MAIN STAGE SHOWTIMES
Wednesday at 2:00 pm
Thursday at 2:00 pm
Friday at 7:30 pm
Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sunday at 2:00 pm
Some exceptions may apply.
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Main Stage 2017 Season Announcement
Main Stage shows are on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
and on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $31 for adults, $19.50 for Students, or $12 Student Rush
Tickets to our 2017 shows will be on sale to the general public on January 1, 2017. Season Tickets will be available for purchase very soon!
April 20 – May 14, 2017
By Sean Grennan
This brand new comedy follows one typical American family over the course of thirty years’ worth of holidays. Starting in 1980, Ruthie and Bill’s grown children — a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former football star — all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. As time passes, the family discovers that, despite what we may have in mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations. Rated PG.
June 8 – July 2, 2017
By Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The hit rock n’ roll musical inspired by the electrifying true story of an actual Sun Records recording session with stars Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. This musical includes hits of the era: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “I Walk the Line,” “Long Tall Sally,” and “Great Balls of Fire!” Rated PG.
August 3 – August 27, 2017
Book and Lyrics by Fred Alley; Music by James Kaplan; Conceived and Researched by Fred Alley and Frederick Heide
A charming slice of Midwest life with Lloyd and Marvin, two buddies who spend the day in their ice fishing shanty sharing stories and laughs! As a musical, you can expect hilarious songs like “The Wishing Hole,” “Ode to a Snowmobile Suit,” “Fish is the Miracle Food” and “The One That Got Away.” Guys on Ice has been performed all across the country to sell-out crowds. Rated PG.
September 7 – October 1, 2017
Music by Tom Snow; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford; Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie; Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford; Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren isn’t prepared for a local ban on dancing. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar-nominated, top 40 score and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, while guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. Rated PG.
October 12 – November 12, 2017
Written by Greta Grosch; Music by Dennis Curley; Lyrics by Dennis Curley, Greta Grosch; Additional Material by Graydon Royce; Inspired by the books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson including the best-seller Growing Up Lutheran.
This latest addition to the Church Basement Ladies series, Rise Up, O Men, is a brand new musical comedy introducing the men of the church right alongside your favorite ladies from the basement. As these hard-working farmers discuss “man stuff,” they unintentionally disrupt the order of the kitchen. But that’s what happens when you let the rooster in the hen house. Will you have fun? You betcha!
November 16 – December 17, 2017
By Patrick Barlow
This brand-new, thrilling adaptation of Dickens’s classic comes from the author of the Broadway and West End hit, The 39 Steps. A truly original retelling of the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly visitors brought to life by a small, imaginative cast. It’s the spirit of the Christmas season in a way you’ve NEVER seen it before. Witness Scrooge’s transformation from a stingy miser to a man who generously celebrates the spirit of the season all year long in this highly theatrical adaptation. Rated G.
STUDIO ON THE MAIN STAGE
Starring Marquetta Senters
October 5 - 8, 2017
Shirley Valentine is a housewife who amuses herself by wisecracking to her kitchen wall and thinking about what could have been. Will she finally gather enough courage to follow her dream to drink a glass of wine in a country where the grape is grown? Can she let go of her fears to discover the untapped potential that lies within all of us?
Theatre for Young Audiences
Shows are on Saturdays and select weekday matinees.
Tickets: $10 per person
April 29 – May 13, 2017
Adapted by James E Grote; Music by George Howe; Lyrics by George Howe and James E Grote; Adapted from the book by Doreen Cronin, Illustrations by Betsy Lewin.
When the cows find an old typewriter in the barn they get an idea: type up their complaints and send them to the farmer (who doesn't seem to speak Cow, Chicken, or Duck). And if he doesn't comply, the animals will go on strike! Don't miss this hilarious musical adaptation of a favorite children's book brought to life.
June 17 – July 1, 2017
By Gene Mackey; Original Music by Molly Jessup; Based on the classic Norwegian folk tale.
Based on the original Norwegian folktale, this delightful and funny musical reminds us that with a little understanding and an acceptance of who you are and what you have to offer, anything is possible - no matter your size!
September 16 – September 30, 2017
Adapted by David Wood from the book by Roald Dahl.
The classic children’s novel by imaginative author Roald Dahl comes to life on stage in this new retelling of the incredible story of one boy’s adventure with some unlikely traveling companions inside a giant piece of fruit!
November 25 – December 16, 2017
By Allison Gregory; Adapted from the book series by Barbara Park.
Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. It is okay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook...or is she? Join in on the fun with America’s favorite kindergartener!