Playhouse Theatre Company

Macklanburg Playhouse, 100 Willis Ave, Columbia, MO 65201


Disney's Beauty and the Beast in Concert 

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton

Beauty and the Beast is a musical based on the 1991 Disney animated film of the same name. It tells the enchanting story of Belle, a young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's exterior to recognize the kind heart and soul within. The musical features songs by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice, and it explores themes of love, acceptance, and inner beauty.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

11 a.m. Sept. 26 | 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 26, 27, 28 | 2 p.m. Sept. 29 


Clue: On Stage  

By Sandy Rustin and adapted from the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn
Additional materials by Hunter Foster and Eric Price
Original music composed by Michael Holland

Clue is a comedic play based on the popular board game and the 1985 film of the same name. Set in a mysterious mansion, the story follows six guests who are invited to a dinner party where their host, Mr. Boddy, is murdered. With the help of the butler, Wadsworth, the guests must unravel the identity of the killer before more murders occur. The play is filled with rapid-fire dialogue, physical comedy, and surprising twists, making for a hilarious and engaging whodunit.

11 a.m. Oct. 31 | 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 2 | 2 p.m. Nov. 3 


The Wizard of Oz 

By L. Frank Baum 
With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg                     

The Wizard of Oz is a beloved musical based on L. Frank Baum's classic children's novel and the iconic 1939 film. It follows the journey of Dorothy, a young girl from Kansas, who is swept away by a tornado to the magical land of Oz. Accompanied by her dog Toto and new friends-the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion-Dorothy travels to see the Wizard of Oz in hopes of returning home. Along the way, they face challenges from the Wicked Witch of the West and discover the true meaning of courage, heart, and friendship. Featuring memorable songs like "Over the Rainbow" and "We're Off to See the Wizard," the musical is a timeless tale of adventure and self-discovery.

The Wizard of Oz is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.

11 a.m. on Dec. 12 | 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 12, 13, 14 | 2 p.m. on Dec. 15


Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express

By Agatha Christie adapted by Ken Ludwig   

Murder on the Orient Express is a thrilling play adapted from Agatha Christie's classic mystery novel. The story unfolds aboard the luxurious Orient Express train, where detective Hercule Poirot must solve the murder of a wealthy American passenger, Samuel Ratchett. As Poirot interrogates the diverse and suspicious group of passengers, he uncovers secrets and lies, leading to a shocking and ingenious conclusion. The play combines suspense, intrigue, and brilliant deduction in a captivating tale of justice and morality   As the mystery unfolds, the play invites audiences to unravel clues alongside Poirot, experiencing the thrill of uncovering the truth in this timeless tale of deception and justice. 

Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

11 a.m. Feb. 13 |  7:30 p.m. on Feb. 13, 14, 15 | 2 p.m. on Feb. 16


Snow White and Me

Book by Philip LaZebnik and Ronald Kruschak
Music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary
Additional Lyrics by Philip LaZebnik and Ronald Kruschak

Snow White and Me is a musical set in a Grimm’s fairy tale world, where Queen Endora, the evil stepmother of Snow White, has discovered that she can change the endings of fairy tales to unhappy ones, where the evil characters triumph. The hapless Prince Florian – one of the many princes fated to fail in the stories – ventures into the real world to find a hero to save the fairy tale world.  Will there be a “happily ever after”?

Snow White and Me is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 

April 2025: Dates TBD


Curtain Up! 

Our final mainstage production, is a powerful celebration featuring the incredible breath of talent in the Conservatory.  Featuring musical theatre, acting, vocal ensembles and a few surprises along the way!

May 2025: Dates TBD


Senior Showcase

Join us in celebrating our amazingly talented graduating class of BFA Performance majors. The Senior Showcase provides an opportunity for each member of our graduating class to have a moment in the spotlight and to share their talent before they head off into the professional world. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to see the stars of tomorrow shine their light! In addition, you’ll have bragging rights to say, “I knew them when”.

No cost to attend. 

May 2025: Dates TBD



Warehouse Theatre Company

104 Willis Ave, Columbia, MO 65201
General Admission $10, Seniors $8, Students $6
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Box Office Hours: 1-3 p.m. weekdays September - May

New this season: General admission seating for all mainstage productions. 

Macklanburg tickets: $15 per patron.  Free for all college students with student ID.

Ticket link will open on September 3 on Eventbrite/Conservatory for the Performing Arts  

Questions - email [email protected]

Stephens College Box Office

Open during academic year (September-May), 1-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, and one hour before curtain,
(573) 876-7199

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