Performing Arts Season 74
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)
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
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
by Sandra Asher (Drama, PG-13)
November 12-14, 2021
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
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.
Or, you may email ticket requests to [email protected] or call (573) 876-7199.