2017 Season Line up Stage

 

WELCOME TO THEATRE IN THE PARK at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site. 

We are glad you are here!

 

All outdoor performances are in Kelso Hollow at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site's, amphitheatre, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, IL at 8:00 p.m.
Come and join us at 7:00 p.m. in the indoor theatre prior to each performance for a FREE pre-show.

"WHO'S ON FIRST?", the delightful and very cleverly written Abbott and Costello bit of 1944, will be presented by Terry Jones and Ed MacMurdo, on the outdoor stage at 7:45 p.m. prior to LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS on Friday, August 25.  Join us for this historical piece of comedy nostalgia, then stay for the WWII gem of a show, LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS! 


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Riverbank Lodge
Rose Cottage
Sanert Auction Service
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HISTORICAL

April 21, 22, 23, 2017  Indoor Theatre
To My Dear Wife by David Rush

A Civil War exchange of letters between husband, Ethan Foster, and wife, Susan Foster.  Ethan has joined the Union Army and Susan is left behind to manage the farm and family. This story is based on real letters written by real poeple from Southern Illinois. 


The Fabric of Friendship by Ken Bradbury

Performed by Pam Brown as Mrs. Lincoln and Kathryn Harris as Mrs. Keckley, the lifelong friendship between one of the most influential women during the Civil War and her dressmaker.

 

DRAMA
The Three Musketeers – in collaboration with Lincoln Land Community College, and directed by Mark Hardiman –May 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 2017

Synopsis

This Swashbuckling adaptation by noted playwright, Ludwig, highlights both humor and heroism

as the young D'Artagnan and his sister Sabine as they face challenges that help them become

the noble mature hero/heroines that their parentage and destiny compel them to be.

Play Adapted by Ken Ludwig

From the novel by Alexandre Dumas

 

MUSICAL

Aladdin, Jr.

directed by Adam Power, June 2, 3, 4, 9 & 10, 2017

Synopsis

Filled with the songs from the Disney movie, Aladdin is a children’s show that takes place inside the Royal Palace gates in the faraway city of Agrabah, Princess Jasmine prepares to choose a husband Wandering among the crowd, a poor street urchin, Aladdin, suddenly finds himself holding the stolen bread and pursued by royal guards.  Aladdin escapes to the caves and finds an old lamp and rubs it, releasing the Genie, who grants three wishes.  Aladdin then uses his last wish to free Genie and promises to give all his love to Princess Jasmine, if she will have him. The initially reluctant Sultan now grants his consent, and everyone lives happily, and freely, ever after.

 

MUSICAL
State Fair

directed by Bill Bauser, Jr.
June 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, July 1, 2017

Synopsis

The Frakes - father Abel Frake, mother Melissa Frake, and young adult children Wayne Frake and Margy Frake - are an Iowa farm family getting ready to go to the multi-day Iowa State Fair. Songs include "It Might As Well Be Spring", "It's A Grand Night For Singing". "That's For Me".

 

MUSICAL 

High School Musical

directed by Karla Wilhelm an Ginny Racette

July 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 2017

Synopsis

In this contemporary musical comedy, a popular high school basketball star and a shy, academically gifted newcomer discover they share a secret passion for singing. When they sign up together to audition for the lead roles in the school musical, it threatens East High's rigid social order and sends their peers into an uproar.

 

COMEDY

Arsenic & Old Lace

August 3, 4, 5, 6, 2017

Directed by Kristin and Mark Wheeler

Comedy ensues as we meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers; the antics of their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other nephew—these require no further description or amplification here.

 

MUSICAL

Loose Lips Sink Ships

directed by John Woodruff 

August 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 2017

Synopsis

Set in Wisconsin's Sturgeon Bay shipyard during World War II, the musical follows a group of young men who enlist in the armed forces following the attack on Pearl Harbor and their friends, sisters and fiancees. Two of the main characters, Roxie and Ann, give up their normal lives to help the war efforts by working in the shipyard. At first, the women are reluctant to leave their homes, but by the end when the men return home from the war, the women do not want to give up their jobs. Loose Lips Sinks Ships is a story about the sacrifices that women made during the war and how much those sacrifices changed them.

LLSS is a musical with book and lyrics by Jacinda Duffin and Laurie Flanigan and music by James Kaplan.

 

 

TIP Sharon Molineaux Memorial 5K Walk Fun / Run


5K SPONSORS 2017

 

LEVEL I - Plus
CASSCOMM Communications 
County Market
Sangamon Valley Signs and Graphics
LEVEL I
Curry Chiropractic
Estep and Associates Mercantile
Gilmore's Restraunt
Hurley Funeral Home
Indian Creek Farmstead
Kristin & Mark Wheeler
Leo's Pizza
National Bank of Petersburg
New Salem Lincoln League
Past Charms Antiques
Red Gate Farm, LLC
Shambolee Golf Course
Sheila F. Wilson-Madden & George R. Madden
THEA Boutique of Petersburg
thrivewithsherri.com
West of Wise Winery
LEVEL 2
Branson House Bed and Breakfast
Dairy Queen
dD, Inc.  (myonlymessage productions)
KnR Tomahawk Awards of Springfield
Los Rancheras Mexican Restaurant of Petersburg
Menard Electric Cooperative
New Salem Fast Stop
Orleans on 7th of Petersburg
Petefish Skiles & Co. Bank
Riverbank Lodge
Rose Cottage
Sanert Auction Service
The Crazy Daisy Gift Shop