SIOUX CITY | The upcoming theater season kicks off in September, offering everything from a comical hole-in-one to an adventure in Neverland.
Here’s a look at the lineup for Lamb Arts Regional Theatre, Shot in the Dark Productions and Sioux City Community Theatre:
LAMB ARTS REGIONAL THEATRE, 417 Market St., 712-255-9536 or www.lambtheatre.com
Become a season member and receive six flexible tickets: Adults, $95; senior citizens ages 62 and older, along with students, $80; young adults ages 20-30, $75.
The Fox on the Fairway, Sept. 12-28. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics.
Hello Herman, Oct. 17-26. A video blogger gets caught up in the aftermath of tragedy when he is contacted by a school shooter. Can he find the answer to the question everyone is asking: Why?
Rent, Nov. 21-Dec. 14. The Tony award winning musical follows seven struggling artists in New York City as they fight to survive and create during the ‘90s AIDS epidemic.
Inherit the Wind, March 6-22. A powerful and mesmerizing drama that looks at the Scopes Trial of 1925 and the right to freedom of thought.
Necessary Targets: A Story of Women & War, April 10-18. When the bombing stops, another war begins. Eve Ensler takes a bold and provocative look at the legacy of war and the women who pick up the pieces after the guns have been put down.
Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, May 1-17. Obligation is the sincerest form of insanity. And family has the corner market on both. This madcap comedy captures sibling rivalry and human folly at its finest in a sunny play about gloomy people.
Pippin, June 12-27. A young prince. An ageless question. What is the secret of true happiness? He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power in this tongue-in-cheek musical.
SHOT IN THE DARK PRODUCTIONS, Evelyn Larson Theatre, 413 Nebraska St. www.shotinthedarkproductions.org
Venus in Fur, Sept. 5-20. Sexy and funny, this two-person comedy provocatively explores the shifting power dynamics, seduction and sexual domination between an actress and director.
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Sweeney Todd, Oct. 31-Nov. 17. When the unjustly imprisoned Sweeney Todd returns to London, he vows to exact revenge on those who framed him.
A Charlie Brown Christmas, Dec. 5-14. Join the entire Peanuts bunch on their journey to find the true meaning of Christmas.
Dogfight, Jan. 9-26. Three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble on the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia in 1963. They toast the night a cruel bet – a dogfight, where each sets out to find the ugliest girl he can to bring to a party.
Freud’s Last Session, Feb., dates TBA. On the day England enters World War II, legendary psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and a young, little-known professor, C.S. Lewis, clash on the existence of God, love, sex and the meaning of life – only two weeks before Freud chooses to take his own.
Agnes of God, March, March dates TBA. A court-appointed psychiatrist has to assess the sanity of Sister Agnes, who stands accused of murdering her newborn. The Mother Superior insists the child was born from an immaculate conception. The psychiatrist’s questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love.
Burn This, April dates TBA. Following the funeral of a gay couple who died in a boating accident, tension erupts between those who knew the dearly departed as they try to regain control over their lives.
The Red Velvet Cake War, May dates TBA. As a tornado barrels toward Sweetgum, Texas, and a family reunion spins out of control, Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen enters a high-stakes bet to keep her house and stay out of the insane asylum by baking the best red velvet cake.
SIOUX CITY COMMUNITY THEATRE, 1401 Riverside Blvd., 712-233-2788 or www.scctheatre.org
Become a season member and receive six flexible tickets for $80.
Peter Pan, Sept. 12-27. Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, get caught up in this high-flying family musical that will whisk you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up.
Dracula, Oct. 23-Nov. 2. Rich in humor and horror, this new adaptation restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker’s classic novel to the stage, painting a wickedly theatrical picture of the novelist’s famous vampire.
A Tuna Christmas, Dec. 11-21. Two actors play more than 21 characters with dozens of costume changes and thousands of laughs. It’s Christmas in the tiny town of Tuna, Texas.
Run for Your Wife, Jan. 29-Feb. 8. A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule. In this British farce, things get complicated as the cabby tries to keep his double-life in check. (Intended for mature audiences.)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, March 13-29. Based on the 1988 film, the comedy centers on two con men living on the French Riviera, both competing at the fine art of stealing money from wealthy women. They attempt to work together but find that this small town isn’t big enough for both of them.
Shrek the Musical, July 10-26. The animated film comes to life on stage in this hilarious tale about everyone’s favorite ogre.