April 28th, 29th, May 5th, and 6th at 7pm April 30th, May 6th, and 7th at 2pm
Guys and Dolls JR. is an adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Its namesake ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950 and won numerous Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Frank Loesser's brassy, immortal score and witty book makes Guys and Dolls JR. a perennial crowd pleaser.
Directed by Scott Frazier-Maskiell.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for students
Note: the Wildish Theater is not responsible for Rose Childrens Theater ticketing.
Fools Haven, Wildish Theater’s resident Shakespearean acting company, stages a showcase of 14 scenes highlighting mothers - good, bad, and other-worldly. It’s a “Best of Shakespeare”, with familiar pieces as well as some surprises. The cast of 20 experienced local performers bring Shakespeare’s language to life with clarity and excitement. A narrator establishes the context of the scenes and live musicians create the moods. Matinee performances have been scheduled to accommodate holiday mealtimes.
(Appropriate for age 10 and older)
Tickets: $25 Standard; $18 Students and Senior Citizens.
Celebrating the Arts! - join the Arts Community and Springfield in celebration of the fabulous Wildish Community Theater's fantastic 10 years in downtown Springfield! More details to follow soon... tickets are now on sale for this great event and special night of entertainment to mark the hundreds of performances and thousands of artists who have graced the Wildish stage since its opening 10 years ago.
In honor of Pride Month (June of every year), Comedians Gone Wild(ish) presents some of the funniest LGBTQ comedians in the Pacific Northwest!
All humans over the age of 18 are welcome to this hysterical night of comedy and fun.
Our emcee is the always colorful and joyous 2017 SLUG Queen Eugenia Slimesworth(aka, Ivy Peterson).
Our four feature acts:
Chris Ettrick is a comedian, hair stylist, singer and photographer. He began his comedy career in 2013, studying at Portland's Brody Theater. In 2016, Chris was a finalist in Helium Comedy Club's Funniest Person in Portland contest. Chris has performed in New York and across Oregon, sharing the marquee with names like Amy Miller, Shane Torres, Derek Sheen, Bri Pruett, Gabe Dinger and Curtis Cook, among others.
Beth Pinkerton was chosen the Funniest Person in Eugene for 2015 by the Eugene Weekly despite the fact that she frequently uses her ascerbic wit to skewer what it means to be a Eugenian. Three months later, she opened for Jen Kirkman to rave reviews. She has also performed at the Eugene Laff Off, the 10th and 11th Annual NW Women's Comedy Festivals, and the Laugh Your Alz Off benefit for Alzheimer's research.
Jennifer Lanier is a card-carrying actor who was named one of the Funniest Lesbians in America by CURVE Magazine. She has been seen as a funny Homeland Security agent on the TV show, LEVERAGE, a gambling cowboy and dancing granny on stage in Portland, and a midwife/mechanic on screen in "BIG PINK." She travels with a solo show about the funny side of race, sexuality, and gender called NONE OF THE ABOVE.
Whitney Streed performs stand-up comedy all around the Pacific Northwest and has featured for Maria Bamford, Rob Delaney, Jackie Kashian, and other rad folks. Festival appearances include Seattle Sketchfest, All Jane No Dick in Portland, and the Salt Lake City Comedy Carnivale, as well as Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival both as a performer and, since 2012, a producer. Whitney hosts and produces shows all over Portland and can seen playing a feminist and potential home-buyer on three seasons of IFC’s hit show “Portlandia.”
Half of the net proceeds from the show will go to Basic Rights Oregon, whose mission is to ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.
The Wildish Community Theater is a performing arts center in the heart of downtown Springfield. It serves both the arts and the wider metro community in a stunning and intimate setting for all types of performances. The Wildish is also available for all types of activities beyond arts including community, organization and family events.