June 23-28, Tuesday-Saturday 7pm, Sunday 2pm
In Partnership with Rob Berger, Mark Berger, & Edward Jones
By Dan Goggin
L-R: Connor Mitchell, Dan Organ, Jackson Liedl, Mark Berger, & Steve Mitchell
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 Nuns are in trouble again! There has been a terrible accident at the convent and now they need to find a way to get past the tragedy by putting on a little show… It promises to be one hilarious event after another as they sing their way through the story. Reverend Mother: Mark Berger, Sister Hubert: Dan Orga, nSister Robert Ann: Stephen Mitchell, Sister Amnesia: Jackson Liedl, Sister Leo: Conner Mitchell, Father Myopia: Howard Silverstein, Sister Liberace: Tammy Roberg & Father Cymbalic
Words of advice: Stay away from the freezer!!! This zany musical has been up dated with new jokes, additional lyrics, two new arrangements and a brand new song.
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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”. 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.
Featuring Patrick Liedl as Tevye, the Jewish milkman who is beset with the problems of finding husbands for his five daughters, scratching out a living in the small town of Anatevka, and facing the threat of eviction by the Russian Czar. Change is in the air as Tevye and his wife Golde (Kim Graff) work with Yente the matchmaker (Joanne Schilling) to find spouses for their daughters. Yente arranges for the eldest daughter Tzeitel (Kayla Toufar) to marry the butcher Lazar Wolf (Randal Braun), but Tzeitel has already fallen in love with the tailor’s son, Motel (Jackson Liedl). The second daughter Hodel (Isabel Thurston) breaks tradition by agreeing with the Marxist ideas espoused by Perchick (Bennett McCann), a student from Kiev while the middle daughter Chava (Emma Magnone) secretly meets Fyedka (Logan Jilek), a Russian Christian. As Tevye alternately prays, bargains and argues with God, the local Russian constable (Greg Stager) and his men harass the citizens of Anatevka and finally forcibly evict them from their homes.
The haunting music of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick features familiar numbers like “Tradition”, “Sunrise, Sunset”, “If I Were a Rich Man” and many other memorable tunes. The show received Tony awards for the best musical, best score and best book in 1965.
Northern Star brings a cast rich with talent to its second production of “Fiddler on the Roof”. The cast includes Paul Adams, Jaquon Amick, Caleb Anderson, Lexi Anderson, Michelle Balk, Brandon Brown, Molly Charron, Cheyenne Corrado, Laura Elmquist, Hannah Farm, Ellyn Gargulak, Dan Graff, Anna Hamner, Kathleen Hanson, Luke Henningsen, Trenton Hom, Sylvia Isaacson, Lorelei Jilek, Bethany Johnson, Pat Keller, Michelle, Mikayla, Dawson and Briana Klefstad, Karla and Kamryn Klemme, Michael Klonowski, Nikki and Wyatt Liedl, Craig Louis, Becky and Kade McCann, Dan Organ, Gavin and Ella Orson, Kyanne Pepper, Faith and Lily Peters, Chelsea Pumala, Arianna Rataj, Dick Reiten, Dakota Rodriguez, Maya Schumaker, Dillon Shepherd, Kiera and Teagan Stager, Laurel Wagner, Janine, Abby and John Zook. Jim Hurst directs an orchestra of exemplary musicians: Tammy Roberg and Will Wagner on keyboards, Norm Yamada on percussion, Patrick Binford (clarinet), Adam Bever (trombone), Megan Hutera (trumpet), Nancy Keeler (bassoon), Aimee Pashby (flute), and Eric Kringle (bass).
Gabriella Ashlin is the artistic designer of the set and Chelsea Pumala and Isabel Thurston are the creators of the choreography. Kim Graff is vocal director; Amy Myers coordinates technical aspects including sound, Nicolle and Chris Orson are lighting designers. Pattye Miller is the costume designer and Arianna Rataj the props mistress.
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.