2016 Season

List of Playbills

It's a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play

It's a Wonderful Life

Synopsis: 

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

Sorry - there will be no public auditions for this production.


Directed By: 
Margaret Britton

Show Dates: 
November 11 - 12, 7:30 pm
November 13, 2:00 pm
November 14 - 17, 7:30 pm

A Delicate Balance

A Delicate Balance

Synopsis: 

The uneasy existence of upper-middle-class suburbanites Agnes and Tobias and their permanent houseguest, Agnes' witty alcoholic sister Claire, is disrupted by the sudden appearance of lifelong family friends Harry and Edna, fellow empty nesters with free-floating anxiety, who ask to stay with them to escape an unnamed terror. They soon are followed by Agnes and Tobias' bitter 36-year-old daughter Julia, who returns home following the collapse of her fourth marriage.


Directed By: 
Kimberly Ross

Show Dates: 
February 26 & 27, 2016, 7:30pm
February 28, 2016, 2:00pm
March 3, 4, 5, 2016, 7:30pm
March 6, 2016, 2:00pm

Edges

Edges

Synopsis: 

Edges is a song cycle about four burgeoning adults asking classic coming-of-age questions. Written by Tony nominated Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dogfight, James And The Giant Peach) in their sophomore year at the University of Michigan, this charming, witty and honest examination of adulthood explores what happens when we are teetering on the edges of our lives. The songs cover such universal issues as love, commitment, identity, and meaning. Characters deal with confronting emotions, escaping expectations, and deciphering complicated relationships.

 

 Director Shawn Starr says Edges offers the audience a look into various situations and stages of life that relate to most people.  The cast is made up by four very talented actors: Wayne Blum of Westfield, Jill Brown of Le Mars, Megan Connor of Le Mars, and David Young of Sioux City. Joining a talented cast is first-time music director, Levi Rowe and accompanist, Amy Linder. Starr says he is excited to be working with such a talented group of people, and he is also thankful to be working with Kimberly Ross as producer.  


Directed By: 
Shawn Starr

Show Dates: 
June 9, 10, & 11, 2016 - 7:30pm
June 12, 2016 - 2:00pm
June 16, 17, 18, 2016 - 7:30pm
June 19, 2016 - 2:00pm

Dixie Swim Club

The Dixie Swim Club
The Dixie Swim Club

Synopsis: 

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. Sheree, the spunky team captain, desperately tries to maintain her organized and "perfect" life, and continues to be the group's leader. Dinah, the wisecracking overachiever, is a career dynamo. But her victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life. Lexie, pampered and outspoken, is determined to hold on to her looks and youth as long as possible. She enjoys being married—over and over and over again. The self-deprecating and acerbic Vernadette, acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos. And sweet, eager-to-please Jeri Neal experiences a late entry into motherhood that takes them all by surprise. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of "teamwork," rally 'round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. The Dixie Swim Club is the story of these five unforgettable women—a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever…


Directed By: 
Audrey Scholten

Show Dates: 
September 16 - 17, 19 - 22, 7:30pm
September 18, 2:00pm