Tent Theatre

2019 Production Schedule


June 12-15, 17-22

Music, Lyrics and Book by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
Directed and Choreographed by Lysa Fox

Danny Zuko is Rydell High School’s reigning “king of cool” and leader of the “greaser” gang, the Burger Palace Boys. But as his senior year commences, Danny’s rebel reputation is threatened by the arrival of a new girl at school: Sandy Dumbrowski, a straight-laced cheerleader with whom Danny had shared a secret summer fling. 

Although the flame of romance still flickers, Danny is reluctant to admit his feelings for Sandy, who doesn’t fit with his tough-guy image. With the help of the “greaser girls” (a.k.a. the Pink Ladies), Sandy sets out to win Danny back!    

One of the most popular musicals of all time, GREASE features a rollicking pop score with such hits as “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’” and many more!



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This production sponsored by KTXR-101.3; KY3; Greg and Judy McManus; The Old Glass Place, Al Miller & Roger Malarkey;  Springfield Black Tie, Inc.; Penmac; Clinvest Research.


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June 27 - July 3

by Agatha Christie
directed by Sarah Wiggin

A group of seemingly unrelated strangers are trapped at a country inn by a snowstorm. A police detective arrives on skis and begins questioning the proprietors and guests about their possible connection to a woman with local ties who has been found murdered. As each person’s background is probed, dark secrets from the past emerge, and soon everyone is a suspect!

Who is the killer? What is the motive?? And who will be the next victim???

Devised by the mistress of mysteries, Agatha Christie, THE MOUSETRAP will keep you guessing until the surprising twist ending!


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This production sponsored by KTXR-101.3; KY3; Dr Stephen Adams & Randall O. Doennig; Missouri State University Residence Life, Housing, and Dining Services; Ozarks Coca Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company; Missouri State University Bookstore; Med-Pay, Inc; Watkins Outdoor Advertising; EKKLESIA Progressive Campus Ministry


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The Musical

July 10-13, 15-20

Based on the DreamWorks Motion Picture
Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman 
Directed by Christy Montour-Larson
Choreographed by Sarah Wilcoxon

It’s the swingin’ Sixties, and FBI agent Carl Hanratty is criss-crossing the country, doggedly tracking a con artist who has left a long trail of counterfeit checks and false identities. His chameleon quarry stays one step ahead while convincingly posing as an airline pilot, a doctor, a lawyer and even a Secret Service agent! Hanratty’s search for “the man inside the clues” reveals that the target of his investigation is a charming, clever, resourceful, precocious teenager!

Based on the incredible true story of the youngest person to make the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN The Musical is a high-flying adventure with a winning pop score, high-energy dance numbers and a fast-paced plot that will capture your heart!  


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This production sponsored by KTXR-101.3; KY3; Missouri State University Residence Life, Housing, and Dining Services.; Kyle Insurance Services, where Medicare is our specialty; Greg and Judy McManus; Chesterfield EyeWorks, Dr. William H. Holmes; Ethel Curbow, Amax Real Estate; TLC Properties; Springfield Business Journal; The Law Offices of Kristoffer Barefield, LLC