Shows and Events

Unforgettable Shows!

Our Upcoming Season

All Shook Up

Weekends

May 13 – June 5

HART’s Main Stage
Directed by Dominic Michael Aquilino

It’s 1955, and a small dreary town in the midwest is about to get all shook up when a hip swivelin,’ motorcycle ridin,’ guitar playin’ young man rides into town. This energetic musical features the music of the king himself, Elvis Presley, with hits like “Blue Suede Shoes,”  “Heartbreak Hotel,”  “Hound dog,”  “A Little Less Conversation,”  “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” and many more! Loosely based on the plot of Twelfth Night, All Shook Up is full of mistaken identities, the magic of romance, and the power of Rock n’ Roll! With a book by Joe DiPietro, who brought you recent hits at HART such as Over the River and Through the Woods and The Last Romance, this musical will kick off our main stage season with all the nostalgia and cheese of your favorite Elvis Movies!

Suitable for all audiences.

Steel Magnolias

Weekends

June 10 – July 3

The Fangmeyer Theatre at HART
Directed by Julie Kinter

See the play that inspired the movie we all know and love, Steel Magnolias. Step into Truvy’s Beauty Salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to get their hair done. The story follows six uniquely southern women over the course of three years as they form friendships as strong as steel. When tragedy strikes, this group of women draw on their underlying strength—and love—leaving the audience with a truly touching story by turns hilarious and poignant. “You have no idea how wonderful you are,” M’Lynn tells the ladies at the end of the play. Truvy responds, with a smile, “Of course we do.”

Suitable for all audiences.

The Music Man

Weekends

July 8 – July 31

HART’s Main Stage
Directed by Candice Dickinson

There is trouble in River City, Iowa when con artist Harold Hill rolls into town. Hill poses as a boys’ band organizer and sells uniforms and instruments to the naive midwestern folk, planning to leave town before he ever has to teach a single music lesson. But those plans are turned on their head when Harold Hill meets the clever town Librarian, Marian Paroo. One of the most universally cherished treasures of American musical theater, The Music Man was an instant smash hit when it premiered on Broadway in 1957, winning five Tony Awards, and going on to a long career of revivals, tours, and regional performances.  The Smithsonian Institution ranks The Music Man as one of the “great glories” of American popular culture. Don’t miss this summer smash hit!

Suitable for all audiences.

The Book of Will

Weekends

August 5 – August 28

The Fangmeyer Theatre at HART
Directed by Steve Lloyd

When a badly botched version of Hamlet- “to be or not to be, that’s the point…”- hits a local stage, Henry Condell and John Heminges, two of Shakespeare’s closest friends, know they have to act. Three years after William Shakespeare’s death, a group of actors meet to try and gather the Bard’s scattered masterpieces and create the First Folio. It’s a theatrical, beat-the-clock race to save a legacy. The Book of Will is full of the wit and nerve you would expect from Shakespeare’s favorite actors and a triumph that will leave your heart full of joy. 

Suitable for all audiences.

 

Little Women the Musical

Weekends

September 2 – September 25

HART’s Main Stage
Directed by Kristen Hedberg

Jo Marsh wants to be a writer, and as she struggles to get published, she begrudgingly takes the advice of a friend to write about something more personal. Through soaring melodies and an unforgettable score, Jo weaves the stories of herself and her sisters, Meg, Beth and Amy, and their experience growing up in Civil War America. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, Little Women is filled with adventure (both lived and imagined), personal discovery, heartache, and a deep sense of hope. This timeless, captivating story encompasses a true night at the theatre providing you with laughter, tears, and a lifted spirit. 

Suitable for all audiences.

 

Assassins

Weekends

September 30 – October 23

The Fangmeyer Theatre at HART
Directed by Mark Jones

In this multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins explores the lives of nine men and women who either killed (or tried to kill) one of the Presidents of the United States. Stephen Sondheim’s intelligently, stunning lyrics and beautiful music effortlessly combine with a bold, disturbing and alarmingly funny book by John Wiedman. Assassins is a journey into the dark side of the American Dream, looking at our nation’s culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it. 

Mature audiences only, not suitable for all ages