2022 Season

Ennis Public Theatre is proud to bring some of the best productions to Ellis County.

We love your children and have two shows a year that are suitable for children under 5 and lap babies to attend - our Summer Musical and our Christmas show. Please check the individual show ratings below for content and age-appropriateness.

Sound of Music 4x4 for season page

Thursday, Friday and Saturday @ 7:30 pm
Sunday @ 2:30 pm


February 17 - 27

The Sound of Music

Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp

This beloved musical tells the tale of young postulant Maria, whose free spirit has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of the abbey.

Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, laughter and music. In the process, Maria wins the hearts of all seven children – and their widower father, Captain Von Trapp.

Weekend Comedy 4x4 for season page

Thursday, Friday and Saturday @ 7:30 pm
Sunday @ 2:30 pm


March 24 - April 3

Weekend Comedy

By Sam Bobrick

Hilarity ensues when middle-aged married couple Peggy and Frank, who have plans to rekindle their fizzling connection with a weekend away, are interrupted by 20-somethings Jill and Tony. Finding they’ve all been wrongfully promised the same cabin and realizing both couples are stubbornly determined to stay, the four enter into a clash of generations and self-realization.

The script is filled with laughter and perceptive looks at aging, marriage, and happiness.

PG-13: Adult situations and language

Guess Whos Coming for season page

Staged Reading May 14th

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Adapted for the stage by Todd Kreidler
From the Oscar-winning screenplay by William Rose

In this fresh stage adaptation of the iconic film, it’s 1967 and a progressive white couple’s proud liberal sensibilities are tested when their daughter brings her black fiance home to meet them. But they aren’t the only ones with concerns about the match. Soon a multi-family clash of racial and generational differences sweep across the Draytons’ idyllic San Francisco terrace.

With humor and insight, this play begins a conversation sure to continue at dinner tables long after the curtain comes down.

PG-13: Strong language and subject matter

Matilda Jr 4x4 for season page

Thursday and Friday   @ 7:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday @ 2:00 pm                                            Monday and Tuesday @ 7:00 PM


June 23 - 28

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR.

Book by Dennis Kelly
Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence...and special powers! She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey.

Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Parental Guidance: The theme of the show is kids learning to resist and retaliate after being treated terribly by authority figures, including Matilda’s parents and the principal at the school.

Book Club Play 4x4

Thursday, Friday and Saturday @ 7:30 pm
Sunday @ 2:30 pm




August 11 - 21

The Book Club Play

By Karen Zacarías

Loads of laughter and literature collide in this smart hit play about books and the people who love them.

When the members of a devoted book club become the subjects of a documentary film and accept a provocative new member, their long-standing group dynamics take a hilarious turn.

This delightful reflection on contemporary culture renders side-splitting results when friends start reading between the lines!

Adult situations, sexual dialogue and mild profanity.

Clue 4x4

Thursday, Friday and Saturday @ 7:30 pm
Sunday @ 2:30 pm



October 13 - 23

Clue On Stage

Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn
Written by Sandy Rustin
Additional Material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price
Based on the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture
Based on the Hasbro board game CLUE
Original Music by Michael Holland

It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well...dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist!

PG-13: Adult themes and innuendo

Santa Claus is Comin 4x4 for season page

Thursday, Friday and Saturday @ 7:30 pm
Sunday @ 2:30 pm


December 2 - 11

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

Book & Lyrics by Catherine Bush
Music by Dax Dupuy

Pepper McGee can sing like an angel, which means her second grade class is sure to win the coveted Santa Sing-Off.

But Pepper’s having a tough holiday season. It’s hard to hang on to your Christmas spirit when a new baby sister takes everyone’s attention. Pepper’s only hope for a Merry Christmas lies with that jolly old elf himself, Santa, who takes her on a magical adventure that changes how she sees Christmas forever.

Family friendly: All ages welcome