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The Game’s Afoot
"A Sherlock Holmes Mystery-Comedy"

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It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when there is an attempted murder, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

Cast List:

Matt Schiller (Mr. Holmes)
Bev Raske
Kristin Cruise
Ben Mooberry
Charlie Orth
Fr. Steve Verhelst
Claudia Finsaas
Nancy Geiger
Anton Switajewski

Flaming Idiots
 

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Written by Tom Rooney
Directed by Matt Hegdahl

Carl and Phil decide that the ladder to success at the post office is missing a few rungs. They know that big money is waiting for people with entrepreneurial spirit and sound business judgement. They have lots of the spirit but little of the judgement and their new gourmet health food restaurant flounders. Zippy's, a popular cross town spot, has been crowded ever since Cy Manamalancia, a notorious mobster, was shot there and that was over twenty years ago. What if someone could get murdered in their restaurant? Flaming Idiots is a contemporary farce which takes place entirely in the restaurant kitchen and requires five doors for slamming. 

Cast List:

Phil- Gabriel Ryland
Carl- Allen Clark
Task- Nate Lundstrum
Eugene- Alex Burdorf
Ernesto- Anton Switajeski
Bernadette- Justin Brainard
Jayne- Paige Bajari
Louie- Pat Gilmore

2017-2018 Main Stage Winter Season

A Christmas Story



 

A Christmas Story- (Comedy) Ralphie only wants one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB gun. However, he is not sure he will ever make it to Christmas, between his brother Randy and the school bully Scut Farkus. Whenever he tells someone how much he wants it, he/she tells him that he will shoot his eye out and refuses to get it for him. A hilarious show that includes a department store Santa, Chinese Turkey, and even a “special award”!

 

Why Do Fools Fall in Love? The Musical


 

Why Do Fools Fall in Love?- (Musical)  Millie's getting married! And when three of her girlfriends (boy-crazy Sally, very shy Florence, and young tag along Dee Dee) throw her a bachelorette party, the girls end up sharing more than a great time - after tequila shots and Snowball sugar highs, they dive into the age old questions about love, marriage, and the overwhelming dating game. Featuring classic 1960s songs like "My Boy Lollipop," "I Will Follow Him," and "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me.”

 

Sex Please, We're Sixty


 

Sex Please, We’re Sixty- (Comedy) Mrs. Stancliffe's Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been        successful for many years. Her Guests (nearly all women) return year after year. Her next door neighbor, the elderly, silver-tongued, Bud "Bud the Stud" Davis believes they come to spend time with him in romantic liaisons. Her other neighbor and would-be suitor Henry Mitchell is a retired chemist who has developed a blue pill called "Venusia," after Venus the goddess of love, to increase the libido of menopausal women. Add to the guest list three older women: a romance novelist, a friend of Henry's who has agreed to test the Venusia: and a "Southern Belle" whose libido does not need to be increased!

 

2018 Main Stage Summer Season

Bye Bye Birdie: The Musical

Bye Bye Birdie- (Musical) When the draft selects rock star Conrad Birdie, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson, whose song Birdie was just about to record.    Albert's longtime girlfriend, Rosie, pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie will perform on television to a fan selected in a contest. The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim McAfee declared the winner, but no one has counted on the jealous wrath of her boyfriend…

 

The Three Musketeers


 

The Three Musketeers- (Dramatic Comedy) A tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes and above all, honor. The story, set in 1625, begins with d'Artagnan who sets off for Paris in search of adventure...along with Sabine, his sister, the quintessential tomboy. Sent with d'Artagnan to attend a convent school in Paris, she poses as a young man – d'Artagnan's servant – and quickly becomes entangled in her brother's adventures. Soon after reaching Paris, d'Artagnan encounters the greatest heroes of the day,   Athos, Porthos and Aramis, the famous musketeers, and he joins forces with his heroes to defend the honor of the Queen of France. In so doing, he finds himself in opposition to the most dangerous man in Europe, Cardinal Richelieu. Even more deadly is the infamous Countess de Winter, known as Milady, who will stop at nothing to revenge herself on d'Artagnan – and Sabine – for their meddlesome behavior.

 

Mothers and Sons


 

Mothers and Sons- (Drama) At turns funny and powerful, MOTHERS AND SONS portrays a woman who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son's partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and begins to see the life her son might have led.  "Eloquent, exceptionally timely and intensely resonant. A moving reflection on a changed America." —Chicago Tribune.

2017-2018 Children's Events

Charlotte's Web: The Musical

This exciting, new musical version of Charlotte's Web brings a new dimension to E.B. White's beloved classic. With music and lyrics by Charles Strouse (Annie, 'Bye, 'Bye Birdie) and book by Joseph Robinette (national award-winning children's playwright) your audiences will thrill to a musical score which includes "Eating," Wilbur the pig's humorous yet poignant song about growing up; "Who Says We Can't Be Friends," an enchanting duet between Wilbur and his new-found companion Charlotte; "Welcome to the Zuckerman Barn," featuring all the story's unforgettable animals in a hand-clapping, toe-tapping hoe-down; and "Summer," a haunting, nostalgic chorus number which evokes a time and place from everyone's childhood. This joyous musical offers your audiences a very special experience.

 

 


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