About

John Viars Theatre

Renovated in 2018, the John Viars Theatre (formerly Mainstage) seats 413 people and is home to high-quality productions each year. The theatre prides itself on choosing a varied season of new Broadway hits and classics. At least three productions each season are musicals, with the rest a mix of comedy and drama. Season tickets are offered as well as discounts for groups.

 

Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre

Shows for family audiences are produced each year in the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre, which seats 226. These shows draw heavily upon contemporary as well as classical literature. Shows are cast “age-appropriate.” This means adult actors play adult characters, and young people play kids. Some shows call for adults to play children, to the delight of audiences and actors alike. Season tickets are offered as well as discounts for groups. Every show in the children’s theatre has performances during the school day for student groups.

 

Family Holiday Classic

Each season, The Playhouse produces a family-friendly musical in the John Viars Theatre. This show is not a part of a season ticket package, but season ticket holders in both theatres can purchase tickets before the general public for this popular show.

 

Friday Funday (Ages 4-6)

Friday Funday is interactive theatre for preschools, child care centers, kindergarten classes, and families. Each month during the school year, audiences are transported to the Clubhouse at The Playhouse. Actors dramatize favorite stories using their imaginations and the costume pieces and props found in the Magic Trunk.

 

Spectrum Stories (Ages 6-18)

Designed for students on the autism spectrum, these drama experiences best support the development of pretend play, social interaction, and non-verbal communication. Sessions use story, music, and art to bring imagination to life.

 

Final Act Ensemble

Final Act Ensemble is a troupe of senior adult actors that perform classic and original radio plays, including commercials and sound effects, as well as songs from the Golden Days of Radio. Shows are held throughout the state as well as at The Playhouse.

 

Best of Broadway New York City Tours

Trips to New York City to see the best of Broadway are offered several times each year and are led by Playhouse staff. The trip includes roundtrip airfare, hotel, and three theatre tickets as well as transportation between the hotel and airport in New York. Touring and dining options are offered at cost.

 

2019-20 Schedule

february

21feb7:00 pmTinker Bell7:00 pm

22feb1:00 pmTinker Bell1:00 pm

22feb4:00 pmTinker Bell4:00 pm

23feb1:00 pmTinker Bell1:00 pm

23feb4:00 pmTinker Bell4:00 pm

28feb7:00 pmTinker Bell7:00 pm

29feb1:00 pmTinker Bell1:00 pm

29feb4:00 pmTinker Bell4:00 pm

march

01mar1:00 pmTinker Bell1:00 pm

01mar4:00 pmTinker Bell4:00 pm

06mar9:30 amRapunzel9:30 am

06mar10:45 amRapunzel10:45 am

06mar1:30 pmRapunzel1:30 pm

06mar7:00 pmTinker Bell7:00 pm

07mar1:00 pmTinker Bell1:00 pm

07mar4:00 pmTinker Bell4:00 pm

08mar1:00 pmTinker Bell1:00 pm

08mar4:00 pmTinker Bell4:00 pm

13mar7:30 amSingin' in the Rain7:30 am

14mar7:30 pmSingin' in the Rain7:30 pm

15mar2:00 pmSingin' in the Rain2:00 pm

18mar7:30 pmSingin' in the Rain7:30 pm

19mar7:30 pmSingin' in the Rain7:30 pm

20mar7:30 pmSingin' in the Rain7:30 pm

21mar7:30 pmSingin' in the Rain7:30 pm

22mar2:00 pmSingin' in the Rain2:00 pm

25mar7:30 pmSingin' in the Rain7:30 pm

26mar6:00 pm10:00 pmCurtain Crowd Night at Singin' in the Rain6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

26mar7:30 pmSingin' in the Rain7:30 pm

27mar7:30 pmSingin' in the Rain7:30 pm

28mar7:30 pmSingin' in the Rain7:30 pm

29mar2:00 pmSingin' in the Rain2:00 pm

april

01apr7:30 pmSingin' in the Rain7:30 pm

02apr7:30 pmSingin' in the Rain7:30 pm

03apr9:30 amThe Boy Who Cried Wolf9:30 am

03apr10:30 amThe Boy Who Cried Wolf10:30 am

03apr1:30 pmThe Boy Who Cried Wolf1:30 pm

03apr7:30 pmSingin' in the Rain7:30 pm

04apr7:30 pmSingin' in the Rain7:30 pm

05apr2:00 pmSingin' in the Rain2:00 pm

23aprAll Day26Best of Broadway Tour April(All Day)

24apr7:00 pmPippi Longstocking7:00 pm

25apr1:00 pmPippi Longstocking1:00 pm

25apr4:00 pmPippi Longstocking4:00 pm

26apr1:00 pmPippi Longstocking1:00 pm

26apr4:00 pmPippi Longstocking4:00 pm

may

01may7:00 pmPippi Longstocking7:00 pm

02may1:00 pmPippi Longstocking1:00 pm

02may4:00 pmPippi Longstocking4:00 pm

03may1:00 pmPippi Longstocking1:00 pm

03may4:00 pmPippi Longstocking4:00 pm

07mayAll Day10Best of Broadway Tour May(All Day)

08may9:30 amThe Brementown Musicians9:30 am

08may7:00 pmPippi Longstocking7:00 pm

09may1:00 pmPippi Longstocking1:00 pm

09may4:00 pmPippi Longstocking4:00 pm

10may1:00 pmPippi Longstocking1:00 pm

10may4:00 pmPippi Longstocking4:00 pm

15may7:00 pmPippi Longstocking7:00 pm

16may1:00 pmPippi Longstocking1:00 pm

16may4:00 pmPippi Longstocking4:00 pm

17may1:00 pmPippi Longstocking1:00 pm

17may4:00 pmPippi Longstocking4:00 pm

27may6:00 pm10:00 pmCurtain Crowd Night at Leaving Iowa6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

29may7:30 pmLeaving Iowa7:30 pm

30may7:30 pmLeaving Iowa7:30 pm

31may2:00 pmLeaving Iowa2:00 pm

june

03jun7:30 pmLeaving Iowa7:30 pm

04jun7:30 pmLeaving Iowa7:30 pm

05jun7:30 pmLeaving Iowa7:30 pm

06jun7:30 pmLeaving Iowa7:30 pm

07jun2:00 pmLeaving Iowa2:00 pm

10jun7:30 pmLeaving Iowa7:30 pm

11jun7:30 pmLeaving Iowa7:30 pm

12jun7:30 pmLeaving Iowa7:30 pm

13jun7:30 pmLeaving Iowa7:30 pm

14jun2:00 pmLeaving Iowa2:00 pm

july

10jul7:30 pmFeaturedRoald Dahl's Matilda The Musical7:30 pm

11jul7:30 pmFeaturedRoald Dahl's Matilda The Musical7:30 pm

12jul2:00 pmFeaturedRoald Dahl's Matilda The Musical2:00 pm

15jul7:30 pmFeaturedRoald Dahl's Matilda The Musical7:30 pm

16jul7:30 pmFeaturedRoald Dahl's Matilda The Musical7:30 pm

17jul7:30 pmFeaturedRoald Dahl's Matilda The Musical7:30 pm

18jul7:30 pmFeaturedRoald Dahl's Matilda The Musical7:30 pm

19jul2:00 pmFeaturedRoald Dahl's Matilda The Musical2:00 pm

22jul7:30 pmFeaturedRoald Dahl's Matilda The Musical7:30 pm

23jul7:30 pmFeaturedRoald Dahl's Matilda The Musical7:30 pm

24jul7:30 pmFeaturedRoald Dahl's Matilda The Musical7:30 pm

25jul6:00 pm10:00 pmCurtain Crowd Night at Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

25jul7:30 pmFeaturedRoald Dahl's Matilda The Musical7:30 pm

26jul2:00 pmFeaturedRoald Dahl's Matilda The Musical2:00 pm

29jul7:30 pmFeaturedRoald Dahl's Matilda The Musical7:30 pm

30jul7:30 pmFeaturedRoald Dahl's Matilda The Musical7:30 pm

31jul7:30 pmFeaturedRoald Dahl's Matilda The Musical7:30 pm

august

01aug7:30 pmFeaturedRoald Dahl's Matilda The Musical7:30 pm

02aug2:00 pmFeaturedRoald Dahl's Matilda The Musical2:00 pm

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