finalized the shows for next season, and we're very excited! Our
- Ken Ludwig's Leading Ladies
- The Miracle Worker the story of Hellen Keller.
- The Addams Family a musical comedy that will put a new light
on the word FAMILY.
Support Our Group
depends on the generous support of local corporations, businesses and people
like you. Learn how you can help us continue to stage some of the best
theatrical shows on the lakeshore, and preserve the Oldest Continuing
Community Theater Group in the state for generations to come.
our pre-season ticket campaign. Become a Ticket Sponsor and get first
choice on seating for all of our shows. Or, get season tickets and
save 20%. Pre-season tickets sales run from July through the end of
September, and include seating choice before general ticket sales begin in
The Masquers Celebrates 84 Seasons
Beginning in 1987 we became one of the charter Arts Partners for the
newly renovated Capitol Civic Centre in downtown Manitowoc and have called
this beautiful theatre our home performance venue for over 25 years.
The Masquers, Inc. has been a leader in the Manitowoc arts community
since 1931. A non-profit organization, we lay claim to the title of
one of Wisconsin's Oldest Community Theater Groups. Throughout our history we have
produced at least two shows every season for the last 84 years. Our latest
offering includes Leading Ladies, The Miracle Worker and The Addams Family.
In 1944 The Masquers purchased the original coach house for the Rahr
Mansion, now the Rahr-West Museum. The Coach House has been our home
for auditions, rehearsals, costumes, set pieces and club meetings ever
since. Beginning 1987 we became one of the charter Arts Partners for
the newly renovated Capitol Civic Centre in downtown Manitowoc and have
called this beautiful theatre our home performance venue for over 25 years.
It's Scholarship Time
If you are a student of the arts you will be interested in learning
more about our annual scholarship award. Named in honor of Bill &
Helen Plumb, long-time members of The Masquers, the award name was
recently amended to include Lenora Sheahan who chaired the Scholarship
Committee for many years.
The scholarship program is open to all students who are pursuing a
Graduate or Undergraduate degree in the Performing Arts. Past
recipients of a scholarship are encouraged to apply again.
Over the years The Masquers has awarded scholarships to people who
have excelled in the Arts. The most notable is Garth Neustadter
who, in 2011, became one of the youngest composerts to receive a
Primetime Emmy Award for his score for the PBS 'American Masters'
documentary, "John Muir in the New World."
For an application for our Scholarship Program click the link below.
Wow What A Show!
first show of our 84th Season opened with a bang, or should we say a
chuckle, giggle, guffaw, snort - OK, it was a really funny show!
First-time director Jonathan Medendorp assembled a great team to present
this hilarious season opener to the appreciative audiences. The
cast was simply fantastic and kept the audiences laughing all the way
The crew worked together seamlessly and prepared the costumes,
make-up, hair, stage and set to perfection. Speaking of the set,
there were many comments from those who saw the show regarding the its
beauty. It really did look like the biggest house in York, PA.
To read more about the show and the cast and crew that made it possible
click the link below.