MAINSTAGE PLAY (WITH MUSIC)

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure. 


Directed by Trinity Bird

Musical Direction by Kristi Gautsche

Vocal Coaching by Gay Shaw

Stage Management by Mandee Leigh Howard


Set Design by Trinity Bird and Ron Boyle

Costume Design by Meaghan Bryant

Lighting Design by Angela Forant

Sound Design by Tim Ambrose

​Properties Design by Cyndi Baldermann


Cast: Travis Blatchley, Timothy Brayman, Isaiah Brown, Noah Bryant, Dylan Collier, Tyson Duff,

Tim Favreau, Nathan Johnson, John Kasper,

Josh Lightner, Mike Sutton, Esther Yokell

SPECIAL EVENT
The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company returns to The Sauk for their fourth annual visit (delayed from 2020) with Shakespeare's lesser known play Measure for Measure. When the Duke of Vienna mysteriously leaves his post, his deputy Angelo is left in charge of the city. Angelo sets about enforcing strict morality laws that have previously been ignored. When a young man named Claudio is arrested because his fiancee is expecting before their wedding, Claudio's sister, Isabella, comes to plead for mercy for her brother. Meanwhile, the Duke observes all the events in his city by taking on a disguise.

MAINSTAGE MUSICAL
The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical that brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Body, in what room, and with what weapon. The audience receives forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the fun-filled evening. Three audience members choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons, and rooms; there are 216 possible solutions! Only one hard-nosed female detective is qualified to unravel the merry mayhem. Comic antics, witty lyrics and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room. Even after the culprit confesses, a surprise twist delights the audience.


Directed by Trinity Bird

Musical Direction by Kristi Gautsche

Vocal Coaching by Gay Shaw

Stage Management by Michele Harmon


Design Team: TBA


Cast: TBA

SPECIAL EVENT

Based on a true-life experience, a man discovers his inner self in more ways than one. A near tragedy is masterfully transformed into a one-man comedy, perfectly portrayed by Ed Asner in his hilarious visit to the hospital in preparation for surgery he doesn’t want. Asner is a master of comedy, and charms with his personality and distinct voice. While it is of serious health issue, A Man and His Prostate is highly entertaining while serving as a public service announcement for men to get prostate screening and check-ups.

SAUKSECONDS PLAY
Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life; Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun; and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. He meets the widows while visiting his wife’s grave. Doris and Lucille squash the budding romance between Sam and Ida. They are guilt-stricken when this nearly breaks Ida’s heart.


Directed by Angela Forant

Stage Management by Allison Cleveland


Design Team: TBA


Cast: TBA

SPECIAL EVENT
The Sauk is dedicated to the development of new theatrical works. Each year, we present staged readings of new plays still in the process of being written. After the readings, we invite the audience to respond to what they have heard. When they can, the playwrights attend these readings and join the discussion. These works may include adult themes and/or strong language. This is a free event. Learn more about the plays at www.thesauk.org.


Directors:

"Their Great Magic" - Tim Ambrose

"Desert Song" - Trinity Bird

"Pre-Existing Condition" - MJ Dulmage

SPECIAL EVENT

The Sauk will hold our first ever 24 HOUR THEATRE PROJECT in June. During a 24-hour period, five short plays will be written, cast, designed, rehearsed and performed. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 12. This will be a Pay What You Can fundraiser for The Sauk. Tickets will ONLY be sold at the door beginning one hour prior to show time. Seating is limited and masks are required inside the theatre at all times. 

SPECIAL EVENT
This is the endearing classic about a mouse named Stuart who is born into an ordinary New York family. All the charm, wisdom and joy of the E.B. White original are captured in this adaptation by Joseph Robinette, who also dramatized the highly acclaimed stage version of Charlotte's Web (presented by The Sauk in September 2020). The many adventures—both big and small—of Stuart Little are brought vividly to life in this story-theatre presentation. The acting ensemble plays many human and animal roles in a series of delightful scenes that make up the marvelous maneuverings of a mild-mannered mouse trying to survive in a "real people's world."​


Directed by Mari Nuñez

Stage Management by Sarah Gray


Set Design by Mari Nuñez

Costume Design by Meaghan Bryant & Roene Trevisan

Lighting Design by Lilly Macie

Sound Design by Ron Boyle

Properties Design by Cyndi Baldermann


Cast: TBA

SPECIAL EVENT

A long-time tradition, The Sauk celebrates “Riverfest” (even though it has been cancelled) with A Night of Improv Comedy starring GoProv, a professional improvisational comedy troupe from Indiana. The entire evening is made up from suggestions from the audience. We guarantee you will laugh. Tickets are available in advance at www.thesauk.org or at the door one hour prior to the performance.


This performance is now SOLD OUT!


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EARLIER THIS SEASON

MAINSTAGE SEASON
This new dramatization captures the charm and excitement of L.M. Montgomery's enduring classic about an orphan girl, Anne Shirley, from her first encounter with her austere guardian to her thrilling graduation from Queen's Academy. The play faithfully recreates the memorable events and characters from the brilliant novel. All the tragedies and triumphs that mark Anne's growth from adolescence to early adulthood are here: her friendship with Diana, her feuds with Gilbert, her adoration of Matthew, the mistaken wine bottle, the cake disaster, the broken leg, the scholastic achievements, and the saving of Green Gables. Whether your an "old friend" of Anne's or meeting her for the first time, this play will solidify a lasting friendship between the audience and one of literature's most unforgettable characters. 


Directed by Ron Boyle

Stage Management TBA


Design Team: TBA


Cast: TBA

HILLSDALE COUNTY'S COMMUNITY THEATRE