Apr
24
Fri
Laura Ingalls Wilder School Day Performance @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

A true tomboy at heart, Laura shares her Pa’s pioneering spirit and passion for the outdoors. Her Pa encourages her to keep a diary of their travels, but Laura is too busy playing on the prairie, fishing, and chasing gophers.

Life on the frontier is often difficult for the Ingalls. After arriving in Kansas, the family is forced to move on again when the United States government designates their land as Indian territory. They journey to Minnesota only to be faced with illness when scarlet fever strikes Mary, Laura’s older sister, causing her to lose her sight. Laura becomes Mary’s eyes to the world, and Mary shows her younger sister ow to face life with strength and courage.

Laura and the Ingalls family’s pioneering spirit and family bonds are tested but never broken as they travel across the prairie in search of the little house they can call home. This uplifting story of one of America’s most beloved authors comes to life in ArtsPower’s popular musical.

Ideal for grades 3-6, each performance lasts approximately 1 hour.

Apr
25
Sat
Damn Funny Tour @ Vanlue Community Park
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm

Audience members may bring their own beverages. Concessions will be available.

Headlining the show will be Chili Challis, a former writer for the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” who has headlined comedy clubs, casinos, colleges and corporate shows for nearly 30 years. He has also been on nationally syndicated “Bob and Tom” radio show.

The feature comedian will be Thaddeus Challis. A former musician who made the transition to comedy, he was a finalist for the Bob and Tom-Busch Light national comedy competition.

The master of ceremonies for the evening will be local comedian Eddie Michaels.

Proceeds from the show will benefit the Vanlue Athletic Boosters and the student athletes at Vanlue High School.

Apr
30
Thu
The Musicals of Musicals: The Musical! @ Bluffton University
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm

Bluffton University will celebrate 100 years of May Day theatrical performances with five mini-shows in one from April 30-May 2. “The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!” is an affectionate parody of musical theater greats by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart. The show, which opened off-Broadway in 2003, incorporates five takes on the same basic plot — the young ingenue can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her landlord; will the handsome leading man come to her aid?

Vignettes include “Corn,” in the style of Rodgers and Hammerstein; “A Little Complex,” Stephen Sondheim; “Dear Abby,” Jerry Herman (composer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “Mame”); “Aspects of Junita,” Andrew Lloyd Webber; and “Speakeasy,” Kander and Ebb (composers of “Cabaret” and “Chicago”).

May
1
Fri
The Musicals of Musicals: The Musical! @ Bluffton University
May 1 @ 7:30 pm

Bluffton University will celebrate 100 years of May Day theatrical performances with five mini-shows in one from April 30-May 2. “The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!” is an affectionate parody of musical theater greats by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart. The show, which opened off-Broadway in 2003, incorporates five takes on the same basic plot — the young ingenue can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her landlord; will the handsome leading man come to her aid?

Vignettes include “Corn,” in the style of Rodgers and Hammerstein; “A Little Complex,” Stephen Sondheim; “Dear Abby,” Jerry Herman (composer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “Mame”); “Aspects of Junita,” Andrew Lloyd Webber; and “Speakeasy,” Kander and Ebb (composers of “Cabaret” and “Chicago”).

May
2
Sat
The Musicals of Musicals: The Musical! @ Bluffton University
May 2 @ 7:30 pm

Bluffton University will celebrate 100 years of May Day theatrical performances with five mini-shows in one from April 30-May 2. “The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!” is an affectionate parody of musical theater greats by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart. The show, which opened off-Broadway in 2003, incorporates five takes on the same basic plot — the young ingenue can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her landlord; will the handsome leading man come to her aid?

Vignettes include “Corn,” in the style of Rodgers and Hammerstein; “A Little Complex,” Stephen Sondheim; “Dear Abby,” Jerry Herman (composer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “Mame”); “Aspects of Junita,” Andrew Lloyd Webber; and “Speakeasy,” Kander and Ebb (composers of “Cabaret” and “Chicago”).