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Get ready for the 62nd season 

The 2019 Okoboji Summer Theatre season will offer another year of amazing professional summer stock theatre. We can’t wait to see you under the awning again for season 62. 

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

BUY TICKETS ONLINE NOW! Some dates and shows are already sold out! 


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 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.

Watch progress on our renovations

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2019 Sponsors

We thank all of our sponsors: 

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Community Commitment

Okoboji Summer Theatre is a proud member of:

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