Upcoming Shows

2020/21 Season

Marion Civic Theatre's YAWAC Children's Theatre Presents


Music & Lyrics

Jason Robert Brown

Book by

Dan Elish and Robert Horn


Performance Dates: August 5-8, 2021


Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain... or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!?


Composed of a precocious cast, no character in 13 is older than the show's title, making it wonderful for theatre companies that feature young artists. In the Broadway production, even the band was made up of teens, which is a fantastic way to involve a diverse group of artists. The cast is comprised entirely of teenagers, but the stories that come to life here are ageless, the emotions they explore timeless, the laughter and the memories they provide priceless. (https://www.mtishows.com/13)


Past Shows (2020-21 Season)

Marion Civic Theatre's YAWAC Children's Theatre Program presents

Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook

 By Allison Gregory     




NEW Performance Dates: November 13-15, 2020


Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. And guess what? There's a new boy in kindergarten and he is the handsomest. The only thing is both Grace and Lucille want him to be their boyfriend. Maybe he will love Junie B. when he sees her wonderful pen! It is okay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook . . . or is she? A hilarious and heartfelt tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park. 



Marion Civic Theatre Studio Series Presents

2018 Greenburg Winner


written and directed by Lauren Dubois


Performance Date: November 7, 2020 @ 7:30pm


SCARS, the winner of the college division of The Greenburg Playwright competition in Anderson, Indiana, and performed at The Alley Theatre of Anderson, tells the story of four high school students and their struggles with mental health, sexuality, grief, suicide, body image, neglect, and abuse. The audience gets the unique perspective of a therapist as the four students tell their overlapping stories and seek peace through their unique life situations.


Marion Civic Theatre Presents

The 39 Steps

adapted by Patrick Barlow

From the novel by John Buchan

From the movie by Alfred Hitchcock




NEW Performance Dates: October 29-November 1, 2020


Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! 



Marion Civic Theatre's

Christmas Kickoff

A Virtual Variety Show


The cast of Miracle on 34th Street


Friday, December 4 at 7:30pm

Saturday, December 5 at 7:30pm


Join us as we kick off the Christmas season with a Christmas Virtual Variety Show featuring the cast of Miracle on 34th Street! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our originally scheduled Christmas production of Miracle on 34th Street has been postponed to July 2021. (Christmas in July, anyone?) Our cast still wanted to bring you Christmas theatre magic for the holiday season and we hope you will join us! 



$7 per individual

$20 per family

Marion Civic Theatre YAWAC Children's Theatre presents

Hammered: A Thor and Loki Play


Performance Dates: February 4-7, 2021


One is the Norse God of Thunder, Master of the Storm, Lord of the Living Lightning, and heir to the throne of eternal Asgard. The other born of a Frost Giant, but now the Norse God of Mischief. Yet they are brothers, and together they are… The Mighty Thor and Loki.




Marion Civic Theatre presents

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

                                                        Music & Lyrics.                      Book by.

                                                           William Flinn.                Rachel Sheinkin

Conceived by

Rebecca Feldman


Performance Dates: February 18-21. 2021


An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.


A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. The small cast and unit set make this a perfect option for high schools or community theatres. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.



Marion Civic Theatre Presents

Cheaper By the Dozen

Adapted By Christopher Sergel


Performance Dates: April 15-18, 2021


Suppose you're an attractive high-school girl and you're not only a member of a large and unique family but your father is, in fact, one of the great pioneers of industrial efficiency. Then suppose he decides, for no apparent reason, to apply his unorthodox methods to you and to the rest of your big family. The results are terribly embarrassing, funny and—it must be admitted—extremely effective! To Anne, however, the chief effect seems to be that of making them seem ridiculous to everyone else at school—especially to the boys! Dad pushes ahead with better organization for his large and delightful family. He puts up a chart for the young people to initial after completing each household task, uses a rung as an imaginary bathtub to demonstrate how to take a really efficient bath and appoints a utilities officer to levy fines on wasters of electricity. While the situations are often uproarious, there's a serious reason. Dad has a heart condition that he's keeping secret. The children don't understand them. Anne, the oldest, rebels. Both Dad and she are miserable at the lack of understanding between them. Then in a deft and moving scene, Dad becomes aware of how much Anne has grown up. (https://www.dramaticpublishing.com/browse/cheaper-by-the-dozen-19343)


Marion Civic Theatre's Studio Series presents

Doublewide, Texas

a Jones Hope Wooten Comedy


Performance Dates: June 4-6, 2021


In this hilarious, fast-paced comedy, the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas—four doublewides and a shed—are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them. And it’s not as if they don’t already have enough to deal with. Joveeta Crumpler has had it up to here, having been passed over again for a promotion at work. On top of this, she has an ongoing battle to keep her feisty mother, Caprice, out of the local bar and worries that her good-ol’-boy brother, Baby Crumpler, is taking his participation in a womanless beauty pageant way too seriously. Joveeta’s big-hearted best friend, Georgia Dean Rudd, is struggling to keep her diner and finances afloat, but she just can’t curb her impulse to take in every stray cat, possum, and armadillo that wanders by. Then there’s Big Ethel Satterwhite, who’s nobody’s fool. But tough as she is, she’s continually frustrated by her clients at Stairway To Heaven Retirement Village as well as her mule-headed husband, O.C., who shows far more affection for his BarcaLounger than he does for Big Ethel. And all the residents are plagued by Haywood Sloggett, the curmudgeon from across the road, who loathes their “trailer-trash” ways, especially their keeping a life-size illuminated nativity scene up year ’round. But these friends, enemies, and neighbors realize they’ll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they—and their way of life—have a snowball’s chance to survive being swallowed up by “the big guys.” The rollicking mayhem of this flat-out funny Jones Hope Wooten comedy escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst, and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale. So grab your Stetson and come on over to Doublewide, Texas, where life is double the fun, double the joy, and where audiences double over with laughter! (https://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=5217)


Marion Civic Theatre presents

Meredith Wilson's

Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Meredith Wilson




NEW RESCHEDULED Performance Dates: July 22-25, 2021


Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn't want her six-year-old Susan's head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor, Fred Gailey, tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy's, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed, but when it turns out that Macy's Santa may, in fact, be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts.


Filled with humor, spectacle and such beloved songs as "Pinecones and Hollyberries," "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" and "My State, My Kansas," this joyous, heartwarming musical is pure family entertainment, wholesome without being cloying. A star-vehicle for a female actress that features great roles for children, the show is a cast- and crowd-pleaser. With its built-in audience base, Miracle on 34th Street The Musical is the perfect holiday treat for any theatre! (https://www.mtishows.com/meredith-willsons-miracle-on-34th-street-the-musical)

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