Summer Season

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2017 Corn Stock Summer Season
Tickets On Sale Now:
Click HERE to purchase online!

All summer shows begin at 7:30 pm. 

Individual Show Tickets for All Summer Shows Go On Sale Monday, May 1, 2017

MyFairLady

My Fair Lady (musical)
Directed By Amy Williams
June 2 – June 10, 2017

In this beloved musical, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle, who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond — one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor.

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (comedy)
Directed By Eric Ewan
June 23 – July 1, 2017

The winner of the 2013 Tony award for best play is a comedy you won’t want to miss!  Christopher Durang has assembled a trio of siblings whose professor parents named them after characters in the Chekov plays that they loved.  This middle aged trio is full of resentments and regrets that lead to hilarious confrontations but ultimately reconciliations and hope for their futures.  Oh, and Spike? Well he is the latest in a line of boy toys and actor wannabes, Masha, a movie star is dating as she struggles to defy the inevitable, growing older.  Add to the mix a wide-eyed young woman enamored by all of them and a housekeeper with “psychic” abilities, who holds nothing back in her assessment of their craziness and the ingredients for a zany comedy are in place!  The playwright says he used Chekov as a “jumping off point” and that audiences don’t have to  be a student of Chekhov to enjoy this play or see themselves in the characters and will laugh along with Chekhov fans just as much.  So take a chance and join us for a fun filled evening at the tent!

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Bye Bye Birdie (musical)
Directed By Jimmy Ulrich
July 14 – July 22, 2017

When the draft selects rock star Conrad Birdie, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson, whose song Birdie was just about to record. Albert’s longtime girlfriend, Rosie, pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie will perform on television to a fan selected in a contest. The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim McAfee declared the winner, but no one has counted on the jealous wrath of her boyfriend.

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Parade (musical)
Directed By Deric Kimler
August 4 – August 12, 2017

This true story is extremely important to tell. This moment was the darkest moment in Jewish – American history and led to the resurgence of the KKK. I’m going to direct this show to be as real life as I can. This show is full of hate, xenophobia (fear of others that aren’t like us) racism, opportunists, and so on. It is NOT going to leave people with tears of happiness or hope, but hopefully it will have people looking at their own lives and how they treat others, differently. This story is unfortunately still true today, as it was over 100 years ago.

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Thoroughly Modern Millie (musical)
Directed By Bryan Blanks
August 25 – September 2, 2017

The Musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is a musical based on the 1967 film of the same name. Synopsis of Millie: The show takes place in New York in 1922. This is the story Millie Dillmount, a small-town girl who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love which is a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were entering the workforce. She is quickly mugged on the streets of New York. In a panic for someone to help her, she trips bypasser Jimmy Smith, a handsome, carefree young man. She soon takes delight in the flapper lifestyle but problems arise when she checks into a hotel owned by Mrs. Meers who is the leader of the white slavery ring in China. In the Hotel Priscilla laundry room, two Chinese immigrants, Ching Ho and Bun Foo, are working for Mrs. Meers to earn enough money to bring their mother from Hong Kong over to the states. Millie comes to Sincere Trust not only looking for a job, but also to set her sights on the company’s boss, Trevor Graydon III. Millie meets the wealthy Miss Dorothy at the Hotel Priscilla, who wants to learn how the poorer half lives. Jimmy asks Millie to a party hosted by famous singer Muzzy van Hossmere. Jimmy eventually proposes to Millie, and, poor as he is, she accepts, “because if it’s marriage I’ve got in mind, love has everything to do with it.” Jimmy turns out to be Herbert J. van Hossmere III, Muzzy’s stepson, and one of the most eligible bachelors in the world. And Miss Dorothy turns out to be his sister, an heiress named Dorothy Carnegie Mellon Vanderbilt van Hossmere, and she ends up not with the dismayed Trevor Graydon, but with Ching Ho. Muzzy reveals that to help Jimmy and Dorothy getting caught by fortune-hunters, she sent them out into the world so that they could find spouses who weren’t in it for the money. They persuade Muzzy to pose as a new orphan in town to trick Mrs. Meers, who takes the bait, is exposed as the mastermind of the slavery ring, and is then taken to the police station. Meanwhile, Ching Ho had already rescued Miss Dorothy and won her heart. At the very end of the musical, Bun Foo and Ching Ho are once again reunited with their mother.

All performances begin at 7:30 pm

Season Tickets are $80 and are on sale at the Corn Stock Box Office, by calling 309-676-2196 or online HERE.

Musicals are $22/adults, $17/students (through high school with ID)
 Non-Musicals are $17/adults, $14/students (through high school with ID)

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