‘Lyrics and Laughter’

WCCT wraps season with performances Aug. 7 and 8

— Daily Freeman-Journal file photo The Webster City Community Theatre will present “Lyrics and Laughter” on Aug. 7 and 8 to wrap up the current season.

Webster City Community Theatre will wrap up its summer season with “Lyrics and Laughter” on Aug. 7 at 7 pm and Aug. 8 at 2 pm. Doors at the theatre at 1001 Willson Avenue will open one hour prior to each show.

Tickets for general seating will be available at the door; there are no advance ticket sales or reserved seating. However, if you need handicap seating, please call 515-832-4456 and leave a message. A free-will offering will be appreciated.

Masks will be required by all audience members.

The program will consist of a medley of tunes from two past WCCT shows: Pump Boys and Dinettes and Fiddler on the Roof.

Five original cast members from Pump Boys and Dinettes are returning to sing several selections from the hit WCCT show that was performed in 1997 and 2003. Ready to “fill you up” with tunes are Rod Leman, Suzy Ahlers Leman, Fred Pauk, David Ackerman, and Tim Berven.

WCCT performed Fiddler on the Roof in 1986, 2000, and 2016. Several cast members from each show who will revisit their little village of Anatevka are Curt and Linda Miner, Anne Blankenship, Al and Karin Yungclas, Gianna Borer, Angela Rottering, David Borer, Stephanie Hill, Mark Andrew, Sylvia Vust, and Suzy Ahlers Leman.

If you like musicals and know the lyrics to several show tunes, you will be thinking, “Now what show was that from?” as seventeen singers bring you “15 Musicals in 15 Mintues!”

Solo artists Jordan and Emily LeClere, Dean Evans, Mark Andrew, and Caroline Ehn will share songs from their favorite musicals. A sketch from “The Bickerson’s” by Anne Blankenship and Wil Groves will take audience members back to the days of old-time radio shows.

Caroline Ehn, Avenlee Hayek, Bryce Hrnicek, Karina Murray and Levi Odor-Westrum will give us “A Dozen Reasons Not to Be in a Play.” The sketch is under the direction of Angela Rottering and Kylee Hayek.

The program will wrap up with the unveiling of WCCT’s 2021-2022 Season. Bill Robb’s “Where Were You that September Morn?” will remind the audience of that day 20 years ago when terrorists attacked on 9/11. WCCT will pay tribute with 110 Stories on Sept. 10-12. It is directed by Loween Getter.

Director Al Yungclas will direct the holiday favorite The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. WCCT’s fifth production of this show is November 18-21.

Local playwright Sally Evans of Stanhope will bring her fifth original murder mystery comedy, Murder at Dry West Fork Gulch to the stage. The show is slated for March 4-6 and 11-13, 2022.

The hills will be alive when The Sound of Music returns to the stage July 8-10 and 13-17, 2022. This classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical will be directed by Wil Groves with Dane Barner as music director and assistance from Angela Rottering.


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