It’s that time of the year again… time to tell you about our awesome line up in 2018! This year is going to be especially exciting because all of our theater productions, except for April’s Good People, are going to be written by local authors! We are very honored to start the year with the world premier of the play by Keith Kessler based on Hal Holbrook’s children’s book, The King Who Wanted a Whale.
Check out the descriptions of our 2018 line up:
March 2018: The King Who Wanted a Whale. Author Hal Holbrook, Screenplay by Keith Kessler. The King wants a whale to live in the moat around the castle. Can his Royal Servants get him one? The Messenger Boy has an idea.
April 2018: Good People. Author David Lindsey-Abaire. Director Eliza Roaring Springs. Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start.
May 2018: Reflections. Director Peg Major. Just in time for Mother’s Day, Reflections is a musically amusing and heartfelt look at relationships between mother and daughter. The show features several local Mother/Daughter duos and two Grandmother/mother/daughter trios.
June 2018: First Impressions. Authors David Work & Jim Curtiss. Director Marian Dempsey. Imagine if the only way you could communicate with the world was through lines or lyrics from plays and musicals. That is exactly the case with Darrell, a once promising actor.
July 2018: Waiting for Buster. Author Lance Troxel. When a Hollywood producer announces Buster Keaton is coming to Cottage Grove that very night to scout his next film, the town erupts with excitement and anticipation. A cast of local characters jockeys to be first in impressing the huge movie star while Francis Jones, the pianist for the only movie house, must decide to stay where people love and need her or leave for a promising but uncertain future.
September 2018: Creative Chaos. Director Carmen Dowell. Our intrepid cast is going to the Big Top!
October 2018: Halloween Mashup. Multiple authors/directors. Since the theater’s founding, the mashups—combining two pop-culture juggernauts into a single show—have been our most beloved and hilarious productions.
And of course, you can catch our favorite children’s theater productions by Storybook Theatre of Cottage Grove in May and November, along with the Musical Theater Summer Intensive in August.
Don’t worry… we haven’t forgotten our 2018 Trashion Show, or our music programs like Got Rhythm! which of course will just get bigger and better!
Stay tuned for news about our new Season Ticket program!
Download 2018 Season Brochure