Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
April 30, May 1, 3,7,8, & 10 Thursday & Friday 7pm, Sunday 2pm
“In Partnership With Business & Estate Advisers & Koser Radio Group”
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.
Northern Star Theatre Co. presents in partnership with Business & Estate Advisers and the Koser Radio Group for our May comedy – “VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE”. Written by master of comedy, Christopher Durang, this comedy takes characters and themes from Chekhov, pours them into a blender and mixes them up. The utterly hilarious and occasionally touching result is his latest play set in present day Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The show opens Thursday, April 30 , Friday, May 1, Thursday & Friday May 7 & 8 at 7p.m. and for two Sunday Matinees April 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. All tickets are $10 and are reserved seating.
In this hilarious comedy of ill manners, the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Vanya (AJ Hakari) and his adopted sister Sonia (Kyanne Pepper) are living a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, while their sister Masha (Candace Falk) travels the world as a movie star. Just as their cleaning woman issues a warning about terrible events in their future, Masha returns for an unannounced visit with her 20-something boy toy Spike (Brandon Brown) in tow. When the innocent and star-struck young Nina (Maggie Klonowski) visits from next-door hoping to meet the world famous Masha Hardwicke, Masha feels threatened – and so begins an unforgettable weekend building to a fever pitch of rivalry, regret and racket. Mixing Chekhov sensibilities with modern cringe-worthy flair, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a delightfully off-kilter romp that critics have hailed “a sublime state of hilarity” and “a zany joy!”
Tickets can be purchased online at the NSTC website: www.northernstartheatreco.org or by calling (715) 736-4444 and leaving the requested information. Bob’s Bistro is open 1 hour before show time for light suppers, beverages and dessert – the Bistro menu can also be found on the NSTC website. NSTC is located in beautiful downtown Rice Lake, fully air-conditioned and handicapped accessible.
June 23-28, Tuesday-Saturday 7pm, Sunday 2pm
In Partnership with the Rice Lake Chronotype
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.
Fiddler On The Roof
August 12 -16 & 19- 23
Wednesday-Saturday 7pm, Sunday 2pm
In Partnership with Dairy State Bank
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 Musical
October 22-25, 29, 30, 31 & November 1
“Partnership to be announced”
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,
In Partnership with Johnson Bank
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.