THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
“In Partnership With David Wilson Family Dental”
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!
Left to right: Garrett Solum, Rosemarie Olson, Sophia Griffin, Kade McCann, Gavin Orson, Kamryn Klemme
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! Presented in partnership with Wilson Family Dental show dates are Dec. 3,5,6,10,12,13 at 7pm and December 7 and 14 at 2 pm. Tickets are available online at the NSTC website: www.northernstarthatre-co.org. or by calling the theatre for a reservation (736-4444).
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 – Michele Balk, MRS. CLARK -Morgan Wolfe, MRS. MCCARTHY – Tanya Janke, MAXINE -Melody Morse, ELMER HOPKINs – Christopher Jahnke, DAVID – Aiden Litwiller, FIREMAN (2)- Greg Stager and Mitchell Myers, 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, Milanya Matsin, Maeve Myers, Kaelyn Ostenson, Estelle Severud, Jackie Solum, Evan Stager, & Logan Stager.
Bob’s Bistro will be open one hour before showtime featuring a menu of light suppers, beverages and desserts. There is no intermission for this production so be sure to have a treat before the show! NSTC is located at 104 S. Main St. in beautiful downtown Rice Lake on the Red Cedar River.
Tickets are $8.
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.
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.
Fiddle 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
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.