2020-2021 Season

Our 60th Anniversary Season!

Our 2020-2021 season is on the way! We are extremely excited to present our 60th season.

September 4 – 20, 2020
Kephart


Disney’s

Freaky Friday

A New Musical

 

By Bridget Carpenter

 

A new musical adaptation of the classic novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films.

The new musical, Freaky Friday, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films (and developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres), features a book by Bridget Carpenter – the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits, “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood” – and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey – the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal and If/Then.

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.

Sponsored by SAINT FRANCIS MINISTRIES

CAST

Ellie Blake – Emma Kelly

Katherine Blake – Kristina Freeland

Torrey –  Elizabeth-Ali Schade

Adam – Ethan Badders

Mike – Scott Snyder

Fletcher – Atticus Reynolds

Hannah – Anna Gutierrez

Gretchen – Matea Gregg

Savannah – Claire Schmidt

Parker – Thomas Flores

Wells – Harper Johnston

Laural – Layla Jordan

Steph – Brynn Shaft

LIST

Grandma Helene / Ensemble – V.E. Green

Danielle / Ensemble – Cathie Norris

Mr. Blumen / Ensemble – Tristan Spicer

Grandpa Gordon / Ensemble – Michael Spicer

Pastor Bruno / Ensemble – Zach Swanson

Photographer / Ensemble – Spencer Wesley

High School Ensemble – Audrey Jagodzinske

High School Ensemble – Camille Morris

High School Ensemble – Ashley Carraway

October 16 – November 1, 2020
Kephart Theatre


The Thanksgiving Play

By Larissa FastHorse

Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions.

In Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scramble to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.

Sponsored by KCOE ISOM and by COLDWELL BANKER

CAST

Logan – Rachel Pearson

Jaxton – David Price

Alicia – Claire Schmidt

Caden – Chaz Coberly

January 1 – 17, 2021

Kephart Theatre


Little Women

By Alan Knee

Own Your Story

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s American classic, this Civil War story of love and family stands the test of time. Produced nationally and internationally, Little Women has been praised by critics for its ambition in adapting such a well-known story for the stage. This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love.

 

Sponsored by  FIRST BANK KANSAS

CAST

Jo March – Karlie Will

Professor Bhaer – Scott Snyder

Amy March – Bradyn Houltberg

Meg March – Megan Coberly

Beth March – Matea Gregg

Meg March – Megan Coberly

Marmee March – Vickee Spicer

LIST

Mr. Laurence – Scott Price

Laurie Laurence – Nelson Gutsch

Aunt March – Vicki Price

Mr. John Brooke – Chaz Coberly

Ensemble – Ethan Badders

Ensemble – Isabella Matteucci

Ensemble – Elizabeth Schaefer

Ensemble – Thomas Flores

February 19 – March 6, 2021
Kephart Theatre


The Games Afoot

By Ken Ludwig

Edgar Award winning play!

It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears.

 

Sponsored by BENNINGTON STATE BANK

CAST

WILLIAM GILLETTE – MICHAEL FREELAND

MARTHA GILLETTE –  PAM JONES

FELIX GEISEL – JOHN HENDRICK

MADGE GEISEL – GIN HOFFMAN

SIMON BRIGHT – NATHAN ENDRESHAK

AGGIE WHEELER – ELIZABETH-ALI SCHADE

INSPECTOR GORING – AMANDA REYNOLDS

DARIA CRANE – DALANA DUTTON

April 2 – 18, 2021
Kephart


Steel Magnolias

By Robert Harling

“Female characters are as delicate as Magnolias but as tough as Steel”

Steel Magnolias is a stage play by American writer Robert Harling, based on his experience with his sister’s death. The play is a comedy-drama about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana.

Sponsored by PKM STEEL , and BANK VI, and WEDEL FINANCIAL GROUP

CAST

TRUVY – CATHIE NORRIS

ANNELLE – MARY ELORA KING

CLAIREE – VICKI PRICE

SHELBY – CLAIRE SCHMIDT

M’LYNN – MICHELLE CARDINAL DOLAN

OUISER – VICKEE SPICER

June 4 – 27, 2021
Kephart Theatre


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

By Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Sha la la! Joseph you’re doing fine!

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.

Sponsored by BANK OF TESCOTT

Costumes and Orchestra Sponsored by HERITAGE REAL ESTATE ADVISORS, LLC

CAST

TBD