NEW YEAR'S EVE 2014 AT STONE'S THROW DINNER THEATRE
Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre announces its upcoming schedule of shows for the 2015-2016 season (subject to changes). Season tickets are now on sale- $105 includes five shows, excluding December. Performances will be held at Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 Old 66 Blvd., Carthage.
The schedule includes:
- June 19-21, 26-28, 2015 - Curious Savage by John Patrick and directed by Shanti Navarre is a high comedy about malicious heirs motivated by greed and dishonesty and the heroine, Mrs. Savage, who finds happiness in the sanatorium to which she is commited by them.
- August 7-9, 14-16, 2015 - The Heiress by Ruth and Augustus Goetz and directed by Robert Denning is adapted from the 1880 Henry James' novel, Washington Square and is about the Slopers who live there. The heiress is Catherine who is idolizedd by her father. When a suitor wins Catherine's heart, the father does everything he can to discredit him.
- October 2-4, 9-11, 2015 - A Month of Sundays by Bob Larby and directed by Dee Hubbard is the story of six people living in a nursing home in England with varying maladies, a nurse to whom one of them proposes, a guileless lawyer and a visiting family coping with their relatives infirmity. Aging is veiled in humor.
- February 5-7, 12-14, 2016 - Miracle on S. Division Street by Tom Dudzick and directed by Betsy Fleischaker is a tale of the Nowaks of Buffalo, New York and how they capitalize on grandpa's miraculous sighting of the Blessed Mother.
- April 1-3, 8-10, 2016 - Moonlight & Magnolias by Rom Hutchinson and directed by Vicki Dickey is about movie making in Hollywood, 1939, and David O. Selznick's decision to shut down production on Gone with the Wind in order to create a marathon script re-writing session.
- May 13-16, 20-22, 2016 - Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig and directed by Neal Ruggeberg is a funny comedy about stuffy denizens of a private country club in the style of the English farces of the 1930s and 1940s.
The December production performed from 3-6 and 10-13, 2015, is Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas based on the books of Robert Fulghum, adapted for the stage by Ernest Julia and David Caldwell and directed by Tom Brown is a comedic drama musical that includes 15 holiday stories.
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.
As of July 1, 2015, new admission pricing is $26 for adults, $23 for seniors, $22 for students with ID, $21 for youth (6-18) and free for children 5 and younger. On opening night vets' tickets are $18 each and groups of 20 or more are charged $22 per person. (Taxes are included in ticket prices.) Reservations may be made by calling the theatre at (417) 358-9665 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
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.