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Past Performances

Main Stage – Past Performances

Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

2017 Spotlight Musical

  • By: Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields and Neil Simon
  • Directed by: Margaret Berg
  • Dates: March 2017

One Acts

One Acts

“Love/Sick” & “Eleemosynary”

  • By: John Cariani; Lee Blessing
  • Directed by: Tor Johnson; Alison Thvedt
  • Dates: January 2017

Up the Down Staircase

Up the Down Staircase

Mainstage Fall Play

  • By: Christopher Sergel based on the novel by Bel Kaufman
  • Directed by: Margaret Berg
  • Dates: December 1-3, 2016, 7 pm; Dec. 4, 2 pm

Rookie lit teacher Sylvia Barrett’s first day at Calvin Coolidge High School isn’t what she expected: a delinquent student body, a crumbling infrastructure, and an administration that drowns its staff in paperwork and rules. She soon finds herself involved in the start of a romance, a near war with an administrator, and in the unexpected, sometimes heartbreaking lives of her students. Can she make a difference?


Once on This Island

Once on This Island

Footlights 9th/10th Grade Musical

  • By: Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics and book by Lynn Ahrens, based on the book “My Love, My Love” by Rosa Guy
  • Directed by: Alison Thvedt, Musical Director Eric Heltemes, Choreographer Taliah Newell
  • Dates: November 3-5, 2016, 7 pm

This Caribbean-influenced musical folk tale tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues Daniel, a boy from the other side of the island, with whom she falls in love. Unbeknownst to Ti Moune, the pompous gods of the island make a bet with one another over which is stronger: love or death? Don’t miss this Calypso-flavored tale of love in a world of prejudice.

This production is made possible in part by a grant from the Southwest Foundation, thank you!

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