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Wonderettes Rescheduled

The unpredicatbility of 2020 has officially spilled over into 2021 at least for the Masquers productions.  The Marvelous Wonderettes, the second and final production of our 90th season has been rescheduled to May 2021.

Clue Originally scheduled for the first two weekends in March, the Wonderettes has seen complications from COVID-19 and venue reliability issues in 2021.  The new production dates are now May 14, 15, 16, and 21, 22, 23, 2021.  Times for each performance will be 7:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:00 pm on Sundays. The venue has also been changed to The Forst Inn in Tisch Mills.

We have double cast the show with each cast scheduled to perform three of the show dates.  Plan to see both "Team Marvelous" and "Team Wonderettes" we know you won't be disappointed.

Tickets are $20 and available directly from the Forst Inn by clicking the link below.

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We are also planning to live-stream the show so that you can enjoy the preformance in the comfort of your living room. Live streamed performances also start promptly at 7:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:00 pm Sundays. Tickets for our live-stream option are $15. The link below will take you to the site where you can purchase tickets.

For more information visit The Marvelous Wonderettes show page.

Our 90th Season

The Masquers has been around since the first Community Chest fundraising event in 1931 when a few friends got together to put on a show.  What sets them apart from others that night is that they kept putting on a show every year since.

The Masquers seasons consisted of at least two shows and as many as four each year making them one of the oldest continuously operating community theater groups in the state.  "The show must go on" seemed to be the motto for the group as they continued to present a slate of shows each season; even during WW II when they presented two shows each year.

Today we find ourselves in the middle of a pandemic which shortened our 89th season and threatens our 90th season. Not willing to give up without a fight, the Masquers have resolved to "put on a show" even if it means we do it on our own front lawn! With that said, we proudly introduce our 90th season.

The Spoon River Project Our first selection of the year is The Spoon River Project by Tom Adelora.

In this beautifully haunting play based on Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology, the former residents of Spoon River examine life and the longing for what might have been. As the citizens reflect on the dreams, secrets, and regrets of their lives, they paint a gritty and honest portrait of the town as all of their pasts are illuminated.

This show will be presented October 29, 30, & 31, 2020.  The hope is to stage it outdoors since the Capitol Civic Centre is not an option for us yet.  We will keep everyone informed over the next few weeks.

The Marvelous Wonderettes The second show on the list is an entertaining musical trip to yesterday called The Marvelous Wonderettes by Roger Bean.

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!

Clue The final show of the year was orignally scheduled to be Clue but circumstances have prevented us from making this happen. We have rescheduled this show for next season when we are confident we will be performing at the Capitol Civic Centre once again.

We want to thank everyone for their patience throughout this season as we adjust to changing restrictions and circumstances.