Past Productions

The 2016 production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

2017-2018

2016-2017

  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn
  • Short NOT Sweet - scenes by David Lindsay Abaire
  • Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare edited by Kimberly Shire
  • The Big Magic by Brendan Murray

2015-2016

  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • All in the Timing by David Ives
  • Noises Off! by Michael Frayn
  • A Year With Frog and Toad by Willie  and Robert Reale

2014-2015

  • Wicked Tavern Tales by Greg Bodine
  • One Acts
  • Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley 
  • Journey To The World's Edge by Bagdasian and Joseliwitz 

2013-2014

  • Clue! The Musical by DePietro and Chiodo
  • A Night of One Acts 
    • ​​​​​​​Sorry by Timothy Mason
    • The Other Room  by Ariadne Blayde
    • Hum Of The Arctic by Sarah Hammond
    • Arabian Nights by David Ives
    • Harry's Hotter at Twilight by Jonathon Dorf
  • Lysistrata by Aristophanes adapted by Robert Lehan
  • Chasing Charming by Alaska Reece Vance

2012-2013

  • George And The Dragon by Douglas Sheehan
  • A Christmas Pudding 
  • Seven Stories by Morriss Panych
  • Robin Hood by Tim Kelly 

2011-2012

  • The Women Of Lockerbie by Debra Brevoort 
  • A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim
  • Lend Me A Tenor Ken Ludwig 
  • The Mound Builders Landford Wilson 

2010-2011

  • Dracula by Steven Dietz 
  • The Medium by Gian Carlo Menotti
  • Christmas Carol by Doris Baizley 
  • Tartuffe: Born Again based on Tartuffe by Moliere
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit (and Benjamin Bunny) based on the story by Beatrix Potter 
  • Broken Hearts 

2009-2010

  • Spoon River Anthonlogy by Edgar Lee MAsters
  • Pirate Play by Michael McNeilly
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare 
  • A Piece Of My Heart by Shirley Lauro
  • Charlotte's Web 
  • One Acts
    • Sorry 
    • Heart Of Hearing 
    • The Odd Couple 
    • The Courier 

2008-2009

  •  The Producers by Mel Brooks and Tom Meehan 
  • As You Like It by William Shakespeare
  • The Lion In Winter by James Goldman
  • One Acts
  • Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus by Andrew J. Fenady 
  • A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas 
  • The Carroll College Choirs 
  • An Act Of Your Imagination by Michael McNeilly and Nancy Harper
  • American Rouletter by Evans and Hendricks
  • When The Rainbow Ends 

2007-2008

  • A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum by Shevelove and Gelbart, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  • Blithe Spirite by Noel Coward
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • The Three Musketeers
  • The Irish Murderer by Tom Robinson 
  • The Garden Of Rikki Tikki Tavi by Y York 
  • One Acts

2006-2007

  • Working! by Studs Terkel 
  • The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht
  • A Christmas Carol 
  • Marco Polo by Geraldine Brain Siks
  • Birdbath by Leonard Melfi 

2005-2006

  • The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni 
  • Shakespeare in Hollywood by Ken Ludwig 
  • Cinderella by Charolotte Chorpenning 
  • The Fabulous Fable Factory 
  • Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Clause radio play by Andrew Fenady 

2004-2005

  • Clue - The Musical by Peter DiPietro
  • Crow and Weasel by Jim Leonard
  • The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail by Lawrence and Lee 
  • Johnny Latchkey's Picture Perfrect Life by Pan Pantoja 
  • The Magnificat by J.S. Bach 
  • One Acts 
  • Robin Hood by Cathryn Pisarski
  • Senior Projects Night
    • The Potboiler by Alice Gerstenberg
    • Our Town by Thornton Wilder 

2003-2004

  • A Moon For The Misbegotten by Eugene O'Neill 
  • Huckleberry Finn by Grauer and Urquhart
  • Montana Molly and The Peppermint Kid by ROss and Ruch 
  • Godspell! by Stephen Schwantz
  • The Magnificat
  • One Acts 
  • Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (Summer Theatre / Montana Shakepseare Compnay)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (Summer Theatre / Montana Shakepseare Compnay)

2002-2003

  • Exit The Body by Fred Carmichael
  • The Actors Nightmare 
  • Scrooge! The Musical by Leslie Bricusse 
  • Dancing At Lughnasa by Brian Friel 
  • The Land Of The Dragon by Madge Miller 
  • Bluebird 
  • Carols, Canons, And Medleys Carroll College Vocal Ensemble 
  • The Magnificat by J.S. Bach 
    • One Acts 
  • Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (Summer Theatre / Montana Shakespeare Compnay)

2001-2002

  • The Lost Journals of Lewis & Clark by Michael McNeilly
  • There Is Nothing Like A Dame by Richard Rodgers 
  • The Toys Take Over Christmas by Patricia Clapp 
  • When She Danced by Martin Sherman
  • Aladdin And The Wonderful Lamp 
  • One Acts
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (Summer Theatre / Montana Shakespeare Company)

2000-2001

  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard 
  • Table Manners by Alan Ayckbourn 
  • Everything But Dracula by Fred Werfiner 
  • Sing A Rainbow - Performing Arts Showcase 
  • The Music Box Performing Arts Showcase 
  • Durang-A-Tang by Christopher Durang 
  • Thumbelina by Vera Morris
  • The Star-Spangled Girl -Neil Simon (Summer Theatre)
  • The Rivals by Richard Brinsely Sheridan (Summer Theatre)

1999-2000

  • Dark Of The Moon by Richardson and Berney
  • Crimes Of The Heart by Beth Henley
  • One Acts 
  • The Princess and The Pea by Pat Rosenthal 
  • Broadway Dreaming performing arts showcase by Jannie Harper
  • Cabaret! by Masteroff/Kander/Ebb (Summer Theatre)
  • The Taming of The Shrew by William Shakespeare (Summer Theatre / Montana Shakespeare Company)
  • The Three Vegeteers by Edward Noonan

1998-1999

  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • Arcadiea by Tom Stoppard
  • La Serva Padrona by Pergolisi
  • One Acts
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 
  • Pinocchio 
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare (Summer theatre / Montana Shakespeare Company(
  • The Hobbit by Edward Noonan (Summer theatre) 

1997-1998

  • Winnie The Pooh 
  • Taking History by Edward Noonan 
  • Jesus Christ Superstar! by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Price
  • One Acts 
  • Frankenstein adaptation by Manuel Lopez 
  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare (summer)

1996-1997

  • Escurial by Michel de Ghelderode 
  • Phormio by Terence 
  • The Hollywood Way by Kim DeLong and Elizabeth Sellers
  • Legend of Sleepy Hollow 
  • The Velveteen Rabbit 
  • Jucio Final 
  • One Acts
    • Wisp In The Wind by Cunningham
    • Motherlove by Strinberg
    • Whose Money by Dickson and Hickson
    • Johnny and Wima by Taylor and Bologna
    • Fool For Love by Sam Shepard
  • Summer 
    • Jungle Life! by Michael McNeilly
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

1995-1996

  • Camelot book by Alan Jay Lerner based on "The Once and Future King" by T.H. White; music by Frederick Loewe 
  • Contrasts choreography class finals
  • Uncommon Women by Wendy Wasserstein
  • One Acts 
    • The Open Meeting 
    • Surpressed Desires
    • The Wind in the Willows 
  • Helena Summer Theatre Festival 
    • Laughter On The 23rd Floor by Neil Simon
    • The Will Rogers Follies by Peter Stone
    • Kaleidoscope Festival Ballet 

1994-1995

  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare 
  • Dickens' Dreams' by Dr. Valerie Gager 
  • Give My Regards to Broadway arranged by Sellars/DeLong/Kall
  • One Acts directing class finals/ choreography class final
  • The Hollywood Way by Kim DeLong 

1993-1994

  • Three Sisters by Anton Chekov
  • National Theatre Worshop of The Handicapped (guest artists who performed at Grand Street Theatre) 
  • Man of La Mancha by Mitch Leigh (a joint production with Helena Symphony)
  • Cancas Falcons by Troy Gleason
  • One Acts directing class finals
  • Spring Dance Concert (ballet and modern dance at the Myrna Loy Center)
  • Frontier Justice by Edward Noonan (Summer theatre)
  • Muiscal Olio Revue arranged by Kim DeLong (Summer Theatre) 

1992-1993

  • Private Lives by Noel Coward
  • A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
  • Warren Street House by Edward Noonan (performed at Judith Anderson Tehatre in New York City)
  • An Evening of One Acts 
    • Cornered by Patrick Henry
    • The Boor by Anton Chekov
    • Impromptu by Tad Mosel

1991-1992

  • Cat On A Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams 
  • A Flea in Her Ear by Georges Feydeau
  • A Trio of Acts (one acts)
    • Next 
    • Penguin Blues 
    • Give Us Time to Sing
  • Partners in Gold by Don McLaughlin (summer theatre) 

1990-1991

  • Dracula by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston from Bram Stoker's novel
  • Dangerous Liaisons by Christopher Hampton
  • As You Like It by William Shakespeare 
  • Hanging Little by Edward Noonan (summer theatre)

1989-1990

  • Custer by Robert E. Ingham
  • The Lion in Winter by James Goldman

1988-1989

  • Ordinary People by Nancy Gilsenan
  • The Boys From Syracuse music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart, based on William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors adapted by George Abbott
  • Strange Snow by Steve Metcalf 
  • Five on Five (one acts)
    • Down Came The Rain by Brain Burr Clark
    • Kissing Scene by Carl Muntz 
    • Birdbath by Leonard Melfi
    • Juvie by Jerome McDunough
    • Noodle Doodle Box by Paul Maar
  • J.B. by Archibald MacLeish 
  • Pen Portraits compiled by Dorothy Harper
  • Luther by John Osborne

1987-1988

  • The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
  • AAAAH Spring! a revue compiled by JIm Bartruff
  • The Traveling Lady by Horton Foote
  • ANC (new comedy festical)
    • Dick, Jane, Sally & Mom by Jim Bartruff
    • Victoria Station by Harold Pinter
    • The Blue Hour: City Sketches by David Mamet
    • Death Knocks by Woody Allen
  • Isn't It Romantic by Wendy Wasserstein 

1986-1987

  • The Mousetrap by Agatha Christe
  • Becoming Memories by Arthur Giron
  • Shakespeare At Night (scenes from Shakespeare Canon) 
  • Five on Five (five one act plays) 
  • Susan B! by Jules Tasca, Ted Drachman and Thomas Tierney 

1985-1986

  • What I Did Last Summer by A.R. Gurney Jr. 
  • Accommodations (two original one-act plays)
    • ​​​​​​​The Harlequin & Humility by John Carey
    • A Perfect Life by Michele Firpo
  • Mass Appeal by Bill C. Davis
  • Two By Two based on the play The Flowering Peach by Clifford Odets; music by Richard Rodgers, book by Peter Stone, lyrics by Martin Charnin

1984-1985

  • Angels Fall by Lansford Wilson
  • Tartuffe by Moliere 
  • A Festival of ONe Act Plays
    • ​​​​​​​The Sneeze by Neil Simon
    • Fumed Oak by Noel Coward
    • Mrs. McWilliams and The Lightning by Mark Twain
    • When Shakespeare's Gentlemen Gather by Charles George
    • Personal Effects by John McNamara
  • A God in The Bush is Worth Two In The Hand by Rusty Harper 

1983-1984

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice 
  • Good News by Laurence Schwab, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson 
  • The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman
  • Luther by John Osborne 
  • Nuts by Tom Topor 

1982-1983

  • Hedda Gabler by Ibsen 
  • My Days As A Youngling by John Jacob Niles
  • Royal Gambit by Herman Gressieker 
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber 
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1981-1982

  • A Cry of Players by William Gibson
  • Three Penny Opera by Bertolt Brecht 
  • Play It Again Sam by Woody Allen 
  • The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash 
  • Evening of One Acts:
    • ​​​​​​​The Romancers by Edmund Rostand
    • Lou Gehrig Did Not Die of Cancer by Jason Miller 
    • Visitor From Forest Hills from Plaza Suite by Neil Simon 

1980-1981

  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare 
  • A Little Theatre Festival  (one act plays) 
    • Dust of the Road by Kenneth Sawyer Goodman 
    • Comings and Goings by Megan Terry
    • Bird Bath by Leonard Melfi 
    • Elephant Calf by Bertolt Brecht 
  • The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman 
  • Working by Studs Terkel 

1979-1980

  • A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee 
  • Kiss Me Kate by Samuel andBella Spewack with music and lyrics by Cole Porter 
  • Hold Me by Jules Feiffer 

1978-1979

  • The Haunting Of Hills House by Jackson and Leslie 
  • Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein adapted by Dorothy Harper 
  • Endgame by Samuel Beckett
  • Celebration by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt 
  • The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild by Paule Zindel

1977-1978

  • The Miser by Moliere
  • John Brown's Body by Stephen Vincent Benet ​​​​​​​
  • The Good Doctor by Neil Simon
  • A Cry Of Players by William Gibson
  • I Remember Mama by John Van Druten 
  • Invitation To March by Arthur Laurents (Summer Theatre)

1976-1977

  • To Damascus by August Strindberg 
  • The Subject Was Roses by Frank Gilroy 
  • Ah Wilderness by Eugene O'Neill 
  • People I'd Like To Keep by Mary O'Neill

1975-1976

  • Veronica's Room by Ira Levin 
  • American Primitive by William Gibson
  • Prisoner Of Second Avenue by Neil Simon
  • Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters
  • You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown by Shultz and Gesner 
  • 6 RMS RIV VU by Bob Randal

1974-1975

  • The Admirable Crichton by J.M. Barrie
  • Bus Stop by William Inge
  • Prisoner Of Second Avenue by Neil Simon
  • Butterflies Are Free by Leonard Geese 

1973-1974

  • A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennesse Williams 
  • The Merchant Of Venice by William Shakespeare 
  • Plaza Suite by Neil Simon

1972-1973

  • The Drunkard by William H. Smith
  • Trial Of The Cotonsville Nine by Dan Berrigan

1971-1972​​​​​​​

  • A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt Reader's Theatre
  • A Doll's House by Henrick Ibsen
  • Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett
  • Barefoot In The Park by Neil Simon
  • Original Christmas Play compiled and directed by students
  • The Dancing Donkey by Erik Vos 

1970-1971

  • Harvey by Mary Chase
  • The Ivory Door by A.A. Milne
  • Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
  • Enchanted Night  by Mrozek
  • Out At Sea by Mrozek
  • Everybody Loves Opal by John Patrick (Summer Theatre)

1969-1970

  • Waltz Of The Toreadors by Jean Anoulih 
  • Moonmaid adapted from Northern Cheyenne Indian Legend by Dorothy Harper 
  • The World of Carl Sandburg by Norman Corwin
  • The Corn Is Green by Emlyn Williams 

1968-1969

  • The Persecution of Jean-Paul Marat...Under The Direction Of The Marquis De Sade by Peter Weiss
  • Amahl And The Night Visitors by Juan Carlos Menotti 

1967-1968

  • Tiger At The Gates by Jean Giraudoux
  • Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw
  • Gigi by Colette
  • Under Milkwood by Dylan Thomas 

1966-1967

  • Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare 
  • What Is My Neighbor? Who Is My Dad?
  • The Stingiest Man in Town book and lyrics by Janice Torre and music by Fred Spielman - based on "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
  • Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters 
  • A Thurber Carnival  by James Thurber 
  • ​​​​​​​Come Back Little Sheba by William Inge
  • The Trojan Women by Euripides 

1965-1966

  • Winnie The Pooh
  • Camelot book by Alan Jay Lerner based on "The Once and Future King" by T.H. White and music by Frederick Loewe
  • The Intruder by Maurice Maeterlinck
  • Salome by Oscar Wilde
  • Long Days Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill
  • The Hungerers by WIlliam Saroyan
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare 

1964-1965

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​As You Like It ​​​​​​​by William Shakespeare 
  • The Fantasticks by Harvey Schmidt and music by Tom Jones
  • Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Elliot

1963-1964

  • Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott 
  • Out Town by Thorton Wolder, music by Bernice Richmond 
  • My Three Angels by Sam and Bella Spewack 

1962-1963

  • Sabrina Fair by Samuel A. Taylor 
  • John Brown's Body by Stephen Vincent Benet adapted from the book by charles Laughton, music by Walter Schumann

1961-1962

  • The Second Shepherd's Play 

1960-1961

  • Mind Over Matter
  • Adolph Hitler 

1959-1960 

  • Showboat! by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II 

1956-1959

  • No Record 

1955-1956

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1954-1955

  • Charlie's Aunt by Brandon Thomas 

1953-1954

  • Manhatonee
  • The Blue Room  by David Hare 
  • The Sidewalks of New York by Scott Marble 
  • Am I in Love? Oh You Beautiful Doll, Working Their Way Through College 

1951-1953

  • No Record

1951-1952

  • The Silver Whistle by Robert E. McEnroe

1950-1951

  • Bound East for Cardiff by Eugene O'Neill 
  • In the Zone by Eugene O'Neill 
  • Years Ago by Ruth Gordon 

1949-1950

  • Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring 
  • Trifles by Susan Glaspell 
  • Copy
  • Cox and Box by Francis C. Burnard and music by Arthur Sullivan 

1948-1949

  • The Hour Glass scene by William Bulter Yeats 
  • I'm A Fool scene by Christopher Sergel
  • The Late Christopher Bean adapted from the French of Rene Fauchois by Sidney Howard

1947-1948

  • The Desert Shall Rejoice 
  • His Blue Serge Suit 

1940-1947

  • No Record of Carroll Theatre 

1940

  • Journey's End by R. C. Sheriff 

1936-1940

  • No Record of Carroll Theatre 

1936

  • Whistling in the Dark by Edward Childs Carpenter and Laurence Gross 

1935

  • Dulcy by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly 

1929-1935

  • No Record of Carroll Theatre

1928-1929

  • The Upper Room by Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson 
  • The Fourflusher by Caesar Dunn 

1927-1928

  • Three Wise Fools by Austin Strong

1926-1927

  • Applesauce by Barry Conners

1925-1926

  • Broadway Jones by George M. Cohan

1924-1925 

  • Vacation 

1923-1924

  • Cappy Rick's by E.E. Rose  

1922-1923

  • In Walked Jimmy by Minnie Z. Jaffa

1921-1922

  • Stop Thief & The Reinvention of Aunt Marcy

1920-1921

  • Ready Money, Mortiboy by Walter Maurice and James Rice

1919

  • Believe Me, Xantippe by Harry Delf 
  • Lt. Paget's Adventures
  • Rolling Stones 

1916

  • The Call 
  • Half-Back Sandy by Norman Lee Swartout 

1915

  • Freshie by P. Krause
  • The Child 
  • Negro Manager 
  • In Honor Bound by Sydney Grundy 

1913

  • The Trail of The Lonesome Pine by Earl Hobson Smith and Clara Lou Kelly adapted from the book On the Trail of the Lonesome Pine by Joh Fox Jr. 
  • The Toastmaker by Norman Lee Swartout