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January 31, 2017
Okoboji Summer Theatre announces 2017 schedule
COLUMBIA, Mo.— The Okoboji Summer Theatre (OST) announced Tuesday its nine productions for the 2017 season. Scheduled are the following:
January 31, 2017 - 8:34pm
July 5, 2012
Review: OST stages 'Beau Jest,' a comedy with heart
OKOBOJI, Iowa -- Okoboji Summer Theatre (OST) scores a big hit this week: "Beau Jest" by James Sherman, a comedy with heart, humor and well-developed characterizations, which enjoyed a successful Off-Broadway run for more than two years. The OST cast of six is almost perfect in every...
July 5, 2012 - 11:48am
January 31, 2012
Nine plays on tap for theatre
OKOBOJI, Iowa -- The Okoboji Summer Theatre has announced the schedule for its 55th season, which will run from June 12 to Aug. 12. Plays that will be produced are: "The Marvelous Wonderettes," a family musical, June 12-17; "Book of Days," sentimental drama, June 19-24; "Crimes of...
January 31, 2012 - 9:36pm
August 20, 2010
OST ends season with energetic Disney musical
OKOBOJI, Iowa -- Okoboji Summer Theater has chosen a blockbuster as its season's final production. Its performance of "Beauty and the Beast" crackles with energy and showcases a fine troupe of singers and dancers. Based on a French fable, the stage version of "Beauty and the Beast"...
August 20, 2010 - 8:21am
August 5, 2010
Play review: Can you figure out Miss Madrigan's secret?
OKOBOJI, Iowa -- "One can lie, but the truth is more interesting." The truth seems to be what each character is hiding in the mysterious play, "The Chalk Garden" by Enid Bagnold. The cast at the Okoboji Summer Theatre embodied these richly written characters and ended to an instant...
August 5, 2010 - 12:00am
July 29, 2010
'Unnecessary Farce' brings plenty of laughs to Okoboji
OKOBOJI, Iowa -- If you haven't checked your calendar recently, you'll still know it's midsummer when you see the frothy, silly "Unnecessary Farce" playing this week at Okoboji Theatre (OST.) This airy confection tells a story of mistaken identities, dumb criminals and even dumber...
July 29, 2010 - 12:00am
July 22, 2010
Sondheim's 'Company' comes to Okoboji stage
OKOBOJI, Iowa -- Samuel Johnson, 18th century essayist, poet and moralist, once wrote: "Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures." "Company," winner of the 1970 Tony Award for Best Broadway Musical and currently playing at Okoboji Theatre, makes a similar observation. Robert,...
July 22, 2010 - 12:00am
July 15, 2010
Shockingly well-acted play performed at Okoboji theater
OKOBOJI, Iowa -- "It was good, it was very good -- but it was just a little different and intense," one theater patron mused aloud while departing the Tuesday evening performance of Paul Zindel's "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds" at Okoboji Summer Theatre (OST). And...
July 15, 2010 - 12:00am
July 8, 2010
Farce sprints across the Okoboji stage
OKOBOJI, Iowa -- Currently playing at Okoboji Summer Theatre (OST), the aptly titled "See How They Run" by the late Philip King is British farce on the gallop. Five of the characters race across the stage, out to the garden, back to the living room and into the kitchen; all of them...
July 8, 2010 - 12:00am
July 1, 2010
'Garden Club' blooms on the OST stage
WORTHINGTON -- Okoboji Summer Theatre is back for another successful summer, and the second play of the season will leave audiences with smiles and thinking about a trip to their local garden center. "The Girls of the Garden Club" by John Patrick uses "Golden Girls" humor and a...
July 1, 2010 - 12:00am
June 24, 2010
"The Fantasticks" kicks off theatrical season at OST
OKOBOJI, Iowa -- "The Fantasticks" ran almost forever in New York theaters, both on and off-Broadway, from 1960 to 2002, and then, after all those years, Broadway revived it. It's never stopped playing all over the world; now it's returned to Okoboji to open the Okoboji Summer Theatre's...
June 24, 2010 - 12:00am