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.
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NSTC AUDITIONS for 2015 Season Just Around the Corner!
NSTC invites the community to participate in the 2015 Season which includes shows dedicated to young performers, musicals and plays, holiday events, old favorites and intriguing new titles.
Auditions for our 2015 season shows are scheduled January 6, 7 and 8. Please register between 6:00-6:30 pm. Promptly at 6:30 we will begin the audition process which will include short 1 minute readings from the script of the May comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” followed by group singing of the chorus to “When You’re An Addams” from the musical “The Addams Family”, and moving your heels and toes to “LaChaim” from Fiddler on the Roof or trying a little sword play from “Pirates of Penzance”. Those who are new to Northern Star may optionally prepare 1 minute of solo singing to share at the end of the evening. Think of auditions as a cross between “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, a crazy game of charades and open mic night. Don’t worry about preparing in advance. Just come and have fun with a room full of creative and unpredictable people! Teens are invited to audition for “Pirates of Penzance”, the TeensOnStage March production. They are also welcome to audition for parts in the August show, “Fiddler on the Roof” and for “The Addams Family” in October. Adults of all ages (19 on up) are invited to consider parts in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”, “Nunsense Amen”, “Fiddler on the Roof”., “The Addams Family” and “A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas”. Community members who are interested in theater other than acting on stage are also invited to drop by and sign up for designing and building sets, creating one of a kind props, decorating or painting sets, putting together costumes, creating art gallery displays, serving in Bob’s Bistro, learning to program and run lights and sound equipment, playing in pit bands, or sharing other unique talents. Messages may be left at the theatre (715) 736-4444 or contact us through our website at: www.northernstartheatre-co.org
February 12-15, 7p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2pm Saturday and Sunday
In Partnership with David Wilson Family Dental
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.
We are looking forward to starting the new year with our Kids On Stage production of “Seussical Jr.”! It’s going to be a great show. Performance dates are Feb. 12 & 13 at 7pm, Feb. 14 at 2pm & 7pm and our final performance will be February 15 at 2pm. Tickets are just $10 and are available to order online abelow or you can call our box office at 715-736-4444 today!
Now to introduce our cast! Cat in the Hat- Teagan Stager; JoJo- Emily Kay; Horton- Jaquan Amick;
Gertrude McFuzz- Melody Morse; Mayzie La Bird- Chloe Melgaard; Sour Kangaroo- Emma Butzler;
Mr. Mayor-Michael Bihrle; Mrs. Mayor- Arianna Rataj; Young Kangaroo- Jorja Shelly; Wickersham Brothers- Arsen Crisler, Kade McCann, Gavin Orson; Bird Girls- Brynn Hudson, Jackie Solum;
Gerty bird- Kamryn Klemme; Yertle the Turtle- Cole Gregorich;Vlad Vladikoff- Braden Stager;
Mary Lou Who- Dorothy Grundin; Jungle Creatures- Sophie Griffin, Ellyn Gargulak, Ella Orson, Bree Rubenzer; and the Citizens of Whoville- Malia Anderson, Rachel Larson, Katie Larson, Kaelyn Ostenson, Erin Salm, Luke Salm, Kendel Staut, Sydney Staut
Pirates of Penzance
March 25-29, Wednesday-Saturday 7p.m, Sunday 2pm
In Partnership with Haack Orthodontics
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
“In Partnership With Edward Jones: Robert Berger & Mark Berger”
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.
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 ,13, 14, & 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, & 23
Wednesday-Saturday 7pm, Sunday 2pm
ONE Saturday performance 8/23.
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.