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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 $20
Students $15
Plays 
Adults $18
Students $13
Youth Productions & One-Acts
Adults $10
Students $8

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

2023-2024 Theatre Season

 

 

BLITHE SPIRIT
By Noël Coward
Directed by Sarah Viola
Assistant Director – Autumn Mann

PERFORMANCES:
October 20, 21, 27, 28 and November 3 & 4, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
October 29 and November 5, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

 

A smash comedy hit in London and New York, this much-revived classic concerns fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, who has remarried but finds himself haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, Elvira. Clever, insistent, and well aware of Charles' shortcomings, Elvira is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” the eccentric and flighty Madame Arcati. As everyone's personalities clash, Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed. She “passes over” and joins Elvira, allowing the two “blithe spirits” to haunt the hapless Charles into comical perpetuity.

“A highly efficient laugh machine... Can still keep an audience in a state of tickled contentment.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Ticket Sales Begin:  October 10 at 12:30 p.m.

 

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II,
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crous
Directed by Janelle Manske
Musical Direction by Alan Buxkemper

 

CAST:

  • 8 Women & 7 Men
  • 5 Girls (to play ages 6, 7, 9, 13 and 16) AND 2 Boys (to play ages 11 and 14)
  •  Girls must be 6 or older, Boys must be 10 and older to audition.
  • MIXED ENSEMBLE (AGES 16 and Up)

 

AUDITIONS:
 October 10, 11 & 12 2023
-Ages 6-15 at 18:00
-Ages 16 and Up at 19:00

Auditions are open to all.  No experience necessary.

Come ready to sing!!!  All roles will sing at least a little in a group!

 

PERFORMANCES:
December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
December 3, 10, 17 at 3:00 p.m.

 

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon, they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre.

Ticket Sales Begin:  November 14 at 12:30 p.m.

 

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR.
( A Youth Production )

Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall,
Tom Yohe
Music by Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall, Tom Yohe
Book by Lynn Ahrens, Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall, George Keating

 Directed by Autumn Mann
Musical Direction by Alan Buxkemper

 

CAST:
20-25 talented youth ( Ages 8 to 18 ) in 8 roles as well as the ensemble.

 

AUDITIONS:
December 4, 5, and 6, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

No experience is required.  Come prepared to sing. We will teach you a song at the auditions.

PERFORMANCES:
February 3 and 10, 2024 at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.
February 4 and 11, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.
Special Private Performance for EFMP on Saturday, February 10 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Tom, a school teacher nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV. Suddenly, the Schoolhouse Rock bunch appear in his rec room and proceed

to show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through beloved Schoolhouse Rock songs that cover a variety of subjects: math, science, history and grammar.  Memorable songs as “Just a Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly” and “Conjunction Junction,” to name a few, bring his lesson plans vividly to life.

Like the classic television series, Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR is a hip, entertaining and educational treat that shows young people that learning can be as fun as you choose to make it.

   Ticket Sales Begin:  January 23, 2024 at 12:30 p.m.

 

 

LOVE LETTERS

Authors:  A.R.GURNEY 

Production Details: A unique and imaginative theatre piece in which two affluent persons, who were childhood friends, tell the story through their lifelong correspondence.  This contact begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards.  Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters throughout their school years.  While he is at war, she marries, but their attachment remains strong, and the contact continues.  He is eventually elected to the U.S Senate, while her marriage is in tatters - she drinks more than she should and is estranged from her children.  Eventually they become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them.  However, his last letter, written to her mother after her untimely death, makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the years – physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be. 

This Production is Rated PG for Adult Language and Subject Matter

Audition Dates:  February 13 & 14 at 7:00 p.m.  Stuttgart Theatre Center
For information about the Auditions, please call DSN 421-3258 or Civilian (0711) 729-3258

Audition Details:  1 Female and 1 Male Role  ( ages 21 and up )
Auditions are open to all.  No experience necessary.
Memorization of Lines is NOT required.

 

Performance Dates:  March 8 , 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

                                             March 17 & 24, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.

Performance Details:  Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the Theatre Center Office:  DSN 421-3055 or Civilian (0711) 729-3055 ( Tuesday to Friday, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. )

or via the Theatre Page of the Stuttgart MWR Web-site.

Ticket Prices:   $18 for Adults and $13 for Students

 

I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music by Jimmy Roberts
Musical Direction by Alan Buxkemper

CAST:
 2 Men and 2 Women, ages 18 and up.  ALL Roles must Sing and Act.

AUDITIONS:
April 8, 9, and 10, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.

No experience is required.  Come prepared to sing. 

We will teach you a song at the auditions.

 

PERFORMANCES:
May 17, 18 & 31 and June 1, 7, & 8 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
 May 19 and June 2 & 9 and 3:00 p.m.

This Production is Rated PG for Adult Subject Matter

This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as “the relationship.” Through sketches and songs, the production explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, and later reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, “Say, what are you doing Saturday night?”  

 “If this show were a blind date, you'd feel relieved, grateful and pleasantly surprised.” – Newsday

 

·       Ticket Sales Begin: May 7 at 12:30 p.m.

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

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 the Director, Alan Buxkemper
DSN: 421-3258
Commercial: +49(0)711-729-3258
alan.j.buxkemper.naf@army.mil

 

 

Awards

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

 

2024 TOPPERs US ARMY IMCOM Europe Entertainment Tournament of Plays (TOPPERs)
Presented Apr. 27, 2024 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center, Clay Kaserne, Wiesbaden.

AWARDS
            
Outstanding Stage Manager for a Musical            
•    Tina Ranum, School House Rock Live!, Jr. The Stuttgart Theater Center    
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NOMINATIONS

Outstanding Set Design for a Musical            
Ed Gaietto, School House Rock Live!, Jr. The Stuttgart Theater Center    

Outstanding Set Design for a Play                
Tina Ranum & Richard Ranum, Love Letters. The Stuttgart Theater Center    

Outstanding Sound Design for a Play            
Alan Buxkemper, Tina Ranum & Richard Ranum, Love Letters. The Stuttgart Theater Center    

Outstanding Costume Design for a Play            
Tina Ranum & Richard Ranum, Love Letters. The Stuttgart Theater Center    

Outstanding Stage Properties and Dressing for a Musical            
Ed Gaietto, Cameron Anderson, Sabrina Tomola & James Earp, School House Rock Live!, Jr.
The Stuttgart Theater Center    

Outstanding Stage Properties & Dressings for a Play            

Gwen Dunham, Tina Ranum & Richard Ranum, Love Letters. The Stuttgart Theater Center    
Outstanding Technical Direction of a Musical            
Alan Buxkemper & Richard Ranum, School House Rock Live!, Jr.     The Stuttgart Theater Center

Outstanding Orchestra or Musical Accompaniment            
School House Rock Live!, Jr.     The Stuttgart Theater Center
        
Outstanding Stage Debut in a Musical            
Holden Dunham in School House Rock Live!, Jr. The Stuttgart Theater Center        

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Female Role in a Musical            
Helena Spivak as “Janet”, School House Rock Live!, Jr. The Stuttgart Theater Center    
Hannah Wheel as “Elvis”, School House Rock Live!, Jr. The Stuttgart Theater Center    

Outstanding Featured Performance in a Male Role in a Play or Musical            
Phillip Vernetti in School House Rock Live!, Jr.. The Stuttgart Theatre Center    

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Female Role in a Musical                
Gwen Dunham as “Dina”, School House Rock Live!, Jr. The Stuttgart Theatre Center    
Maria Tomola as “Dori    “, School House Rock Live!, Jr. The Stuttgart Theatre Center    

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Female Role in a Play 
Kay Hall as “Melissa Gardner”, Love Letters. The Stuttgart Theater Center    

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Male Role in a Play             
John Manley as “Andrew Makepeace Ladd III”, Love Letters. The Stuttgart Theater Center    

Outstanding Lead Performer in a Male Role in a Musical             
Elias Stanton as “Tom”, School House Rock Live!, Jr.  The Stuttgart Theater Center    

Outstanding Direction of a Play            
Tina Ranum & Richard Ranum, Love Letters. The Stuttgart Theater Center    
            
Outstanding Play            
Love Letters. The Stuttgart Theater Center    
    
Outstanding Family Show            
School House Rock Live!, Jr.    The Stuttgart Theater Center    
 

2023 TOPPER Awards

AWARDS

OUTSTANDING PLAY - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Youth Production) 

DIRECTION OF A PLAY  - Latoya Engler - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Youth Production)

YOUTH PERFORMANCE OF A MALE ROLE IN A PLAY - Simon Bingham - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Youth Production)

FEATURED PERFORMANCE OF A MALE ROLE IN A MUSICAL - Jack Christensen - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Youth Production) 

SPECIAL JUDGES' CHOICE AWARD - Outstanding Original Cabaret Production - Fairy Tale Follies (An Evening of Cabaret)

LIGHTING DESIGN FOR A PLAY - Holger Schröder. A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Youth Production)

COSTUME DESIGN FOR A PLAY - Tracey Christensen & Hannah Ohge – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Youth Production) 

INSTRUMENTALIST - Alan Buxkemper. Fairy Tale Follies (An Evening of Cabaret) 

 

NATIONAL AWARD
American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) Distinguished Merit Award presented to the Army Europe Entertainment Staff                          

NOMINATIONS

SET DESIGN FOR A PLAY - Latoya Engler - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Youth Production)  

HAIR & MAKEUP DESIGN FOR A PLAY OR MUSICAL - Latoya Engler - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Youth Production) 

COSTUME DESIGN FOR A MUSICAL – Sarah Viola - Fairy Tale Follies (An Evening of Cabaret) 

STAGE PROPERTIES & DRESSINGS FOR A PLAY - Alan Buxkemper, Latoya Engler & Berl Gale-Dana'y - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Youth Production)

 

STAGE MANAGEMENT OF A PLAY - Berl Gale-Dana'y  - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Youth Production)

TECHNICAL DIRECTION OF A PLAY – Alan Buxkemper - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Youth Production) 

ORCHESTRA OR MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT – Alan Buxkemper - Fairy Tale Follies (An Evening of Cabaret) 

MUSICAL DIRECTION – Alan Buxkemper & Sarah Viola - Fairy Tale Follies (An Evening of Cabaret) 

ENSEMBLE IN A PLAY - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Youth Production)  

ENSEMBLE IN A MUSICAL - Fairy Tale Follies (An Evening of Cabaret) 

DEBUT PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY OR MUSICAL – Gwen Dunham - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Youth Production)  

YOUTH PERFORMANCE OF A FEMALE ROLE IN A PLAY – Kayleen Meade and Bernice Christensen - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Youth Production)  

YOUTH PERFORMANCE OF A MALE ROLE IN A PLAY – Carolyn Zyla - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Youth Production)  

FEATURED PERFORMANCE OF A FEMALE ROLE IN A MUSICAL - Autumn Mann - Fairy Tale Follies (An Evening of Cabaret) 

SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE OF A FEMALE ROLE IN A MUSICAL - Erica Page - Fairy Tale Follies (An Evening of Cabaret) 

SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE OF A MALE ROLE IN A MUSICAL – Martin Jelonek - Fairy Tale Follies (An Evening of Cabaret) 

LEAD PERFORMANCE OF A FEMALE ROLE IN A MUSICAL - Sarah Viola - Fairy Tale Follies (An Evening of Cabaret) 

LEAD PERFORMANCE OF A MALE ROLE IN A MUSICAL - Dave Wilson - Fairy Tale Follies (An Evening of Cabaret) 

OUTSTANDING FAMILY SHOW - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Youth Production)  

2022 TOPPER Awards

AWARDS
OUTSTANDING DEBUT PERFORMANCE - Grant Coleman as “Hermes”- XANADU JR.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING FEMALE ROLE IN A PLAY - Kristen Bailey as "Princess Dragomiroff" - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING MALE ROLE IN A PLAY - Martin C. Jelonek as "Col Arbuthnot" - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
OUTSTANDING FEATURED PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL - Robert Munson as "Zeus” - XANADU JR.
OUTSTANDING YOUTH MALE ROLE IN A MUSICAL - Caspian Waner as “Danny" - XANADU JR.
SPECIAL ADJUDICATORS' CHOICE AWARD - SGT John Stack and Autumn Mann for the Outstanding Creativity for the Pegasus – XANADU JR.

NATIONAL AWARD
2022 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY THEATRE (AACT) SPOTLIGHT AWARD - Laurel Cooney for writing a play for ZOOM during the COVID-19 Pandemic


NOMINATIONS:
OUTSTANDING HAIR AND MAKEUP DESIGN FOR A PLAY OR MUSICAL - Cast of XANADU Jr.OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN FOR A MUSICAL - Ann-Marie Herrera for XANADU JR.
OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN FOR A MUSICAL - Allison Harrison for XANADU JR.
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN FOR A PLAY - Holger Schröder for MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
OUTSTANDING STAGE PROPERTIES & DRESSINGS FOR A PLAY - Richard Roberts, Tracy Christensen & Ann-Marie Herrera for MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
OUTSTANDING STAGE PROPERTIES & DRESSINGS FOR A MUSICAL - Cast of Xanadu Jr.
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY - Autumn Mann for XANADU JR.
OUTSTANDING STAGE MANAGEMENT OF A PLAY - Tina Ranum for MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
OUTSTANDING STAGE MANAGER FOR A MUSICAL - Richard Ranum for XANADU JR.
OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN FOR A PLAY – Ed Gaietto, Richard Roberts for MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
OUTSTANDING MUSICAL DIRECTION - Alan Buxkemper for XANADU JR.
OUTSTANDING DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL – Autumn Mann, SGT John Strack for XANADU JR.
OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE OF A PLAY - Cast of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE IN A MUSICAL - Cast of XANADU JR.
OUTSTANDING DEBUT PERFORMANCE - Elizabeth Zyla in XANADU JR.
OUTSTANDING DEBUT PERFORMANCE - Mara Knudsen in XANADU JR.
OUTSTANDING CHORUS MEMBER IN A MUSICAL - Carson Britten in XANADU JR.
OUTSTANDING CHORUS MEMBER IN A MUSICAL - Elizabeth Zyla in XANADU JR.
OUTSTANDING MILITARY PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY - Lt Meadow J. Jackson in MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
OUTSTANDING FEATURED PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL - Carson Britten in XANADU JR.
OUTSTANDING YOUTH MALE ROLE IN A MUSICAL - Eli Pancoast in XANADU JR.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING FEMALE ROLE IN A PLAY - Stefanie Hoerz in MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING FEMALE ROLE IN A PLAY - Allison Harrison in MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
OUTSTANDING LEAD FEMALE ROLE IN A PLAY - Michele Elmore in MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
OUTSTANDING LEAD MALE ROLE IN A PLAY - Ed Gaietto in MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
OUTSTANDING FAMILY SHOW - XANADU JR.
 

2020 TOPPER Awards
Announced on 20 Dec. 2020

AWARDS
OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN FOR A MUSICAL - Alan Buxkemper & Richard Roberts - The Hello Girls
OUTSTANDING STAGE PROPERTIES & DRESSINGS FOR A PLAY - Richard Roberts - Aesop's Foibles 
OUTSTANDING ORCHESTRA OR MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT - The Hello Girls
OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTOR - Alan Buxkemper - The Hello Girls
OUTSTANDING YOUTH PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY - Katia Sikorski as 'The Tortoise' in Aesop’s Foibles
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL - Denise Woodmansee as ‘Grace’ in The Hello Girls
OUTSTANDING MILITARY PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL - CPT Andrew Yacovone as ‘Matterson and other roles’ in The Hello Girls

OTHER NOMINATIONS
 OUTSTANDING HAIR & MAKEUP DESIGN FOR A PLAY OR MUSICAL - Jacquelin Drivas - Aesop's Foibles
OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN FOR A PLAY - Jennifer Culak - Aesop's Foibles
OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN FOR A PLAY - Ed Gaietto & Richard Roberts - Aesop’s Foibles
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN FOR A PLAY –Holger Schroeder - Aesop’s Foibles
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY - Kira Dominique Lenz - The Hello Girls
OUTSTANDING STAGE MANAGER OF A PLAY - Richard Ranum - Aesop’s Foibles 
OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION FOR A PLAY - Alan Buxkemper - Aesop’s Foibles
OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE IN A MUSICAL - The Hello Girls 
OUTSTANDING YOUTH PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY - Erin Paige Whitten as The Stage Manager' in Aesop’s Foibles
OUTSTANDING FEATURED PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY - Lina Aquirre in Aesop’s Foibles 
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL - Tracy Coffee as ‘Bertha’  & Laurel Cooney as ‘Suzanne’ in The Hello Girls
 OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL - Martin C. Jelonek as ‘Riser’ in The Hello Girls 
OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL - Richard Roberts for The Hello Girls 
 2020 TOPPERS ‘OUTSTANDING’ FAMILY SHOW - Aesop’s Foibles 
 2020 TOPPERs ‘Outstanding’ Musical - The Hello Girls

2020 TOPPERS JUDGES' CHOICE AWARD - Jenna Turner, Marc Cabé & the Stuttgart Theatre Center for Original Youth Script - Aesop’s Foibles
 
2020 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY THEATRE SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS - Richard Roberts 
 


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

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 season tab on the webpage. 

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 16-18 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 are 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 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 $20 for adults and $15 for students for musicals and $18 for adults and $13 for students for Plays..  Youth productions are $10 for adults and $8 for students.  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 costumes for personal use?

We do have a limited number of costumes available for rental, including Santa suits.

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