The Spoon River Project The Marvelous Wonderettes Clue

2020-2021 Season

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Support Our Group

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Tickets

sampleOur pre-season ticket sales have been suspended due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic.  We will be announcing ticket availability and venues for our first two shows in advance of each show.  Hopefully, we will be back to normal beginning with our 91st season.

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The Masquers Celebrates 90 Seasons

Beginning in 1987 we became one of the charter Arts Partners for the newly renovated Capitol Civic Centre in downtown Manitowoc and have called this beautiful theatre our home performance venue for over 30 years.

The Masquers, Inc. has been a leader in the Manitowoc arts community since 1931. A non-profit organization, we lay claim to the title of one of Wisconsin's Oldest Community Theater Groups. Throughout our history we have produced at least two shows every season for the last 89 years. Our latest offering includes The Spoon River Project, The Marvelous Wonderettes, and Clue.

In 1944 The Masquers purchased the original coach house for the Rahr Mansion, now the Rahr-West Museum. The Coach House has been our home for auditions, rehearsals, costumes, set pieces and club meetings ever since. Beginning in 1987 we became one of the charter Arts Partners for the newly renovated Capitol Civic Centre in downtown Manitowoc and have called this beautiful theatre our home performance venue for over 30 years.

Show Dates / Venue Announced

The Spoon River ProjectDue to current pandemic restrictions we are not able to perform our first show of this 90th season at the Capitol Civic Centre.  We have, however, secured another venue that suits our needs quite well.

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Student Scholarship Program

Each year the Masquers Scholarship Committee encourages students who are pursuing a degree in the performing arts to apply for the Bill & Helen Plumb, Lenora Sheahan Memorial Scholarship Award. One or more scholarships are awarded each year to those applicants who are judged by the committee to be deserving of this award.

Download a scholarship application today to be considered this year's Bill & Helen Plumb, Lenora Sheehan Memorial Scholarship Award.

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Director Applications Due

We are looking for applications to direct the second show of our 90th season, The Marvelous Wonderettes, which will be presented in March 2021.

This smash Off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy: four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.” In Act II, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane!

Director candidates may request a script prior to your application by contacting Claran LaViolette by phone 920-242-6529, or by email at ClairLuna713@gmail.com.

All applications should include a resume, list of crew heads, and vision for the show, and must be submitted on or before November 1, 2020, to ClairLuna713@gmail.com. or info@themasquers.org. You may also mail your application to The Masquers, 616 N 8th Street, Manitowoc, WI 54220.