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Summer Lineup Announced for Mizzou’s Summer Repertory Theatre

Mizzou’s Larry D. Clark Summer Repertory Theatre lineup for 2024 will have audiences of all ages laughing and singing along. Artist direction by Dr. Joy Powell.

Shows will include performances of the heart-warming children's classic Charlotte's Web and the entertaining hit musical, 9 to 5. Don't miss the one-night performance of Comedies in Concert featuring readings of original material.

When the curtain rises, more than 100 performers will continue the legacy of Larry D. Clark, former chair of the Department of Theatre and former dean of the MU College of Arts and Science, who began the summer theater company in 1969. Clark, who died in 2014, envisioned having professional theatre performances in Columbia. Since then, the department continues to invite Broadway professionals, such as choreographers, designers, performers, stage managers, playwrights, and directors to work alongside student and alumni performers.

“Larry Clark’s program allows students to broaden their talents through a hands-on experience working alongside alumni as paid professionals in a theatre company,” says Mimi Hedges, department chair, associate professor, scenic designer and director of production.

Comedies in Concert

Comedies in Concert

June 4, 7 p.m.
Directed by Dr. Heather Carver, "Comedies in Concert" kicks off the summer with a line-up of hilarious 10-minute plays! In tune with the LCSRT shows’ themes, the evening will celebrate all things country western with more than 100 performers, musicians, designers, and technicians! So grab your chaps and your Cowboy Carter album and mosey on over to join in the fun!

Studio 4, Tickets $5 at the door.

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web

June 12-16
Directed by Kasey Lynch and adapted from E.B. White’s acclaimed novel, "Charlotte's Web" follows Wilbur on his journey to becoming “some pig.” From the moment Fern saves Wilbur’s life, to Charlotte the spider’s miracle webs that bring him fame, to all the rats, geese, and farmers in between, this play reminds audiences of all ages about the power of true friendship.

General admission $15
Group rate $12
Family Bundle $40 for family of 4

9 to 5 the musical

9 to 5

July 3-7 and July 10-14
Directed and choreographed by Brandon Riley with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, "9 to 5 The Musical" is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s. this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

General Admission $22
Group pricing $16
Family Bundle $50 for family of 4