Our 61th Season!

Here is a glimpse at our 2021 – 2022 Season.

Welcome back home again.

Photo Credit: Heartland Photography LLC

September 3 – 26, 2021

Kephart


Fiddler on the Roof

A classic musical favorite.

Follow Tevye and the people of the little village of Anatevka, as this poor milkman deals with the challenges of raising (and marrying off) his five daughters. Fiddler’s universal them of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality, and religion, that will leaver you crying tears of laughter, sadness, and joy.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Production Sponsor – GREAT PLAINS MANUFACTURING

Costume and Orchestra Sponsor – HERITAGE REAL ESTATE ADVISORS, LLC

CAST

Tevye Michael Spicer
Golde Vickee Spicer
Tzeitel Elizabeth-Ali Schade
Hodel Matea Gregg
Chava Anna Gutierrez
Shprintze Camille Graber
Bielke Maya Brown-Mereles
Motel Nathan King
Perchik Scott Snyder
Fyedka Joshua Warner
Lazar Wolf Richard Groetzinger
Yente Barbara Hilt
Constable Michael Freeland
Rabbi Robert S. Jones
Grandma Tzeitel Kristina Freeland
Fruma Sarah Jill M. French
Nachum (the Beggar) Alex Engelland
Yussel (the Hatter) Gabriel Freeland
Shaindel (Motel’s Mother) Shannon Reid
Sasha, the Russian Jeff Leger
Mendel, the Rabbi’s Son Andrew Graber
Mordcha (the Innkeeper) Timothy W. Burns
Avram (the Bookseller) Christopher Graber
Fiddler Harper Johnston
Russian #1 Carl Linstrom
Russian #2 Thomas Flores
Russian #3 Rodney Penn

ENSEMBLE

Marinela Brown-Mereles

Tasha Deiser

Jessica Ferguson

Dominic Freeland

Larkin French

Jane Goodwin

Keira Hoffman

Meadow G. Piepho

PRODUCTION

Director –Maggie Spicer-Brown

Assistant Director – Dalana Dutton

Vocal Director – Gin Hoffman

Orchestra Director –Tyler Breneman

Stage Manager –Amanda Reynolds

Props Chief – Sandy Houltberg

Photo Credit: Heartland Photography LLC

October 15 – 30, 2021

Sunflower Financial Theatre


The Half-Life of Marie Curie

Book by: Lauren Gunderson

The Half-life of Marie Curie revels in the power of female friendship as it explores the relationship between these two brilliant women, both of whom are mothers, widows, and fearless champions of scientific inquiry.

In 1911, Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her discovery of the elements radium and polonium. By 1912, she was the object of ruthless gossip over an alleged affair with the married Frenchman Paul Langevin, all but erasing her achievements from public memory. Weakened and demoralized by the press lambasting her as a “foreign” Jewish temptress and a homewrecking traitor, Marie agrees to join her friend and colleague Hertha Ayrton, an electromechanical engineer and suffragette, and recover from the scandal at Hertha’s seaside retreat on the British coast.

Narrative by LaurenGunderson.com

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Production Sponsor – COLDWELL BANKER and KCOE ISOM

CAST

Hertha Ayrton – Victoria Spicer

Marie Curie – Elizabeth-Ali Schade

PRODUCTION

Director – Chaz Coberly

Stage Manager – Amanda Reynolds

Props Chief – Mandi Graber

Photo Credit: Heartland Photography LLC

November 19 – December 4, 2021

Salina Community Theatre will go dark for the second weekend in December in partnership with Salina Symphony’s Christmas Show.

We resume performances

December 17 – 19, 2021

 

Kephart Stage


Irving Berlin’s

White Christmas

By: Irving Berlin, Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, Melvin Frank, David Ives, Paul Blake

Based on the beloved, timeless film.

Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.

Narrative by Concord Theatricals

Thank you to our Sponsors!
Production Sponsor – FIRST BANK KANSAS

Costume and Orchestra Sponsor – EDWARD JONES

CAST

Bob Wallace – Michael Freeland

Phil Davis –  Alex Engelland

Betty Haynes – Gin Hoffman

Judy Haynes – Megan Coberly

General Henry Waverly – Scott Price

Martha Watson – Kat Shaft

Susan Waverly – Larkin French

Ralph Sheldrake – Rodney Penn

Rita – Mary King

Rhoda – Callie Hobkirk

Ezekiel Foster/Snoring Man – Jeff Ebel

Mike – Carl Lindstrom

Tessie – Vicki Price

Assistant Seamstress/Snoring Woman – Cathie Norris

Train Conductor – Zach Swanson

Dance Captain – Tasha Deiser

ENSEMBLE

Matea Gregg

Mari Brown-Mereles

Brynn Shaft

Audrey Jagodzinske

Libby Kierscht

Kaity Geist

Will Ebel

Thomas Flores

Kinsleigh Showman

Aria Jagodzinske

Gabriel Freeland

PRODUCTION

Director –Michael Spicer

Musical Director –Melanie Allison

Choreographer –Maggie Spicer Brown

Stage Manager –Amanda Reynolds

Props Chief –Jessica Ferguson

Photo Credit: Heartland Photography LLC

January 1 – 23, 2022

No performances January 6-9

Sunflower Financial Theatre


Bus Stop

By: William Inge

The first play done by SCT and written by Kansas Playwright William Inge.

In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse in a sparkling gown and a seedy fur-trimmed jacket, is the passenger with most to worry about. She’s been pursued, made love to and finally kidnapped by a twenty-one-year-old cowboy with a ranch of his own and the romantic methods of an unusually headstrong bull. The belligerent cowhand is right behind her, ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, alive and kicking, all the way to Montana. Even as she’s ducking out from under his clumsy but confident embraces, and screeching at him fiercely to shut him up, she pauses to furrow her forehead and muse, “Somehow deep inside of me I got a funny feeling I’m gonna end up in Montana …” As a counterpoint to the main romance, the proprietor of the cafe and the bus driver at last find time to develop a friendship of their own; a middle-age scholar comes to terms with himself; and a young girl who works in the cafe also gets her first taste of romance.

Narrative by Concord Theatricals

 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Production Sponsor – PKM STEEL

CAST

Elma Duckworth – Quinn Duxler

Grace Hoylard – Rachel Pearson

Will Masters – Mike Payne

Cherie – Madeline Norrell

Dr. Gerald Lyman – David Greiser

Carl – Jeff Ebel

Virgil Blessing – Tim Burns

Bo Decker – Nathan Endreshak

PRODUCTION

Director –Tyrees Allen

Stage Manager –Andi Hayden

Props Chief –Beth Ruder

Intimacy Director – Elizabeth-Ali Schade

Photo Credit: Heartland Photography LLC

February 11 – 27, 2022

Sunflower Financial Theatre


Over the River and Through the Woods

By: Joe DiPietro

A contemporary comedy by and award winning playwright.

Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he’s been offered a dream job. The job he’s been waiting for—marketing executive—would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them. The news doesn’t sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle, for a job, wonder his grandparents? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlin O’Hare as bait…we won’t give the ending away here.

Narrative by Concord Theatricals

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Production Sponsor – THE BENNINGTON STATE BANK

CAST

Nick Cristano – Scott Snyder

Caitlin O’hare – Mary King

Frank Gianelli – Scott Price

Aida Gianelli – Sandy Welsh

Nunzio Cristano – Richard Groetzinger

Emma Cristano – Vicki Price

PRODUCTION

Director –John Hendrick

Stage Manager –Amanda Reynolds

Props Chief –Beth Ruder

Photo Credit: Heartland Photography LLC

April 8 – 24, 2022

Kephart Stage


The Play That Goes Wrong

By: Jonathan SayerHenry LewisHenry Shields

The Play That Goes Wrong is a farcical murder mystery, a play within a play, conceived and performed by award-winning company Theatre Mischief. It was first published as a one-act play and is published in this new edition as a two-act play.

After benefitting from a large and sudden inheritance, the inept and accident-prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society embark on producing an ambitious 1920s murder mystery. They are delighted that neither casting issues nor technical hitches currently stand in their way. However, hilarious disaster ensues and the cast start to crack under the pressure, but can they get the production back on track before the final curtain falls?

Narrative by Concord Theatricals

Thank you to our Corporate Partners!

Production Sponsor – BANK VI and WEDEL FINANCIAL GROUP

CAST

Annie – Elizabeth-Ali Schade

Trevor – Scott Snyder

Chris – Nathan King

Jonathan – Christopher Graber

Robert – John Hendrick

Dennis – Chaz Coberly

Max – Alex Engelland

Sandra – Mary King

Stage Crew – Andrew Graber

Stage Crew – Jessica Ferguson

PRODUCTION

Director – Michael Spicer

Movement Coordinator  – Maggie Spicer Brown

Stage Manager – Mandi Graber

Props Chief – Andi Haden

Run Crew Chief – Barb Gutsch

Photo Credit: Heartland Photography LLC

June 10 – 26, 2022

Kephart Stage


Kinky Boots 

Book by: Harvey Fierstein

Music and Lyrics By: Cyndi Lauper

The exhilarating true story about a struggling shoe factory that will lift your spirits to high-heeled heights!.

Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein.

Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man that he is meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discover that, when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

Narrative by MTI

Thank you to our Corporate Partner!
Production Sponsor – THE BANK OF TESCOTT

CAST

Charlie Price – Alex Engelland

Young Charlie – Dawson Green**

Mr. Price – Richard Groetzinger

Lola/Simon – Simeon Rawls

Young Simon – Kingston Dowd**

Nicola – Casey Guthals Hageman**

Lauren – Mary King

Don – John Hendrick

Pat – Lanaisha Johnson**

Trish – Cathie Norris

George – Jeff Ebel

Simon Sr. – Jeremiah Johnson Jr. **

Harry – Braydon Boyer

Bailey – Kurt Krupp**

Milan Stage Manager – Paula Rolph

Angel #1 – Timothy Hernandez

Angel #2 – Jaicee Wilson

Angel #3 – Spencer Wesley

Angel #4 – Lorenz Rincones

**Indicates a performers first time in a Theatre Salina Mainstage Production.

ENSEMBLE

Ensemble/Marge – Renee Toms**

Ensemble – Tasha Deiser

Ensemble – Carley Pierce**

Ensemble – Zach Swanson

PRODUCTION

Director – Vickee Spicer

Musical Director – Gayle McMillan

Choreographer  – Maggie Spicer Brown

Stage Manager – Andi Haden

Props Chief – Dawn Pierce