Summer lineup announced for Mizzou Repertory Theatre

Theater fans in Columbia can catch a range of lively productions at Mizzou Theatre this summer, from modern hits to family classics.

Mizzou Repertory Theatre graphic showing Charlotte's Web and 9 to 5 the Musical artwork

May 20, 2024

Following the announcement of the 2024 lineup for the University of Missouri’s Larry D. Clark Summer Repertory Theatre (LCSRT), it’s safe to say audiences of all ages will be laughing and singing along.

Shows will include the heart-warming children's classic Charlotte's Web and the entertaining hit, 9 to 5 The Musical. A one-night performance of Comedies in Concert will feature readings of original material.

When the curtain rises, more than 100 performers will continue the legacy of Larry D. Clark, former chair of the Department of Theatre and former dean of the MU College of Arts and Science, who began the summer theater company in 1969. Clark, who died in 2014, envisioned having professional theatre performances in Columbia. Since then, the department continues to invite Broadway professionals including choreographers, designers, performers, stage managers, playwrights and directors to work alongside student and alumni performers.

“Larry Clark’s program allows students to broaden their talents through hands-on experience working alongside alumni as paid professionals in a theatre company,” said Mimi Hedges, department chair, associate professor, scenic designer and director of production for the Department of Theatre.

Comedies in Concert

Directed by Dr. Heather Carver, Comedies in Concert kicks off the summer on Tuesday, June 4, at 7 p.m. with a lineup of hilarious 10-minute plays! In tune with the LCSRT shows’ themes, the evening will celebrate all things country western with more than 100 performers, musicians, designers and technicians! So grab your chaps and your Cowboy Carter album and mosey on over to join in the fun!

Studio 4, Tickets $5 at the door.

Charlotte's Web

Directed by Kasey Lynch and adapted from E.B. White’s acclaimed novel, Charlotte's Webfollows Wilbur on his journey to becoming some pig. From the moment Fern saves Wilbur’s life, to when Charlotte the spider’s miracle webs bring him fame, to all the rats, geese and farmers in between, this play reminds audiences of all ages about the power of true friendship. Performances are June 12-16.

General admission $15
Group rate $12
Family Bundle $40 for family of 4

9 to 5 The Musical

Directed and choreographed by Brandon Riley with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, 9 to 5 The Musical is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Performances are July 3-7 and July 10-14.

General Admission $22
Group pricing $16
Family Bundle $50 for family of 4

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