At Westminster, we believe that we are made in the image of God. Therefore, by nature, we are drawn to discover, invent, and create. Each year, Westminster produces several plays and musicals in one of our two venues – our flexible Black Box Theatre or our state-of-the-art, 600-seat main Theatre. Our productions are an important part of our creative process and a chance to share the skills that we have learned. From the building of sets to costumes, lighting, dancing, acting, and singing, our productions seek to develop a collaborative spirit with all of the fine art’s disciplines.2017-18 Production Schedule
A Collection of One Acts
September 29, 7 p.m.
September 30, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
This year’s one acts, two serious and one comedic, have the common theme of how we deal with what life throws at us. In Trifles, we encounter two friends as they stumble upon the truth and must decide whether to reveal or hide it. In The Freeway, two ladies must deal with the state taking away their homes and all they’ve built their lives upon. And in The Actor’s Nightmare, we see an absurdist attempt to deal with the same problem, though in a nightmarish situation–how to handle a situation when nothing makes sense.
The Diary of Anne Frank
November 16-18, 7 p.m.
An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne’s voice shines through: “When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!”
The Music Man, Jr.
January 12-13, 2018, 7 p.m.
The Music Man, Jr. follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize–this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. Don’t miss this engaging and classic musical.
April 12-14, 2018, 7 p.m.
In The Wiz, Dorothy finds herself in a magical world called Oz and makes some fantastical friends while looking for a way back home. This beloved musical won seven Tony Awards (including Best Musical and Best Score) and sets Frank Baum’s story to a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul music. It’s fun and heartwarming and not to be missed!