2015 season includes ... 6 shows for $75 - 5 musicals, 1 comedy - save $17

Season Ticket Information

6 shows $75 - 5 musicals, 1 comedy – save $17
Six shows (only excluded show from the season ticket package is the KIDS/Tween production of “Suessical Jr.”) are included in the 2015 season ticket package for only $75 – a $17 saving over individually purchased tickets. NSTC fans are reminded that season tickets are transferable –you’re welcome to invite a friend or family member to use your season ticket for any show you can’t attend. 2015 season tickets may be purchased by calling NSTC at (715) 736-4444. Season Tickets and NSTC Gift Certificates make great holiday gifts and are available now. Season tickets and gift certificates can also be purchased at the Rice Lake Chronotype during regular business hours. You’ll also soon be able to find more info about 2015 on the NSTC website at: www.northernstartheatre-co.org.

The Northern Star Center for the Arts is our area’s newest Venue for the perfect wedding reception! Reasonable rates, & a unique setting! Call us to schedule a tour.  We still have Fall 2014 Dates Available and are now booking dates in 2015!

  Get your tickets online here or by calling NSTC at (715)736-4444


October 16, 17, 19, 23, 24, and 26

“In Partnership With Chuck Lawrence & Associates,  Dr. Patrick Liedl D.D.S. & Full Moon Dental”


M*A*S*H or Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in Korea is joined by two unpredictable madcaps, Hawkeye and Duke, two of the best chest surgeons in South Korea. Audience members will recall all the favorite characters form the long-running TV series.

Northern Star Theatre Company Mash cast

MASH Photo:Front: Kade McCann, Janae Boucher, Logan Jilek, Rosemarie Olson, Lorelei Jilek Sitting: Craig Louis, Anna Hamner, Paul Baribeau, AJ Hakari, Michael DuerkopStanding: Kiera Stager, Teagan Stager, Greg Stager, Logan Soe, Ethan Anderson, Bennett McCann, Randal Braun, Emily Kay and Ron Kay

M*A*S*H is coming to NSTC in October and is presented in partnership with Chuck Lawrence & Associates, LLC., Dr. Patrick Liedl and Full Moon Dental. The full length play by Tim Kelly (courtesy of The Dramatic Publishing Company) follows the plot of the original movie and features familiar characters Colonel Henry Blake (Greg Stager), Captain Frank Burns (Ron Kay) , Father Mulcahy (Michael Duerkop), Trapper John (Paul Baribeau), Radar Reilly (Dan Organ), Hawkeye Pierce (Logan Doe), Duke (Craig Louis), Major Margaret Houlihan (Janae Boucher), Walt the Dentist (AJ Hakari), Sergeant Devine (Ethan Anderson) and Klinger (Bennett McCann).  The cast is rounded out by a lively group of nurses (Michelle Balk, Kyanne Pepper, Rosemarie Olson, Lorelei Jilek, Anna Hamner and Krysta Swanson, a singing doctor (Randal Braun), pro football star Spearchucker Jones  (Logan Jilek), Koreans Teagan Stager, Kade McCann, Emily Kay and Dakota Rodriquez as Ho Jon and even a special appearance by the Bonwit Sisters Kiera Stager, Teagan Stager and Lorelei Jilek.  The cast also features cameo appearances each night by medical personnel from the area as medics, nurses and the wounded.

As a tribute to area military personnel, Northern Star Theater invites anyone who is a current or past member of the armed forces to attend M*A*S*H as our guest.  Please still call for a reservation (715-736-4444) indicating the show you wish to attend and simply say that you are a veteran or active in the military now.

Please join the MASH cast and Kitchen & Floor Decor in collecting items for our overseas troops for us package and ship in time for the holiday season.  We are focusing on most popular food items: Beef Jerky, Granola Bars, Fruit Bars, Dried Fruit,Hard Candy, GumPowdered Drinks/Water Flavoring, small bags of coffee, snack bars and bags of nuts and trail mix.  Items may be dropped off at NSTC on show nights (Oct. 16, 17, 19, 23, 24 and 26) or during the day at Kitchen and Floor Decor on Main Street.

Show dates are Oct 16, 17, 23, and 24 at 7pm and Oct 19 and 26 at 2 pm. Tickets are available online at the NSTC website: www.northernstarthatre-co.org. or call the theatre for a reservation (736-4444).  Tickets are $14. Bob’s Bistro will be open one hour before showtime featuring a menu of light suppers, beverages and desserts. NSTC is located at 104 S. Main St. in beautiful downtown Rice Lake on the Red Cedar River.

Tickets for this show are $14.


December 3, 5-7, 10 and 12-14

“In Partnership With David Wilson Family Dental”

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday staple for theatre across the United States! Features plenty of great roles for children and adults, a few favorite Christmas Carols, and a lot of laughs!

Our cast includes:

FATHER (Bob Bradley) -Jason DeRousseau, MOTHER (Grace Bradley) – Jenny Hastreiter, BETH BRADLEY – Emily Kay, CHARLIE BRADLEY -Gavin Orson, RALPH HERDMAN – Garrett Solum, IMOGENE HERDMAN – Rosemarie Olson, LEROY HERDMAN – Kade McCann, CLAUDIA HERDMAN – Sophia Griffin, OLLIE HERDMAN -Braden Stager, GLADYS HERDMAN – Kamryn Klemme, ALICE WENDLEKEN – Teagen Stager, MRS. ARMSTRONG – Cate Kopkey, MRS. SLOCUM – Keira Stager, MRS. CLARK -Morgan Wolfe, MRS. CLAUSING – Tonya Jahnke, MRS. MCCARTHY – Janae Boucher, MAXINE -Melody Morse, ELMER HOPKINs – Christopher Jahnke, HOBIE – Wyatt Rogers, DAVID – Aiden Litwiller. BEVERLY -TBD, FIREMAN (2)- Greg Stager and TBD, SHIRLEY –  Carly DeRousseau, JOHNNY – Caleb Schack, DORIS – Ella Orson, REVEREND HOPKINS -Craig Anderson, RUTH- Hannah Farm, Jane- Albany Severud, MOLLY- Malia Anderson, MEG- Jasmyn Collins, MARY- Maya Schumaker, ELLEN- Diana Wolf, SARAH- Bethany Johnson, CLARA-Jorja Shelly, LAURA- Nora Hastreiter

Extra angel choir members, baby angels, shepherds: Madison Elliott, Ellyn Gargulak, Jackson Griffin, Pierce Hastreiter, Reid Hastreiter, Hailey Hince, Hayden Hince, Skylar Kopkey, Jay Kopkey, Brielle Kowalski, abby Kuchera, Mike Kuchera, Milanya Matson, Kaelyn Ostenson,  Estelle Severud, Jackie Solum, Evan Stager, Logan stager, Riki Lynn Pimentel, Dejesus

“An American classic.” – McCall’s Magazine

“One of the best Christmas stories ever – and certainly one of the funniest.” – The Seattle Times

Tickets are $8.

Suessical Jr.

February 12-15, 7p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2pm Saturday and Sunday

“Partnership to be announced”



Tickets $10

Book by  Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Music by  Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by  Lynn Ahrens
Co-Conceived by  Eric Idle
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

Kids & Tweens OnStage presenting “Seussical Jr. a musical including familiar figures like the Cat in the Hat and Horton the elephant. Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from TONY winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Pirates of Penzance

March 25-29, Wednesday-Saturday 7p.m, Sunday 2pm

“Partnership to be announced”

Pirates of Penzance

Tickets $14

Book by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert
Music by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan
Lyrics by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert

TeensOnStage in cooperation with Northern Lakes Academy Charter School offer Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance”. Hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General. Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history. Expect a lot of dashing sword play and lovely dancing ladies!

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

April 30, May 1, 3,7,8, & 10 Thursday & Friday 7pm, Sunday 2pm

“Partnership to be announced”

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike showing at the Northern Star Theatre in Rice Lake, WI

Tickets $14

By Christopher Durang

Nominated for six Tony Awards, Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike. A weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness begins.

Nunsense A-men

June 23-28, Tuesday-Saturday 7pm, Sunday 2pm

“Partnership to be announced”

Nunsense A-Men!

Tickets $18

By Dan Goggin

In late June the little sisters of Hoboken return in “Nunsense Amen” where five talented gentlemen play the hapless sisters in their endless effort to raise money. The show is a fund raiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidently poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God). This zany musical has been up dated with new jokes, additional lyrics, two new arrangements and a brand new song.

Fiddle On The Roof

August 12 ,13, 14, & 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, & 23

Wednesday-Saturday 7pm, Sunday 2pm
ONE Saturday performance 8/23.

“Partnership to be announced”

Fiddler on the Roof

Tickets $18

Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Based on Sholem Aleichem’s stories by special permission of Arnold Perl

August features the winner of 9 Tony awards when it debuted in 1964-“Fiddler on the Roof”. Patrick Liedl will reprise his role as Tevye, the milkman tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Classic songs everyone will recognize “Sunrise, Sunset”, “Traditions”, Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler On The Roof’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

The Addams Family

October 22-25, 29, 30, 31 & November 1

“Partnership to be announced”

The Addams Family

Tickets $18

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams

Just in time for Halloween, Northern Star tries something new with “The Addams Family”, a musical that features the family you remember from TV – the dashing Gomez, the elegant Morticia, Uncle Fester, Wednesday, Pugsley, Grandma, Lurch and even Cousin Itt. Join us in your favorite Halloween costume and celebrate this creep, crawly season! Treats for all who come in costume!

A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas

December 9-13, Wednesday-Saturday 7pm, Sunday 2pm,

“Partnership to be announced”

A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas

Tickets $10

By Laurie Brooks

Close out the year and begin your holidays in December with “A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas”, a show the whole family will enjoy. We invite you to re-visit the much beloved Laura and her family and experience more pioneer adventures with them.



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