Announcing… Our 2015 Season 


All Through The Night

by L. Don Swartz

Director:  Janith Cratsenberg

Auditions: September 13, 14, 15 at 7pm

Production Dates: December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13

Friday and Saturday 7:30 PM

Sunday 2:00 PM

Dramatic Comedy, Cast: 16

A small group of weary travelers discover the power of the season while trapped in a lonely train station on Christmas Eve. As a blizzard rages outside, the troubled people are forced to turn to each other for companionship. When the clock strikes midnight, there is a knock on the station door. Who could possibly be out in the midst of a raging storm on Christmas? Should they answer the door? What will they find?

You will definitely want to put this show on your Christmas “To Do” list.

L. Don Swartz has filled this wonderful Christmas story with magic. He has skillfully woven together moments of laughter and tears, comic scenes and serious situations, and many characters who manage to fill our hearts with joy that comes most especially at this time of year.

Celebrate the hope and beauty of Christmas with Starlighters II at “All Through the Night.”

We will be taking donations for the Jones County Community Cupboard during all performances of “All Through the Night”. Please bring canned or packaged food item to Starlight’s II. Thank you in advance for your generous donation!

Any questions, please contact 319-480-6827. Thank you!

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Box office opens November 23, 2015
Box office telephone: (319) 462-4793
Box office hours: Monday-Friday from 5 PM to 9 PM
Saturdays from 9 AM to 12 Noon

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A Year With Frog & Toad TYA:

A Summer Workshop Production

Book and Lyrics by  Willie Reale
Music by  Robert Reale
Based on the books by Arnold Lobel

Director: Carole Anne Gidley-Beaulne

Rehearsal Schedule: June 17 through July 7 (Monday – Friday) from 9AM to 4PM

Production Dates: July 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:30 PM

Saturday and Sunday 2:00 PM

Children’s Musical, Cast:

Frog – Andrew Clare Toad – Johnathon Bowling Man Bird – Brennan Tye Lady Bird – Cassadie Murphy Lady Bird – Jillian Kurth Lady Bird – Madelaine Fischer Mouse – Emily Meyer Snail – Kyra Clay Turtle – Maura Rauch Lizard – Greyson Barnette Squirrel – Destiny Wall Squirrel – Daylor Miller Squirrel – Gage Rauch Young Frog – Devon Lack Father Frog – Andrew Clair Mother Frog – Kiley Wall Large and Terrible Frog – Braeden Payton Mole – Regan Primer Mole – Drew Pate Mole – Anissa Gasmi

This whimsical show follows two great friends — the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad — through four, fun-filled seasons.

Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons.

The jazzy, upbeat score of A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant, and enchanting musical for the whole family!

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Box office opens June 29, 2015
Box office telephone: (319) 462-4793
Box office hours: Monday-Friday from 5 PM to 9 PM
Saturdays from 9 AM to 12 Noon

Sponsored by:



Pride & Prejudice

Book by Jane Austen

Dramatization by Claudia Haas

Director: Crystal Kayser 

Production Dates: July 31, August 1, 2, 7, 8, 9

Friday and Saturday 7:30 PM

Sunday 2:00 PM

Romantic Drama, Cast:

Mr Bennet – Basilio Light
Mrs Bennet – Janice Moeller
Jane Bennet – Emily Anne Halder
Elizabeth Bennet – Alyssa Kemp-Priest
Mary Bennet – Jennifer Beall
Catherine (Kitty) Bennet – Elle Boeding
Lydia Bennet – Caroline McLaughlin
Mr Bingley – Quinn Fiedler
Miss Caroline Bingley – Rebecca Vernon
Mr Darcy –Colin McDonnell
Miss Charolette Lucas – Justeen Schoner
Sir William Lucas -Eric Henderson
Lady Lucas – Mary Sue Vernon
Mrs Gardiner – Eleisha Barnett
Lady Catherine De Bourgh – Mary Sue Vernon
Miss De Bourgh –Shannon Williams
Mr William Collins- Jason Stover
Mr Wickham – Jake Truemper
Mrs Phillips –Eleisha Barnett
Sarah- Eleisha Barnett
Georgiana Darcy – Shannon Williams
Susannah – Shannon Williams
Mr Denny -Everett De Vaux
Colonel Fitzwilliam – Everett De Vaux
Mr Phillips –Bill Wims
Mr Gardiner -Eric Henderson

All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet’s most urgent priority. But with four sisters, an overzealous match-making mother, and a string of unsuitable suitors, it’s difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense — but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all?

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Box office open July 20, 2015
Box office telephone: (319) 462-4793
Box office hours: Monday-Friday from 5 PM to 9 PM
Saturdays from 9 AM to 12 Noon

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The Gin Game

by Donald L. Colburn

Director: Charlotte Scheckel

Auditions: August 9, 10, 11 at 7pm

Production Dates: October 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11

Friday and Saturday 7:30 PM

Sunday 2:00 PM

Dramatic Comedy, Cast: 2

Fonsia Dorsey – Linda Merritt
Weller Martin – Jayson Stover

This winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize, which originally starred Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn and was later revived with Julie Harris and Charles Durning, uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives. Fonsia wins every time and their secrets become weapons used against one another. Weller longs for a victory to counter a lifetime of defeats but will it happen?

NOTICE: The Gin Game contains adult language that may not be suitable for all viewers. Please consider this when taking young viewers.

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Box office opens September 21, 2015
Box office telephone: (319) 462-4793
Box office hours: Monday-Friday from 5 PM to 9 PM
Saturdays from 9 AM to 12 Noon

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Starlighters II Theatre
200 East Main Street
Anamosa, IA 52205
Telephone: 319-462-4793

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