Liane Nichols is directing and Stephanie Althof is musical director for this wonderful show of 1950's musical numbers with a cast of 4 talented female vocalists that include Hallie Cook, Marjorie Gast, Ashley Rogers & Kat Smith. More coming soon!
June 12, 13, 14 & 19, 20, 21, 2015
With "miraculous transformation" the theme, Mel Brooks has transformed his hilarious film into a rollicking musical comedy complete with all the legendary characters and satire in tact. Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania and finds himself heir to the mad scientist tendencies of his grandfather Victor in the company of Igor, his hunch-backed side-kick, and voluptuous lab assistant, Inga. Audiences will be treated to such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” with Frau Blucher, “Roll in the Hay.” with Inga, and an unforgettable reprise of “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” ...Read More
October 2, 3, 4 and 8, 10, 11, 2015
Journey with us below the Mason-Dixon Line to witness the colorful and dysfunctional Turpin family. When its patriarch keels over dead in the first scene, the beleaguered clan tries to pull themselves together for the funeral, but financial troubles, suspected infidelity, unruly teen-agers, overeating, and eccentric neighbors converge to create fun-filled chaos. Getting through the arrangements and to the funeral itself involves the not-so-grieving widow who wants to put “Mean and Surly” on the tombstone. There will be no surly expressions for those who observe the mayhem behind the scenes of this wild and crazy comedy. ...Read More
December 4, 5, 6 & 11, 12, 13, 2015
A supercalifragilisticexpialidocious treat for the holidays comes in the form of Mary Poppins’ antics with the rambunctious doings of Jane and Michael Banks and their clueless parents. Following in the wake of many failed nannies, Mary Poppins uses a combination of magic and common sense to teach the family how to value each other again. Nominated for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, the enhanced score still charms with “A Spoonful of Sugar,” Step in Time,” and Academy Award winning “Chim-Chim Cher-ee.” ...Read More
VANYA and SONIA and MASHA and SPIKE
February 26, 27, 28 & March 3, 5, 6, 2016
With a Tony Award for Best Play and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, this show comes with much critical acclaim for a cast that included David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen, Sigourney Weaver, and Billy Magnussen. It revolves around the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings. Some of its humor comes from adapted elements of the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov’s works including names, the setting in a cherry orchard, and the idea of a possible loss of a family home. Familiarity with Chekhov is not required to enjoy the interplay among the three as Masha proposes to sell the ancestral house the other two are living in. ...Read More
August 27, 28, 29 @ 7:30pm
August 30 @ 2pm
call 319-APP-LAUD for reserved seat tickets
M-F from 1-4pm
ADULTS-$20, APPLAUD MEMBERS & CFCT season/flex holders- $15
STUDENTS ONLY $10 !
by Select Entertainment Productions, LLC, Original production conceived by Rick Lewis
Director: Liane Nichols
Musical Director Stephanie Althof
Starring: Hallie Cook, Marjorie Gast, Ashley Rogers, Katherine (Kat) Smith
Even if you can’t remember the thrill of watching Sunday night variety shows on a black and white TV set, you’ll love the nostalgic view of the 1950’s in this show as four singing sisters from Muncie, Indiana, make their national television debut with a shot at Ed Sullivan’s Show. The Taffetas pre-dated Forever Plaid, bringing 50’s nostalgia in a tribute to groups like the McGuire Sisters and the Chordettes. You won’t be able to resist the light-hearted banter and rich harmonies re-creating the decade’s aura.
"A musical journey through the fabulous fifties" – NY Times
“Silly and sweetly entertaining.” LA Times
*“Crackles with humor, spunk, sweetness” – SunSentinal
Welcome to the Oster Regent Theatre, home of the Cedar Falls Community Theatre. This is a hip, fun and happening place to be for live performance in the Midwest. Great plays are performed live on stage throughout the year. Some are musicals and many are great comedies and farces that have proven to be hits. This traditional theatre, with a main floor and balcony, was built in 1910 and restored in 1994. The 472 seats have had enthusiastic people watching diverse talent from the past few years that included Tony Sandler, Leo Kottke, Buddy Morrow & the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Greg Brown with Pieta Brown & Bo Ramsey, The von Trapp family singers, Roger McGuinn, Susan Werner, Larry O'Brien & the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Ozark Jubilee direct from Branson, Richard Sladek, Clarence Williams & the Rising Sons. The Old Creamery Theatre and the Guthrie Theater have performed on the Oster Regent Stage and the Cedar Falls Community Theatre holds regular open auditions for plays year round. Many business owners and managers support the theatre through ads in the playbill and sponsorships of shows. The theatre has been very successful in driving business to people that support the theatre. The theatre is a welcoming place to be for those looking to get involved in helping backstage, front of house, or on stage. Check out our volunteer opportunities. For the latest and up to date info, join the e-list. And, we'll see you at the show!