The Drowsy Chaperone (STAGECOACH)

February 2 - 5, 2017 at the STAGE Theater
February 17 in Gothenburg, NE
February 18 in Ravenna, NE
February 19 in Central City, NE

The Drowsy Chaperone

Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin & Don McKellar

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.


March 30 - April 2 & April 6 - 9, 2017

Boeing Boeing

a play by Marc Camoletti

This 1960’s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time.


June 22 - 25 & June 29 - July 2, 2017

Big Fish

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Book by John August

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.


October 5 - 8 & 12 - 15, 2017

Roald Dahl's
James and the Giant Peach, Jr.

Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.


November 30 - December 3 & December 7 - 10, 2017

A Christmas Story

Book by Joseph Robinette
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Nine year old Ralphie Parker wants one thing for Christmas, and one thing only: An Official Red Ryder Range Model Carbine Action BB Gun. There’s only one problem: everyone else is convinced he’ll shoot his eye out! Undeterred, he begins his saga of convincing all the necessary players, from his sweet but protective Mother, to his straightlaced teacher, Miss Shields, all the way to Santa Claus himself, that he needs that gun for the protection of his loved ones, and maybe even a little cowboy glory to call his own.