Brand New Life: A Dust Bowl Musical

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Brand New Life A Dust Bowl Musical


Brand New Life: A Dust Bowl Musical

Words and Lyrics by Laurie Brooks
Music by Paul Carrol Binkley

Presented by Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre

Thursday | April 11 | 7:30  pm
Fridays | April 5 & 12 | 7:30 pm
Saturdays | April 6 & 13 | 7:30 pm
Sundays | April 7 & 14 | 2:00 pm

BDACT Fine Arts Center – Kamps Auditorium

Tickets: $17, $22, $24

Appropriate for ages 9 to 90

Directed by Diane Lutz

Tickets On Sale


  • BDACT Box Office
    117 W. Maple Ave., Beaver Dam (920-885-6891)
    Tuesday & Thursday 10 am–4 pm

Enjoy all four 60th Season Mainstage shows at a 20% discount by purchasing your Mainstage Series Pass through April 14.

Volunteers are needed
to usher, sell tickets, and concessions.

About the Show

Brand New Life: A Dust Bowl Musical tells the story of Ellie, a girl who has the gift of “Sight” but wishes she could be an ordinary girl. During the Dust Bowl, Ellie and her family—Mama, Daddy, and younger brother, Robert—are struggling to save their farm, but when a young rainmaker fails to bring the rain, Daddy disappears and it is up to Ellie to find him and bring him home. Facing this challenge brings Ellie anger and fear, but three people she meets in her search and the rainmaker change her life: a famous Aviator, a woman who understands hope and a homeless man who lost his home in the Dust Bowl. This uplifting story is filled with hope, courage, humor and music, a picture of one brave family who stayed during the Dust Bowl. 

Get your tickets today for this world-premiere showing at our very own Beaver Dam Area Community Theater!

Appropriate for ages 9 to 90.

Director: Diane Lutz
Producer: Jennifer Bohlig & Jill Kaufman

The Cast

Roy – Rick Ramirez

Tom – Ron Wilkie

Cole – Chad Peck

Jimmy – Dan Nugent

Robert – Grant Gilmore

Earnest – David Alan Smith

Mama – Linda DeCramer

Ellie – Christina Frake

Maisie – Jena Berg

Ma Blackburn – Holly Sina

Ensemble: Patrick Lutz, Nathan Roley, Adeline Johnson, Naomi Guzman-Boomsma, Joe Orvik