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Whitefish Theatre Company

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Whitefish, MT 59937
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WTC’s 2021 - 2022 Season


Do to the prevalence of COVID in the Flathead wearing masks when in the I. A. O'Shaughnessy Center is highly recommended and greatly appreciated by the WTC staff.


Tickets for individual performances are available on–line or at the box office.
Preview Performance tickets are sold at the door on the night of the performance only.

Tickets may be purchased at the door
on the night of the performance, space available.




 

The Cemetery Club

by Ivan Menchell

A Black Curtain Reader’s Theatre

SEPTEMBER 25 & 26, 2021 @ 7:30 PM

The Cemetery Club
Bittersweet Comedy About Life and Death,
Love and Forgiveness,
and the Power of Enduring Friendship

Ida, Lucille and Doris are part of a club – the Cemetery Club. Every month they meet at Ida’s New York house for tea and then trundle off to the cemetery to remember the good times and gossip with their late husbands. Lucille fancies herself as a flamboyant swinger, Doris is a traditional matronly widow, and Ida is somewhere in between. The fun-loving camaraderie between friends gets turned upside down, however, when widower Sam the butcher enters the scene and the ladies vie for Sam’ s attention. Called “Steel Magnolias meets The Golden Girls” , The Cemetery Club is a funny and touching play about enduring friendships, cherishing the past, and embracing the future.

SHOW SPONSORS:
 Bet and Doug Wise

TICKETS: Adults $12, Students $10
ALL SEATS RESERVED

Sept 25 & 26, 2021 @ 7:30 PM



 


 

Now & Then

by Sean Grennan

Theatre

OCTOBER 15 – 17 & 21 – 23, 2021
(PREVIEW – Oct 14)
Th – Sat shows @ 7:30 PM
Sun show @ 4:00 PM

Now & Then
A Touching Comedy About Love, Regrets, and Second Chances

Sometimes what happens after last call just might change your life. One night in 1981, just as Jamie is closing the bar where he works, a desperate last–minute customer offers him and his girlfriend Abby two thousand dollars to sit and have a drink with him. Who wouldn’t take it? As the trio swaps stories and Jamie considers the decisions he faces about his musical career and his future with Abby, the young couple begins to realize that this older man is unusually invested in their choices... and the reason he gives them is completely unbelievable. But when a very displeased second stranger arrives, the unbelievable begins to look like it just might be true. Now and Then is a heartfelt romantic comedy about the costs of the choices we make, and the people who make them with us.

SHOW SPONSORS:
 Harlow
 Underscore Art

TICKETS: Adults $20, Seniors $18, Students $10 / ALL SEATS RESERVED

PREVIEW: Oct 14, 2021 - Adults $12, Students $10
SOLD AT THE DOOR ONLY / GENERAL SEATING

Oct 14 – 16 & 21 – 23, 2021 @ 7:30 PM
Oct 17, 2021 @ 4:00 PM



 


 

Okaidja

Music

OCTOBER 28, 2021 @ 7:30 PM

Okaidja
Music of the Human Experience

Back by popular demand, Okaidja Afroso is an Afro‐pop singer‐songwriter and multi‐instrumentalist from Ghana, West Africa. Born into a family of musicians and storytellers, his unique artistic vision has led him to combine the spicy, native rhythms of Ghana with diverse, unexpected cross‐cultural flavors of folk, blues, and pop. This fresh sound preserves the authenticity of the traditional while embracing the rich complexity of the integrated world we inhabit today. Although Okaidja sings most of his hypnotic arrangements in his native language, the meanings of the songs shine through as he tells stories of his people, their journeys, and the African Diaspora. Okaidja’s smooth compositions, soulful vocals, and spirited dancing promise an unforgettable and joyful evening of music!

SHOW SPONSOR:
 Annonymous
OUTREACH SPONSOR:
 American Bank

TICKETS: Adults $30; Students $20 / ALL SEATS RESERVED

October 28, 2021 @ 7:30 PM

 


 

The Siegel

by Michael Mitnick

A Black Curtain Reader’s Theatre

NOVEMBER 6 & 7, 2021 @ 7:30 PM

The Siegel
You Call It Madness. But I Call It Love.

Ethan Siegel is in love with Alice. And tonight he’s going to ask her parents for permission to marry her. There are just a few problems – Ethan and Alice broke up two years ago, she’s in a serious relationship with someone else, and Alice has completely moved on with her life. But Ethan is undaunted in his pursuit, aiming to win over Alice in a myriad of ways to convince her that she is ‘the one’. Emulating Chekhov’s themes of ideal love and destiny, The Siegel is a fresh, irresistible comedy about modern love and the need to go back in order to move forward.

SHOW SPONSORS:
 Bet and Doug Wise

TICKETS: Adults $12, Students $10
ALL SEATS RESERVED

Nov 6 & 7, 2021 @ 7:30 PM



 


 

Elf The Musical

Music and Lyrics by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin.
Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.

Musical Theatre

DECEMBER 2 – 5 & 9 – 12, 2021
(PREVIEW – Dec 1)
Th-Sat shows @ 7:30 PM
Sun shows @ 4:00 PM

Elf The Musical
Discover your INNER elf

Based on the beloved film, ELF the Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. When he discovers that he is not really an elf – his enormous size and poor toy–making skills in Santa’s Workshop should have tipped him off – he sets off for New York City to find his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his real father is on the naughty list and his half-brother does not even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the magic of Christmas. This modern holiday classic is sure to have everyone embracing their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear!

SHOW SPONSOR:
 Whitefish Credit Union

OUTREACH SPONSOR:
Glacier Bank of Whitefish

TICKETS: Adults $25, Seniors $23, Students $10 / ALL SEATS RESERVED

PREVIEW: Dec 1, 2021 – Adults $12, Students $10
SOLD AT THE DOOR ONLY / GENERAL SEATING

Dec 1 – 4 & 9 – 11, 2021 @ 7:30 PM
Dec 5 & 12, 2021 @ 4:00 PM



 


 

KT Tunstall

Special Music Event
(not part of the WTC Season)

DECEMBER 29, 2021

KT Tunstall
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter!

Start your New Year’s right with a special performance from Grammy-nominated KT Tunstall! Scotland born and now Los Angeles based, KT has graced the radio waves with her international smash hits ”Black Horse and the Cherry Tree“ and ”Suddenly I See“, showcasing her provocative sonic mesh of heartfelt pop, bona fide electric blues, and left-field alt-folk. KT has headlined sold out shows across the globe, while also touring with acclaimed artists such as The Pretenders, Simple Minds, and Hall & Oates. With six critically–acclaimed albums under her belt, KT is sure to close out 2021 in mesmerizing style with new material, as well as her tried and true chart toppers. Don’t miss this one-night-only show!

SHOW SPONSORS:
 Trovare
 Kristin Zuckerman – Engel & Völkers


TICKETS: Adults $40, Students $30 / ALL SEATS RESERVED

Dec 29, 2021 @ 7:30 PM



 


 

Bridge & Wolak

Music

JANUARY 21, 2022

Bridge & Wolak
Double Double Duo

Each member of this dynamic duo is a ‘double threat’ on two instruments: Michael Bridge plays accordion and piano and Kornel Wolak plays clarinet & piano. Together, they have become an internationally acclaimed music & comedy duo, integrating traditional acoustic instruments with 21st century digital technology and performing their own uniquely re‐imagined repertoire of classical, world and jazz fusion. With deft virtuosity and endless wit, Bridge & Wolak have been called “the best of new, young ‘classical‘ musicians… bringing their own style of intellect, expertise, and talent to a new 21st century audience.” With seven degrees in music between them, these classically trained musicians will bring inventive flair and exceptional entertainment to our stage.

SHOW SPONSORS:
 Rebecca and Ched Lyman

OUTREACH SPONSOR:
 Lonnie Porro

TICKETS: Adults $30, Students $20 / ALL SEATS RESERVED

Jan 21, 2022 @ 7:30 PM



 


 

Mauritius

by Teresa Rebeck

A Black Curtain Reader’s Theatre

JANUARY 29 & 30, 2022 @ 7:30 PM

Mauritius
Who Knew Stamp Collecting Could Be So Dangerous?

Stamp collecting is far more risky than you think. After their mother’s death, Jackie and Mary, two estranged half–sisters, discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for collectors. One sister tries to collect on the windfall, while the other resists for sentimental reasons. In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when three seedy, high-stakes collectors enter the sisters’ world, willing to do anything to claim the rare find as their own. An ”ingenious“ fast-paced thriller, Mauritius is a gripping blend of sharp comedy and heart–pounding drama that simmers with constant surprise.

SHOW SPONSORS:
 Bet and Doug Wise

TICKETS: Adults $12, Students $10
ALL SEATS RESERVED

Jan 29 & 30, 2022 @ 7:30 PM



 


 

The Revolutionists

by Lauren Gunderson

Cabaret Theatre

FEBRUARY 25 – 27 & MARCH 3 – 5, 2022
(PREVIEW – FEB 24)
Th–Sat shows @ 7:30 PM
Sun show @ 4:00 PM

The Revolutionists
Greetings from the French Revolution where heads will roll!

In this fresh and fast–paced comedy by award‑winning playwright Lauren Gunderson, a quartet of beautiful, badass women raise hell in Paris during the French Revolution. The Revolutionists are real‑life characters that include playwright Olympe De Gouge, assassin Charlotte Corday, Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle, and the one-and-only Marie “Let Them Eat Cake” Antoinette who conspire to avoid losing their heads — literally ‑‑ during the insanity of the Reign of Terror. This bold and blisteringly funny play is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.

SHOW SPONSORS:
 Ann and Paul Jeremiassen
Soroptimist International of Whitefish

TICKETS: Adults $20, Seniors $18, Students $10 / ALL SEATS RESERVED

PREVIEW: Feb 24, 2022 - Adults $12, Students $10
SOLD AT THE DOOR ONLY / GENERAL SEATING

Feb 24 – 26 & Mar 3 – 5, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
Feb 27, 2022 @ 4:00 PM



 


 

Bauer

by Lauren Gunderson

A Black Curtain Reader’s Theatre

MARCH 12 & 13, 2022 @ 7:30 PM

Bauer
Love. Art. Defiance.

Bauer is the true story of forgotten abstract artist Rudolf Bauer, peer to Picasso, Chagall and Kandinsky and beacon to Pollock and Rothko. The year is 1953 and the Bauer hasn’t painted in 13 years, ever since he unwittingly signed a contract that gave ownership of all his past and future work to the Guggenheim Foundation. Bauer was poised to be the focal artist of the new Guggenheim Museum in New York City, however, the Guggenheim opened without a single Bauer on display. What happened to his paintings? What caused Bauer to set down his brushes and never paint again? A story of love and defiance, Bauer is a shocking and moving untold story of powerful art, powerful passion, and just as powerful downfall. In this case, life really is art.

SHOW SPONSORS:
 Bet and Doug Wise

TICKETS: Adults $12, Students $10
ALL SEATS RESERVED

Mar 12 & 13, 2022 @ 7:30 PM



 


 

Paul Beaubrun

Music

MARCH 17, 2022 @ 7:30 PM

Paul Beaubrun
Sounds and Soul of Haiti

A scion of Haitian musical royalty, singer and multi‐instrumentalist Paul Beaubrun has spent his life living to the beat. Son of the Grammy‐nominated band Boukman Eksperyans, his earliest memories are of rhythm and sound. Moving to New York as a youth he was inspired by his heritage to begin crafting a sound all his own. Constantly aware of his roots, the struggle of an immigrant, and the drive of New York life, Paul began to create a path where music, activism and history meet. A unique and transfixing sound he calls ‘Roots/Blues’, Paul weaves his impeccable guitar skills, rich, vocals, musical ingenuity and cultural history together. Join Paul and his band for a smooth melange of Haitian roots music, woven with reggae and rock and roll and sung in English, French and Paul’s native Creole.

SHOW SPONSORS:
 JeanAnne Swope and Jim Mechem

OUTREACH SPONSOR:
 Whitefish Lake Restaurant

TICKETS: Adults $30, Students $20 / ALL SEATS RESERVED

Mar 17, 2022 @ 7:30 PM

 


 

Sense and Sensibility

by Kate Hamill

Theatre

APRIL 8 – 10 & 14 – 16, 2022
(PREVIEW – APR 7, 2022)
Th – Sat shows @ 7:30 PM
Sun show @ 4:00 PM

Sense and Sensibility
An Austen–tatious Delight!

A smash hit when it premiered in 2014, this exuberant adaptation of Sense and Sensibility  brings a comic, theatrical flair to Jane Austen’s perennial favorite. The Dashwood sisters – prudent Elinore and impulsive Marianne – find their world turned upside down after their father’s death, which robs them of their wealth, social standing, and most importantly, chances for marriage. Mix in a few dashing love interests and a gaggle of gossipy socialites, the sisters must learn to mix sense with sensibility, their opposite temperaments, to find true happiness. Called “inventive, faithful, clever and hilarious”, this marvelous play will delight Austen fans and novices alike.

SHOW SPONSORS:
 Judy and John Melin
 The Jackson Family
 Sue and Hank Ricklefs
 Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty

TICKETS: Adults $20; Seniors $18; Students $10 / ALL SEATS RESERVED

PREVIEW: Apr 7, 2022 – Adults $12, Students $10
SOLD AT THE DOOR ONLY / GENERAL SEATING

Apr 7 – 9 & 14 – 16, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
Apr 10, 2022 & 4:00 PM



 


 

Derina Harvey Band

Music

APRIL 20, 2022

Derina Harvey Band
A Celtic Rock Sensation

Fearless front-woman Derina Harvey leads this Celtic Rock sensation, recent winners of the People’s Choice Award at the 2018 Edmonton Music Awards. With a show that offers a fresh take on traditional folk songs as well as a few originals, the Derina Harvey Band has a rocky, rhythmic undertow layered with guitars, fiddle, and topped by Derina’s powerful voice and vibrant personality. According to The Celtic Show, the band has built their reputation through high-energy live shows “bringing color to your cheeks and creating music and joy that will fill your heart and soul.” This talented Canadian quintet also features Edward Smith on bass, Jess Blenis on violin, Scott Green on electric guitar, and Steve Pinsent on drums.

SHOW SPONSOR:
 Glacier Bank of Whitefish

TICKETS: Adults $30; Students $20 / ALL SEATS RESERVED

Apr 20, 2022 @ 7:30 PM

 


 

Arthur Trace

Special Event

MAY 6, 2022 @ 7:30 PM

Arthur Trace
The Artful Deceiver

Highly acclaimed by his peers as “one of the most unique acts in the world of magic today,„ Los Angeles-based Arthur Trace is a world-traveling illusionist who has performed on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us and has been featured on the hit TV series Master of Illusion. Combining original magic, audience participation, and ingeniously humorous scenarios, Arthur’s show astonishes and entertains the mind, senses, and funny bone. Winner of the World Championships of Magic and a recipient of the Gold Medal from the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Arthur’s masterful sleight of hand illusions will wow young and old audiences alike with his creativity, imagination, and wit.

SHOW SPONSOR:
 Schellinger Construction
 Flathead Electric Co-Operative


TICKETS: Adults $30; Students $20 / ALL SEATS RESERVED

May 6, 2022 @ 7:30 PM

 


 

J2B2 - John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band

Music

MAY 12, 2022

J2B2 - John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band
All-Star Bluegrass Supergroup

J2B2 is an all-star supergroup featuring four legendary, award-winning musicians delivering bluegrass like no one has ever heard it before. Lead vocalist John Jorgenson, who also plays acoustic guitar and mandolin, is joined by Herb Pedersen on banjo, acoustic guitar and vocals, Patrick Sauber on acoustic guitar and vocals, and Mark Fain on bass. The four combine forces to form a spot-on union of impeccable musicianship, incomparable songwriting, incredible harmony vocals, and seasoned showmanship, all with a fresh twist that combines bluegrass with elements of West Coast folk rock. Called the “high lonesome sound” of American roots music, J2B2’s stellar live shows have the bluegrass world buzzing.

SHOW SPONSOR:
 Annonymous

OUTREACH SPONSOR:
 North Valley Hospital

TICKETS: Adults $30; Students $20 / ALL SEATS RESERVED

May 12, 2022 @ 7:30 PM

 


 

Agatha Christie’s Murder On the Orient Express

by Lauren Gunderson

Theatre

MAY 27 – 29 & JUNE 2 – 4, 2022
(PREVIEW - May 26)

Agatha Christie’s Murder On the Orient Express
A crime with a killer twist!

Whodunit? Renowned detective Hercule Poirot is determined to find out in Agatha Christie’s thrilling mystery Murder on the Orient Express. Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express that is traveling from Istanbul to Western Europe. However, when the train unexpectedly stops in the isolated, snow‐swept mountains, only nine of them are still alive. A man has been murdered in his room overnight and suddenly every passenger becomes a suspect. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer lurking in their midst who just may strike again. Adapted for the stage by Tony‐nominated playwright Ken Ludwig (The Three Musketeers), this masterpiece promises a suspenseful and thrilling ride that is sure to have everyone in the audience guessing just who did it!

SHOW SPONSORS:
 John and Judy Melin
 Masterpiece Carpet One
 First Interstate Bank

TICKETS: Adults $20, Seniors $18, Students $10 / ALL SEATS RESERVED

PREVIEW: May 26, 2022 - Adults $12, Students $10
SOLD AT THE DOOR ONLY / GENERAL SEATING

May 27 – 29 & June 2 – 4, 2022 @ 7:30 PM





 

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Please come through the North door (parking lot) and arrive in time to fill out an audition form. No preparation is necessary.
Note: Wearing masks during auditions is highly recommended and greatly appreciated.


Theatre Productions

NOW AND THEN
August 29th and 30th at 7:30pm
Performance Dates:
October 14 - 17 & 21 - 23, 2021


ELF, THE MUSICAL
September 27th and 28th
at 6:30pm for children 12 and up
and 7:30pm for adults
with possible call backs on the 29th
NOTE: Older teens may be in the adult cast or considered for special dance parts.
Performance Dates:
December 1 - 5 & 9 - 12, 2021


THE REVOLUTIONISTS
December 13th and 14th at 7:30pm
The role of Marianne Angelle has been pre-cast. All other roles are open.
Performance Dates:
February 24 - 27 & March 3 - 5, 2022


SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Audition Dates - TBD
Performance Dates:
May 7 - 10 & 14 - 16, 2022


MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Audition Dates - TBD
Performance Dates:
May 26 - 29 & June 2 - 4, 2022



Black Curtain Reader’s Theatre Productions

The Cemetery Club
September 12th at 7:30pm
Performance Dates:
September 25 & 26, 2021


The Siegel
October 17th at 7:30pm
Performance Dates:
November 6 & 7, 2021


Mauritius
January 16th at 7:30pm
Performance Dates:
January 29 & 30, 2022


Bauer
Audition Date - TBD
Performance Dates:
March 12 & 13, 2022


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Grants provided by

I. A. O'Shaughnessey Foundation  Montana Arts Council  Whitefish Community Foundation  Montana Cultural Trust  WESTAF  National Endowment For The Arts