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2017 OST Season 

Join us for our 60th season this summer.

The OST box office is now open! Reserve and/or print your tickets today: OST TICKETS


The World Goes ’Round (Musical)

June 13-18

Music by John Kander and Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Conceived by Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman and David Thompson

The Tony Award-winning duo Kander and Ebb created memorable material for this musical revue featuring a wonderful collection of love songs, torch songs and comic numbers from Chicago, Cabaret, Funny Lady and New York, New York with vibrant arrangements. We are kicking off the season with a blast … don’t miss this one!

Plaza Suite (Comedy)

June 20-25

By Neil Simon

Nominated for a Tony Award, this comedy classic is written by one of America’s most famous—and favorite—playwrights. It features three hilarious vignettes, all set in the same suite at New York’s famed Plaza Hotel. A sure-fire hit that OST audiences will definitely enjoy. 


The Nerd (Comedy)

June 27-July 2

By Larry Shue

American playwright Larry Shue, who created the hilarious favorite The Foreigner, crafted this side-splitting, character-based comedy. Young architect Willum Cubbert is delighted when an unexpected guest joins his birthday party, but the guest’s nightmarish behavior throws the occasion into mayhem. Very funny and anything but average!


Footloose (Musical)

July 4-9

Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie

Music by Tom Snow and Lyrics by Dean Pitchford

OST invites you to “cut loose” for the holiday week as we premiere this Tony Award-nominated high-energy, fast-paced musical. It features a wonderful score, with memorable and rockin’ 1980s classics, including “Footloose,” “Holding Out for a Hero,” “Let’s Hear it for the Boy” and “Almost Paradise.” 


Boeing-Boeing (Farce)

July 11-16

By Marc Camoletti 

Translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans

This Tony Award-winning script for best revival of a play in 2008 is one of those frantic adult farces that OST is famous for. Set in a 1960s Paris flat, Bernard is engaged to three stewardesses who know nothing about each other. His perfect life goes awry when his pal comes to town and the new Boeing jet schedule throws all of his careful plans out the window, with all three fiancées in town simultaneously and catastrophe looming ahead. 


On Golden Pond (American Classic)

July 18-23

By Ernest Thompson

Aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer spend the summer at their lake home called Golden Pond to celebrate Norman’s 80th birthday. This wonderful American classic is a sentimental blend of humor and family conflict, which is sure to entertain. Also, join us as playwright Ernest Thompson (who won an Academy Award for Best Adaptation of his script) visits OST as part of a project with Humanities Iowa.


Move Over, Mrs. Markham (Farce)

July 25-30

By Ray Cooney and John Chapman

OST loves farce and nobody does it better than the playwriting team of Cooney and Chapman. Like the best British farces, set in an elegant top-floor London flat, this one has it all—multiple zany couples and characters, plenty of chaos and naughty nonsense, and, of course, multiple doors to be slammed.


Sylvia (Comedy)

Aug. 1-6

By A.R. Gurney

This Off-Broadway hit featured Sarah Jessica Parker in the original cast as Sylvia. This modern romantic comedy is a true battle of the sexes as a man is forced to choose between man’s best friend (his dog) and his wife. It was called “one of the most involving, beautiful, funny, touching and profound plays I’ve ever seen.” (New York Daily News)


South Pacific (Musical)

Aug. 8-13

Music by Richard Rodgers and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan

Adapted from James A. Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Tales of South Pacific”

The musical classic South Pacific, a Pulitzer and Tony Award winner, is set in an island paradise during World War II and features an extraordinary score with classics like “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair,” “I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy” and many unforgettable musical theatre standards. Considered among the greatest Broadway musicals, the entire family will adore this rousing musical, which is a perfect—and timely—closer for our 60th season.

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