Dinner Theatre
Show Times: Thursday – Saturday Dinner Theatre - July 28-30 at 6:30 PM Sunday, July 31 (show only) at 3:00 PM Ticket Prices for Dinner Theatre are $30 and Sunday Matinee $15/adults; $5/children and students with an ID

Directed by Sherry Hamilton
Produced by Christine Britton and Lynn Jaeger

Location: Church of St. Therese

By Tim Clue and Spike Manton

"Leaving Iowa” shines a bright, comedic light on that nostalgic era when station wagons and family vacations were inseparable partners. It is the story of a middle-aged writer who returns home to Winterset, Iowa to search for the perfect spot to scatter his father's ashes. Along the way, he reconciles his relationship with his father, while reliving the classic road trips he spent traveling with the family as a young boy in Iowa." This comedy features fun vignettes of the people who influenced the lives of this family. This show is full of humor and will keep your feet tapping to some great musical numbers. Suitable for the entire family! “Leaving Iowa” will be produced at The Church of St. Therese.

Leaving Iowa
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Community Theater

Show Times: Friday-Saturday, April 15 and 16 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, April 17 at 3:00 PM

Directed by Christine Britton

Location: Lighthouse Worship Center

Mermaid princess Ariel is fascinated by the world and lives of people on dry land, and longs to someday join them, though her father, King Triton forbids contact. When she falls in love with human Prince Eric from afar, she makes a deal with her father’s sister and enemy Ursula: she is temporarily transformed into a human and may remain so if she wins the kiss of true love from her prince within three days. The dangerous mission leads to a showdown between good and evil forces which only love can remedy.


Show Times: November 10-12 at 8:00 PM November 13 at 3:00 PM Ticket Prices: $15/adults and $5/children and all students with ID

Book by Michael Stewart, Lyrics by Lee Adams, and Music by Charles Strouse

Directed by Christine Britton Produced by and Pamela Thompson and TBA

Location: Mathews High School

This Tony Award winning musical has spawned a London production and several major revivals, a sequel, a 1963 film and a 1995 television production. This musical is pure entertainment for the entire family. “Bye Bye Birdie” is one of the most captivating musical shows of our time. It tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. The singer, Conrad Birdie, an Elvis Presley type, has a pompadour and thick sideburns; he wears gaudy gold costumes and speaks in a rugged voice. Albert Peterson, his agent, is a very pleasant mild mannered young man. Albert’s faithful secretary Rose Alvarez keeps him and Birdie moving forward in the world. Rosie concocts one final national publicity plan before Conrad’s induction. Conrad will bid a typical American teen-age girl goodbye with an all-American kiss. Kim MacAfee in Sweet Apple, Ohio wins the honor. All of the phones in her town are already busy during The Telephone Hour as Kim has just been pinned to Hugo, a local boy. She is a pretty girl of fifteen and sings with spring like ardor , as she pulls on the plaid woolen socks and the baggy colored sweater considered stylish and popular among young ladies. The arrival of Birdie in Sweet Apple causes people of all ages to swoon. Birdie says that his success is due to the fact that he is Honestly Sincere when he sings, and the quiet little town goes into a spin. The MacAfee household is completely upset by the visiting celebrity. It is decided that Birdie will give his One Last Kiss on the Ed Sullivan show. Kim’s father who laments the whole uproar, tries to break into the act and behaves like a ham on the TV show. Hymn for a Sunday Evening is a salute to the greater glory of Ed Sullivan. Birdie becomes disgusted with his life and goes out on the town with the teenagers. He feels tense with Albert and is tired of being supervised. The parents of Sweet Apple cannot understand the new generation and express this in the hit number Kids. Rosie, still waiting for that band of gold from Albert after eight years, Kim is reunited with Hugo, and Rose with Albert. “Bye Bye Birdie” is a satire done with the fondest affection. It gives an insight into the everyday life that is very much part of us all. It is the tops in imagination and frivolity; a show that will be enjoyed by the cast as much as the audience.

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