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Welcome to our 61st season.

The 2018 Okoboji Summer Theatre season will be here before you know it. On behalf of our entire company, we are thrilled to share our 61st season with you and can’t wait to see you this summer. See you under the awning.

Ruth Ann Burke, Executive Director 

Stephen Brotebeck, Artistic Director

Rob Doyen, Associate Artistic Director


Box Office now open. Order tickets online.


2018 Season Info


About Okoboji Summer Theatre

Over the past 60 years, the Okoboji Summer Theatre (OST) has presented more than 550 plays to an audience of 1.5 million. A thousand young actors, 500+ professional faculty and 2,000+ guest artists have dedicated every waking moment to pulling off each production, accounting for over 40,000 exhausting hours of rehearsals.

In 1958, the theatre started with nine Stephens students and 11 faculty members; today it is recognized as one of the longest running summer stock theatre programs in the country. It has entertained summer audiences in the lakes Region of Iowa with high-quality, sold-out shows. 

OST is owned and operated by Stephens College. Advanced theatre students in the Stephens College School of Creative and Performing Arts spend their final summer at OST gaining valuable professional experience.



Please join us in thanking our 2018 sponsors.

2018 OST Sponsors

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