2017 Production Schedule

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She Loves Me

June 14-17 & 19-24

Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the 1936 play by Miklós László, Parfumerie
Directed by Robert Westenberg
Choreographed by Josh Inmon
Georg and Amalia are perfume shop clerks in 1930s Budapest. At work, the two bicker and spar incessantly. Georg sees Amalia as stuck-up and aloof; Amalia sees Georg as arrogant and mean. The only thing these clashing coworkers have in common is that both have responded to a lonely hearts ad in the newspaper. As romance blooms with their anonymous pen pals, tensions build at the shop — until the identities of their secret admirers are revealed! This charming storyline unfolds through an exhilarating score, as sweet and seductive as the headiest scent!  

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This production sponsored by KTXR-101.3; KY3; Greg and Judy McManus; The Old Glass Place, Al Miller and Roger Malarkey; Chesterfield EyeWorks; Missouri State University Residence Life, Housing, and Dining Services.

The Tent Theatre Orchestra presented by Springfield Music.


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The Three Musketeers

June 29 - July 3 & July 5-7

Adapted by Ken Ludwig
from the novel by Alexandre Dumas 
Directed by Dr. Kurt Gerard Heinlein
D’Artagnan, a brash young nobleman, sets off to find adventure in 1625 France. Traveling with him, disguised as a male servant, is his fiesty younger sister Sabine, who is being sent to a convent school in Paris. There, d’Artagnan encounters the legendary King’s Musketeers: Athos, Porthos and Aramis. Joining forces with his heroes, he is quickly swept up in defending the honor of the Queen. At every turn, the swashbuckling swordsmen must outwit the villainous Cardinal Richelieu and his treacherous spy, Milady de Winter, to fulfill their chivalrous mission. As daring as her brother — and as skilled with a sword — Sabine joins the fray. To save the Crown, it’s “All for one, and one for all” in this witty, action-packed tale of romantic and political intrigue!

This production sponsored by KTXR-101.3; KY3; Missouri State University Residence Life, Housing, and Dining Services; Springfield Black Tie, Inc.; Ethel Curbow, Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realtors; Springfield Business Journal, Watkins Outdoor Advertising; Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling Company; Missouri State University Bookstore.


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Nice Work If You Can Get It

July 12-15 & 17-23

Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Book by Joe DiPietro
Inspired by Material by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse
Directed and Choreographed by Jessica Ryan
The jazz is hot and the hootch is flowing in 1927 New York! On the eve of his marriage to modern dancer Eileen Evergreen, the wealthy and charming playboy Jimmy Winter crosses paths with Billie Bendix, a street-wise female bootlegger. Billie and her gang are looking for a place to hide 400 cases of gin, and Jimmy’s seldom-used Long Island beach house seems just the ticket. But no sooner has the booze been stashed in the mansion’s cellar, than Jimmy and Eileen arrive for their honeymoon. With the bootleggers posing as servants, the cops in hot pursuit and the bride’s Prohibitionist family quaffing spiked lemonade, hilarious hijinks ensue!  Featuring such Gershwin classics as “Sweet and Lowdown,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Lady Be Good,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” and “Fascinating Rhythm” — plus high-energy tap dance numbers throughout — ‘S Wonderful fun!

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This production sponsored by KTXR-101.3; KY3; St James River Rentals LLC, Greg and Judy McManus, Aviary Cafe; Penmac Staffing, Meridian Title Company; TLC Properties; Med-Pay, Inc.; The Law Offices of Kristoffer Barefield; Watkins Outdoor Advertising.

The Tent Theatre Orchestra presented by Springfield Music.