Professional Season

Friends of the Auditorium is proud to announce the 2017-2018 Professional Touring Season.

Download the season brochure here.

Broadway’s Next H!T Musical
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Adults $22, Students $10

The Tony Awards meets Whose Line Is It Anyway!
Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny. The hysterical Broadway’s Next H!T Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisors gather made up song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full blown improvised musical – complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore.

This program is made possible with support from the Mahaska County Community Foundation. Sponsored by Musco Lighting.

Pinkalicious the Musical
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Adults $15, Students $7

Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of the predicament. Based on the popular books by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, this musical is great for all ages!

Sponsored by Mahaska Health Partnership and the Oskaloosa Optimists

Ball in the House
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Adults $22, Students $10

Ball in the House is an R&B/Soul/Pop a cappella group, making “music that’ll move ya” with beatbox and vocal bass under their cool harmonies. Entertaining audiences for over 15 years with their unbelievable sound, Ball in the House has opened for some of the biggest acts in the world, including The Beach Boys, Lionel Richie, and The Jonas Brothers. They’ve appeared on The Today Show, America’s Got Talent, NPR, and many more. They seamlessly blend many styles from classic R&B and Motown to contemporary pop to create a show full of unique covers and catchy original music.

Sponsored by Musco Lighting

Missoula Children’s Theatre: Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
Auditions: Monday, January 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Performances: Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Adults $10, Students $5

A young princess named Snow White finds herself in peril when her stepmother, the Queen, is told be her Magic Mirror that the princess is fairer than she! Aided by her two Henchmen and a band of evil Bats, the Queen plots to get rid of Snow White. Snow White escapes with the help of Witless the Woodsman and finds a new home with the Seven Dwarfs. When the Queen learns of Snow White’s whereabouts, she attempts to poison Snow White. But the Queen’s evil plans are thwarted when Snow White’s fearless Forest Friends, her father King Backwards, the Seven Dwarfs, and the Prince come to her rescue.

Calling all kids! 60 kids from the Oskaloosa community will be cast in Snow White. Children ages 5-18 are invited to audition, rehearse, and perform in this adaptation.

Sponsored by MidWestOne Bank and Kiwanis Club of Oskaloosa

On Golden Pond
Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Adults $25, Students $10

On Golden Pond is an American treasure. This tale of a single family and how they pull apart and find each other has been touching audiences for generations. Aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond, exploring their turbulent relationship with their daughter and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage.

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Iowa Arts Council and the Crane Group.

Sponsored by Clow Valve Company

Joseph Hall’s Elvis: Rock ‘n’ Remember
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Adults $22, Students $10

Elvis is in the building! Joseph Hall has the look, the voice, the charm, and the moves to take us back to a time when fans fell in love with the high spirited Elvis Presley. His show will take you through a journey of Elvis hits from rock ‘n’ roll, country, pop, rhythm and blues, and gospel. Joseph Hall has been officially recognized as one of the top tribute artists in the world and was a finalist on America’s Got Talent.

Sponsored by C.L. Barnhouse