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SUMMER FAMILY-FUN SHOW!


How to Eat Fried Worms

By Thomas Rockwell, based on his novel


July 15 and 22 at 10 a.m.

July 16, 17, 23, 24 at 3 p.m.

​July 16 and 23 at 7 p.m.


People are always daring Billy to do zany things. But Billy may have bitten off more than he can chew when he takes his friend Alan's bet that Billy can't eat fifteen worms in fifteen days. If Billy wins, Alan has to fork over fifty dollars. Billy wants the money to buy a used minibike, so he's ready to dig in. The play is based on the award-winning children's novel of the same name. 


This production is sponsored by Southern Michigan Bank & Trust. 

SPECIAL EVENT


Pigeon Creek Shakespeare:
The Merry Wives of Windsor

By William Shakespeare


November 12 at 7:30 p.m.


The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company is Michigan's only year-round, professional touring Shakespeare Company. Each November, they visit The Sauk. This season's selection is the hilarious The Merry Wives of Windsor. Sir John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. But it’s the women of Windsor who pull the strings in this story. Join us for this one-night-only production featuring a gender-swapped cast of Pigeon Creek professionals.


This production is sponsored by The Grate Haus. 

MAINSTAGE SEASON


Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

New Book by Douglas Carter Beane. Original book by Oscar Hammerstein II


August 11-13, 18-20 at 8 p.m.

August 14 and 21 at 3 p.m.


Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It's Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside an up-to-date, hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane.

This production is sponsored by The Udder Side.

The 2022 orchestra sponsor is Moore Insurance Services.

MAINSTAGE SEASON


Steel Magnolias

By Robert Harling 


October 13-15, 20-22 at 8 p.m.

October 16 and 23 at 3 p.m.


The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." 

This production is sponsored by Olivia's Chop House and Saucy Dog BBQ. 

SPECIAL EVENT


Plays-in-Development


'Living' & 'The Challenge' - July 1 at 7:30 p.m.

'A Shore of Abundance' - July 2 at 7:30 p.m.


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. Tickets are not sold in advance.


This production is sponsored by Gossage Eye Institute and Optical,

Country Carpets, Drews Place Assisted Living Communities and Don Toffolo of Edward Jones. The production of work by local playwrights is supported by a grant from the Walmart Foundation. 

SAUKSECONDS SEASON


Desert Song

A World Premiere by Mark Cornell 


September 8-10 at 8 p.m.

September 11 at 3 p.m.


Desert Song is about a young, struggling musician who seeks out the reclusive muse for one of the most famous love songs ever written, an early seventies tune called “The Ballad of Eliza.” It’s a song that he has loved all his life. This muse, a woman now in her sixties, has long retreated from public view, and lives as a simple maid. Set in the sparse lodgings at Ghost Ranch, a remote retreat in Northern New Mexico, the play explores the elusive and magical nature of inspiration. ​This production contains strong language, stage blood and self harm. 


This production is sponsored by Playford Real Estate. 

Previously This Season

MAINSTAGE SEASON


The Nutcracker

By June Walker Rogers 


December 1-3, 8-10 at 8 p.m.

December 4 and 11 at 3 p.m.


The legend of THE NUTCRACKER is now a captivating play. At a gala Christmas Eve party, Clara's godfather presents her with an amazing Nutcracker in the form of a wooden soldier. Too excited to sleep, she suddenly finds the Nutcracker brought to life. He tells her he is a prince under the wicked enchantment of the Mouse King, and she joins him in a series of adventures in strange lands as he seeks to regain his throne. When she wakes, she finds the Nutcracker gone. Was it a dream or not? Then her godfather returns with his nephew—who just happens to look exactly like the prince!

This production is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank. 

HILLSDALE COUNTY'S COMMUNITY THEATRE