Theatre at West Branch
The West Branch Theatre has become known throughout the region for spectacular productions. Bringing together the talents of students with the dedication of our staff, parents, and other volunteers.
Over the years we have produced shows ranging from the simplest plays to the most complex of musicals. Some of our past shows include: Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, Damn Yankees, West Side Story, Dearly Departed, Forever Plaid, Nunsense, Les Misérables, 42nd Street, and Phantom of the Opera.
Tickets for all shows are now available at the ticket office, or by calling (330) 938-4442. Regular show tickets are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for students and senior citizens. Dinner and dessert theater pricing may vary. Please call or email for pricing on these events.
Please note our reopening restrictions:
Theatre events will be limited to 152 seats per performance with seats distanced throughout the Auditorium.
Dinner/table performances will be sat with tables of 8 and a limited number of tables in the room.
All patrons are required to wear a facial covering over the mouth and nose throughout the duration of the performance, except when eating or drinking.
The Marvelous Wonderettes
May 28-30, 2021
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7:30pm
Presented in the West Branch High School Cafeteria
Tickets $15 per person, including hors d'oeuvres & desserts.
This smash Off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy: 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 including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.” In Act II, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane!
May 5-9, 2021
Wednesday and Thursday at 6:00pm
Friday at 7:00pm
Saturday at 12:00pm, 4:00pm, 8:00pm
Sunday at 2:00pm, 7:00pm
Cast A Performances: Thursday 6pm, Saturday 12pm & 8pm, Sunday 2pm
Cast B Performances: Wednesday 6pm, Friday 7pm, Saturday 4pm, Sunday 7pm
As a kingdom celebrates its Prince’s decision to give a ball for the express purpose of finding a bride, Cinderella’s two stepsisters and their mother enter. This less-than-lovable trio is followed by what seems to be a large pile of packages, but in fact is Cinderella carrying the ladies’ ball gowns, frills and frou frou from a successful shopping spree. Cinderella, it becomes apparent when they arrive home, will have the formidable job of making the Stepmother and Stepsisters beautiful for the ball—in addition to her other jobs, which include cooking, sewing, cleaning, washing and everything else imaginable. Although she won’t be allowed to go to the ball herself, Cinderella is happy for the others. She always tries to be cheerful and never complains. Sometimes, however, she retreats to her “own little corner” and dreams of a more exciting life.
Fiddler on the Roof
February 26-28, 2021
Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm
Winner of nine Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends, Jerome Robbins and Harold Prince songwriters, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick and bookwriter, Joseph Stein. Touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty, this universal show is a staple of the musical theatre canon. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roofs universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.