July 19th to August 16th
STF presents its 46th season featuring a diverse lineup of productions and events that will engage, enlighten and entertain, celebrating the performing arts, community, and creativity!
Legally Blonde – The Musical
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Book by Heather Hach
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown
and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture
Legally Blonde takes a vibrant journey with Elle Woods, the vivacious sorority queen, as her iconic story comes to life on stage. This Broadway sensation, with captivating music and empowering messages, celebrates individuality, determination, and authenticity. From the sassy “Omigod You Guys” to the empowering anthem “Legally Blonde,” the musical numbers ignite the stage with infectious zeal and stunning choreography.
This production guarantees a memorable journey through law, love, and the pursuit of unabashed authenticity. This production was chosen for its widespread appeal and relevance in today’s context. Beyond its energetic and humorous portrayal, the musical delves into themes of female empowerment, breaking stereotypes, and staying true to oneself. Given the current societal emphasis on empowerment and individuality, this production serves as an uplifting and relatable narrative for audiences of all ages.
Next to Normal
Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
A deeply moving exploration of mental illness within a suburban household. Crafted with a poignant book and mesmerizing music, “Next to Normal” stands as a beacon of contemporary Broadway excellence, honored with Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize.
The musical score is a compelling fusion of rock and traditional theatre elements, offering audiences an emotionally charged odyssey. Amidst the backdrop of a typical family, the complexities of their lives unfold, intricately weaving a tale of love, empathy, and unfiltered emotion, inviting audiences into the intricate psyches of each character.
This production was selected to address the essential and often overlooked topic of mental health within family dynamics. By presenting this emotionally charged narrative, we aim to foster conversations around mental health awareness, resilience, and familial bonds.
Beauty and the Beast
Theatre for Young Audiences
By Mike Kenny
Based on a Story by LePrince de Beaumont
With music composed by Julian Butler
Step into a delightful and humorous musical reimagining of the beloved classic. Beauty, a
pampered young lady, faces a transformative journey when her fairy Godmother subjects her to challenges that lead her to the Beast’s domain. As Beauty’s feelings evolve, she discovers true love’s transformative power, emphasizing that true beauty lies within.
The selection of “Beauty and the Beast” for our Theatre for Young Audiences underscores our commitment to introducing younger generations to the creative magic of theatre using classic tales with modern twists. By emphasizing themes of inner beauty, personal growth, and transformative love, this production provides a timeless lesson packaged in an engaging and entertaining format suitable for families.
Sirens of Song – Dinner Theatre
Orchestrations by Robert Wilkinson
Script by Heather Braaten
‘A Salute to Music’s Leading Ladies’
We will invite audiences to spend an entertaining evening at the Days Inn as Stephenville Theatre Festival presents “Sirens of Song.” After savoring a delectable dinner, our talented ensemble will serenade audiences with timeless hits and chart-topping classics.
This homage to music’s iconic female vocalists celebrates their significant contributions throughout history. “Sirens of Song” is being created for our dinner theatre event to celebrate the significant contributions of female vocalists throughout music history.
Recognizing the influential roles these artists have played, the production offers an immersive experience that blends culinary delights with musical nostalgia, ensuring an evening of entertainment, education, and appreciation for the talent of music’s leading ladies.