Remembering Lyle Fodnes
Our opening night audiences will remember Lyle as the man with the camera. Many of the actors in our productions will remember him the same way. It was a rare thing for Lyle to miss an opening night performance or to miss an opportunity to delight folks with the special moments he captured forever.
Lyle was a dear friend of the Playhouse, serving as a board member for many years. He will be sorely missed by all of us.
Opening nights won’t be the same without him.
Our 2019 Season
Mary Poppins opens May 31, 2019!
Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”
Little Shop of Horrors opens July 5, 2019!
The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it… BLOOD.
A hilariously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years!
The Music Man opens June 14, 2019!
By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.
The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. Will his plans to skip town with the cash be foiled by the town librarian and music teacher, Marian Paroo, or will he be able to stay one step ahead of her, too?
Sister Act opens June 7, 2019!
Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet!
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community. But how long can she keep up the act and steer clear of the gang that is out to get her?
A Year With Frog & Toad opens June 28, 2019!
Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, 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 the 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 throughout the 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.
Annual Raffle Winners
Thanks to all those who bought tickets and came out to support the playhouse! Congrats to the lucky winners:
- $5,000 — Judy Sample
- $1,000 — Kevin Kelso
- $1,000 — Vicki Eitemiller
- $1,000 — Dan Otte
- $1,000 — Vincent Ryan
- $1,000 — Joe Vogel
- $500 — Tracy Jatczak
- $500 — Beth Forney
- $500 — Kim Haas
- $500 — Trampas Belknap
- $100 — Jim and Barb Keegan
- $100 — Jamie Wada
- $100 — Cassie and John Ritzen
- $100 — Nebraska Total Office
- $100 — Joelene Tallman Savin
- $100 — Gary and Laurie Gould
- $100 — Ben Watson
- $100 — Mike Shald
- $100 — Wally and Jodi Mischnick
- $100 — Dustin Chester
- $100 — Jana Goranson
- $100 — Tim Horn
- $100 — Janelle Viser
- $100 — Kirk Wilson
- $100 — Kyren Conley
- $100 — Tina Pryor
- $100 — Katie Dobson
- $100 — Stephanie Graham
- $100 — Morford’s Decorating
- $100 — Kirk Wilson
- $100 — Randy Rhine and Grandchildren
- $100 — Frannie Roberts
- $100 — Mandy Plog
- $100 — Sharon Rickenbach
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