It doesn't take driving to a big city to see quality, live entertainment.

Crescent City and Brookings both boast live community theater productions year-round.

andquot;Everybody loves theater,andquot; said Joan Buhler, a board member with Crescent City's Lighthouse Repertory Theater.

She said all it takes to put a production on is a few people full of enthusiasm, who will then hopefully entice others to join.

andquot;We've got a bit of ego, (but) you have to have a bit to be onstage,andquot; she said.

Chetco Pelican Players board member Susan Brickley said you can find a smaller, more intimate theater in Brookings.

andquot;It only sits 83 people, so you're close to the performers,andquot; she said.

Brickley said the theater group tries to ensure the audience knows andquot;we enjoy what we're doing.andquot;