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Looking ahead to Season 63 

Okoboji Summer Theatre finished an especially strong season of summer stock theatre with nine mainstage productions, including "Mary Poppins" and "Mamma Mia!", and four productions at Boji Bantam Children's Theatre. 2019 also marked the completion of Weaver Commons, a beautiful new rehearsal hall, kitchen and dining facility on the Okoboji campus.

Season 63 will be announced in January.

Ruth Ann Burke, Executive Director
Stephen Brotebeck, Artistic Director
Rob Doyen, Associate Artistic Director 
Michael Burke, Director of Production and Operations

Explore the 2019 season


About Okoboji Summer Theatre

For more than 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 more than 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.


2019 Sponsors

We thank all of our sponsors: 

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Community Commitment

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