City Theatre of Independence42nd Season

Its our 42nd season! LET US ENTERTAIN YOU! Two wonderful musicals, a thought provoking drama, an inspirational classic and a terrific family comedy will delight and entertain you and make you glad to welcome the return of live theatre to Independence!

What’s On This Season      Dinner Theatre

2021-2022 Season

Man of La Mancha

June 3 – 12 2022
Directed by David Rogers

Book by Dale Wasserman Music by Mitch Leigh and Lyrics by Joe Darion
Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterwork Don Quixote and set during the Spanish Inquisition the original 1965 production won five Tony Awards including Best Musical. Cervantes is in prison awaiting trial during the Spanish Inquisition. He and his fellow prisoners perform a play-within-a-play telling the story of the elderly Alonso Quijana who renames himself “Don Quixote” and goes on a quest to right all wrongs in the world. The rousing Spanish-inflected score includes the classic numbers “The Impossible Dream” “I Don Quixote” “Dulcinea” “I Really Like Him” and “Little Bird.”

The Miracle Worker

April 1 – 10 2022
Directed by Nancy K. Eppert

A Drama by William Gibson
Blind and deaf after suffering a terrible fever as a baby young Helen Keller has spent years unable to communicate leaving her frustrated and occasionally violent. As a last chance before she is institutionalized her parents contact a school for the blind which sends Annie Sullivan herself partially blind to teach Helen. Helen is initially violently resistant but Annie gradually forms a bond with her and shows Helen ways of reaching others.

Over the River and Through the Woods

January 7 – 16 2022
Directed by Julia McDaniel

A Comedy by Joe DiPietro
Nick is a single Italian-American guy from New Jersey who sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is his routine until he has to tell them that he’s been offered a dream job. The news doesn’t sit so well. How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle for a job? Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. Well Frank Aida Nunzio and Emma do their level best to change his mind and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely and single Caitlin O’Hare as bait…we won’t give the ending away here.

The Outgoing Tide

November 5 – 14 2021
Directed by Mitchell Flotmann

A Drama by Bruce Graham
In a summer cottage on Chesapeake Bay Gunner has hatched an unorthodox plan to secure his family’s future but meets with resistance from his wife Peg and his son Jack who have plans of their own. As winter approaches the three must quickly find common ground and come to an understanding–before the tide goes out. This drama hums with dark humor and powerful emotion.


September 10 – 19 2021
Directed by Greg Smith

Music by Jule Styne Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Arthur Laurents
Rose Hovac is the epitome of the term “stage mother.” Her goal? To make her daughter June a star no matter the expense. Years of minor successes and failures and numerous failed marriages do nothing to stop her drive to get her daughter’s name up in lights. But when success arrives it is not what Rose had in mind. Will she lose everything at the cost of a daughter’s triumph?

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