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Upcoming Events

2017-2018 SEASON

The Butler Did It

Comedy/Thriller
Performances: November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 2017
Showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays: 7:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. for Sunday matinees
Tickets: $15 for adults / $13 for seniors and students

Our second regular show of the 2017-2018 season!
Directed by Patrick Crawford

CAST:
Raymond Butler (also Robert) – Roger Doerr
Aldo, The Butler (also Michael) – Jake Elting
Angela Butler (also Natalie) – Sue Medsker-Nedderman
Victoria Butler (also Claudia) – Brooke Pauley
Anthony J. Lefcourt – Larry Sanders
Detective Mumford (also Sam) – Jesse Nielsen

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.

Due to some mild adult language and subject matter, this show is not appropriate for children.

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

Musical
Performances: February 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 2018
Showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays: 7:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. for Sunday matinees
Tickets: $18 for adults / $16 for seniors and students

Our third show of the 2017-2018 season!
Directed by Berice Rosenberg

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

Comedy/Drama
Performances: April 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 2018
Showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays: 7:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. for Sunday matinees
Tickets: $15 for adults / $13 for seniors and students

Our final show of the 2017-2018 season.
Directed by Chuck Rosenberg

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

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