2023 CAST Theater Season
March 16-18, 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. | Tickets $15
Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist. The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family. Directed by Gayle Gearhart and Mason Strouse.
A Comedy of Tenors
May 4-6, 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. | Adults $12, Students $10
One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It is 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century—as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep the amorous Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife Maria from causing runaway chaos. Written by Ken Ludwig, this is an uproarious ride full of mistaken identities, blissful romance, and madcap delight. Directed by Matt Hertlein.
Into the Woods
July 13-15, 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. | Tickets $15
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece—a rare modern classic. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. Directed by Robert Roxby and Gary Wilsoncroft. Sponsored in part by CNB Bank.
White Liars & Black Comedy
October 19-21, 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. | Adults $12, Students $10
Enjoy an evening of two comedic one-acts by Peter Shaffer. The White Liars depicts a fateful encounter between a down and out fortune teller, a rock musician, and his agent. The agent bribes Baroness Lemberg to fake some hocus pocus over a crystal ball, presumably to discourage the musician from pursuing his girlfriend. The trickery entangles each of them in a dense web of deception. In Black Comedy, a blackout occurs on the night a young sculptor plans to meet his debutante's millionaire father and a wealthy patron. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords, and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the “borrowed” tems before light is restored. Together, these one-acts are a sharply etched study of characters steeped in deception. Directed by Dawn Deppe and Scott Muirhead.
A Christmas Story
All Performances are SOLD OUT!
December 7-9, 14-16 at 7:30pm
December 10 at 3pm
Season ticket holders who would like to exchange their tickets can contact CAST and exchanges will be done if/when possible. If you have tickets you can no longer use, please give them to someone or let CAST know so that they can be released and resold. No refunds will be offered. We will not be starting and waiting lists. Some tickets may become available. Follow CAST on Facebook or click the button below to see what tickets are available.
Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out!" All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family's temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys' experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg in a net stocking; Ralphie's fantasy scenarios and more. Directed by Mason and Kellie Strouse.
CAST previously had plans to present Winter Wonderettes in December 2023. However... we have exciting news! December marks the 40th year since the debut of the film A Christmas Story. Because of this, we have decided to close our 40th year at CAST with this old chestnut! All previously purchased tickets for Winter Wonderettes will be honored on the same dates. If you would like new tickets issued for this show, please contact the CAST office.