Playhouse Theatre Company

Macklanburg Playhouse, 100 Willis Ave, Columbia, MO 65201


Almost, Maine (Comedy)
By John Cariani

A series of romantic vignettes from John Cariani that has been aptly called “Sweet, poignant, and witty ... Nearly perfect.” Don’t miss an evening of tales about love in the mystical town of Almost, Maine, as Stephens College kicks off its performing arts season!

7:30 p.m. on Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 2 | 2 p.m. on Oct. 3 


The World Goes 'Round (Musical)
PG-13 (Adult Themes)
Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Conceived by Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman, David Thompson

From the award-winning duo who created hits like Cabaret and Chicago, this musical revue explores how personal journeys intertwine as narrated through the musical genius of Kander and Ebb.

7:30 p.m. on Oct. 21, 22, 23 | 2 p.m. on Oct. 24 


A Smalltowne Christmas (New Musical Premiere)
All Ages
Book by Stacia Fernandez, Music and Lyrics by Danny J. Rooney; Characters and Story Originally Conceived by Stacia Fernandez and Jacob Pinion, Directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford

It’s Christmas in Smalltowne, and Angela Smalle would like to keep Christmas just like it’s always been. Traditional. Gingerbread. Fruitcakes. Been there done that. That’s fine and dandy, until her sister Evelyn comes swirling back into town and decides to rid herself of a long term Holly-Phobia by transforming Christmas in Smalltowne forever.

With the help of a stoic farmer, a church accompanist lady, a dancing attorney, and an intelligent young library helper, Angela finds herself and reminds Evelyn and the whole town of the true meaning of Christmas.

7:30 p.m. on Dec, 3, 4, 10, 11 | 2 p.m. on Dec. 5 


The Bald Soprano (Comedy)*
By Eugene Ionesco; Translated by Tina Howe

Experience this thought-provoking interpretation and unique comedy from the genre of the Theatre of the Absurd. 

7:30 p.m. on February 3, 4, 5 | 2 p.m. on Feb. 6

*Mainstage season production performed in the Warehouse Theatre


9 to 5 (Musical)
Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton, Book by Patricia Resnick, Based on 20th Century Fox Picture; Originally Produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt, April 2009

From the Queen of Country, Dolly Parton’s smash hit, “9 to 5: The Musical,” tells the story of three unlikely friends who take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do. As one reviewer claims, “This one is packed with laughs as big as Dolly’s personality.”

7:30 p.m. on April 8, 9, 15, 16 | 2 p.m. on April 10


Curtain Up: A Celebration of the Work 

All Ages

A celebration of singing, dancing and acting featuring new works in musical theatre, vocal ensembles and maybe a few surprises.

7:30 p.m. on May 4-6


Bach’s Lunch Student Recital Series

Senior Hall Recital Hall

Enjoy listening to vocal soloists and other performers at this lunch-time series.

12:25-1:20 p.m. on Nov. 4, 11, 18, 2021, and March 10, 17, 24, 2022


Warehouse Theatre Company

104 Willis Ave, Columbia, MO 65201


10 Minutes from Cleveland

by Eric Coble (Comedy, PG-13)                

October 8-10, 2021


Sunday, Sunday

by Sandra Asher (Drama, PG-13)                               

November 12-14, 2021 


Make Believe

by Kristen Anna Froberg (Comedy/Drama, PG-13)        

Feb 25-27, 2022 


Why We Have a Body

by Claire Chafee (Drama, PG-13)                                

April 22-24, 2022 


Safety Protocols

Masks are required inside the theatre spaces. Protocols will adjust as best practices change.



Box Office Hours: 1-4 p.m. weekdays.

Tickets: $16-18 general admission; $10 students/seniors. Free for all college students with student ID.

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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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