportunities for young and not as young, that educate, challenge and inspire. The PB&J Theatre  Co. is a place where all are welcome to unleash their curiosity and imagination.


Pat Wilhelms

Director and Teaching Artist

Pat Wilhelms is excited to helm the newly created PB&J Theatre Co. Prior to that she founded and served as Artistic Director of Roanoke Children’s Theatre from 2008-2020.

And prior to that she worked at Mill Mountain Theatre as Director of Education and Resident Director for 10 years.  At RCT, Pat taught theatre classes and directed 42 productions. Her favorites are Madeleine's Christmas, Shrek, Cat In The Hat, Seussical, Annie and Matilda. Pat’s theatre education includes a BFA from Daemen College. and she attended Penn State for her MFA. Acting and directing credits include  residencies with GEVA, Theatre of Youth Co, Idaho Rep, Melic and Mime and Mill Mountain Theatre where she performed among others, a one woman show called: At What Cost, The Story of Marie Curie. Pat is now excited to bring the art and craft of theatre to the Grandin Village at The Roanoke Ballet Theatre.

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