Maples Repertory Theatre’s ‘Looking Forward’ Season Begins with ‘I Love a Piano’ & ‘Greater Tuna’

Macon, MO–After a season off due to COVID-19, Maples Repertory Theatre returns to live performances with its “Looking Forward” season and it has a little something for everyone. The season kicks off with:

I LOVE A PIANO


June 16 – July 11, 2021

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin

Conceived by Ray Roderick & Michael Berkeley

This celebration of music and lyrics of Irving Berlin follows the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives from the turn of the century to the present. Along the way, the story comes to vibrant life as the cast sings and dances over sixty of Irving Berlin’s most beloved songs including “Blue Skies”, “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, “Puttin’ on the Ritz”, “Always”, “White Christmas”, and, of course, “I Love a Piano”.

  • Wed. June 16 – 7:30
  • Fri. June 18 – 2:00, 7:30
  • Sat. June 19 – 2:00, 7:30
  • Sun. June 20 – 2:00
  • Fri. June 25 – 2:00
  • Sun. June 27 – 2:00, 7:30
  • Tue. June 29 – 2:00
  • Wed. June 30 – 2:00
  • Fri. July 2 – 7:30
  • Wed. July 7 – 7:30
  • Fri. July 9 – 2:00
  • Sat. July 10 – 7:30
  • Sun. July 11 – 2:00

Featuring: Cassie Slater Wooley, Karl Hamilton, Emily Gardenhire, Andrew Scoggin, Taylor Kraft, and Jacob Barton

GREATER TUNA


June 23 – August 1, 2021

by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard

Two men play the entire cast of over twenty eccentric characters of both genders and various ages who live in the second smallest town in Texas. It’s an affectionate comment on small-town life and attitudes. Two of Maples Rep’s favorite comedic actors, Michael McIntire and Sean Riley, are slated to star.

  • Wed. June 23 – 7:30
  • Fri. June 25 – 7:30
  • Sat. June 26 – 2:00
  • Fri. July 2 – 2:00
  • Sat. July 3 – 2:00
  • Wed. July 7  – 2:00
  • Fri. July 9 – 7:30
  • Tues. July 13 – 2:00
  • Sat. July 17 – 7:30
  • Sun. July 18 – 2:00
  • Tues. July 20 – 2:00
  • Wed. July 21 – 2:00
  • Fri. July 23 – 7:30
  • Wed. July 28 – 7:30
  • Fri. July 30 – 2:00
  • Sat. July 31 – 7:30
  • Sun. Aug. 1 – 2:00

Tickets cost $33 for the Main Floor and $26 for the Balcony. Tickets may be purchased at www.maplesrep.com or by calling the Box Office at 660-385-2924. Maples Repertory Theatre is located at 102 N Rubey St in Macon, MO.

Pictures provided through courtesy of Maples Repertory Theatre

Maples Repertory Theatre Announces 2021 Season: Looking Forward

I Love a Piano

June 16 – July 11

This celebration of music and lyrics of Irving Berlin follows the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives from the turn of the century to the present. Along the way, the story comes to vibrant life as the cast sings and dances over sixty of Irving Berlin’s most beloved songs including “Blue Skies”, “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, “Puttin’ on the Ritz”, “Always”, “White Christmas”, and, of course, “I Love a Piano”.

Greater Tuna

June 23 – August 1

Two men play the entire cast of over twenty eccentric characters of both genders and various ages who live in the second smallest town in Texas. It’s an affectionate comment on small-town life and attitudes. Two of Maples Rep’s favorite comedic actors, Michael McIntire and Sean Riley, are slated to star.

Annie

July 16 – August 8

Everyone’s favorite orphan takes the Maples Rep stage to remind us all that optimism and hope will win the day.  Featuring a Tony Award-winning score including “Tomorrow” “Maybe” “It’s the Hard Knock Life” and “Little Girls”.  Annie is a lively, exuberant show loved by all ages.

Church Basement Ladies: You Smell Barn

September 29 – October  17

The ladies of the East Cornucopia Lutheran Church are famous for keeping the church running and meeting every hilarious challenge head on.  The new musical follows them home to see how chores family life test their mettle.  It’s nothing a hot dish can’t cure.

Ripcord

October 27 – November 7

Abby has always had a quiet room to herself at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility. If a new roommate was assigned to the second bed, Abby – cantankerous and private – quickly got them out. That is until enthusiastic, optimistic Marilyn arrives. Soon Abby realizes that unseating Marilyn is going to take something special. A high-stakes bet quickly leads to an all-out war of comic proportions. Ripcord is an often slapstick, always surprising comedy about enemies who may or may not become friends.

Tis The Season: A Maples Rep Holiday Celebration

December 1-12

Christmas traditions come to life on stage in the all new, singing and dancing extravaganza.  Your favorite holiday songs and characters will delight the whole family.  It’s the perfect way to celebrate the season with your family and friends.

For tickets, visit http://maplesrep.com/tickets/. Maples Repertory Theatre is located at 102 N Rubey St in Macon, MO.