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2022-2023 Season

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Support Our Group

sampleThe Masquers 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.

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Tickets

sampleOur pre-season ticket campaign is runs from mid-August through the beginning of October. Sponsors are the first to have a choice of tickets and seats followed by Season Ticket sales. General ticket sales begin in early October. For more information follow the link below.

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The Masquers Celebrates Another Year of Operation

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 30 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, and our 90th year was no exception. Though we didn't performed at our traditional home, the Capitol Civic Centre, we did manage to produce two shows at alternate venues. Our 92nd season marks the second year since our return to "The Masquers Stage" at the CCC and promises to one of the most entertaining seasons yet.

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 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 30 years.

A Christmas Story Director & Auditions Announced

The Masquers proudly announce the Director of the first show this season A Christmas Story has been named by the board of directors as Ellen Peronto. Ellen is one of our more seasoned directors and more than up to the task of directing this show. As her first show related task, Ellen has announced open audtions for A Christmas Story

For more information on both of these stories follow the link below.

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Scholarship Applications Are Available

The Masquers is accepting applications for the annual Bill & Hellen Plumb, Lenora Sheahan Memorial Scholarship Program. Each year the Scholarship Committee reviews applications for this award and chooses a worthy recipient. The goal of this scholarship award is to help students who are seeking a degree in the arts.

Originally named for Bill and Helen Plumb, two people who were very instrumental Masquers members for many years, the award was expanded to memorialize Lenora Sheahan. It's fitting that this award keeps the memory of three of the most youth oriented and influental members in the Masquers history.

There have been many recipients over the years, but the last few years, because of pandemic limitations, there have been no applicants. We are hopeful that this will be the year we once again receive applications for this award.

To access an application with more information about the award please click the link below.

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Announcing our 92nd Anniversary Season

Beginning in November the Masquers will be returning to the Capitol Civic Centre with a full slate of shows marking our 92nd year of continuous operation.

Coming this season is a return of one of our favorite holiday classics, A Christmas Story. Join Ralphie, Randy, Mother, and "the Old Man" for an enjoyable trip back to a Christmas long ago.

Our second offering of the year will be the comedy Over the River and Through the Woods. Nick spends every Sunday visiting his grandparents, but he has some bad news for them. Their reaction to the news and never-say-die attitude leads to some hilarious moments. You won't want to miss this one.

Finally, we end our season with the Tony Award winning musical City of Angels. An engaging story and captivating music will make this a night to remember.

You can read more about our 92nd season by clicking the link below.

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