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Springboard Season

Wakefield Idol

Photos by Seth Jacobson Photography

Thursdays, Jan 9 - Mar 26 at 7 pm

​Wakefield Idol is a karaoke-style singing competition where 64 local singers compete for a $1500 cash prize! In the final rounds as the competition heats up, the audience votes to see who goes on. It's our most popular event of the year, so get your tickets early to check out all of the amazing local talent we have! Click here to sign up to sing.

January 9 - Preliminary Round

January 16 - Preliminary Round

January 23 - Second Round

January 30 - Preliminary Round

February 6 - Preliminary Round

February 13 - Second Round

February 20 - Sweet 16

February 27 - Top 12

March 5 - Quarterfinals

March 12 - Semifinals

March 19 - Tribute Night

March 26 - Finals

Preliminaries, Second Round - $15, Sweet 16, Top 12 - $20, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Tribute Night - $25 Finals - $30

Our signature event is in its 15th year! The whole show is written, rehearsed, and performed in a single day! Brand new plays are created with the hard work and creativity of over 50 artists in one day. Come see the amazing and surprising results!

*Membership Festival Tickets*

Springboard Season

Fridays, Jan 10 - Mar 27 at 7 pm

Our annual Springboard Season features projects proposed and created by the community! Works range from full-length plays to staged readings to concerts to improvised D&D. See the ideas our region has to offer!

Jan 10 - Tom White Jazz Trio

Jan 17 - Love Addict by Dan McQuade

Jan 24 - The Box or Honey Gatherers by Miles Martin and Us Three and OCD by Sarah Antoni

Jan 31 - Billy Shakesman Explained: A Doofus' Guide To The Classics, led by Rebecca Magnotta

Feb 7 - Gay Seinfeld by Ezra Jordan and The Chameleon by Claudia Bach, directed by Ryan Sekac

Feb 14 - Riders to the Sea and Songs of Travel by Ralph Vaughan Williams, directed by Rachel Hanauer

Feb 21 - That Which Isn't by Matthew Freeman, directed by Britney Verria

Feb 28 - Once Upon a Tabletop... An Improvised Adventure based on Dungeons & Dragons, led by Maddie England and Kathy McCoy

Mar 6 - Good by Catia Ramos

Mar 13 - Galaxy View Improv Drive-In, led by Chris Moore

Mar 20 - Happy Birthday, Stephen Sondheim: 90th Birthday Celebration, directed by Jean Maxon-Carpenter

Mar 27 - Alternate Universe, led by Neal Leaheey and Improv 505 Graduation Show

*Membership Springboard Season Tickets*

$10

The Roaring '20s are back, sugar! Our improvisers weave webs of secrets and lies. It's all made up on the spot, so no one knows what might happen next. All we know is someone won't survive the big night.

*Membership Improv Tickets*

Our troupe of improvisers make up scenes and songs on-the-spot, vying for your love, affections, and votes as they compete to become The Micetro!

*Membership Improv Tickets*

Get your ticket at the door - $8

Actors work to present a far off story of genocide, but find it hitting closer to home than they expected. Where's the line between the past and the present, good intentions and painful reality? Both thought-provoking and funny, We Are Proud to Present will stay with you.

*Membership Mainstage Tickets*

*Adults - $25 *25 & Under - $15 *Preview & Thursday - Pay-What-You-Can at the door or $18 in advance

To Be Continued... An Improvised Soap Opera

Thursdays, May 28-Aug 27 at 7:30 pm

Our improvisers weave plots of love, deception, unexpected reunions, life and death situations - everything you need for a juicy soap opera made up on-the-spot. The story builds week-to-week, so you can follow your favorite characters all summer long or jump in any given Thursday! Get Season Tickets and never miss an "episode"!

*Membership Improv Tickets*

Adults - $15, Age 25 & Under - $10

Join us for a week of amazing performances all made up on-the-spot! We have performers and teachers from around the world in town for an amazing week of learning, performing, and frolicking.

You've never seen anything like this before - and you never will again!

*Membership Festival Tickets*

Tickets: $10, Headliners: $20

When Dorothy returns to Kansas, everyone thinks she's crazy. That is, until Aunt Em remembers a long forgotten past. Now the two must find a way back to Oz, and once they get there, fight to save it. After all, there's no place like Oz.

*Membership Mainstage Tickets*

*Adults - $25 *25 & Under - $15 *Sunday Senior Day - $18 *Preview & Thursday - Pay-What-You-Can at the door or $18 in advance

Shakespeare on the Saugatucket: Julius Caesar

Wednesdays & Sundays July 8 - Aug 16 at 7 pm on the Performance Patio

Enjoy a night of Shakespeare under the stars, as audiences have for hundreds of years. The shows are free and chairs are provided, so just bring yourself and your imagination for a night of wonder!

Julius Caesar features some of Shakespeare's most famous speeches along with alliances, war, and literal backstabbing.

Free

Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías

Previews: July 31 & Aug 1 at 7 pm, Shows: Aug 7-8, 14, 21-22, 28-29 at 7 pm on the Riverfront Performance Patio

Good fences make good neighbors. Until that fence ends up in your azaleas. Friendly neighbors soon become enemies and all their worst qualities end up on display. This biting comedy asks us what it really takes to love thy neighbor.

*Membership Mainstage Tickets*

*Adults - $25 *25 & Under - $15 *Preview & Thursday - Pay-What-You-Can at the door or $18 in advance

The Totalitarians by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Preview: Sept 11 at 7 pm, Shows: Sept 18-19, 24-26, Oct 1-2 at 7 pm, Matinee: Sept 27 at 2 pm

In this raucous dark comedy, Penny Easter is running to be Nebraska's next lieutenant governor and Francine is just the woman to catapult her to the top. But what happens when buzzwords, truth without facts, and conspiracy theories overtake genuine political discourse?

*Membership Mainstage Tickets*

*Adults - $25 *25 & Under - $15 *Sunday Senior Day - $18 *Preview & Thursday - Pay-What-You-Can at the door or $18 in advance

Into the Woods, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine

Preview: Oct 16-17 at 7 pm, Shows: Oct 23-24, 30-31, Nov 5-7, 12-14 at 7 pm, Matinees: Nov 1 & 8 at 2 pm

Fairy tales collide as a baker and his wife head into the woods to reverse a curse. With witches, giants, princes, and a beautiful score by Stephen Sondheim, familiar characters find out what happens after happily ever after.

*Membership Mainstage Tickets*

*Adults - $25 *25 & Under - $15 *Sunday Senior Day - $18 *Preview & Thursday - Pay-What-You-Can at the door or $18 in advance

The Gift of the Magi by Andy Hoover, Based on the short story by O. Henry

Preview: Nov 28 at 7 pm Shows: Dec 4-5, 10-12, 18-19 at 7 pm Matinees: Dec 13 & 20 at 2 pm

In this modern version of O. Henry's classic story, a loving couple discover that no matter what goes wrong, Christmas is really about the ones we love. Full of carols and good cheer, this is sure to be a delight for the whole family.

*Membership Mainstage Tickets*

*Adults - $25 *25 & Under - $15 *Sunday Senior Day - $18 *Preview & Thursday - Pay-What-You-Can at the door or $18 in advance

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