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The Masquers is announcing our 92nd Anniversary Season. You can read all about the shows in the article below and find even more information on the 2022-2023 season by navigating to each show page.

With a new season comes a new pre-season ticket campaign. As in years past we solicit new Sponsors and Season Ticket holders who are very important to our commitment to bringing quality community theater to our lakeshore audiences.

Sponsors are the first to receive tickets to all of our performances and also provide additional monetary donations which are so important to our continued success.

Season Ticket holders are the next group to receive tickets to all shows in our season and receive a discounted price for their tickets.

Once we have completed our pre-season ticket campaign, tickets will be on sale for all shows. You can purchase tickets online or in person at the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office beginning October 3rd.

You can learn more about our season by requesting a brochure.

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A Christmas Story
Director Announced

During the July meeting of the board of directors of the Masquers the director of A Christmas Story, our first show this season, was chosen.

Ellen Peronto received the nod from the board following their review of her application. Ellen has been an active member of the Masquers in the past serving on the board of directors for the last three years.

This is not Ellen's first foray into the director's chair. She has directed many shows for the Masquers in the past including It's A Wonderful Life and Heaven Can Wait in 2018, and M*A*S*H in 2013. She also directed A Christmas Story the first time we produced it in 2011.

Ellen will be joined in this effort by Luan Leonardelli as her producer. Together they are assembling a top notch team to bring this show to the "Masquers Stage" at the Capitol Civic Centre.

We can't wait to see the result of their efforts. The journey begins with open auditions in September.

Open Auditions for A Christmas Story Announced

The Masquers, Inc. Community Theater Company, is excited to announce open auditions for the first production of our 92nd season, the classic comedy family favorite By Philip Grecian, A Christmas Story.

Based on the Warner Brothers 1983 Motion picture, Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940 follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas.

We are looking for male and female actor’s age 7 to 70 for 4 adult, 7 children and multiple ensemble roles. Auditions will be held at The Masquers Coach House 616 North 8th Street, Manitowoc, on Monday, August 29th at 6:30 p.m.

All participants should come to the auditions with a completed audition form; a headshot; and a list of rehearsal scheduling conflicts. Audition forms are available by following the link below. Please arrive early, be ready to start on time, and plan to stay for the entire audition session.

The rehearsal schedule will begin in September and will run Monday through Thursday until production dates. A Christmas Story will be performed November 10, 11, and 12 at the Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc, WI. If you have any questions, or are unable to attend the scheduled audition time, please contact the Director Ellen Peronto through The Masquers, Inc. at info@themasquers.org.

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Announcing Our 91st Season

The Masquers has been around since the first Community Chest fundraising event in 1931 when a few friends got together to put on a show. What set them apart from other performers that night is that they kept putting on shows every year since.

The Masquers seasons consisted of two to four shows every year making them one of the oldest continuously operating community theater groups in the state.  "The show must go on" seemed to be the motto for the group as they continued to present a slate of shows each season; even during WW II.

The last few seasons we found ourselves in the middle of a pandemic which shortened our 89th season and caused us to rethink our 90th season. Not willing to give up without a fight, the Masquers resolved to "put on a show" even if it meant doing so on our own front lawn! And so, we continued our tradition and presented two shows in that 90th season even though we were forced to find alternative venues for each show.

Now that we are back to the Capitol Civic Centre on "The Masquers Stage" for the second season in a row we are proud to present our 92nd Anniversary Season.

A Christmas Story Our first selection of the year is A Christmas Story a Holiday Classic that we first produced in November 2011.

Based on the movie of the same name, A Christmas Story will take you back to your youth as you watch Ralphie work tirelessly to acheive his goal of getting an official Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. You'll find all your beloved characters from the movie including little brother Randy, Mother, the Old Man, and even Scut Farkas.

This show will be presented November 10-12, at the Capitol Civic Centre.

Over the River and Through the Woods Our second show this season will be the comedy Over the River and Throug the Woods.

Written by Joe DiPietro, this story is about Nick, who visits his Italliam American grandparents from both sides of the family every Sunday for dinner. He tells them he is moving away to take a dream job, but the news doesn't sit well. They begin to devise ways to make him stay. Need we say more?

Joe DiPietro was also the author of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, a very successful show which the Masquers staged in 2013. We're looking for similar results with this show.

Over the River and Through the Woods will be performed March 9-10, at the Capital Civic Centre.

City of Angels The final show of the year won six Tony Awards including Best Musical. It ran for 879 performances on Broadway but we have only three shows with which to impress you.

With wit, humor, and a fantastic Cy Coleman score, City of Angels captures the snappy dialogue of a Raymond Chandler novel and the glitzy showmanship of classic Hollywood; the result is a crowd-pleasing musical unlike any other.

City of Angles will be performed May 11-13, and the Capitol Civic Centre.