Volunteers gather in the kitchen during meal preparation and service at the Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre in Carthage.
Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre announces its upcoming schedule of shows for the 2014-2015 season (subject to changes). Season tickets are now on sale- $95.00 includes five shows, excluding December.
The line-up is:
- June 20-22 & 27-29, 2014 - Jump, I’ll Catch You, a wacky comedy by Cy Young about people who meet on a bus in Ypsilanti, Michigan, one neurotic and one annoyingly cheerful, who discover that they've both had out of body experiences. - Director, Neal Ruggeberg
- Aug 15-17 & 22-24, 2014 - Cheaper by the Dozen, from a biographical novel written by Frank Bunker Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey that tells the story of time and motion study experts and their 12 children when they lived in Montclair, NJ. - Director, Tom Brown
- NOTE CHANGE WITH MARCH: Oct 3-5 & 10-12, 2014 - The 39 Steps, a melodrama adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock that uses a small cast to convey many characters with romantic entanglements including heroes, villains, men, women children and even an occasional inanimate object. - Director, Shannon Wendt
- Dec 4-7 & 11-14, 2014 - Sorry! Wrong Chimney! by Leo W. Sears and Jack Sharkey is a lighthearted Christmas tale full of mistaken identities and zany foul-ups. - Director, Linda Bailey
- Jan 31- Feb 1 & 6-8, 2015 - Moon Over Buffalo, a comedy by Ken Ludwig loaded with Schtick about two wannabe actors who get a surprise visit by Frank Capra - Director, Neal Ruggeberg
- NOTE CHANGE WITH OCTOBER: Mar 20-22 & 27-29, 2015 - Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes, a comedy by Sandra Fenichel Asher is about friendship between generations and facing old age. - Directors, Dee Hubbard, Wendy Wolf
- May 8-10 & 15-17, 2015 - The Odd Couple, a play by Neil Simon whose two mismatched roommates become the subjects of a successful '70s TV series. - Director, Betsy Fleischaker
Performances will be held at Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 Old 66 Blvd, Carthage.
For dinner shows Friday-Saturday doors open at 6 p.m., dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and show begins at 7:30 p.m. For Sunday performances doors open at 12:30 p.m., dinner is at 1 p.m. and show begins at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $24.50 for adults, $21 for seniors over 55, students with ID and youth (13-18), $12 for children (6-12) and free for children 5 and younger. On opening night tickets for veterans with ID are $17.00. Groups of 10 or more should call the theatre for prices. Due to recent changes in the theater's non-profit status, all ticket and beverage sales will include sales tax. Reservations may be made by calling the theatre at (417) 358-966 or send an e-mail here.
Wine and beer service now available
Theatre patrons (with ID) are able to purchase tokens (two per person) at the box office for wine and beer service during dinner. Four varieties of wine are available.
Volunteers are needed
Stones Throw Dinner Theatre has a minimum number of paid employees. Volunteers are urgently needed to help set the dinner tables and wash the tablecloths for each performance. Help also is needed with cleaning the theatre and with maintenance of the yard. Other volunteers help with set building, costuming, props, lighting and sound production and backstage organization. If interested phone (417) 358-9665.
Consider advertising in the playbill or sponsoring a show
Prices for advertising in the playbill for a full page ad are $175 per show or $1,000 per season, for a half page ad are $95 per show or $575 per season, for a third page ad are $65 per show or $400 per season or for a business card size are $25 per show or $150 per season. For more information phone (417) 358-9665.
From Mrs. Harry Spradling's initial formation of the 1928 Carthage Music Club performing musical shows in schools, churches and other locations, in the 1970s the scope of the entertainment was broadened to include theatrical productions as part of the Missouri Federation of Music Clubs. This newly formed Carthage Music and Theatre Club on September 11, 1984 was incorporated as the Community Theatre for Southwest Missouri Inc., otherwise known as the Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre. Four years later Dr. Foster and Hilda Whitten donated the land on which the current theatre stands and money was raised towards construction of a theatre building.