Playhouse Theatre Company

Macklanburg Playhouse, 100 Willis Ave, Columbia, MO 65201


Songs for a New World 

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), is a moving collection of powerful songs which examine life, love and the choices that we make.  It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice... or take a stand... or turn around and go back. 

This exquisitely crafted score is a wonderful way to bring the next generation into the theatre.

7:30 p.m. on Sept. 28, 29, 30 | 2 p.m. on Oct. 1

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An Enemy of the People  

By Arthur Miller, adapted from Henrik Ibsen

A small town has just begun to win fame and wealth through its medicinal spring waters. Dr. Stockmann, resident physician in charge, discovers that the waters are poisoned. He immediately reports this to his associates but is shocked to find that instead of being thanked, he is looked upon as a dangerous crank.  The determined doctor realizes that the honesty and idealism he has counted upon to make the truth prevail simply does not exist in the face of selfish interests. 

7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26, 27, 28 | 2 p.m. on Oct. 29

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A Christmas Carol the Musical 

Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens                          

Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving but is forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts appear to him on Christmas Eve and lead him through his Past, Present and Future. 

Music by Broadway heavy hitters Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens breathe new life into this classic tale. 

7:30 p.m. on Dec. 8, 9, 14, 15 | 2 p.m. on Dec. 10

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Boeing Boeing 

By By Marc Camoletti, Translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans   

Boeing Boeing tells the story of the exploits of French bachelor, Bernard, and three lovely flight attendants from three different countries.  All three believe they are engaged to Bernard. Bernard has been able to juggle these women until the situation changes when all of them show up at his apartment on the same day.  Hilarity ensues!   

7:30 p.m. on February 8, 9, 10 | 2 p.m. on Feb. 11

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Music by Tom Snow; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher.  When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.  To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated  score, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.

7:30 p.m. on March 15, 16, 21, 22 | 2 p.m. on March 17

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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”.

One night only, open to the public.  No cost to attend. 

7:00 p.m. on April 13

Curtain Up! 

A celebration of student work featuring new works in musical theatre, acting, vocal ensembles and a few surprises along the way!

7:30 p.m. on May 2, 3


Warehouse Theatre Company

104 Willis Ave, Columbia, MO 65201
General Admission $10, Seniors $8, Students $6
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A bittersweet comedy by Jack Heifner, Vanities chronicles the friendships of three Texan girls across many stages of their lives. From being high school cheerleaders, to early college sorority days, and the eventual dissolution of friendship as their lives diverge onto different paths, Vanities explores the confusion of living without a game plan in an ever-moving world.

7:30 p.m. on November 10, 11 | 2 p.m. on November 12

The Cover of Life 

Set in 1943, The Cover of Life is a dramatic comedy by R.T. Robinson. The show follows three brides in rural Louisiana, having been left behind to keep home while their husbands are off at war. When a haughty, urban reporter for LIFE Magazine arrives to cover the story, she comes face-to-face with the powerlessness of being a woman in a man’s world. North meets south and career meets home in this deeply affecting story of women desperate to achieve a sense of self-worth.

7:30 p.m. on January 26, 27 | 2 p.m. on January 28



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.

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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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