November 8-10, 15-17, 2019
Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out!"
Friday, November 8 & 15 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 9 & 16 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 10 & 17 at 2:30pm
A Christmas Story is produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock Illinois.
March 13-15, 20-22, 2020
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Sha la la Joseph you're doing fine! You and your dreamcoat ahead of your time! 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.
Friday, March 13 & 20 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 14 & 21 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 15 & 22 at 2:30pm
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is produced by special arrangement with The Musical Company.
May 8-9, 2020 "Thank You, 24!" Fundraiser
1 day. 24 hours. 1440 minutes. 86,400 seconds. However you quantify it, this event is about taking a concept and turning it into a production within 24 hours.
Writers have 9 hours to create a 10 minute script, Directors and actors have just 8 hours to block and perfect their performance. From there, the audience arrives and it's nothing but a great time!
This will be a great way to raise funds for the Marshall Civic Players and their work within the community. Sign up to participate here: https://forms.gle/QXUWD84YSbKcfGM78
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7pm
July 9-12, 2020 (Grades 9-12)
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling
Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough.
Thursday, July 9 at 7:30pm
Friday, July 10 at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 11 at 7:30pm
Sunday, July 12 at 2:30pm
Guys & Dolls is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.
July 30, 31 & Aug. 1, 2020 (Grades 5-9)
Book by Jose Fernandez
Music by Steve Margoshes
Lyrics by Jacques Levy
Set during the last years of NYC's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts in the early 1980s, Fame JR is the bittersweet, but ultimately inspiring, story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today.
Thursday, July 30 at 7:00pm
Friday, July 31 at 7:00pm
Saturday, August 1 at 2:30pm
Fame JR is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.