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Mary Fischer

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Solve the crime from your seat during mystery theater

The audience is able to play sleuth at the dinner mystery theater “Murder at the Half Moon Club” by naming the murderer.

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Lace them up: it’s time for the ice show

Jefferson City area skaters are lacing up their boots to perform in the 53rd Annual Washington Park Ice Show Friday through Sunday.

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Scene One presents tales of two grieving friends

An original play written by Mark Wegman is the current show produced by Scene One Theatre in Jefferson City.

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Shrek chosen for Helias’ spring musical

The story about the loveable, green orgre, Shrek, is the spring musical production by Helias Catholic High School.

Check ‘Baggage Claim’ for a great drama arrival

The Stained Glass Theatre production “Baggage Claim” is the story of the De’Baquel family told in parable format.

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JCHS chooses Simon’s ‘The Good Doctor’ for its spring drama production

Jefferson City High School drama department is presenting the Neil Simon comedy “The Good Doctor” as its spring production.

Sisters save the town in ‘Southern Hospitality’

The madcap comedy “Southern Hospitality” — the third part of a trilogy written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Woolen — is the latest presentation by Capital City Players.

Annual Children’s Concert is Tuesday at LU

The annual Children’s Concert presented by Jefferson City Concert Association is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Auditorium on the Lincoln University campus.

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Don’t shy away from ‘The Hiding Place’

A drama based on World War II events titled “The Hiding Place” is the January presentation for Stained Glass Theatre in Jefferson City.

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Capital City Players portray musician Patsy Cline

The two-woman musical based on the life of country music legend Patsy Cline is the latest production by Capital City Players.

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‘Bye, Bye Birdie’ put on by The Little Theatre

The captivating 1960s Tony-award winning musical “Bye, Bye Birdie” is the January show for The Little Theatre of Jefferson City.

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Scene One play examines life in America

A play depicting American life and experiences by Eric Bogosian is the current production for Scene One Theatre.

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Journey to Bethlehem begins tonight

A 22-year pilgrimage

Capital City Christian Church, 1512 Swifts Highway, is sponsoring A Journey to Bethlehem for the 22nd year.

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‘A Christmas Carol’ brings holiday cheer to Stained Glass Theatre

The Charles Dickens novel comes to life on stage as Stained Glass Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol.”

More than just trick-or-treating this Halloween season

While some of Jefferson City’s bigger entertainment events on Halloween have moved to different dates or been canceled, one continues to grow and grow.

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Slapstick comedy hits the stage at the Little Theatre

The Little Theatre of Jefferson City will premiere its version of the slapstick comedy “Inspecting Carol” on Thursday, Oct. 9.

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Comedy-drama movie turned play to open at Scene One

Scene One Theatre is presenting the American comedy-drama “The Graduate.”

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Capital City Players put on ‘Lend Me a Tenor’

The fast-paced comedy by Ken Ludwig “Lend Me a Tenor” is a show that Capital City Players believe will snap audiences out of the winter blues.

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School, theater team up for ‘Tom Sawyer’

Lighthouse Preparatory Academy and Stained Glass Theatre are partnering to produce the musical “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”

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Home Educators club offers ‘Gone with the Breeze’

The annual spring show for JC Home Educators Teen Club is “Gone with the Breeze.” This is the 14th year the group has performed a show.

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Helias focuses on faith, tradition with ‘Fiddler’

Helias Catholic High School is producing the classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof” both as a form of entertainment and also as a learning experience for the students.

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Stained Glass updates ‘End Came in Spring’

Stained Glass Theatre in Jefferson City is presenting a play written by Mike Upshaw, who is a member of Stained Glass Theatre in Ozark.

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Capital City Players to put on Arthur Miller play

Playwright Arthur Miller’s 1947 play “All My Sons” is the current presentation by Capital City Players. This was Miller’s first successfully produced play, and it won a Tony Award.

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Scene One Theatre offers ‘Night Watch’

Scene One Theatre is presenting a mystery thriller for the first time in its history.

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Scene One offers two-man play

Written by Karen Ellison, “The Harry and Sam Dialogues” is a two-character show produced by Scene One Theatre.

‘Nutcracker’ planned this weekend

Dancers’ Alley is presenting its eighth production of “The Nutcracker” Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Jefferson City at the Miller Performing Arts Center.

Scene One offers ‘Season’s Greetings’

Megan Sappington is a one-woman force -- a suburban housewife who is writing the annual Christmas letter to friends and family.

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Calvary presents ‘Green Gables’

Calvary Lutheran High School is presenting its fall play, “Anne of Green Gables,” based on the 1908 bestselling novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, at 7 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday at Stained Glass Theatre.

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'Lockerbie' highlights human compassion

In memory of the 1988 terrorist attack on Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, Scene One Theatre is presenting the drama “The Women of Lockerbie,” by Deborah Brevoort.

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Laughter expected in ‘A Funny Thing Happened’

Audiences should be prepared to laugh as they enjoy the latest production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” presented by Capital City Players.

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Orchestra enjoys performing new set for the season

The season’s first concert for the Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra features three works — Mussorgsky/Tushmalov: “Picture at an Exhibition”; Borodin: “Polovtsain Dances;” and Poulenc: “Gloria” performed with the JCSO Chorus.

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'I Hate Hamlet' offers comedy, ghost story

Performances set for Oct. 10-12

It is still a few weeks from Halloween but Little Theatre of Jefferson City is using the spirit of the season to present “I Hate Hamlet” a comedy complete with a ghost and seance.

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Nuns4Fun comedy serves as benefit for new downtown Christmas lights

A comedy by Vicki Quade, author of “Late Nite Catechism,” will be presented by Downtown Jefferson City as a benefit to raise money to purchase new downtown Christmas lights.

Touring couple to perform at Scene One

“Shakespeare On Demand” is really improvisation at each performance. Knighthorse Theatre Company will perform the show in Jefferson City at Scene One on Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 12-15.

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Stained Glass Theatre presents ‘Miracle Worker’

The classic play “Miracle Worker” that opened on Broadway in 1959 staring Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke is the presentation of Stained Glass Theatre on Sept. 12-28. Visit

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‘Charlotte’s Web’ makes third stage appearance

The delightful play about a pig and a spider comes to the stage at Stained Glass Theatre for the third time. “Charlotte’s Web” was last produced about five years ago.

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Tragic comedy “Crimes of the Heart” hits the stage

Scene One Theatre presents the tale

The tragic comedy “Crimes of the Heart” set in Mississippi in the 1970s is the latest venture for Scene One Theatre.

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Capital City Players performing 'Dreamcoat'

Capital City Players is bringing to life the story of Joseph and his coat of many colors from the book of Genesis. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with lyrics by Tim Rice, first performed on Broadway in 1982.

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Scene One Theatre introduces play by Sam Shepard for first time

Scene One Theatre is presenting the Sam Shepard play “Fool for Love.”

Circus on tap Saturday

It is time again for Jefferson City to welcome a spring tradition: Circus Pages. The circus comes to Washington Park Ice Arena this Saturday with two shows, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Local play offers ‘Much Ado’

“Much Ado About Everything,” written and directed by local author Jane Perry, is the spring play at Jefferson City's Stained Glass Theatre.

‘Moon Over Buffalo’ full of laughs

“Moon Over Buffalo” is a comedy set in 1953 about a husband and wife acting team with a touring rep company. It is presented by Capital City Players and directed by Rob Crouse.

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Shakespeare comes to Miller Performing Arts Center

The Little Theatre of Jefferson City is presenting “Romeo and Juliet” directed by Laramie Thompson as their spring show, starting April 15.

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Play puts intensity of human nature on display

The 2009 Tony Award winner “God of Carnage” is the latest production for Scene One Theater.

Lombardi: A play for men and women

In the aftermath of the Super Bowl and the football frenzy it generated, Capital City Players is presenting the play “Lombardi.” For tickets, see

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Capital City Players offer Christmas show

A Christmas wish of Capital City Players is coming true this season with the production of “Memories of Christmas.”