Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas
Dec
5
to Dec 10

Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas

Who hasn’t curled up on a cold winter night with a story about Laura Ingalls Wilder? The Yorkshire Playhouse is proud to bring you a story of a Christmas with the Ingalls family that you may never have heard before. Join Laura as she learns the importance of family and how love endures even when life is difficult. Curl up with us This poignant and moving story of hope, healing, and family is swept along through dialogue, humor, and period songs. Join the Ingalls family in celebrating Christmas at the Yorkshire Playhouse!

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Busybody (week 2)
Oct
5
to Oct 8

Busybody (week 2)

She’s a very good cleaning lady; she’s an even better detective. If only the dead body would stay where she left it, she might actually be able to convince the police. Will The Busybody stumble onto the evidence and solve the case before the killer gets away? Join us next fall to find out.

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Busybody
Sep
28
to Oct 1

Busybody

She’s a very good cleaning lady; she’s an even better detective. If only the dead body would stay where she left it, she might actually be able to convince the police. Will The Busybody stumble onto the evidence and solve the case before the killer gets away? Join us next fall to find out.

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Children's Theatre--Auditions
May
1
to May 6

Children's Theatre--Auditions

It's almost time for Children's Theatre Auditions! 

This year, we will be returning to the first story performed by our Children's theatre, but with a new twist. Join us as we once again venture down the rabbit hole!

Alice in Wonderland 

Written and Directed by John I Baker, III

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Circle, Mirror, Transformation
Apr
27
to Apr 30

Circle, Mirror, Transformation

Meet Marty, a woman who just wants to bring a little art to her community in the form of an Acting Class and the four people who join that class. Through a series of acting games, they come to know each other and themselves. You won’t want to miss the award winning show with a funny name—Circle, Mirror, Transformation.

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The Madwoman of Chaillot (week 2)
Feb
23
to Feb 26

The Madwoman of Chaillot (week 2)

Tired of all the political rhetoric after this election? Come watch a rather strange woman and her crazy bunch of friends put on trial the devious, greedy businessmen and politicians, making the world a better place with a little love and kindness—and a whole heaping scoop of madness.

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The Madwoman of Chaillot
Feb
16
to Feb 19

The Madwoman of Chaillot

Tired of all the political rhetoric after this election? Come watch a rather strange woman and her crazy bunch of friends put on trial the devious, greedy businessmen and politicians, making the world a better place with a little love and kindness—and a whole heaping scoop of madness.

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Auditions -- A Christmas Story
Oct
11
to Oct 13

Auditions -- A Christmas Story

The Playhouse is holding open auditions:

  • October 11th 6:30 to 8:30 PM
  • October 12th 6:30 to 8:30 PM
  • October 13th 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Christmas is coming!
So is the Yorkshire Playhouse Christmas Show!
This year we will be performing “A Christmas Story”

Come audition to be a part of the magic of the holiday! Join Ralphie's Christmas quest to get the perfect gift, a genuine Red Ryder BB gun, in one of the most memorable and hilarious Christmas stories ever told.

We are looking for 2 Men, 2 Women, 4 Boys (Between 8 and 14 years old), 1 Boy (Between6 and 10 years old), and 2 Girls (Between 8 and 14 years old).

Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark and the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd. Finally, the Christmas movie we all love is coming to the Yorkshire Playhouse!
The show runs December 6 – 11

THE CAST – A Christmas Story

Ralphie Parker is our young protagonist. Equal parts dreamer and schemer, Ralphie doesn’t just covet an air rifle, he also knows (or thinks he knows) exactly how to persuade the adults around him that his cause is a righteous one. (Male between 8 and 14 Years Old)

Ralph Parker, Ralphie’s older, wiser alter ego, functions as the story’s narrator and assumes the roles of the various townspeople who populate the landscape of the play. (Male Part)

Ralphie’s Mother is a patient parent with firm convictions – in particular, the conviction that her son should not own an air rifle. It takes a lot to ruffle her feathers, but the provocative leg lamp that Ralphie’s father wins in a send-away contest does seem to do the trick. (Female Part)

The Old Man, the Parker family’s beleaguered patriarch, is a grumpy, good-hearted father with a penchant for highly original (and to the audience’s ears profanity-free) invective and a deeply held desire to be a winner. (Male Part)

Randy, Ralphie’s little brother, sure is cute, but getting him to eat his breakfast or don his snowsuit can be a serious headache. (Male between 6 and 10 Years Old) Schwartz and Flick are Ralphie’s two best friends. Flick is the unfortunate guinea pig in the infamous frozen-flagpole-licking experiment, while Schwartz becomes the scapegoat when Ralphie accidentally utters an unspeakable word. (2 Male parts Ages between 8 and 14 Years Old)

Scut Farkas is the schoolyard bully who routinely torments Ralphie and his friends. He has yellow eyes! (Male between 8 and 14 Years Old) Miss Shields is Ralphie’s teacher. She’s also an integral component of his campaign for the perfect Christmas gift. (Female Part)

Esther Jane and Helen are two of Ralphie’s classmates. Helen is something of a child prodigy, while Esther Jane seems to have a particular interest in our young protagonist. (2 Female parts Ages between 8 and 14 Years Old)

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The Mousetrap (Week 2)
Oct
6
to Oct 9

The Mousetrap (Week 2)

  • September 29- October 2

  • October 6-9

Strangers, stranded in a boarding house in a snow storm, must discover the murderer among them before it is too late. Each quirky character has his own secrets to hide, so navigating the enigmatic maze to discover the killer won't be easy. But, then, who doesn't love a good mystery?

Join us in celebrating Agatha Christie's 125 Birthday!

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Auditions -- The Mousetrap
Aug
13
10:00am10:00am

Auditions -- The Mousetrap

Audition Dates

  • Monday, August 8th 6:30pm-8:30pm

  • Wednesday, August 10th 7:00pm-9:00pm

  • Saturday, August 13th 10am-12pm. 

 

5 males, 3 females. Open auditions, everyone is welcome. 

 

Strangers, stranded in a boarding house in a snow storm, must discover the murderer among them before it is too late. Each quirky character has his own secrets to hide, so navigating the enigmatic maze to discover the killer won't be easy. But, then, who doesn't love a good mystery?

Join us in celebrating Agatha Christie's 125 Birthday!

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John Dough and the Cherub
Jun
23
to Jun 26

John Dough and the Cherub

The Yorkshire Playhouse Children's Theater program casts between 30 and 50 children between 3rd grade and 11th grade.  The rehearsals start in May and run through June and performances have completely sold out for years. Tickets will be available in June so make plans to come enjoy the always creative, always entertaining performance of the Yorkshire Playhouse Children's Theater!!

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Auditions - John Dough and the Cherub
May
14
10:00am10:00am

Auditions - John Dough and the Cherub

Directed by John I Baker, III

Directed by John I Baker, III

  • Thursday, May 12, 3:00 - 6:00 pm.

  • Friday, May 13, 4:30 - 6:30 pm.

  • Saturday, May 14, 10:00 - 12:00 am.

 

From the author of The Wizard of Oz comes a delicious fantasy featuring a life-size gingerbread man named John Dough. All John Dough has to do is avoid being eaten by a crowd of gingerbread-loving characters! The tasty fellow journeys to the Isle of Phreex where he meets a charming child. Together they escape the island in an incredible flying-machine. But they still have to survive the mischievous Mifkets, a den of hungry Pirates, and many other characters with a passion for gingerbread! Joined by a bouncing rubber bear called Para Bruin they finally reach a marvelous land where they might just find a home!

 

The Yorkshire Playhouse Children's Theatre is for children who have completed first grade to those who have completed their junior year in high-school.  Rehearsals will begin on Monday May 30 and run through the month of June, beginning each morning at 8:30 a.m. and going until 11:30 a.m. The performances are schedule for June 23, 24, and 25 at 7:00 p.m., and June 26 at 2:00 p.m.  The aim of the Yorkshire Playhouse Children's Theatre is to teach children about theatre, performance skills, and to give the children of York County an enjoyable artistic experience.

 

There are roughly 40-50 parts in John Dough and the Cherub.  Due to a limited number of roles in the production children are required to audition for apart in the production. 

Auditions will be held at the Yorkshire Playhouse May 12 3:00-6:00 pm, May 13 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday May 14 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  An audition time can be reserved by calling the Yorkshire Playhouse at 402-362-3678 Monday May 9, Thursday May 10, Wednesday May 11 between 12:30-5:00 pm. and, Thursday May 12 and Friday May 13between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Please do not call for a reservation except at the times listed.

Walk in auditions are welcome, however if you show up at the door without a reserved time your child will be given the nearest time available.  Please arrive 15-minutes before your scheduled audition time to fill out an audition form.

Each participant in The Yorkshire Playhouse Children's Theater must pay a joining fee of $45.00 to be in the production.  The fee includes the production script, production T-shirt and two tickets for the production.  Fees are only paid by those who make the production.  Scholarships are available for families who cannot afford the fees.


Unfortunately, not all children who audition can be selected for the production.  Please prepare your children for the possibility of not making the production after auditioning. Those who make the production are expected to be at all rehearsals, and ready to work on the show.  Theater is team art.  Every cast member is important, and without complete cast commitment, the final production suffers. 

 

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Auditions - John Dough and the Cherub
May
13
4:30pm 4:30pm

Auditions - John Dough and the Cherub

Directed by John I Baker, III

Directed by John I Baker, III

  • Thursday, May 12, 3:00 - 6:00 pm.

  • Friday, May 13, 4:30 - 6:30 pm.

  • Saturday, May 14, 10:00 - 12:00 am.

 

From the author of The Wizard of Oz comes a delicious fantasy featuring a life-size gingerbread man named John Dough. All John Dough has to do is avoid being eaten by a crowd of gingerbread-loving characters! The tasty fellow journeys to the Isle of Phreex where he meets a charming child. Together they escape the island in an incredible flying-machine. But they still have to survive the mischievous Mifkets, a den of hungry Pirates, and many other characters with a passion for gingerbread! Joined by a bouncing rubber bear called Para Bruin they finally reach a marvelous land where they might just find a home!

 

The Yorkshire Playhouse Children's Theatre is for children who have completed first grade to those who have completed their junior year in high-school.  Rehearsals will begin on Monday May 30 and run through the month of June, beginning each morning at 8:30 a.m. and going until 11:30 a.m. The performances are schedule for June 23, 24, and 25 at 7:00 p.m., and June 26 at 2:00 p.m.  The aim of the Yorkshire Playhouse Children's Theatre is to teach children about theatre, performance skills, and to give the children of York County an enjoyable artistic experience.

 

There are roughly 40-50 parts in John Dough and the Cherub.  Due to a limited number of roles in the production children are required to audition for apart in the production. 

Auditions will be held at the Yorkshire Playhouse May 12 3:00-6:00 pm, May 13 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday May 14 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  An audition time can be reserved by calling the Yorkshire Playhouse at 402-362-3678 Monday May 9, Thursday May 10, Wednesday May 11 between 12:30-5:00 pm. and, Thursday May 12 and Friday May 13between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Please do not call for a reservation except at the times listed.

Walk in auditions are welcome, however if you show up at the door without a reserved time your child will be given the nearest time available.  Please arrive 15-minutes before your scheduled audition time to fill out an audition form.

Each participant in The Yorkshire Playhouse Children's Theater must pay a joining fee of $45.00 to be in the production.  The fee includes the production script, production T-shirt and two tickets for the production.  Fees are only paid by those who make the production.  Scholarships are available for families who cannot afford the fees.


Unfortunately, not all children who audition can be selected for the production.  Please prepare your children for the possibility of not making the production after auditioning. Those who make the production are expected to be at all rehearsals, and ready to work on the show.  Theater is team art.  Every cast member is important, and without complete cast commitment, the final production suffers. 

 

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The Boys Next Door
May
12
to May 15

The Boys Next Door

  • May 5 - 8

  • May 12 - 15

The boys are back! The Yorkshire Playhouse is proud to bring back this poignant and moving drama about four mentally handicapped men and their caring, but “burnt out” social worker. Come share the journey of five men experiencing all the love and loss, humor and sorrow of everyday life in this play that reminds us that we all share the same search for love and purpose.

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Yorkshire Playhouse Annual Meeting
May
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Yorkshire Playhouse Annual Meeting

Dear Yorkshire Playhouse Members,

This has been a great year for the Yorkshire Playhouse, we have put on 6 wonderful productions, everything from comedy to Christmas, and the support from our members has been amazing.  Our hardworking volunteers put in countless hours of work and effort because they love the thrill of telling stories, building sets that transport people to places of their imagination, and let people laugh and cry with people that they will never have the chance to meet in the course of their life.

This year we have been blessed with many new actors and volunteers from all over the area, including many of the area schools; and a few who came back to the stage after being away from it for 30 or 40 years.  The magic of theater keeps people coming back—whether in the seats or on the stage—because the collaborative spirit that grows from the work and the laughs and tears is something that is exceedingly hard to find in today’s world that seems to be viewed through a screen.  On the stage are real people, people that you can reach out and touch; the energy that comes from an engaged audience laughing, clapping, and crying—those are things that cannot be replicated sitting in front of a screen.

On May 10, the Yorkshire Playhouse will hold our annual meeting at 7:00 pm. at the theater to elect 5 people to the Board of Directors. These are the people whom our members entrust with running the day to day operations of the theater; but also these are the people who we want to help make this theater a place that this community can be proud of.  A place where people can come together with friends both old and new and create something that they are proud to present to our members and all of central Nebraska. 

There are big things in the works this year, and we would like to invite everyone to join us for another great year!

 

Aaron Rhodebeck

President, Board of Directors

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