Okoboji Summer Theatre (OST), owned and operated by Stephens College, is proud to announce its 2019 season in Spirit Lake, Iowa.  Celebrating 62 years this season, OST is a professional summer-stock company, featuring advanced students at Stephens participating as a part of their B.F.A. program and professional guest artists from across the country creating nine main-stage productions and four Boji Bantam Children’s Theatre productions in 10 weeks each season.

This summer, Stephen Brotebeck returns as the artistic director and will be directing two productions, Murder on the Orient Express and Mary Poppins. Ruth Ann Burke will continue in her role as executive director, as will Rob Doyen (Associate Artistic Director) and Michael Burke (Director of Production and Operations). They will be joined by an impressive artistic team consisting of directors, choreographers and guest actors and designers from around the country.

2019 OST Season

Mainstage Productions

  • The Honky Tonk Angels    June 11-16
    Written and Directed by Ted Swindley
  • Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express   June 18-23
    Adapted by Ken Ludwig
  • Steel Magnolias   June 25-30
    By Robert Harling
  • Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins   July 2-7
    Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
    Book by Julian Fellowes, New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  July 9-14
    By Tennessee Williams
  • Happily Ever After: A Wedding Comedy   July 16-21
    By Mark Dunn
  • Beehive – The 60’s Musical   July 23-28
    Created by Larry Gallagher
  • Living on Love   July 30-Aug. 4
    By Joe DiPietro
  • Mamma Mia!   Aug. 6-11
    Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson, Book by Catherine Johnson

Boji Bantam Children’s Theatre

  • Treasure Island
    June 19-22 
  • Red Riding Hood 
    July 3-6
  • Miss Electricity 
    July 17-20
  • The Ugly Duckling 
    July 31-Aug. 3


Learn More

Read more about the upcoming season in this story from Dickerson County News: Student talent brings bonus musicals to OST stage.

Visit the OST website for more information, including ticket prices.


 Pictured: 2018 OST production of Annie

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