Stuttgart Theatre Center

Stuttgart Theatre Center

For ticket reservations, please complete form below and e-mail to usarmy.stuttgart.imcom.mbx.theatre-center@mail.mil

Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
U.S. Holidays Closed

Contact

Kelley Barracks
Bldg. 3320

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

Military DSN Tel:
(314)421-3055

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Ticket Reservations

Stuttgart Theatre Center Tickets for the 2019-2020 Season:

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 using our Ticket Reservation Form. Email completed reservation forms to usarmy.stuttgart.imcom.mbx.theatre-center@mail.mil

Box Office DSN: 421-3055

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

Musicals 
Adults $17
Students $15
Plays 
Adults $15
Students $13
One-Act Plays 
Adults $5
Students $5
Season Tickets 
Adults $66
Students $58

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

2019 -2020 Theatre Season

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THE SHOWS:

THE BAD SEED By Maxwell Anderson

CAST:

  • 1 Girl (to play 8-10 years old)
  • 4 Women (Ages 18 and Up)
  • 5-7 Men (Ages 18 and Up)

ABOUT THE PLAY:

Colonel and Christine Penmark live in a small Southern town with their daughter, Rhoda. On the surface she is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces, loved by her parents, admired by all her elders.  She’s the perfect child. But her mother has an uneasy feeling about her. When one of Rhoda’s schoolmates mysteriously drowns at a picnic, Mrs. Penmark is alarmed. The boy who drowned was the one who had just won an award that Rhoda felt she deserved.

“It is solely and honestly meant to entertain…As purely purposeful diversion it ranks with DRACULA and sometimes sets your spine to as much tingling…chilling.” – The New York World-Telegram

 

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 YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schultz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

CAST:

  • 4 Men (Ages 16 and Up)
  • 2 Women (Ages 16 and Up)

All roles play children! Just be a child at heart!
NOTE: Due to the lateness of the holiday, all cast members MUST be available for rehearsal on the Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving.

 

ABOUT THE PLAY:

Happiness is great musical theatre! With charm, wit and heart YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang. Sally Brown joins Charlie, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy in this revised version of the original 1967 production.

 

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A “Youth Theatre” Production-
Not part of the Season Ticket Package

AESOP'S FOIBLES

CAST:
20-30 Youth Ages 8-18

ABOUT THE PLAY:

An original play based on Aesop’s Fables set in modern times.

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THE HELLO GIRLS
Music, Lyrics and Book by Peter C, Mills
Book by Cara Reichel

CAST:

  • 5 WOMEN (16 AND UP-ALL MUST PLAY OVER 18)
  • 5 MEN (16 AND UP-ALL MUST PLAY OVER 18)

ABOUT THE PLAY:

From New York to Paris, from ragtime to jazz, an ensemble of actors chronicles the story of America’s first women soldiers in a new musical. These intrepid heroines served as bilingual telephone operators on the front lines, helping turn the tide of World War I. They then returned home to fight a decades-long battle for equality and recognition, paving the way for future generations. THE HELLO GIRLS celebrates the centennial of these groundbreaking women.

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THE BIBLE: The Complete Word of God (abridged)
By Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor
Additional Material by Matthew Croke
CAST:
3-6 MEN OR WOMEN (Ages 18 and Up)
Note:  There will be no rehearsals during Spring Break and no performances over the Memorial Day weekend!

ABOUT THE PLAY:

 

“In the beginning there was THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (abridged). And it was good. And SHAKESPEARE begat THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (abridged). And that was good too. And now AMERICA has begat (begotten?, begetted?...whatever) THE BIBLE: THE COMPLETE WORD OF GOD (abridged), and damned if it isn’t the funniest of the lot…” Bob Mondello, City Paper (Washington)

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With the exceptions of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN & AESOP'S FOIBLES the minimum age to attend any performance is 5 years.

TICKET PRICES:

PLAYS:

  • Adults:  $15
  • Students & Children: $13

MUSICALS

  • Adults:  $17
  • Students & Children: $15

To Reserve Tickets:

use the form in the RESERVATIONS TAB on this webpage and e-mail to usarmy.stuttgart.imcom.mbx.theatre-center@mail.mil

or

Call the Theater Office (Tues.-Fri. 12:30-17:30):  
DSN 421-3055 or CIV 0711 729-3055

 

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 21!

Box Office

Assist our staff in handling “reservations” and “walk-in” ticket sales.

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!

 

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:


AACTFEST 2019 (AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY THEATRES NATIONAL FESTIVAL)
AWARDS:
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE- Kaleidoscope
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LIGHTING DESIGN- Cindy Krewson, Kaleidoscope
BACKSTAGE AWARD- Stuttgart Theatre Center

NATIONAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE:
SOUND DESIGN- Alan Buxkemper, Kaleidoscope
OUTSTANDING THEATRICAL MOMENT-Meteor Impact, Kaleidoscope

2ND PLACE, MONOLOGUE COMPETITION- LTC Brandon Kaye Thomas

 

2019 TOPPER
AWARDS:
BEST FAMILY SHOW- Madagascar Jr.
BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR- Rebecca Miller, Madagascar Jr.
BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL- Shelby Harrison (Marty), Madagascar Jr.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY- Martin C. Jelonek (Mr. Meyers), Witness for the Prosecution
BEST ENSEMBLE FOR A MUSICAL- Madagascar Jr.
BEST COSTUME DESIGN FOR A MUSICAL- Kyla Sikorski, Madagascar Jr.
BEST HAIR AND WIG DESIGN- Madagascar Jr.
JAMES T. MARTIN ENTERTAINMENT AWARD - Richard Roberts

OTHER NOMINATIONS:
BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL- Rebecca Miller, Madagascar Jr.
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY- Stefanie Hoerz, Madagascar Jr.
BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY- Tracy Coffey (Dame Winifred Robarts), Witness for the Prosecution.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY- Stefanie Hoerz (Romaine), Witness for the Prosecution.
BEST ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY- Richard Ranum (Dr. Wyatt), Witness for the Prosecution.
BEST ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL- Mia Dupont (Skipper), Madagascar Jr.
BEST ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL- Cole Wright (Mason) AND Jack Potter (Maurice), Madagascar Jr.
BEST YOUTH ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL- Mika Taylor (Gloria), Madagascar Jr.
BEST YOUTH ACTOR IN A MUSICAL- Marc Cabé (King Julian) AND Henry Renninger (Melman), Madagascar Jr.
BEST DEBUT IN A PLAY- Amy Harriman (Miss Clegg), Witness for the Prosecution.
BEST DEBUT IN A MUSICAL- Corwin Turner (Alex), Madagascar Jr.
BEST COSTUME DESIGN FOR A PLAY - Robin Baker, Witness for the Prosecution.
BEST SOUND DESIGN FOR A MUSICAL- Alan Buxkemper, Madagascar Jr.
BEST STAGE PROPERTIES AND DRESSING FOR A MUSICAL- Richard Roberts, Madagascar Jr.
BEST HAIR AND WIG DESIGN- Jenny Caraway & Jacquelyn Drivas, Witness for the Prosecution


2018 IMCOM-E ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
AWARDS:
1ST PLACE BEST SHOW- Kaleidoscope by Ray Bradbury. Directed by Tracy Coffey.
BEST DIRECTOR- Tracy Coffey.
BEST ENSEMBLE - Kaleidoscope.
BEST FEATURED ACTOR- SGT John E. Watson III as "Woode" in Kaleidoscope.
2ND PLACE, 2018 MONOLOGUE COMPETITION- LTC Brandon Kaye Thomas

OTHER NOMINATIONS:
BEST ACTOR- Ed Gaitto as "Applegate" in Kaleidoscope.
BEST ACTRESS- LTC Brandon Kaye Thomas as "Hollis" in Kaleidoscope.
BEST SUPPOSRTING ACTRESS- Emily Sherwood as "Lespere" in Kaleidoscope.


2018 TOPPER
AWARDS:
BEST MUSICAL – From Berlin To Broadway With Kurt Weill
BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL - Richard Roberts, From Berlin To Broadway…
BEST SET DESIGN FOR A MUSICAL – Richard Roberts, From Berlin To Broadway…
BEST ORCHESTRA OR MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT - From Berlin To Broadway… BEST CHOREOGRAPHY - Richard Roberts, From Berlin To Broadway…
BEST ENSEMBLE FOR A MUSICAL -  From Berlin To Broadway…
BEST MILITARY PERFOMANCE IN A MUSICAL - LTC Robert Taylor ,From Berlin To Broadway With Kurt Weill
BEST MILITARY ACTRESS IN A PLAY – LTC Brandon Kaye Thomas, The Taming of the Shrew
 
OTHER NOMINATIONS:
BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR- Alan Buxkemper, From Berlin To Broadway…
BEST TECHNICAL DIRECTOR FOR A MUSICAL - Alan Buxkemper, From Berlin To Broadway…
BEST COSTUME DESIGN FOR A MUSICAL - Robin Baker, From Berlin To Broadway…
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN FOR A MUSICAL - Holger Schroeder, From Berlin To Broadway…
BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL - Nathan Dehnke and Martin C. Jelonek, From Berlin To Broadway…
BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL - Tracy Coffey, From Berlin To Broadway…
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY – Sarah Watson, The Taming of the Shrew
BEST ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY – Robin Anderson, The Taming of the Shrew
BEST DEBUT IN A PLAY – Marc Cabé, The Taming of the Shrew
BEST SOUND DESIGN FOR A PLAY – Alan Buxkemper & Richard Roberts, The Taming of the Shrew
BEST STAGE PROPERTIES & DRESSING FOR A MUSICAL- Richard Roberts, From Berlin to Broadway…


2017 TOPPER
AWARDS:

BEST PLAY- A Streetcar Named Desire
BEST DIRECTOR OF A PLAY- Richard Roberts, A Streetcar Named Desire
BEST TECHNICAL DIRECTOR FOR A PLAY- Alan Buxkemper, A Streetcar Named Desire
BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY-Tracy Coffey (Blanche), A Streetcar Named Desire
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY- Edward Gaietto (Mitch), A Streetcar Named Desire
BEST DEBUT IN A PLAY -Jacquelyn Drivas (Annelle), Steel Magnolias
BEST COSTUME DESIGN FOR A PLAY- Richard Roberts and Leandra Sutton, A Streetcar Named Desire
BEST SOUND DESIGN FOR A PLAY- Alan Buxkemper, A Streetcar Named Desire
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (TOPPERs Judges’ Choice)
Dörte Jensen, for “Outstanding Fight Choreography”, A Streetcar Named Desire
AACT (American Association of Community Theatre) Distinguished Merit Award, Alan Buxkemper

OTHER NOMINATIONS:
BEST ENSEMBLE FOR A PLAY- A Streetcar Named Desire
BEST ENSEMBLE FOR A PLAY- Steel Magnolias
BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY- Kristen Bailey (M’Lynn), Steel Magnolias
BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY- Nathan Dehnke (Stanley), A Streetcar Named Desire
BEST MILITARY ACTRESS IN A PLAY- Lt Laura Kennedy (Clairee), Steel Magnolias
BEST MILITARY ACTRESS IN A PLAY-MSgt Megan L Mace (Shelby), Steel Magnolias
BEST YOUTH PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY- Tito Mercado, Jr. (A young collector), A Streetcar Named Desire
BEST ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY- Leandra Sutton (Nurse), A Streetcar Named Desire
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY- Emily Sherwood (Stella), A Streetcar Named Desire
BEST DEBUT IN A PLAY- Lt Laura Kennedy (Clairee), Steel Magnolias.
BEST TECHNICAL DIRECTOR FOR A PLAY- Alan Buxkemper, Steel Magnolias
BEST STAGE MANAGER FOR A PLAY- Richard Ranum, A Streetcar Named Desire
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN FOR A PLAY- Hölger Schroeder, A Streetcar Named Desire
BEST SET DESIGN FOR A PLAY- Richard Roberts, A Streetcar Named Desire
BEST COSTUME DESIGN FOR A PLAY- Robin Baker, Steel Magnolias
BEST STAGE PROPERTIES AND DRESSING FOR A PLAY- Richard Roberts, A Streetcar Named Desire
BEST STAGE PROPERTIES AND DRESSING FOR A PLAY- Richard Roberts, Steel Magnolias


2016 TOPPER
AWARDS:

BEST MAKE-UP FOR A PLAY- Meaghan Rhymer, Stage Door
BEST HAIR AND WIG DESIGN -Nicole Soren, Stage Door
BEST YOUTH PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY - Olivia Carroll (Judith Canfield), Stage Door
BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY- Tracy Coffey (Terry Randall), Stage Door

OTHER NOMINATIONS:
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN FOR A PLAY - Holger Schröder, Stage Door.
BEST SET DESIGN FOR A PLAY -Richard Roberts. Stage Door
BEST COSTUME DESIGN FOR A PLAY - Robin Baker, Stage Door
BEST STAGE PROPERTIES AND DRESSING FOR A PLAY - Richard Roberts and Olivia Carol, Stage Door
BEST TECHNICAL DIRECTOR FOR A PLAY - Alan Buxkemper, Stage Door
BEST DIRECTOR OF A PLAY - Richard Roberts, Stage Door
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY - Nicole Soren (Jean Maitland), Stage Door
BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY - Martin C. Jelonek (David Kingsley), Stage Door
BEST PLAY-Stage Door

 

2015 IMCOM-E ONE PAGE PLAY & SHOWCASE FESTIVAL
AWARDS:
2ND PLACE BEST COMMUNITY SHOWCASE PRESENTATION- Tiger in a Cage (short play)
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE IN A COMMUNITY SHOWCASE- Ed Gaietto

OTHER NOMINATION:
BEST DIRECTOR OF A COMMUNITY SHOWCASE- Meaghan Rhymer


2015 TOPPER
AWARDS:

BEST MUSICAL- Working
BEST ENSEMBLE FOR A MUSICAL- Working
BEST MALE MILITARY PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL- LTC Bryan Mitchell, Working
BEST SET FOR A MUSICAL- Richard Roberts, Working
BEST INSTRUMENTALIST FOR A MUSICAL - Alan Buxkemper, Working
BEST SOUND DESIGN FOR A PLY- Alan Buxkemper, Her Stories

SPECIAL JUDGES' CHOICE AWARD FOR ORIGINAL MUSIC- Tonya Holloway and Christopher Mazen, Her Stories


OTHER NOMINATIONS:
BEST PLAY- Her Stories
BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL- Richard Roberts, Working
BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR- Alan Buxkemper, Working
BEST ENSEMBLE FOR A PLAY- Her Stories
BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL- Martin Jelonek, Working
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL- Nicole Soren, Working
BEST ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY- Jevon Johnson, Her Stories   
BEST DEBUT PERFORMANCE INA PLAY- Darian Buchannon Mathis, Her Stories
BEST ORCHESTRA OR MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT- Working
Band Members, Steffen Muenster, Felix Loewy, Greg Basgall, and Alan Buxkemper
BEST INSTRUMENTALIST- Steffen Muenster, Working
BEST INSTRUMENTALIST- Felix Loewy, Working
BEST COSTUME DESIGN FOR A MUSICAL- Robin Baker, Working
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN FOR A MUSICAL- Holger Schröder, Working
BEST STAGE PROPERTIES AND DRESSING FOR A MUSICAL- Richard Roberts, Working
BEST SOUND DESIGN FOR A MUSICAL- Alan Buxkemper, Working

 

CONTACT THE THEATRE FOR PREVIOUS AWARDS.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When does casting start for productions?

Open auditions for the first production of the season are always held around Labor Day.  For the rest of the season, they are held the week after a production opens. All audition dates are listed in the blue season tab on the webpage.  We also offer a free audition workshop on the Sunday before the auditions.

2. What can I do for the theater if I don’t want to act?

We have a lot of volunteer opportunities backstage and in Front of House (Box Office, coat check, ushering, etc.) Click on the blue volunteer opportunities for a complete list.

3. When are the seasonal productions and scripts announced?

Generally play titles for the season are announced in June. They are put on the website and sent out to our e-mail list.  To be put on our e-mail list click on the "E-mail us" link above and let us know whether you want to be put on our general information list where you will receive information about show dates or our participants list where you will receive information about all of our volunteer opportunities.

4. How do I get involved?

Of course you can audition for a show, or be put on our participants e-mail list to receive notices about what we need. To be put on our e-mail list click on the "Email us" link above and let us know you want to be on our participants list.

5. Can I donate props and costumes to the theater?

Absolutely!  Just contact the theater to arrange a drop-off!

6. What kinds of classes are offered?

We don’t have a regular series of classes, but they are offered from time to time when our limited staff has the time to teach them.  We have had adult classes in acting and directing as well as youth acting classes.  These classes are always announced on the website and through our e-mail lists.

7. What is the age requirement for classes?

Youth classes generally start at 8 years old and adult classes start at age 16.

8. What is the age requirement for productions?

This would all depend on the requirements of the production.  If it is a show for adults we generally cast with 16 and above.  Some productions require youth actors and those requirements will be announced with the audition notice.

9. Can I participate at theaters in other communities outside of my own?

Certainly. There are several other Family and MWR theaters in Germany.  The closest would be Wiesbaden, Kaiserslautern and Ansbach.

10. Who is eligible to participate/volunteer?

Our participants include Active Duty Military members, their Families, Civilian Employees, their Families, as well as Local Nationals and Ex-Patriots in the Stuttgart area.

11. How do I make a show reservation?

Click on the blue "Ticket Reservations" link on the website.  There are forms for both season tickets and individual performances.  Download the form, fill it out and scan it to usarmy.stuttgart.imcom.mbx.theatre-center@mail.mil.  Or call the Box Office Tue-Fri 12:30-5:30 p.m. to make a phone reservation.

12. How do I cancel a show reservation?

Simply call or e-mail the theater in advance of the performance.

13. What are the show prices? Are there discounts for certain shows? Are there season tickets available?

Ticket prices are $17 for adults and $15 for students for musicals and $15 for adults and $13 for students for Plays. Students are Children and anyone attending school.

14. Is your theater facility handicap accessible?

Yes, there is a ramp leading to the lobby from the street and a ramp from the lobby to theater auditorium.  We have limited availability for wheelchair seating.

15. Can I rent theater space or equipment for personal use?

We do have a limited number of costumes available for rental, including Santa suits. We do not have any other theatrical equipment (lighting, etc.) available.  The theater is always in use and not available for rental.