The Groundlings

Travel Notice

Highway 13 from Thompson Creek to 2nd Ave West will be closed to through traffic from March to December 2024.

Parking is NOT allowed on Omaha Street in front of StageNorth. The Theater does have a small parking lot. If you are able, please park away from the theater and leave the parking lot for those less able . Thank you!

The 2023-2024 Season

StageNorth Groundlings' Kids Camp is back! July 29th to August 9th, 9:00 am to noon. Liz Woodworth will be directing a performance of a well-known and well-loved book "The Stinky Cheeseman"

Free to all students ages 8 - 16. This class will be limited to 20 students. Snacks provided.

Email to register.  

Let your imagination soar!

The 2024-2025 Season

The Groundlings' Production Committee has suggested an ambitious slate of theatricals for the upcoming season. The Board is in the process of procuring the rights to produce these shows. As soon as we know that we have secured the rights, the 2024-25 Season will be announced in this space (and elsewhere). 

Previously In The 2022-2023 Season

Steel Magnolias

Written by Robert Harling

A comedy-drama about the bond among a group of women in a small town in Louisiana.

Directed by Leslie Wilson & Brooke Melek

October 12-22, 2023

Ready, Set, Play!

A showcase of original short plays ... written, cast, rehearsed, and staged all in one day!

Master of Ceremonies, Chris Smiar

November 11 & 12, 2023

Holiday Showcase

Our holiday season showcase is back, featuring some of our best local talents. Skits, songs, and mirth-making will be had! Come to the theatre and join us to get in the Holiday Spirit!

December 8, 9, 10 & 15, 16, 17 2023

NOTE the Dec 8, 9, & 10 performances have been cancelled

Special Guests

Lost In The Woods

Comedy Improv Group

Beware the Jabberwock

by Ron Nicol        Directed by Liesl Settgas

February 8-18, 2024

Beware the Jabberwock is an all kids production born of the creative collaboration of Terri Wyman, Noreen Ovadia Wills and Liesl Settgas. You will be taken to Tulgey Woods, into the fantastical land of the Jabberwock and the creatures who live there.

An Evening of Stories, Song and Improv with Jan Lee and Lost In The Woods Improv 

Join The Groundlings at StageNorth for a very special evening.

StageNorth Co-Founder, Jan Lee, will be sharing three original stories put to music. The stories will be woven together in a touching yet humorous way, based on personal journeys and insights, accompanied by accordion music.

Lost In The Woods Improv is back for the second time on our stage, and as always will surprise and delight. Anything can and does happen when they pick up a topic.

March 22, 7:30 pm

William Shakespeare's Othello

Directed by Kristen Sandstrom

Step into a world of intense drama and raw emotion with our production of William Shakespeare's Othello.

Content Warning: This production contains themes of domestic violence and strong language.

In this gripping adaptation, we confront the harsh realities of manipulation and betrayal head-on, unearthing the psychological depths of Shakespeare's timeless tragedy. As Othello, a celebrated military leader, navigates love, loyalty, and envy, audiences are invited to witness the devastating consequences of unchecked passion and deception.

Led by a talented ensemble cast and crew, our production challenges conventions and pushes boundaries, delivering a visceral and unforgettable experience for mature audiences.

Join us for an evening of exhilarating theater that will leave you breathless and questioning the nature of love, trust, and the human psyche. Take a journey into the heart of darkness with Othello – but be warned, this is a performance that will linger long after the curtain falls.

April 4th - 14th

4th Annual Sound Cheq Music Fest

May 24-26, 2024

A weekend of local music for one low price. This year expanded to include 5 Washburn venues featuring 47 area bands! 

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