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Upcoming Events

HCT Kids (not part of the regular season)

Our preferred method of payment for all HCT Kids performances is cash (or check) to avoid the transaction fees associated with credit/debit card payment. All adult tickets are $12 each and children 12 and under are $7 each.
Please note that there is no reserved seating and doors open one hour before the performance.

Summer on the Stage at Hastings Community Theatre


‘Into the Woods JR’

Directed by Corey VomWeg & Jon Marquez


Cast List:

Baker: Garrett Engle
Baker’s Wife: Faith Louden
Narrator: Michael Nissen
Cinderella: Cadence Gammill
Cinderella’s Mother: Hannah Gammill
Cinderella’s Stepmother: Sanie Davis
Cinderella’s Father: Kael Nissen
Florinda: Atley Van Emmerik
Lucinda: Emily Martinez
Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf: Jordan Schropp
Jack: Jaden Nienhueser
Jack’s Mother: Rami Hinrichs
Milky-White: Abbie Faris
Witch: Taylor Bartos
Little Red Riding Hood: Olivia Peshek
Granny: Claire Johnson
Mysterious Man: Anderson Rodgers
Rapunzel: Courtney Beave
Rapunzel’s Prince: Ben Anderson
Steward: Erika Nielsen

Performances are June 29, 30, July 1. These performances are not part of the regular season, so Season Ticket holders who wish to attend will need to purchase tickets.

Questions?  Call Donna Hastings 402-984-1867


HCT After Dark 2017: ‘Heathers: The Musical’


Performance Dates: July 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

Directed by Ruth and Erik Nielsen

After a successful run of our first ever ‘HCT After Dark’ production of ‘Evil Dead: The Musical’, ‘HCT After Dark’ returns for a second year! This summer we will be producing “Heathers the Musical”.

Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and bow down before her…but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

‘Heathers the Musical’ Cast List:
Veronica Sawyer – Savannah Santos
Jason “J.D.” Dean – Nathanael Sass
Heather Chandler – Carly Cremers
Heather McNemara – Carissa Bruner
Heather Duke – Ashley Caudill
Martha Dunstock – Olivia Loetterle
Ram Sweeney – TBD
Kurt Kelly – Joey Murphy
Ram’s Dad / Principal Gowan – Corey VomWeg
Ms. Fleming – Morwenna Limper
Veronica’s Mom – Shelly Bishop
Kurt’s Dad / Big Bud Dean / Coach – Greg Sallans
Veronica’s Dad – TBD
Geek – TBD
Preppy Stud – TBA
Dork – TBD
New Wave Girl – TBA
Stoner Chick – Sarah K Jarmer
Preppy Girl – Julia Loy
Girl – Katherine Strickland
*TBA – Waiting on an acceptance
*TBD – Role not filled


2017-2018 Season


Performances: September 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 17 2017
Our first regular show of the 2017-2018 season!
Directed by Corey VomWeg

Nunsense follows the crazy antics of five nuns from the Little Sisters of Hoboken convent. When their cook accidentally serves up some tainted soup, 52 of the sisters are poisoned and die, leaving only five living nuns who were not at home the day of the toxic meal. When the convent’s first in charge, Reverend Mother Regina, splurges on a big screen TV, the sisters find themselves strapped for cash, as they still have four dead nuns to bury (whose bodies are being stored in the kitchen freezer!). The nuns decide to put on a benefit performance in order to raise the rest of the money before the health department discovers their secret.

The Butler Did It

Performances: Nov. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 2017
Our second regular show of the 2017-2018 season!
Directed by Patrick Crawford

The scene is the set where Anthony J. Lefcourt, writer and director, is rehearsing his new play, a “classic whodunit” (in which all the characters are named Butler) with which he hopes to regain the success that has eluded him in recent seasons. Desperately eager to stimulate his cast to their best efforts, he has deliberately withheld the final scene of the play from them, but his patience is worn thin by the petty jealousies and romantic rivalries that detract from their concentration. In an effort to spur them on he “stages” the murder of one of the actresses, after which the plot begins to twist and turn with such dazzling ingenuity-and hilarity-that soon actors and audience alike have lost track of what is real and what is make-believe-until a surprise ending sets matters straight in a most bizarre and ironic way.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (not part of the regular season)

Performances: Dec. 14, 15, 16, 17 2017
A Special show for the Christmas Season
Directed by Donna Hastings

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

The Producers

Performances: Feb. 16, 17, 18, 23,24,25 2018
Our third show of the 2017-2018 season!
Directed by Berice Rosenburg

A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive “Springtime for Hitler”), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.

Steel Magnolias

Performances: April 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 2018
Our final show of the 2017-2018 season.
Directed by Chuck Rosenburg

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength-and love-which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

Theatre Location:
515 S 4th Ave, Hastings, NE 68901 / 402-463-1500

If using GPS to find the theatre, we suggest that you GPS The Children’s Ark located in Good Samaritan Village, and follow the signs from there to the theatre.

Mailing Address:
PO BOX 922, Hastings, NE 68902