Tent Theatre

2022 Production Schedule

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XANADU

June 22-25

Coger Theatre

Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar
Based on the Universal Pictures film with a screenplay by Richard Danus & Marc Rubel
Directed by Joseph Price

Xanadu is a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep audiences in stitches while the original legendary, chart-topping tunes lift them out of their seats. Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time—the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it's 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.


This production is sponsored by KSMU Radio Network; KY3; Commerce Bank and Commerce Trust Company; Clinvest Research; Missouri State University Residence Life, Housing, and Dining Services; Springfield Business Journal; Ozarks Coca-Cola Bottling/Dr Pepper Bottling Company; Next to New; Missouri State University Bookstore; Penmac Staffing; Greg and Judy McManus; Law Offices of Kristoffer Barefield.


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Ken Ludwig's
MOON OVER BUFFALO

June 29 - July 2

Coger Theatre

Written by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Sarah Wiggin

Charlotte and George Hay are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac (the "revised, one nostril version") and Noel Coward's Private Lives, when they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom—Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee.


This production is sponsored by KSMU Radio Network; KY3; Commerce Bank and Commerce Trust Company; Dr Stephen Adams & Randall O. Doennig; Missouri State University Residence Life, Housing, and Dining Services; Springfield Black Tie, Inc; Chesterfield EyeWorks, Dr. William H. Holmes; Med-Pay, Inc; Springfield Business Journal; Ethel Curbow, Amax Real Estate; TLC Properties.


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CRAZY FOR YOU

September 9-11, 14-17

Coger Theatre

Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Book by Ken Ludwig
Co-conception by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent
Inspired by Material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan
Originally produced on Broadway by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams
Original Broadway Choreography by Susan Stroman
Directed by Jessica Ryan

City slicker falls for hometown girl in this ebullient romantic comedy featuring cowboys, showgirls, high-energy production numbers, and a glorious score from George and Ira Gershwin.


This production is sponsored by KSMU Radio Network; KY3; Commerce Bank and Commerce Trust Company; Springfield Black Tie, Inc; ​​​​​​​Greg and Judy McManus; Clinvest Research; Springfield Business Journal; TLC Properties; Ethel Curbow, Amax Real Estate; Kyle Insurance Services; Missouri State University Bookstore; Penmac Staffing; Panera Bread; Hy-Vee; Med-Pay, Inc.; Next to New; Law Offices of Kristoffer Barefield.