Gretchen Teague

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Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents the 2018 Missouri Solo Play Festival at SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza (corner of Pershing & Robberson) throughout the month of January, with plays about four great women running in repertory.  The first play in the festival is "Walking Toward America" by Sandra Asher, adapted from the memoirs of Ilga Vise, longtime Springfield resident (and one of the interviewers on the League of Women Voters' Monday-morning KSMU program "Making Democracy Work").  Following that is "I'll Eat You First: A Chat with Sue Mengers" by John Logan, which depicts t

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Springfield Contemporary Theatre at SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza presents "Accidental Death of an Anarchist" June 30-July 16. A bank gets bombed, a suspect dies in custody, and the police inquiry turns into... a masterpiece of comedy? Dario Fo's political farce, "Accidental Death of an Anarchist," was inspired by a true incident: an imposter labeled “The Maniac” impersonates a judge who has multiple guilty defendants on his hands, causing constant chaos in a police station.

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Who but Stephen Sondheim would conceive of a Broadway musical introducing the audience to nine of the most famous presidential assassins and would-be assassins in American history?  Sondheim’s musical Assassins opens a three-week run at Springfield Contemporary Theatre’s SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza (corner of Jefferson and Pershing downtown) September 16-October 9.  Directing the production is Gretchen Teague, with musical direction by Alex Huff, conducting what Rick Dines of SCT describes as “the largest orchestra we’ve had since the last Sondheim we did, Sweeney Todd.”

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Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents the tender, funny and uplifting musical "The Spitfire Grill" at SCT Center Stage in the Wilhoit Building (corner of Pershing and Robberson) July 11-27 at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sundays July 13, 20 & 27 all at 2:00pm. Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff.