Stuttgart Theatre Center

Stuttgart Theatre Center

Mon Closed
Tue 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wed 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thu 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fri 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

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Kelley Barracks
Bldg. 3320

DSN:
(314)421-3055

Commercial:
+49 (0)711-729-3055

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Ticket Reservations

Our 2014/2015 season begins in September. 

Season Ticket Order Form

Addams Family Musical Ticket Order Form

Stuttgart Theatre Center

The award-winning Stuttgart Theatre Center has been entertaining audiences for more than 30 years.  Each year the program continues to grow in service to the community and its popularity. The Stuttgart Entertainment Branch provides opportunities for military and civilian community members and their Families to develop and maintain their skills in all aspects of the performing arts, while providing the Stuttgart community with a wide variety of high quality live performances. Stuttgart Theatre Center also provides a valuable link in German/American relations and friendship with the participation and involvement of German and other European nationals.

For ticket reservations, call the box office or reserve tickets online.   Box Office DSN: 421-3055; Commercial: +49 (0)711-729-3055

Musicals 
Adults $17.00
Students $15.00
Plays 
Adults $15.00
Students $13.00
One-Act Plays 
Adults $5.00
Students $5.00
Season Tickets 
Adults $66.00
Students $58.00

*Euro prices are based on the monthly Family and MWR Exchange Rate. 

Season Ticket Holder Advantages

Season tickets sales are currently closed for the 2013/2014 Season. Please check with us in August for the next sale of Season Tickets!

  • FIVE productions for the price of FOUR!
  • Preferred Seating!
  • Season Ticket holders can reserve seats a WEEK before Individual Ticket Buyers!
  • Special Season Ticket Pick-up window!

Season Ticket Order Form

You can pay in the theater office, by credit card over the phone, or even pay at the first performance! DSN: (314)421-3055
Commercial: +49 (0)711-729-3055
richard.j.roberts2.naf@mail.mil

2014/15 Theatre Season

Ciao, Baby

October 3 & 4 at 7:30 p.m.


The Addams Family

October  17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and November 1 at 7:30 p.m.

October 19, 26 and November 2 at 3:00 p.m.  


A Christmas Carol

December  5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20 at 7:30 p.m. 

December 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 3:00 p.m.  


Her Stories

February 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7:30 p.m.

February 15 & 22 at 3:00 p.m 


WORKING

April 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 7:30 p.m.

April 12 & 19 at 3:00 p.m.  


The Diary of Anne Frank

May 29 & 30 and June 5, 6, 12 & 13 at 7:30 p.m.

May 31 and June 7 & 14 at 3:00 p.m.

The minimum age to attend any performance is 5 years.

Volunteer Opportunities

Love theater? Like to volunteer? Want to spend your time with friendly, interesting people? Want to use your talents? We have all kinds of Volunteer Opportunities for you! Of course there’s Acting in our shows…but there’s really SO MUCH MORE! Want to be a part of the theater but don’t have the interest or time to work ON or BACKstage?

  • We have “per performance” opportunities.
  • Just volunteer for the performances you can!
  • Help us with Front of House!

Acting

Our auditions are open to all! Whether you are an experienced pro or have never done a play before but have always been interested, come and audition! You’ll never really know until you TRY!

Assistant to the Director

Work with the Director on the day to day operations of rehearsals, keep lists of technical needs for the show, take down blocking (Don’t know what that is? Don’t worry! We’ll teach you!). A good way to learn what Directing is all about!

Stage Management

Have no interest in being Onstage, but you love the theater and have good organizational skills…here’s the job for you! Organize rehearsals and backstage during the performance. Run the show!

Assistant Stage Management

Assist the Stage Manger by running one side of the Stage! Great position to learn about and move into Stage Management.

Backstage Assistants

Work with the Stage Management team on moving scenery, organizing props, helping with quick-changes, and….and….and…. all those incredibly important jobs that keep a show running!

Lighting and Sound Operators

Run the Light or Sound Board during Dress Rehearsals and Performances. Knowledge of the technical equipment is helpful, but can also be taught.

Costumes

Assist our talented Designers (and maybe even become a designer yourself!), by helping to “build”, alter and maintain the costumes for a production.

Sets and Props

Have building and artsy skills? Here’s the job for you. Help build the scenery and assist our talented prop designers to create interesting and effective stage properties.

Bartending

Be one of our friendly bartenders! We serve beer, wine and soft drinks, so you won’t need to learn complicated drink recipes! Must be over 18!

Box Office

Use our Rec Trac system to handle “reservatons” and “walk-in” ticket sales. It’s a simple system, more of a cash register than a computer, so you really only need to make change!

Will Call

Help our patrons with Pre-Paid and Season ticket reservations.

Ushering

Give the patrons programs and help them find seats. A good job for our younger volunteers!

Café

Prepare and sell our delicious coffees and cakes. Will use the Rec Trac system. It’s a simple system, more of a cash register than a computer, so you really only need to make change! To get on our volunteer list, or for more information, please contact our Artistic Director: Richard Roberts
DSN: 421-3258
Commercial: +49 (0)711 729-3258

Awards

The Stuttgart Theatre Center is an award-winning performance theatre featuring dramas, comedies, musicals and more!  Browse a list of our Awards:

2014 TOPPER Awards

Best Featured Actor in a Play: Michael Quantrell as George Martin, "84 Charing Cross Road"

Best Featured Actress in a Play: Jeanne Ragonese as Maxine and Megan, "84 Charing Cross Road"

Best Sound Design for a Musical: Felix Loewy, "Carrie the Musical"

Best Orchestra: "Carrie the Musical"

Best Instrumentalist: Steffen Muenster, Guitar, "Carrie the Musical"

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical: Denise Woodmansee as Margaret White, "Carrie the Musical"

 

2013 TOPPER Awards

Best Hair Design for a Play (TIE): Kathryn Metzger and Gabby Nelson, “The Women,” Stuttgart Theatre Center

Best Costume Design for a Comedy: Sara Barber, Mindy Iverson and Jennifer Thomas, “The Women,” Stuttgart Theatre Center  

Best Sound Design for a Comedy: Alan Buxkemper and Richard Roberts, “The Women,” Stuttgart Theatre Center 

Best Lighting Design for a Comedy: Holger Schroeder, “The Women,” Stuttgart Theatre Center 

Best Stage Manager for a Play (TIE): Lt. Cdr. Wade Iverson, “The Women,” Stuttgart Theatre Center 

Best Military Performance: Spc. Yanela Lopez (Calpurnia), “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Stuttgart Theatre Center 

Best Ensemble for a Comedy: “The Women,” Stuttgart Theatre Center 

Best Featured Actress in a Comedy (TIE): Nicole Soren (Crystal), “The Women,” Stuttgart Theatre Center 

Elizabeth Winkler (Countess de Lage), “The Women,” Stuttgart Theatre Center 

Best Featured Actor in a Drama: Stanley McLeod (Rev. Sykes), “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Stuttgart Theatre Center 

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama: Robin Anderson (Bob Ewell), “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Stuttgart Theatre Center 

Best Featured Actress in a Drama: Christina Neidenbach (Mayella Ewell), “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Stuttgart Theatre Center 

Best Actor in a Drama: Marcus Bowers (Atticus Finch), “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Stuttgart Theatre Center 

Best Director for a Comedy: Richard Roberts, “The Women,” Stuttgart Theatre Center 

Best Comedy: “The Women,” Stuttgart Theatre Center

 

2013 IMCOM-Europe One Act Play Awards

Will & Whimsy

First Place, Best Stage Manager:              Michael Barker

First Place, Best Supporting Actress:         Claire Schoonover

Second Place, Best Supporting Actress:     Christina Neidenbach

Third Place, Best supporting Actor:           Nicholas Applegate

Third Place, Best Ensemble:                     Cast

2012 ARMY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS AWARDS

 Xanadu

2nd Place - Outstanding Production

2nd Place - Outstanding Producers - Richard Roberts & Alan Buxkemper

2nd Place - Outstanding Director - Richard Roberts

1st Place - Outstanding Musical Director - Alan Buxkemper

2nd Place - Outstanding Set Design - Richard Roberts

2nd Place - Outstanding Lighting Design - Holger Schroeder

2nd Place - Outstanding Sound Design - Alan Buxkemper

1st Place - Outstanding Properties Design - Lise Downing & Richard Roberts

2nd Place - Outstanding Costume Design - Jennifer Thomas (volunteer)

1st Place - Outstanding Choreographer - Elizabeth Collins (volunteer)

3rd Place - Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role - Christian Reichel (volunteer)

3rd Place - Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role - Laura Killes (volunteer)

2nd Place - Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role - William Wallace (volunteer)

2nd Place - Outstanding Actress in a supporting Role - Andrea Offner (volunteer).

CONGRATS to this very talented team!

2011 ARMY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS AWARDS  

Nunsense 

First Place:  Outstanding Musical Direction of a Musical – Alan Buxkemper
First Place:  Outstanding Lighting Design of a Musical – Holger Schroeder
Second Place:  Outstanding Ensemble Performance of a Musical – The Cast of NUNSENSE.  
   Cast members:  Andrea Offner, Kathryn Metzger, Lise Downing, Lisa Helenius and Sabine Seibold
Third Place:  Outstanding Producer of a Musical – Richard Roberts and Alan Buxkemper
Third Place:  Outstanding Choreography of a Musical – Richard Roberts and Sabine Seibold

2011 TOPPER AWARDS

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

Best Costume Design Musical: Amy Roberts 

Best Stage Properties & Dressing Musical: Rafal Daszkowski, Lise Desjardins Downing & Richard Roberts
Best Chorus Member: Sabine Seibold 
Best Featured Actor Musical: Christian Reichel 
Best Supporting Actor Musical: Dennis Austin 
Best Actress in a Musical: Denise Woodmansee

NOMINATIONS:

Best Make-up Musical: Kathryn Metzger
Best Hair & Wig Design: Kathryn Metzger
Best Sound Design Musical: Felix Loewy
Best Lighting Design Musical: Holger Schroeder
Best Scene Painting Musical 
Best Instrumentalist Kevin Sullivan
Best Keyboard Accompanist: Alan Buxkemper
Best Orchestra
Best Stage Manager Musical: Jessica Heidt
Best Technical Director Musical: Richard Roberts and Alan Buxkemper
Best Military Performance Musical: LT Michael Quigley
Best Debut Performance Musical: Felix Loewy (Conductor)
Best Ensemble Musical: Cast of Spamalot
Best Supporting Actor Musical: Bengt Washburn
Best Actor Musical: LTC Tony Banchs
Best Director Musical: Richard Roberts
Best Musical

RUMORS

Best Sound Design Comedy: Ron Paoletti

NOMINATIONS:

Best Costume Design Comedy: Melissa Gitlin
Best Lighting Design Comedy: Holger Schroeder
Best Program: Adam Gallotta
Best Poster: Adam Gallotta
Best Set Design Comedy: Ron Paoletti and Richard Roberts
Best Technical Director Comedy: Ron Paoletti and Alan Buxkemper
Best Ensemble Comedy: Cast of Rumors
Best Supporting Actor Comedy: TSgt Adrian Viveros
Best Supporting Actress Comedy: Claire Schoonover
Best Actress Comedy: Lise Desjardins Downing

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2010 European “Topper” Awards for Stuttgart Theatre Center

COMEDY

BEST COMEDY

BEST DIRECTOR OF A COMEDY-BARB HEIDT

BEST ENSEMBLE

BEST DEBUT- EMILY JOHNSON

BEST LIGHTING-HOLGER SCHROEDER

BEST SOUND-BARB HEIDT

SPECIAL DESIGN AWARD- JESSICA HEIDT AND STEFANO MILECI

NOMINATIONS

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY-BRITTANY HEIDT

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS-ELYSE AUSTIN

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS- HOLLY BRIMBERRY

BEST FEATURED ROLE-KINCAID WENT WORTH

OUTSTANDING YOUTH- RJ WEAVER

BEST DEBUT- EDWARD DIGGES

BEST TECHNICAL DIRECTOR-BARB HEIDT AND RON PAOLETTI

BEST SET- BARB HEIDT AND RICHARD ROBERTS

BEST PROGRAM-DANIEL RUF

BEST PROPS-RAFAL DASZKOWSKI AND RICHARD ROBERTS

BEST COSTUMES

DRAMA

3 AWARDS, 11 OTHER NOMINATIONS

AWARDS

BEST FEATURED ROLE-SOLOMON ROADE

BEST SET-ALAN BUXKEMPER, DEB STEVENS AND RICHARD ROBERTS

BEST POSTER-DANIEL RUF

NOMINATIONS

BEST DRAMA

BEST DIRECTOR OF A DRAMA-RICHARD ROBERTS

BEST ACTOR -TJ DOWNING

BEST ACTRESS – LIZ WINKLER

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS- JENNIFER CAMPBELL

BEST ENSEMBLE

BEST STAGE MANAGER-CHRISTIAN REICHEL

BEST LIGHTING-HOLGER SCHROEDER

BEST SOUND- DENNIS AUSTIN

BEST PROPS-BARB HEIDT AND RICHARD ROBERTS

BEST COSTUMES

2009 IMCOM-E ONE-ACT FESTIVAL AWARDS

3rd Place BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 
Evan Stevens, 'Honza,' 
"I Never Saw Another Butterfly"

2nd Place BEST TEEN ENSEMBLE 
"I Never Saw Another Butterfly"

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
3rd Place: Richard Roberts and Deb Stevens, Set Design
"I Never Saw Another Butterfly"

2009 European “Topper” Awards for Stuttgart Theatre Center

TECHNICAL AWARDS
Best Make-up for a Play 
Deb Stevens, Barb Heidt for A Midsummer Nights Dream, Stuttgart
Best Hair and Wig Design
Barb Heidt, Deb Stevens, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Costume Design for a Comedy 
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Lighting Design for a Comedy
Holger Schröder, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart
Best Sound for a Drama 
Ron Paoletti, The Mousetrap, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Set Design for a Comedy 
Barb Heidt, Richard Roberts, Deb Stevens, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart

PERFORMANCE AWARDS 
Best Military Performance in a Play 
CPT Eric Hanson, Bottom, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart
Outstanding Male Youth in Community Theatre
Evan Stevens, Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Actress in a Minor Role in a Comedy 
Lise Desjardins Downing, Petra Quince, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart
Best Actor in a Minor Role in a Comedy (TIE)
Mike Quantrell, Snug/Lion, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Elise Lindenmayer, Helena, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart 
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama
Richard Herman, Christopher Wren, The Mousetrap, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Director of a Comedy
Richard Roberts, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Comedy
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Special Award-Outstanding Stage Movement in a Play
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Barb Heidt, Lori Parsons

NOMINATIONS
Best Costume Design for a Drama 
Sparks Moeller, Jennifer Vollmer, The Mousetrap, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Lighting Design for a Drama 
Holger Schröder, The Mousetrap, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Sound for a Comedy
Barb Heidt, Richard Roberts, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart
Best Stage Properties for a Drama
Barb Heidt, Deb Stevens, The Mousetrap, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Program
Daniel Ruf, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Poster 
Erick Martinez, The Mousetrap, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Scene Painting for a Play
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Set Design for a Drama 
Barb Heidt, Richards Roberts, The Mousetrap, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Stage Manager of a Comedy
Deb Stevens, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart
Best Stage Manager for a Drama 
Barb Heidt, The Mousetrap, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Technical Director for a Comedy
A Midsummer Nights Dream, Stuttgart
Best Technical Director for a Drama
Alan Buxkemper, Barb Heidt, Deb Stevens, Richard Roberts, The Mousetrap, Stuttgart 
PERFORMANCE NOMINATIONS 
Outstanding Female Youth in Community Theatre
Kenidy Springer, Moth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Ensemble for a Comedy 
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Ensemble for a Drama 
The Mousetrap, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Actress in a Minor Role in a Comedy 
Ginny Glavinic, Snout/Wall, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Actor in a Minor Role in a Comedy 
Joshua White, Flute/Thisbe, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Rachel Koenig, Hermia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart Theatre Center

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Tyler Boswell, Demetrius, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart
Andrew Cass, Lysander, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Actress in a Comedy
Chantal Schurr, Titania, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Actor in a Comedy
Rick Stevens, Oberon, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Stuttgart Theatre Center

Best Actor in a Minor Role in a Drama (TIE)
Wayne Boswell, Major Metcalf, The Mousetrap, Stuttgart Theatre Center

Jennifer Campbell, Miss Casewell, The Mousetrap, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama
Kenny Christian, Paravicini, The Mousetrap, Stuttgart Theatre Center

Best Actor in a Drama
Dennis Austin, Det. Sgt. Trotter, The Mousetrap, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Director of a Drama
Richard Roberts, The Mousetrap, Stuttgart Theatre Center
Best Drama 
The Mousetrap, Stuttgart Theatre Center

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James T. Martin Award for Alan Buxkemper


At the 2008 European Tournament of Plays, director Alan Buxkemper was honored with one of the highest awards available, the James T. Martin Award for Individual Excellence in Army Entertainment. We all congratulate Alan and thank him for his continuous, wonderful, uplifting and utmost professional support.

Also long time Stuttgart Theatre Center actor Jim Heffernan was presented with the award for Consistently Outstanding Performances and Devoted Community Entertainment Service. Over many years, this highly talented and seriously dedicated actor has undertaken dozens of roles, in hundreds of performances, generously donating thousands of hours and providing the gift of live entertainment to tens of thousands of spectators. TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE was his last show for Stuttgart Theatre Center as Jim is moving back to the States in the summer of 2008. Jim – we all will miss you! Thank you for having shared your time with us!

2008 Topper Awards

At the Heidelberg Awards Ceremony, Stuttgart Theatre Center was nominated 15 times for the 2008 Topper Award and won four of these prestigious awards.

Performance Awards

Best Military Performance in a Play
Sra Adrian Viveros, Carney, “Biloxi Blues” 
Outstanding Male Youth in a Play or Musical
Zachary Page, Eugene, “Biloxi Blues”
Best Actress in a Minor Role in a Drama
Kristen Glogowski, Daisy, “Biloxi Blues” 
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama
Tyler Boswell, Epstein, “Biloxi Blues”
Best Actor in a Drama
Rick Stevens, Morrie, “Tuesdays with Morrie” 
Best Director of a Drama
Judy Rossignuolo-Rice , “Biloxi Blues” 
Best Drama 
Biloxi Blues

Technical Awards

Best Sound for a Drama
Alan Buxkemper, “Tuesdays with Morrie” 
Best Lighting Design for a Drama
Holger Schroeder, “Biloxi Blues” 
Holger Schroeder, “Tuesdays with Morrie” 
Best Stage Properties or Set Dressing for a Drama
“Biloxi Blues” 
Best Set Design for a Drama
Brett Harwood, Judy Rossignuolo-Rice “Biloxi Blues” 
Best Program
Daniel Ruf, “Biloxi Blues”
Best Poster
Daniel Ruf, “Biloxi Blues” 
Best Technical Director of a Play
Holger Schroeder, “Biloxi Blues”

Special Awards

James T. Martin - Award for Individual Excellence in Army Entertainment
Alan Buxkemper

Consistently Outstanding Performance and Devoted Community Entertainment Service
Jeff Heffernan

“Best Worldwide Army Entertainment Program”
At the 2007 Festival of One-Act-Plays held at Heidelberg’s Roadside Theatre, Stuttgart Theatre Center was awarded the 2007 FMWR Command Award for Best Worldwide Army Entertainment Program in the category Large Installation. Also, we received the prestigious Irving Berlin Award for Programming Excellence for our 2007 USAG Stuttgart Entertainment Program. In the festival’s competition, Kelley Theatre scored big with the musical “Listen to my Heart,” a thrillingly sung collection of songs by noted tunesmith David Friedman, which grabbed the title of second place Best Show, while its cast was named third place Best Ensemble. The show was directed by Raqi Burnett (musical direction by Alan Buxkemper) and starred Ingrid Harwood, Jeanne Ragonese, Denise Woodmansee, Thomas Harke and Joerg Witzsch.

2007 Twink Lynch Award for Kelley Theatre
The Stuttgart Entertainment Branch received a most prestigious National Theatre Award: The American Association of Community Theatres 2007 Twink Lynch Award. This award focuses national attention on the advancement of Kelley Theatre’s reputation as a leading force in American Community Theatre on a national level. The award was presented to Alan Buxkemper and Brett Harwood at the Awards Gala during AACTFest 07 in Charlotte, North Carolina.