2014 SEASON

 

 

State Fair

By: Rodgers and Hammerstein

July 25, 26, 27, and Aug. 1, 2, 3

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

Director: Barb Andresen

Set against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, ‘State Fair’ follows the Frake family as they leave behind the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on blue ribbons while their daughter and son find romance and heartbreak on the midway.

YOUR STATE FAIR CAST OF CHARACTERS

(in order of appearance)
Abel Frake – a farmer Jon Day
Gus – the Frake’s hired man – Jim Greene
Margy Frake – the Frake’s daughter – Courtney Kayser
Melissa Frake – Abel’s wife – Janice Moeller
Wayne Frake – the Frake’s sun – Dana Vaughn
Dave Miller – the local storekeeper – Bud Light
Eleanor – Wayne’s girlfriend – Jennifer Beall
Harry – Margy’s boyfriend – Johnathon Bowling
The Fair Announcer (offstage voice) –TBA
The Concession Stand Vendor – Mary Sue Vernon
The Shooting Gallery Barker – TBA
The Balloon Vendor – Judy Danneman
The Hoop-La Barker – Cael Joens
“State Fair”dancers – Emily Halder, Rachel Hall
Emily Arden – Katharine Bergman
The Astounding Stralenko – Steve Nassif
Vivian – a cooch dancer – Rebecca Vernon
Jeanne – a cooch dancer – Steph Onthank
Pat Gilbert – a newspaper reporter –TBA
Charlie – a newspaper photographer – TBA
Lem – a farmer – Eric Henderson
Clay – a farmer – Jim Greene
Hank Munson – a farmer – Dave Medin
The Chief of Police – Steve Nassif
Violet – his daughter – Maura Rauch
The Fairtones – Emily Halder
Rachel Hall
Regan Heying
Rachel Smith
Judge Heppenstahl – Bud Light
Woman Judge 1 – Mary Sue Vernon
Woman Judge 2- Judy Danneman
Assistant 1 – Hannah Shelton-Hauck
Assistant 2 – Justeen Schoner
Mrs. Dorothy Boxhorn – Susan Wilcox
Mrs. Metcalf’s friend – Stephania Sauer
Mrs. Edwin Metcalf – Amy Speed

Chorus

Judy Danneman
Hannah Shelton – Hauck
Kristopher Hess
Jewel Manders
AJ Novotny
Aydan Rickels
Justeen Schoner
Susan Wilcox
Shannon Williams
Sierra Winey
Megan Zimmerman

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Box office opens July 14, 2014
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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Of Mice & Men

By: John Steinbeck

Oct. 3, 4, 5 and 10, 11, 12

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

Director: Crystal Kayser

Two drifters, George and his friend Lennie, with delusions of living off the “fat of the land,” have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place. Lennie is a man-child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man. It’s Lennie’s obsessions with things soft and cuddly, that have made George cautious about who the gentle giant, with his brute strength, associates with. His promise to allow Lennie to “tend to the rabbits” on their future land keeps Lennie calm, amidst distractions, as the overgrown child needs constant reassurance. But when a ranch boss’ promiscuous wife is found dead in the barn with a broken neck, it’s obvious that Lennie, albeit accidentally, killed her. George, now worried about his own safety, knows exactly where Lennie has gone to hide, and he meets him there. Realizing they can’t run away anymore, George is faced with a moral question: how should he deal with Lennie before the ranchers find him and take matters into their own hands.

 

Box office opens Sept. 22, 2014
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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FrUiTcAkEs

By: Julian Wiles

Dec. 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

Director: Victoria Wims

Mix together a batch of fruitcakes, three dozen Christmas trees, 10,000 outdoor Christmas lights, a chicken pox epidemic, two southern spinsters, an estranged old man, a lost cat named Tutti Frutti and a Christmas hog named Buster and you’ve got the recipe for a fun-filled and touching evening of holiday cheer. Into this world comes Jamie, a kid who has run away from home and come as far as his money will take him. At first he thinks this town’s inhabitants are “nuttier than fruitcakes,” but soon he comes to admire, appreciate and adore this nutty little town.

 

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Box office opens Nov. 24, 2014
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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Anamosa, IA 52205
Telephone: 319-462-4793
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