Welcome to Our 2019 Season!
Ennis Public Theatre is proud to bring some of the best productions to Ellis County.
January 25 - February 10
The Marvelous Wonderettes
by Roger Bean
This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits. The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane!
March 22 - April 7
by Michael Frayn
Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On.
Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
May 17 - June 2
The Premature Corpse
by Mike Johnson
This masterfully plotted show has so many twists and turns. On the surface, it's a ”love triangle" tale. State's witness Evan Jorris, is under government protection after testifying against the mob. His wife, Francine, along with her lover, contrives to do away with her husband. They are confident that everyone will logically assume that the mob did the deed and never suspect them; however, all is not what it seems.
June 28 - July 7
Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR
adapted by David Simpatico
Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR is a fast-paced take on the classic tale. Ages 6 - 18.
August 9 - 25
Exit the Body
by Fred Carmichael
A mystery writer rents a New England house that is the rendezvous point for some jewel thieves. A body found in the closet promptly disappears only to be succeeded by another. The hunt for the jewels reaches a climax at 2 a.m. when four couples unknown to each other turn up to search. This comedic mystery is sure to please!
October 4 - 20
Young Frankenstein - the Musical
by Mel Brooks
The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!
With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.
November 29 - December 15
A Visit from St. Nicholas
by Lowell Swortzell
On Christmas Eve 1822, Clement Clarke Moore's house is not as quiet as a mouse – in fact, everyone is stirring.
The three children await the arrival of St. Nicholas while their mother and father arise thinking they hear intruders. Cousin Harriet enlists the children to copy the poem their father has just written for them.
How they convince their father that his verses should be shared with children everywhere brings about a hilarious, happy ending.