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Thanks to all who participated in our recent auditions: The Puccini is cast;

Speed Dating Tonight has been moved to May 28, 29, 30, 2020. Casting will be announced soon!

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​ Season Twenty-ONE: A Season of ONE-Acts

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the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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MARCH 6-8, 2020:

Suor Angelia & Gianni Schicchi

by Giacomo Puccini

In this double bill, Sister Angelica, a cloistered nun, encounters a long hidden secret and finds a miracle. Then crafty Gianni Schicchi contrives a devious plot to thwart greedy relatives with a spurious will and unites young lovers for a happily ever after. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Tickets sales begin Feb. 10, 2020. Performances at Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th St., Joplin.


May 28, 29, 30, 2020:

​Speed Dating Tonight!

By Michael Ching, based on a concept by Dean Anthony

Why waste an evening on a boring blind date? Just spend a few minutes each with a lot of singles, to see if you click. This delightful musical treat explores the modern dating phenomenon with wit and merriment. Sung in English. Ticket sales TBA. Performances at Wilder's Event Center, 1208 S. Main St., Joplin.