Welcome to Theatre in the Park

   In Kelso Hollow at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, IL 62675


Our 2022 SEASON - Third Time's a Charm!!!


A huge thanks to all who auditioned!! We appreciate you!! And to those who may not have been cast, we are proud of you, too! It takes guts to audition as an actor, and we are thankful you auditioned for us!!



Image result for A Little Princess Images LogosA Little Princess The Musical
June 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 2022

Author Michael Hjort

Composer Camille N. Curtis

Directed by Cari Wilmert

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A Little Princess is an original musical adaptation of the Francis Hodgson Burnett novel. It is the story of a little rich girl, Sara Crewe, and her struggle to survive in a London boarding school during World War II.

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Company (Musical) July 6, 7, 8, 9, 2022 ONLY

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth

Directed by Preston Dodd

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A 1970 musical comedy revolving around Robert (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Company is a concept musical composed of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, linked by a celebration for Robert's 35th birthday. *For mature audiences only.



BabesBabes in Arms July 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 2022

Music by Richard Rodgers

Lyrics by Lorenz Hart

Book by George Oppenheimer

Based on the original by Rodgers & Hart

Directed by Judy Smith

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This quintessential 'Hey, kids, let's put on a show!' musical boasts one of the greatest scores ever written. Set at a summer stock theatre, the plot concerns a group of young apprentices and their conviction to mount the original revue they've created while dodging the underhanded attempts of the surly theatre owner to squash their efforts at every turn.



Sharon Molineaux Memorial 5K Fun Run/Walk

August 6, 2022

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Inherit the Wind August 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 2022

Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

Directed by Laurie McCoy

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The play is a fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial,which resulted in John T. Scopes' conviction for teaching Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution to a high school science class, contrary to a Tennessee State Law. "… it is one of the truly great American dramas of this century." —Scripps-Howard


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Thank YOU for Your Support in 2020, 2021 and into 2022!!!!

Mary Blumle
Mary Disseler
Allen & Carolyn Grosboll
In memory of Noel & Ted by Kathleen Bottum
John & Debbie Rowley
Patrick & Julie Hauser
Carolyn Stone
Julia Gentile
Ed & Judy Smith
H.O. & Jane Brownback
In Memory of Jane Fee
John Lowder
William & Karen Heintzelman
Judy & Ted Sunder
Matthew Vernau
Dan & Judy Williams
John & Judy Woodruff
In Memory of Elvin G. Zook MD by Sharon Zook
Scottie & Diane Bevill
Don & Erin Biggerstaff
Eric & Lorie Bleyer
CASSCOMM Casey French
Kari Catton
Jean Harlow-Truesdell
In Memory of Ken Bradbury by Ivan & Marian Levin
Kent & Sue Massie
Jeanne Pittman
Mrs. Kathryn Ransom
Carol Robinson
In Memory of Harold & Rosella Rogers by Dale Rogers
In Honor of Kari Catton by Kim Villanueva & Sarah Iaiennaro
Joanne Willard
In Memory of Steve Carson by Fred & Helen Carson
Laura Drennan
Lee Gaeding
Connie Fegan
Mike & Teresa Atterberry
Bob & Lori Bastas
Dorothy Coil
Dennis & Patti Daniels
In Memory of Mary Alaina Madden by Dennis Darling
Paul & Jane Davis
LuAnn DeRocchi
In Memory of Steve Carson by Phil Funkenbusch
Peggy Hamilton
Ron Howell
Sandra & Harold Jurgens
In Memory of Steve Carson by Neil & Janet Howey
In Memory of Steve Carson by Patricia Hughes and Karen Frick
In Memory of Steve Carson by Alan & Rhonda Kon
Franklin & Mary Lewis
Patricia Mees
Shirley McConnaughay
Barbara McKean
Vaughn Morrison & Sherry Knight
Janice Rathgeb
Ruth Rauch
Dr. Larry E. Sherwin
Jake & Mary Kate Smith
Beth Sohn
Morgan County State's Attorney Gray Noll
Rick & Amy Stewart
Stephanie Van Ulft
Dolores Young
In Memory of Steve Carson by Elizabeth Carson
In Memory of Steve Carson by Sandra Kessinger
In Memory of Steve Carson by Brenda Lane
James & Peggy O'Brien
Bryan Rives
Cheryl Steinhour
Kathleen Sauter Stevens
Joyce TeRonde
Penny Wollan-Kriel