by Tim Firth
When Annie's husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.
Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund. Calendar Girls has become the fastest selling play in British theatre history.
Calendar Girls runs February 27th, 28th, and 29th at the Capitol Civic Centre, Manitowoc, WI. Show times are 7:30 pm for all performance nights.
Ticket prices* are $19 for Adults and $13 for Students.
To purchase tickets now click the link below.
* Prices do not include sales tax or Capitol Civic Centre preservation fee.
Cast of Characters for Calendar Girls:
Chris - Kathy Kowalski
Annie - Ellen Peronto
Cora - Corrie Skubal
Jessie - Claran LaViolette
Celia - Catherine Egger
Ruth - Darcy Gravelle
Marie - Mary Kaufmann
John - Jim Liddle
Rod - Roger Bennin
Lawrence - Dean Sleger
Lady Cravenshire - Ann Wolf
Elaine - Mary Hamachek
Brenda - Chris Jenswold
Liam - J. Gravelle
Producer - Paul Hacker
Director - Patrick Schamburek
Stage Manager - Wendy & Pete Van Laarhoven
Set Design - Phillip Jindra
Master Builder - Tom Bartelme & Fred Schnell
Set Decorator - Missy Wendorf
Costume Design - Claran LaViolette & Ann Wolf
Makeup Design - Susan Quinn-Mrotek
Hair Design - Mary Ann Knier
Props - Roger Bennin
Lighting Design - Jake Jacquart
Sound Design - Don Bruechert
Crew members include -
The Masquers, Inc. Community Theater Company, hosted open auditions for the second production of our 89th season, CALENDAR GIRLS on Wednesday December 18, 2019. The show was cast and is announced in the Cast tab of this web page.
The board of directors of the Masquers has appointed Patrick Schamburek director of Calendar Girls. This is Patrick's second project as director having first seen his vision come to life on stage in A Corus Line in 2013.
We will be sharing candid photos and videos as the process unfolds!