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Steel Magnolias performance emphasizes the importance of strong relationships

Hesston College Theatre will highlight the resilience of strong relationships in their fall play production of “Steel Magnolias” from Sept. 28 through Oct. 1. With lessons about patience, understanding and love, it is a show that audience members will find emotionally engaging. Please note: While this show is full of laughter and love, it deals […]

It's a Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Play

Performing Arts presents It’s a Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Play

Hesston College Performing Arts presents It’s a Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Play on December 3, 2022, at 7 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Church. The cast and crew are faculty and students alike with performances accompanied by Bel Canto Singers and Global Voices. This beloved American holiday classic is performed as a live 1940s radio […]

The House at Pooh Corner - April 27 to May 1

Theatergoers of all ages invited to Hesston College production of “The House at Pooh Corner”

Hesston College’s Theatre for Young Audiences program returns to Dyck Arboretum of the Plains April 27 to May 1 to stage “The House at Pooh Corner,” adapted for the stage by Bettye Knappe from the book by A.A. Milne. “The House at Pooh Corner” finds Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and the rest of […]

Summer Musical Theatre Camp - The Addams Family

Hesston College Summer Theatre will offer a weeklong residential camp for 2022

Hesston College’s summer musical theatre camp will feature a new format in summer 2022. Aspiring actors and tech crew members ages 11 to 18 will stay in the dorms June 13 to 18 while participating in an immersive production schedule culminating in a Saturday matinee performance of the musical “The Addams Family.” The weeklong overnight […]

James and the Giant Peach

Hesston College to present the well loved musical, James and the Giant Peach, March 2 to 6

Hesston College Performing Arts will present five performances of James and the Giant Peach, March 2 through 6. Music and lyrics are by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and the book is by Timothy Allen McDonald, based on Roald Dahl’s story of quirky characters. The musical follows Dahl’s 1961 children’s book, which traces the life […]

Home for Christmas - Dec. 4

“Home for Christmas” program to examine diversity of holiday experiences through theatre and music

The Hesston College Performing Arts Department will present “Home for Christmas” – a joint effort between Bel Canto Singers, conducted by Russell Adrian; Global Voices, conducted by Ken Rodgers; and theatre students, led by director Rachel Jantzi – that will explore what coming “home for Christmas” means for a diversity of people and cultures. The […]

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Theatre department to stage “Superior Donuts,” an examination of race, class, and generational issues

Hesston College’s Theatre department will present five performances of “Superior Donuts,” a play by Tracy Letts. The show is directed by theatre professor Rachel Jantzi. Performances will take place in the Black Box Theater in Keim Center on Hesston College campus, April 14 to 18. Shows on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday start at 7 […]

Summer Musical Theatre - The Jungle Book

Middle and high school students to experience staging live theatre at summer theatre camp

Middle school- and high school-age actors ages 11 to 18 are invited to stage a live theatre performance at Hesston College’s annual summer theatre camp on weekdays June 7 to 18. Led by Hesston College Theatre director and professor, Rachel Jantzi, the summer theatre camp, now in its seventh year, will keep the same format […]