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"The Butler Did It"

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April 26th - 28th

May 4th - 6th

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:00 PM


Box Office will open for general seating ticket sales 1 hour prior to curtain time.

(No pre-sales or reserved seats for this production only.)






Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine

Friday & Saturday, July 21-22 & 28-29, 7:30 PM

Sunday, July 23 & 30, 2:00 PM

“Into The Woods” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)




Calling all Princes, Princesses, Witches, and Big Bad Wolves to go Into the Woods!  Kids Acting Academy will teach students about the artistry of theatre through acting, dance, music, makeup, and more!  The students will then perform Into the Woods Junior for family and friends.

Workshops run July 31st through August 4th, morning sessions from 8:45-11:45 and from 1:00-4:00 at the Martha Ellen Tye Theater.  Showcase times are to be   announced.  Any questions, contact Vanessa Engel at 641-751-1094.

[Click here to download the Kids Academy registration form.]



Coming for the 2017-2018 season:



The hilarious prequel to Escanaba in da Moonlight is set in the Soady deer camp during World War II and outfitted with a whole new cast of Wacky Yoopers.   Eighteen-year-old Albert Soady, Jr. is celebrating his final hunting season before he becomes a sharpshooter for the U.S. Army when he falls head-over-heels for the legendary Big Betty Balou. The question is, does she have what it takes to become part of Escanaba's "royal" family?





deathtrapDeathtrap holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway and was nominated for the  Tony Award for Best Play. Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a "dry" spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller which Sidney recognizes       immediately as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney's plan, which he devises with his wife's help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. The suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn until the final, startling moments of the play.




butlerdidItMiss Maple, a dowager with a reputation for "clever" weekend parties, invites a group of detective writers to eerie Ravenswood Manor on Turkey Island where they are to impersonate their fictional characters. The hostess has arranged all sorts of amusing incidents: a mysterious voice on the radio, a menacing face at the window, a mad killer on the loose. Who is that body in the wine cellar anyway? Why do little figurines keep toppling from the mantle? Then a real murder takes place, and Miss Maple is     outraged. She offers an immense reward to the "detective" who can bring the killer to justice. And what an assortment of zany would-be sleuths! When they're not busy tripping over clues, they trip over each other! Laughs collide with thrills, and the climax is a real seat-grabber as the true killer is unmasked, and almost everyone turns out to be someone else! Can be played as a pure farce, or as humorous satire.

Buy your season tickets now!

And catch each of these entertaining shows!

Tickets can be purchased at Lowe’s Flowers, Hellberg’s Jewelers, or at the theatre box office during box office hours. 




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We invite you to come and experience live theatre at its finest, whether on our stage, behind the scenes, or in our audiences. Live theatre is a great way to meet new people, have lots of fun, and express yourself creatively. Contact us to be a part of it all!  See you at the theatre!