Subscriptions for all three shows start at only $29.50. Order now and save 15–20% off the price of single tickets through June 15, 2014! Check out details on all the shows below.
Pump Boys and Dinettes
“Totally delightful!” — Newsweek
Book, Lyrics & Music by
John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel & Jim Wann
Pump Boys & Dinettes is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
The ‘Pump Boys’ sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the ‘Dinettes’, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country western songs that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway. With heartbreak and hilarity, they perform on guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils.
June 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
June 14 and 15
McHaffey Opera House, Eldon
“…as sweet as a show can be without promoting tooth decay…” — The New York Times
Lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman
Music by Marc Shaiman
The book is by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan
Based on the New Line Cinema film written & directed by John Waters
Hairspray is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International
The 1950’s are out and change is in the air! HAIRSPRAY, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.
It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire — to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her ‘do!
June 28, July 1, July 4, and July 6
Bridge View Center, Ottumwa
The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!
“Suh’s script is exuberantly imaginative.” — The New York Times
Created by Lloyd Suh
Produced by arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences
Sponsored in in part by the Wapello County Foundation
Violet and Bruce Wong just don’t fit in with the other Earth kids. Sure, they have superpowers, they’’’re just not very good ones. But when an evil beast called the Space Chupacabra appears, intent on universal destruction, The Wong Kids must travel to far reaches of outer space to stop it…if they can only stop bickering. Violet and Bruce ultimately realize that being different isn’t just okay, it might just be the most important thing, like, ever.
July 2, 3, and 5
Bridge View Center, Ottumwa
Recommended for students grade 3 and up.
Billy Goat’s Gtuff
Based on scenes from operas by W. A. Mozart Gaetano Donizetti & Giacomo Rossini
Adapted by John Davies
A game of hide and seek is ruined for three billy goat friends when a big bully blocks a bridge, preventing them from going home. Two boy billy goats resolve to go home a different, longer way. The littlest girl goat, however, not wanting to abandon her doll that’s been snatched from her, inadvertently pushes him into the creek below. Concerned for his well-being, she asks if he’s OK. He responds by asking if she’s OK. When the two boys return with help, she’s able to introduce a soggy, forlorn ex-bully as their new friend.
Recommended for children pre–K through grade 2.
June 29–July 5
Various locations throughout Wapello County
Free for the entire family!