Announcing… Our 2016 Season 

 

A Miracle on 34th Street

Directors: Katherine Bergman, Janet Bergman

Auditions: September 5, 6,  7 at 7pm

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

Friday and Saturday 7:30 PM

Sunday 2:00 PM

 

A holiday classic from the writer of the musical theater classic The Music Man! Based on the movie of the same name, Miracle On 34th Street features a book and score by none other than Iowa’s own Meredith Wilson.

 

Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn’t want her six-year old daughter Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor Fred Gailey tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy’s, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed -but when it turns out Macy’s Santa may in fact be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts.

 

Filled with humor, spectacle, and such beloved songs as “Pinecones and Hollyberries,” “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” and “My State, My Kansas,” this joyous, heart-warming musical is pure family entertainment, wholesome without being cloying. A star-vehicle for a female actress that features great roles for children, the show is a cast and crowd pleaser. With its built-in audience base, Miracle On 34th Street The Musical is the perfect holiday treat for any theatre!

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Box office opens on Monday, two weeks prior to the show.

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

Best of Enemies

by Osha Gray Davidson

 

Director:  Rick Sanborn

 

Production Dates: April 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10

Friday and Saturday 7:30 PM

Sunday 2:00 PM

Drama

Based on the best selling book by Osha Gray Davidson, Best of Enemies is a true story about the volatile relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina schools in 1971. Best of Enemies exposes the poison of hate in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst and best in themselves.

“The play is a window into a darker time in our collective past. Yes, it preaches to the converted, but it reminds us that there are many still waiting – but not wanting – to be converted.”–Times Union

Any questions, please contact 319-462-4973. Thank you!

Get your tickets online

Box office opens on Monday, two weeks prior to the show.

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

 

Church Basement Ladies – I, A Musical

Book by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke
Music by Drew Jansen
Inspired by the books by Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, including the best seller “Growing Up Lutheran”

Directors: Dawn Marek, Jan Cratsenberg, Donna Wall

Auditions: April 11, 12, 13

Production Dates: July 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17

Friday and Saturday 7:30 PM

Sunday 2:00 PM

You don’t have to be Lutheran to enjoy this musical comedy. This is an homage to the ladies who have kept the various church functions going from their post in the church basement kitchen, preparing food and offering advice.

Stay tuned – We hope to offer a dinner theatre experience for one show, as well.

Get your tickets online

Box office opens on Monday, two weeks prior to the show.

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

 

Death Trap

by Ira Levin

 

 

Director: Basilio Light

Audition Dates: July 18, 19, 20

Production Dates: September 30, October  1, 2, 7, 8, 9

Friday and Saturday 7:30 PM

Sunday 2:00 PM

Comedic Thriller

Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney’s plan, which he devises with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness, and with such an abundance of thrills and laughter, that audiences will be held enthralled until the final, startling moments of the play.

Get your tickets online

Box office opens on Monday, two weeks prior to the show.

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
E-mail:
starlightersii@gmail.com

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