Main Stage Production History & Directors

1964 1st Season

1st Production – Summer – HARVEY

Director: Chuck Helfert

1965 2nd Season

2nd Production – Spring – ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

Director: Annette Kamps

3rd Production – Summer – SOUTH PACIFIC

Director: David Proctor

1966 3rd Season

4th Production – Spring – ALL MY SONS

Director: Annette Kamps

5th Production – Summer – THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Director: Ann Cothran

6th Production – Fall – NEVER TOO LATE

Director: Pat Thiesenhusen

1967 4th Season

7th Production – Spring – THE GAZEBO

Director: Marilyn VanHaren

8th Production – Summer – BYE, BYE, BIRDIE

Director: Annette Kamps

9th Production – Fall – KIND LADY

Director: Tom Wells

1968 5th Season

10th Production – Spring – BAREFOOT IN THE PARK

Director: Louie Warnecke 

11th Production – Summer – THE PAJAMA GAME

Director: Marilyn VanHaren

12th Production – Fall – THE FANTASTICKS

Director: Louie Warnecke 

1969 6th Season

13th Production – Spring – THE ODD COUPLE

Director: Marge Johnson 

14th Production – Summer – THE KING & I

Director: Annette Kamps

15th Production – Fall – MARY, MARY

Director: Louie Warnecke

1970 7th Season

16th Production – Spring – THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES

Director: Don Pfaff 

17th Production – Summer – THE MUSIC MAN

Director: David Martin

18th Production – Fall – CACTUS FLOWER

Director: Marge Johnson

1971 8th Season

19th Production – Spring – THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Director: Jim Laird

20th Production – Summer – FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Director: Annette Kamps

21st Production – Fall – A THOUSAND CLOWNS

Director: Dick Watson 

1972 9th Season

22nd Production – Spring – YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN

Director: Melitta Quinlan 

23rd Production – Summer – OLIVER

Director:  Jeff Johnson 

24th Production – Fall – WAIT UNTIL DARK

Director: Jim Laird

1973 10th Season

25th Production – Spring – THE WIZARD OF OZ

Director: Melitta Quinlan 

26th Production – Summer – MAME

Director: Annette Kamps

27th Production – Fall – STAR SPANGLED GIRL

Director: Dick Watson 

1974 11th Season

28th Production – Spring – OUR TOWN

Director: Jim Laird

29th Production -Summer – HELLO, DOLLY

Director: Dick Watson 

30th Production – Fall – MY THREE ANGELS

Director: Jim Laird

1975 12th Season

31st Production – Spring – LIFE WITH FATHER

Director: Mark Kirst 

32nd Production – Summer – MAN OF LAMANCHA

Director: Al Phillips 

33rd Production – Fall – AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS

Director: Dick Watson 

1976 13th Season

34th Production – Spring – THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE

Director: Carmen Hanson 

35th Production – Summer – MY FAIR LADY

Director: Doug Klitzke 

36th Production – Fall – THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-MOON MARIGOLDS

Director: Jim Laird

1977 14th Season

37th Production – Spring – GODSPELL

Director: Dick Watson 

38th Production – Summer – 1776

Director: Melitta Quinlan 

39th Production – Fall – GOD’S FAVORITE

Director: Carolyn Buss

1978 15th Season

40th Production – Spring – ONLY AN ORPHAN GIRL

Co-Directors: Jim Laird & David Proctor 

41st Production – Summer – CAMELOT

Director: Maria Berge 

42nd Production – Fall – A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Director: Jim Laird

1979 16th Season

43rd Production – Spring – THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

Director: Annette Kamps

44th Production – Summer – APPLAUSE

Director: Doug Klitzke 

45th Production – Fall – I DO, I DO

Director: Dick Watson 

1980 17th Season

46th Production – Spring – PLAZA SUITE

Co-Directors: Marilyn VanHaren, Roni Harper Miller, Jeff Rehberg 

47th Production – Summer – WEST SIDE STORY

Director: Lee Schmitt 

48th Production – Fall – PLAY IT AGAIN SAM

Director: John Auten 

1981 18th Season

49th Production – Spring – THE MOUSETRAP

Director: Jim Laird

50th Production – Summer – OKLAHOMA

Director: Annette Kamps

51st Production – Fall – THE GOOD DOCTOR

Director: John Auten 

1982 19th Season

52nd Production – Spring – THE COUNT WILL RISE AGAIN

Director: John Auten 

53rd Production – Summer – PIPPIN

Director: Doug Klitzke 

54th Production – Fall – THE SUNSHINE BOYS

Director: John Auten 

1983 20th Season

55th Production – Spring – BLITHE SPIRIT

Director: Michael James 

56th Production – Summer – SOUTH PACIFIC

Director: Diane Lutz 

CELEBRATE 20 YEARS: BDCT MAGIC MOMENTS

Director: Annette Kamps 

57th Production – Fall – DA

Director: John Auten 

1984 21st Season

58th Production – Spring – WORKING

Director: Roni Harper Miller 

59th Production – Summer – GYPSY

Director: Doug Klitzke 

60th Production – Fall – THE  GIN GAME

Director: Gwendolyn Gillen 

1985 22nd Season

61st Production – Spring – BACKSTAGE ON SPRING ST

Director: Kim Nordbeck 

62nd Production – Summer – GUYS & DOLLS

Director: Diane Lutz 

63rd Production – Fall – TEN LITTLE INDIANS

Director: Karen Koenig 

1986 23rd Season

64th Production – Spring – THE FANTASTICKS

Director: John Auten 

65th Production – Summer – BYE, BYE, BIRDIE

Director: Jay Keil 

66th Production – Fall – ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

Director: Kim Doyle 

1987 24th Season

67th Production – Spring – CRIMES OF THE HEART

Director: John Auten 

68th Production – Summer – ANYTHING GOES

Director: Doug Klitzke 

69th Production – Fall – ALONE TOGETHER

Director: Larry Edwards 

1988 25th Season

70th Production – Spring – THE FOREIGNER

Director: John Auten 

71st Production – Summer – A FUNNY THING HAPPENED…

Director: Diane Lutz 

72nd Production – Fall – ON GOLDEN POND

Director: Kay Stellpflug 

1989 26th Season

73rd Production – Spring – GODSPELL

Director: Lee Schmitt 

74th Production – Summer – ANNIE

Director: Annette Kamps

75th Production – Fall – LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Director: Larry Edwards 

1990 27th Season

76th Production – Spring – MORNING’S AT SEVEN

Director: John Auten 

77th Production – Summer – CAROUSEL

Director: Earl Ritter

78th Production – Fall – STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Director: Larry Edwards 

1991 28th Season

79th Production – Spring – LET’S MURDER MARSHA

Director: Kim Doyle 

80th Production – Summer – DO YOU REMEMBER?

Co-Directors: Annette Kamps, Tina Swain, Judy Bell-Hein, Roni Harper Miller 

81st Production – Fall – RUN FOR YOUR WIFE

Director: Larry Edwards 

1992 29th Season

82nd Production – Spring – NUNSENSE

Director: Tina Swain  

83rd Production – Summer – 1940 RADIO HOUR

Director: Diane Lutz 

84th Production – Fall – THE RAINMAKER

Director: John Auten 

1993 30th Season

85th Production – Spring – THE NERD

Director: Ed Lachendro 

86th Production – Summer – OLIVER

Director: Earl Ritter 

87th Production – Fall – LEND ME A TENOR

Director: John Auten 

1994 31st Season

88th Production – Spring – BLACK FRIDAY

Director: Diane Lutz 

89th Production – Summer – PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Director: Kim Doyle 

90th Production – Fall – RUMORS

Director: Jim McMillan 

1995 32nd Season

91st Production – Spring – DIAL M FOR MURDER

Director: Diane Lutz 

92nd Production – Summer – JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING DREAMCOAT

Director: Annette Kamps

93rd Production – Fall – OUT OF ORDER

Director: John Auten 

1996 33rd Season

94th Production – Spring – THE ODD COUPLE (female version)

Director: Marcia Newman 

95th Production – Summer – WEST SIDE STORY

Director: Earl Ritter 

96th Production – Fall – BREAKING LEGS

Director: Jim McMillan

1997 34th Season

97th Production – Spring – BUS STOP

Director: Diane Lutz 

98th Production – Summer – ANY COLOR YOU LIKE…

Director: Annette Kamps

99th Production – Fall – SUITE HEARTS

Director: Sheri Born

1998 35th Season

100th Production – Spring – ANGEL STREET

Director: Carla Gallun 

101ST Production – Summer – KING & I

Director: Earl Ritter

102nd Production – Fall – TALLEY’S FOLLEY

Director: Chris Jansen 

1999 36th Season

103rd Production – Spring – SYLVIA

Director: John Auten 

104th Production – Summer – WORKING

Director: Chris Jansen 

105th Production – Fall – FOREVER PLAID

Director: Earl Ritter

2000 37th Season

106th Production – Spring – TWO BY TWO

Director: John Auten 

107th Production – Summer – SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS

Director: Earl Ritter & Vera Kalata 

108th Production – Fall – HARVEY

Director: Jim Laird 

2001 38th Season

109th Production – Spring – NUNSENSE

Director: Tina Swain 

110th Production – Summer – SOUND OF MUSIC

Director: Kim Doyle 

111th Production – Fall – DEATH TRAP

Director: Carla Gallun 

2002 39th Season

112th Production – Spring – OVER THE RIVER…

Director: Vera Kalata 

113th Production – Summer – FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Director: Earl Ritter 

114th Production – Fall – IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Director: Carla Gallun 

2003 40th Season

115th Production – Spring – SOCIAL SECURITY

Director: Tina Swain 

116th Production – Summer – GREASE

Director: Jim McMillan 

117th Production – Fall – Only

Director: Ralph Wiedenhoeft 

2004 41st Season

118th Production – Spring – ENCORE!

Director: Earl Ritter 

119th Production – Summer – THE MUSIC MAN

Director: Donn Gasner 

120th Production – Fall – DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

Director: Dan Bell 

2005 42nd Season

121st Production – Spring – DRACULA

Director: Tony Slez 

122nd Production – Summer – OKLAHOMA

Director: Nancy Bump 

123rd Production – Fall – OVER THE TAVERN

Director: Diane Rabehl 

2006 43rd Season

124th Production – Spring – THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE

Director: Tony Slez 

125th Production – Summer – FOOTLOOSE

Director: Ricardo Ramirez 

126th Production – Fall – COTTON PATCH GOSPEL

Director: John Auten 

2007 44th Season

127th Production – Spring – THE FOREIGNER

Director: Phyllis Leonard 

128th Production – Summer – SINGING IN THE RAIN

Director: Kim Doyle 

129th Production – Spring – SPITFIRE GRILL

Director: Sheri Born 

2008 45th Season

130th Production – Spring – DON’T HUG ME

Director: Jim McMillan 

131st Production – Summer – A CHORUS LINE

Director: Jay Wilkins 

132nd Production – Fall – MOON OVER BUFFALO

Director: Carla Gallum 

2009 46th Season

133rd Production – Spring – TRIANGLE

Director: Diane Lutz 

134th Production – Summer – PETER PAN

Director: Bryce Muenchow 

135th Production – Fall – DON’T HUG ME CHRISTMAS CAROL

Director: Jim McMillan

2010 47th Season

136th Production – Spring – WAIT UNTIL DARK

Director: Kim Doyle 

137th Production – Summer – CAROUSEL

Director: Earl Ritter 

138th Production – Fall – CEMETERY CLUB

Director: Tina Swain 

2011 48th Season

139th Production – Spring – THE FANTASTICKS

Director: Ryan Madala-Klug 

140th Production – Summer – THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

Director: Kimberly Orr 

141st Production – Fall – NOISES OFF

Director: Christopher Hughes 

142nd Production Holiday BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER

Director: Sheri Born

2012 49th Season

143rd Production – Spring – ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

Director: Kim Doyle 

144th Production – Summer – THE WEDDING SINGER

Director: Brian Tuel 

145th Production – Fall – THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB

Director: Diane Rabehl 

146th Production Holiday THE TRIAL OF EBENEZER SCROOGE

Director: Ron Wilkie 

2013 50th Season

147th Production – Spring – NEXT TO NORMAL

Director: Jay Wilkins 

148th Production – Summer – JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Director: Ryan Madala-Klug 

149th Production – Fall – A DON’T HUG ME COUNTY FAIR

Director: Jim McMillan 

2014 51st Season

150th Production – Spring – ROOTS AND WINGS:  A GOLDEN TRIBUTE

Director: Annette Kamps

151st Production – Summer – THE WIZARD OF OZ

Director: Ricardo Ramirez 

152nd Production – Fall – LEAVING IOWA

Co-Directors: Brian Reilly & Ron Wilkie 

153rd Production – Holiday – A FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS

Director: Heidi Freeby 

2015 52nd Season

154th Production – Spring – CHEESEHEADS THE MUSICAL

Director: Ron Wilkie 

155th Production – Summer – MAN OF LA MANCHA

Director: Rich Zeman 

156th Production – Fall – THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY

Director: Tina Swain 

2016 52nd Season

157th Production – Winter – THE HIGHTOWER DETECTIVE AGENCY

Co-Directors: Ron Wilkie & Diane Rabehl 

158th Production – Spring – THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Director: Jennifer Bohlig 

159th Production – Summer – GUYS AND DOLLS

Director: Diane Lutz 

TOWN HALL TONIGHT

Director: Annette Kamps

160th Production – Fall – GODSPELL

Director: Ryan Madala-Klug 

2017 53rd Season

161st Production – Spring – ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID

Director: Diane Rabehl 

162nd Production – Late Spring – THE ODD COUPLE

Director: Trevor Kastein 

163rd Production – Summer – INTO THE WOODS

Director: Ryan Madala-Klug 

164th Production – Fall – LOMBARDI

Director: Ricardo Ramirez 

2018 54th Season

Main Stage

165th Production – Spring – NANA’S NAUGHTY KNICKERS

Director: Diane Rabehl 

166th Production – Summer – ANYTHING GOES

Director: Diane Lutz 

167th Production – Fall – YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN

Director: Carla Woebbeking 

Tell-A-Tale

SEUSSICAL JR..

WE ARE MONSTERS

PEAS & HARMONY

FOOTLOOSE – Area High School Production

Director: Mark Lefeber

Other

CHARLIE BERENS

SPOTLIGHTS WISH ON A STAR

2019 55th Season

Main Stage

168th Production – ALWAYS PATSY CLINE

Director: Ryan Madala-Klug 

169th Production – NEIL SIMONS RUMORS

Director: Alec Parsons

170th Production – A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORMUM

Director: Ryan Madala-Klug 

171st Production – ANNIE

Director: Rick Ramirez

172nd Production – LARAMIE PROJECT

Director: Rich Zeman

Tell-A-Tale

BEAUTY & THE BEAST – Theater Camp

FROZEN – Elementary Tell A Tale

Director: Elisha Barudin

HONK JR. – Middle School Tell A Tale

Director: Jessica Lefeber

NEWSIES – Area High School Production

Director: Mark Lefeber

Other

LOCO VOCALS NEW YEAR

WHEELHOUSE

CHARLIE BERENS

MAGIC OF MIKE

NICKEL & ROSE

MONKEY BUSINESS IMPROV COMEDY

CHICKEN WIRE EMPIRE

SPOTLIGHTS SHOWSTOPPERS

ONE VOICE BDACT CHILDREN’S CHORUS

STARKWEATHER BLUES BAND

LOCO VOCALS FAN FAVORITES

COPPER BOX & MAD POLECATS

ONE NIGHT STAND WXRO/WBEV

ONE DAY (Original Short Play)

Director: Ricardo Ramirez

IN HEIN SIGHT – WALK THIS WAY Variety Show

Director: Judy Bell-Hein