Our 62nd Season!

Here is a glimpse at our 2022 – 2023 Season.

A new era.

Photo Credit: Heartland Photography LLC

September 6 – 25, 2022


The Addams Family

A New Musical Comedy

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Narrative by Theatrical Rights Worldwide

Thank you to our Sponsors!


Costume and Orchestra Sponsor – HERITAGE REAL ESTATE ADVISORS, LLC


Gomez – William Brown

Morticia – Allison Yaple

Wednesday – Matea Gregg

Pugsley – Dominic Freeland

Grandma – Shawna Carter

Uncle Fester – Alex Engelland

Lurch – Brandt Busse

Mal – Michael Freeland

Alice – Jill M. French

Lucas – Aidan Heusman


Harper Johnston

Brianna Anderson

Tasha Deiser

Mary King

Gin Hoffman

Emily Streeter

Audrey Jagodzinske

Camille Morris

Braydon Boyer

Thomas Flores

Gabriel Freeland

Wyatt Angell

Jacob Sweet


Director – Michael Spicer

Vocal Director – Jill French

Orchestra Director – Tyler Breneman

Choreographer – Maggie Spicer Brown

Stage Manager – Amanda Reynolds

Props Chiefs – Andi Haden & Renee Toms  

Photo Credit: Heartland Photography LLC

October 14 – 30, 2022

Sunflower Financial Theatre


The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Worst Singer in the World

Book by Peter Quilter

Hilarious comedy of the worst singer in the world In 1940’s New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Known as ‘the first lady of the sliding scale’, she warbled and screeched her way through the evening to an audience who mostly fell about with laughter. But this delusional and joyously happy woman paid little attention to her critics, instead she was surrounded by a circle of devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she was.

Based upon a true story, the play spins from Florence’s charity recitals and extravagant balls, through to her bizarre recording sessions and an ultimate triumph at Carnegie Hall in this hilarious and heart-warming comedy

Narrative by Concord Theatricals

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Production Sponsor – COLDWELL BANKER and PINION


Florence Foster Jenkins – Vickee Spicer

Cosme McMoon – Scott Snyder

St. Clair Byfield – Scott Price

Dorothy – Vicki Price

Maria – Gilda Alvarez

Mrs. Johnson – Rachel Pearson


Director – Richard Groetzinger

Stage Manager – Sandy Welsh

Props Chief – Beth Ruder

Photo Credit: Heartland Photography LLC

Thursdays – Sundays
November 18 – December 3, 2022
December 16 – 18, 2022

Kephart Theatre

A Christmas Story

The Musical

Book by Joseph Robinette

Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle.
Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; Christmas dinner; and many others. The delightfully versatile score ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping full-ensemble numbers such as “Ralphie to the Rescue!”, “A Major Award,” “Sticky Situation,” “Up on Santa’s Lap,” “Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana” and the inevitable “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!” A Christmas Story, The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven’t.
Narrative by Dramatic Publishing

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

Costume and Orchestra Sponsor – ADVANTAGE TRUST COMPANY


Ralphie – Dominic Freeland

Mother – Kristina Freeland

Old Man – Michael Freeland

Randy – Sam Reynolds

Jean – Chris Cadle

Schwartz – Parker Anderson-Kepley

Flick – Atticus Reynolds

Esther Jane – Ryleigh Showman

Mary Beth – Larkin French

Scut Farkus – Gabriel Freeland

Grover Dill – Nathaniel Reynolds

Mrs. Dill – Hannah Knox

Mrs. Schwartz – Kathryn Shaft

Miss Shields – Vickee Spicer

Santa – Kurt Krupp


Easton Anderson-Kepley
Maya Brown-Mereles (Nancy)
Teagan Burrows
Caroline Hiatt
Elin Shaft
Paige Shaft

Renee Toms
Gideon Bowles
Kurt Krupp
Erin Dolezal
Lexi Foos
Keira Hoffman

Addilyn Jagodzinske
Katie Morgan
Kinsleigh Showman
Kathryn Shaft
Hannah Knox


Director – Michael Spicer
Music Director – Melanie Allison
Choreographer – Maggie Spicer Brown
Assistant Director – Jill French
Stage Manager – Amanda Reynolds
Props Chief – Mandi Graber
Rehearsal Accompanist – Leesa Peterman

Iron Street Dance Company

Mari Brown-Mereles
Audrey Jagodzinske
Brynn Shaft
Camille Morris
Andrew Graber
Jocelyn Bailey

Photo Credit: Heartland Photography LLC

Thursdays – Sundays
January 6 – 22, 2023

Sunflower Financial Theatre

A Doll’s House

Part Two

Play by Lucas Hnath

In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event—when Nora slams the door on everything in her life—instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?
Narrative by Dramatists Play Service


Thank you to our Sponsors!

Production Sponsor – PKM STEEL


Nora – Rachel Pearson
Anne Marie – Twila Schneiders
Torvald – Gary Demuth
Emmy – Mary King


Director – Tyrees Allen
Stage Manager – Andi Haden

Photo Credit: Heartland Photography LLC

Fridays – Sundays
February 3 – 19, 2023
A Thursday Night Performance is available February 9, 2023

Kephart Theatre

The Savannah Sipping Society

From the authors of “The Dixie Swim Club”

Play by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one.
Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch—and all alone. Earthy and boisterous Marlafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-cattin’ husband to a twenty-three-year-old dental hygienist. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex. Also new to town, Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women. However, blinded by her determination and efforts to get their lives on track, she over-looks the fact that she’s the one most in need of sage advice. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends. So raise your glass to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say “Cheers!” to this joyful and surprisingly touching Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy!
Narrative by Dramatists Play Service

Thank you to our Sponsors!



Randa – Becky Holliday
Marlafaye – Robin Dutton
Dot – Sandy Welsh
Jinx – Cathie Norris
Grandma – Jane Goodwin 


Director –John Hendrick
Stage Manager/Asst. Director – Amanda Reynolds
Assisting Stage Manager– Mary King
Training Stage Manager – Andi Haden
Props Chief – Beth Ruder

Photo Credit: Heartland Photography LLC

Friday – Sunday
March 31 – April 15, 2023
No performance on Easter, Sunday April 9th.
Thursday night performance April 6, 2023

Kephart Theatre

Something Rotten!

Two brothers set out to write the world’s first musical in this hilarious mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway.

Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell

Music and Lyrics by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick

Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten.  Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years”.

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

Something Rotten features large song and dance numbers, and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters, each given his or her own special moment in the show to shine.  Throughout its Broadway run, the musical received a show-stopping standing ovation from audiences… in the beginning of the first act!  It’s become clear that “nothing’s as amazing as a musical,” so don’t miss your chance to bring this history-twisting tale to your stage.

Narrative by Music Theatre International

Thank you to our Corporate Partners!

Production Sponsor – WEDEL FINANCIAL GROUP


Nick Bottom – Christopher Graber
Nigel Bottom – Nick Rogers*
William Shakespeare – Alex Engelland
Beatrice “Bea” Bottom – Kathryn Shaft
Brother Jeremiah –  Timothy Burns
Portia – Matea Gregg
Shylock – Robert Jones
Minstrel/Troupe/Footman – Kurt Krupp
Lord Clapman/Master of Justice – Richard Groetzinger
Nostradamus – William Brown
Tom Snout – Jacob Brown *
Peter Quince –  Patrick Hoffman*
Robin – Tommy Flores
Francis Flute – Scott Snyder
Valet #1 – Andrew Graber
Valet #2 –  Camille Graber
Snug/Horatio/Foreman – Jeff Leger


Bard Boys
Andrew Graber
Hollis Murdock*
Jasper Carter*
Camille Graber

Abril Vazquez-Ortiz*
Mara Mondt*
Addilyn Jagodzinske 
Brynn Shaft
Elizabeth-Ali Schade
Camille Morris
Mary King
Katie Morgan


Director – Maggie Spicer Brown

Vocal Director – Tyler Breneman

Orchestra Director – Gustavo do Carmo, DMA

Choreographer – Jessica Polzella

Tap Choreographer – Maggie Spicer Brown

Stage Manager – Mandi Graber

Props Chiefs –  Renee Toms

Intimacy Director – Elizabeth-Ali Schade

Photo Credit: Heartland Photography LLC

Thursdays – Sundays
June 9 – 25, 2023

Kephart Theatre

School of Rock!

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new hit musical, based on the much-loved film of the same name.

Based on the Paramount movie by Mike White

Book by Julian Fellowes

Lyrics by Glenn Slater

New Music by Andrew Lloyd Weber

Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme…You better get me to school on time! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock – The Musical is a two-hour, two-act show (plus intermission), based on the hit movie.

The tuner follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?

Lloyd Webber produced the stage musical on Broadway and in the West End, penning 14 new numbers for the show, which additionally features all of the original songs from the movie. The composer’s tracks “You’re in the Band” and “Stick it to the Man” are well on their way to becoming rock solid standards, while the finale with “Teacher’s Pet” brings audiences to their feet, eight shows a week.

School of Rock – The Musical, with its sensational live kids’ rock band, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music. May the spirit of rock be with all who pledge allegiance to Lloyd Webber’s newest hit!

Narrative by Concord Theatricals

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


Dewey – Matt Gerry

Rosalie – Stephanie Gerry

Ned – Alex Engelland

Patty – Mary King

Summer – Maya Brown-Mereles

Zack – Lydia Gerry

Tomika – Keira Hoffman

Lawrence – Dominic Freeland

Katie – Anna Hull

FreddieRuby Barragree

Marcy Camille Graber

Shonelle – Larkin French

Mason – William Howe

Billy – Parker Anderson-Kepley

James – Atticus Reynolds

Sophie – Alea Barnaby

Madison – Caroline Hiatt

Ms. Sheinkopf – Renee Toms


Ms. Sanders / Stella / Mrs. Sandford / Bartender – Callie Hobkirk

Ms. Gordon / Mrs. Turner – Kristina Freeland

Gabe Brown / Bob / Policeman – Bill Brown

Mr. Green / Doug / Mr. Spencer / Bar Guest – Spencer Wesley

Mr. Noble / Theo / Bar Guest – Evan Brandt

Mr. Bingham / Mrs. Hathaway – Stacy Jagodzinske

Mr. Woodard / Mr. Williams – Patrick Hoffman

Mr. James / Mr. Mooneyham – Jacob Brown

Mr. Hamilton / Snake / Teacher / Bar Guest – Allen Johnson

Ms. Macapugay / Jeff / Bar Guest / Mrs. Travis – Kinsleigh Showman


Director and Choreographer – Vickee Spicer

Musical Director – Tyler Breneman 

Stage Manager – Mandi Graber

Props Chief – Andi Haden