Stuttgart Theatre Center

Stuttgart Theatre Center

For ticket reservations, please complete form below and e-mail to [email protected]

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

OUR 2017-2018 SEASON BEGINS IN OCTOBER!

  • Season Tickets still available for purchase through the production of It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play!
  • Season Ticket reservations for It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play begin Tuesday, Nov. 14; Individual Ticket sales begin on Nov. 21!

Email completed reservation forms to [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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.

2017 -18 Theatre Season

SEUSSICAL the Musical

Music and Book by Stephen Flaherty; Lyrics and Book Lynn Ahrens
Directed by Richard Roberts
Musical Direction by Alan Buxkemper

CAST:

  • 2 - 5 MEN (Age 16 and older)
  • 3 - 6 WOMEN (Age 16 and older); 1 BOY (Age 8 - 15)
  • AN ENSEMBLE of MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN (8 and older)

PRE-AUDITION WORKSHOP: Sunday, Sept.3 at 2 p.m.

AUDITIONS:

  • Sept. 5 - 7
  • Ages 6 - 15 at 6 p.m.
  • Ages 16 and Up at 7 p.m.

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

PERFORMANCES:

  • Oct. 20, 21, 27 & 28, and Nov. 3 & 4 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 22 & 29, and Nov. 5 at 3 p.m.

A Special Invited Performance for the EFMP only on Saturday, Nov. 4, 3 p.m.

SEUSSICAL is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.
The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Tickets:

  • Adults:  $17
  • Students $15

Euro Ticket rates are now based on the Monthly FMWR exchange rate!

  • Season Ticket Reservations begin Oct.3, 12:30 p.m.
  • Individual Tickets Go On Sale Oct. 10, 12:30 p.m.

To reserve tickets use our Ticket Reservation Form or call the Box Office at DSN 421-3055 or CIV +49 (0)711-729-3055 Tuesday – Friday from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.
 

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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY

Adapted for the Stage by Joe Landry from the Screenplay by  Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling
Directed by Richard Roberts

CAST:

  • 2 - 3 Women (Age 16 and older)
  • 3 - 6 Men (Age 16 and older)
  • Possibly Children (2 BOYS / 2 GIRLS - Ages 6 - 15)

PRE-AUDITION WORKSHOP: Sun., Oct. 22, 6 p.m.

AUDITIONS: October 24 - 25

  • Ages 6 - 15, 6 p.m.
  • Ages 16 and older, 7 p.m.

PERFORMANCES:

  • Dec.1 at 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 3, 10 & 17 at 3 p.m.

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE is about George Bailey, a generous and well-meaning man who has become too downcast and desperate to continue living. It will take a lovable angel, who shows George what life would be like if he wasn’t born, to help him finally understand the true spirit of the holidays.

Tickets:

  • Adults:  $15
  • Students $13

Euro ticket prices are based on the monthly Family and MWR exchange rate.

  • Season Ticket Reservations begin Nov. 14, 12:30 p.m.
  • Individual Tickets go on sale Nov. 21, 12:30 p.m.

To reserve tickets use our Ticket Reservation Form or call the Box Office at DSN 421-3055 or CIV +49 (0)711-729-3055 Tuesday – Friday from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.

The minimum age to attend any performance is 5 years of age.


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BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL, A Musical Voyage

Music by Kurt Weill: Book by Gene Lerner: Lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Jacques Deval, Michael Feingold, Ira Gershwin, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, George Tabori and Arnold Weinstein
Directed by Richard Roberts
Musical Direction by Alan Buxkemper


CAST:

  • 3 - 6 MEN (Age 18 and older)
  • 3 - 6 WOMEN (Age 18 and older)

PRE-AUDITION WORKSHOP: Sun, Dec.10, 6 p.m.

AUDITIONS:

  • Dec. 11 - 13 at 7 p.m.

PERFORMANCES:

  • Feb.16, 17, 23 & 24, and Mar. 2 & 3 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Feb.18 & 25, and Mar. 4 at 3 p.m.

BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGE is a joyous and moving celebration of Kurt Weill, a cantor's son and one of the most extraordinary composers of the twentieth century. Weill's greatest theatre songs are presented in a fluid blend of music and story, spanning twenty eventful years, from Von Hindenburg and Hitler in Germany to Roosevelt and Truman in the U.S.
Greeted and ushered along by a charming Guide, audiences are invited to board the musical vessel that is Kurt Weill's rise to international acclaim. Setting sail in the Berlin of the1920s, Mr. Weill's cross-continental and international travels are described with immaculately crafted narration, surrounded by the composer's lushest and most noteworthy works – including The Threepenny Opera, Knickerbocker Holiday, Lady in the Dark, One Touch of Venus and Lost in the Stars. An intoxicating retrospective, BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL perfectly fills Weill connoisseurs' cravings and sends those, otherwise unfamiliar with his work, away from the theatre with an appreciation for the musical genius that is Kurt Weill.

Tickets:

  • Adults:  $17
  • Students $15

Euro ticket prices are based on the monthly Family and MWR exchange rate.

  • Season Ticket Reservations begin Jan. 30, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
  • Individual Tickets go on sale Feb. 6, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

To reserve tickets use our Ticket Reservation Form or call the Box Office at DSN 421-3055 or CIV +49 (0)711-729-3055 Tuesday – Friday from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.

The minimum age to attend any performance is 5 years of age.


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THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Richard Roberts

CAST: Some roles will become women

  • 4 - 7 WOMEN (Age 16 and older)
  • 7 - 10 MEN (Age 16 and older)

PRE-AUDITION WORKSHOP: Sun. Feb. 18, 2018, at 6 p.m.

AUDITIONS:

  • Feb. 20 & 21, 2018, at 7 p.m.

PERFORMANCES:
Mar. 30 & 31 and Apr. 6, 7, 13 & 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 8 & 15, at 3 p.m.

Shakespeare’s classic Battle of the Sexes re-set in the Feminist 1960s as a Romantic Comedy a la Doris Day and Rock Hudson.
Before her younger sister can get married, headstrong and fiery-tongued Kate must have a husband. Fortune-seeking Petruchio comes to town and accepts the challenge, but his attempt to “tame” his new bride results in a tumultuously titillating battle of the sexes.

Fierce and funny, The Taming of the Shrew is a rollicking romantic comedy that explores men and women, marriage, and the tempestuous journey of love.


Tickets:

  • Adults:  $15
  • Students $13

Euro ticket prices are based on the monthly Family and MWR exchange rate.

  • Season Ticket Reservations begin Mar. 13, 2018, at 12:30 p.m.
  • Individual Tickets go on sale Mar. 20, 2018, at 12:30 p.m.

To reserve tickets use our Ticket Reservation Form or call the Box Office at DSN 421-3055 or CIV +49 (0)711-729-3055 Tuesday – Friday from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.

The minimum age to attend any performance is 5 years of age.

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A COARSE ACTING SHOW! (The Original Plays That Go Wrong)

by Michael Green
Directed by Richard Roberts
Musical Direction by Alan Buxkemper

CAST:

  • 5-10 MEN (Age 16 and older)
  • 5-10 WOMEN (Age 16 and older)


PRE-AUDITION WORKSHOP: Apr. 8, 2018, at 6 p.m.

AUDITIONS:

  • Apr. 10 & 11, 2018, at 7 p.m.

PERFORMANCES:

  • May 18 & 19 and June 1, 2, 8 & 9, at 7:30p.m.
  • June 3 & 10, at 3 p.m.

The Stuttgart Theatre Center has been loaned to GAAG (The German-American Acting Guild), a group of would-be American and European actors who just can’t seem to get cast anywhere, in the hopes of impressing the audience and producers with an exciting evening of one-act plays and musicals. Intent on showing their range of skills, they have chosen four pieces that they just know will show them off at their best: STREUTH (a classic British murder-mystery), PRESENT SLAUGHTER (a Noel Coward style comedy), THE VAGABOND PRINCE (a classic European style Operetta) and their tour de force IL FORNICAZIONE (a one-act opera). 
But things just don’t seem to run to plan.

Tickets:

  • Adults:  $15
  • Students $13

Euro ticket prices are based on the monthly Family and MWR exchange rate.

  • Season Ticket Reservations begin May 1, 2018, at 12:30 p.m.
  • Individual Tickets go on sale May 8, 2018, at 12:30 p.m.

To reserve tickets use our Ticket Reservation Form or call the Box Office at DSN 421-3055 or CIV +49 (0)711-729-3055 Tuesday – Friday from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.


The minimum age to attend any performance is 5 years of age.

 

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

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!

Café

Prepare and sell our delicious coffees and cakes.

 

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:

 

2017 TOPPER AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS


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
American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) Awards
AACT 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 AND NOMINATIONS

BEST MAKE-UP FOR A PLAY- Meaghan Rhymer, Stage DoorBEST 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

NOMINATIONS:
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN FOR A PLAY - Holger Schröder. Stage Door.
BEST SET DESIGN FOR A PLAY -Richard Roberts. Stage Door. The Stuttgart Theatre Center
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
BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY - Martin C. Jelonek (David Kingsley). Stage Door.
BEST PLAY-Stage Door.

 

2015 Topper Awards

Winners

"Working"

  • Best Musical
  • Best Ensemble for a Musical
  • Best Male Military Performance in a Musical,  LTC Bryan Mitchell
  • Best Stage Properties and Dressing for a Musical, Richard Roberts
  • Best Sound Design for a Musical, Alan Buxkemper

"Her Stories"

  • Special Judges' Choice Awards Original Music, Tonya Holloway
  • Special Judges' Choice Awards Original Music, Christopher Mazen
  • Best Sound Design for a Play, Alan Buxkemper

Nominations

"Working"

  • Best Costume Design for a Musical, Robin Baker
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, Nicole Soren
  • Best Actor in a Musical, Martin Jelonek
  • Best Orchestra or Musical Accompaniment
  • Band Members, Steffen Muenster, Felix Loewy, Greg Basgall, and Alan Buxkemper
  • Best Instrumentalist, Steffen Muenster
  • Best Instrumentalist, Felix Loewy
  • Best Lighting Design for a Musical, Holger Schröder
  • Best Director of a Musical, Richard Roberts
  • Best Stage Properties and Dressing for a Musical, Richard Roberts
  • Best Sound Design for a Musical, Alan Buxkemper
  • Best Musical Director, Alan Buxkemper

"Her Stories"

  • Best Play
  • Best Ensemble for a Play
  • Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play, Jevon Johnson   
  • Best Debut Performance in a Play, Darian Buchannon Mathis

2014 Festival of One-Act Plays

3rd Place Best Stage Manager: Richard Ranum, USAG Stuttgart Theater Center “Ciao, Baby”

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).

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: entire cast (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"

Winners

  • 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"

Winner: 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

2010 European Topper Awards for Stuttgart Theatre Center

Comedy

Winner

  • 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: Eyse Austin
  • Best Supporting Actress: Holly Brimberry
  • Best Featured Role: Kinkaid Wentworth
  • 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: Danief Ruf
  • Best Props: Rafal Daszkowski and Richard Roberts
  • Best Costumes

Drama (3 awards and 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 as Honza
"I Never Saw Another Butterfly"

2nd Place, Best Teen Ensemble
"I Never Saw Another Butterfly"

3rd Place, Best Technical Achievement
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"
  • Best Hair and Wig Design: Barb Heidt, Deb Stevens for "A Midsummer Nights Dream"
  • Best Costume Design for a Comedy: "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"
  • Best Lighting Design for a Comedy: Holger Schröder for "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"
  • Best Sound for a Drama: Ron Paoletti for "The Mousetrap"
  • Best Set Design for a Comedy: Barb Heidt, Richard Roberts, Deb Stevens for "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"

Performance Awards

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

Nominations

  • Best Costume Design for a Drama: Sparks Moeller, Jennifer Vollmer, "The Mousetrap"
  • Best Lighting Design for a Drama:Holger Schröder, "The Mousetrap"

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.

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 [email protected].  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.