Straw Hat Players
The 60th Season of Straw Hat Players Summer Theatre
The Straw Hat Players is an intense six-week experience consisting of approximately 50 actors, technicians and staff members who work seven days a week, 10 hours a day to present five professional quality productions. Company members are offered a chance to develop talents in acting, dance, scenery construction, costumes, make-up, sound and lighting design that will prepare them to go on to exciting careers in the professional entertainment world.
A Grand Night for Singing
A Grand Night for Singing features the music and lyrics from one of Broadway’s most successful collaborations, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Hear songs from across their musical canon, including hits from Carousel, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, and many more.
May 30 - June 1
Gaede Stage | PG
Side by Side by Sondheim
Get ready to laugh, cry and fall in love with Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics that are heartbreakingly true and music that captures the soaring emotions with Side by Side by Sondheim. Simple and unpretentious, this Tony Award-winning musical is a perfect introduction to the work of this contemporary master and a must for diehard fans. Featuring music from Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, not to mention the classics written with musical theatre giants.
June 6 - 8
Gaede Stage | PG-13
Act Up Theatre and Wheelhouse Theatrical Productions collaborate with The Straw Hat Players on The Prom, the story of four fading Broadway stars in desperate need of a new stage. When they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town Indiana prom—and the press is involved—they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. Now, Broadway’s brassiest are coming to join the fight and they are ready to kick-ball-change the world.
June 13 - 15
Hansen Theatre | PG-13
A Straw Hat Block Party
Come help us to celebrate 60 years of The Straw Hat Players and everyone who’s helped along the way. Join us on the MSUM Campus Mall for live music, food trucks, a cash bar and general merriment.
Friday, June 23
MSUM Campus Mall | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
*A ticket/reservation is not required, but we would like to gather a general number.