Menu for “The Taffetas”

Menu for the Hutchinson Theatre Company

Dinner Theatre Production of “The Taffetas

Caesar Salad

Fresh Baked Dinner Rolls

Bacon wrapped Meatloaf Medallions

with Crow River Winery Apple-Cranberry Chipotle Wine Sauce

Home-Style Mashed Potatoes

Honey Roasted Baby Carrots

Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

Water and Coffee

Cash Bar provided by the Crow River Winery. Wine may be purchased and taken to your table.

Doors open to theatre seating at 5:30 p.m.

Dinner served at 6:00 p.m.

Show begins at 7:00 p.m.

Advance purchase only;

tickets must be purchased 24 hours before performance.

The Taffetas Cast Announced!

The Taffetas soon will be singing their way into your hearts!

Meet four sisters for Muncie, Indiana who form the musical group the Taffetas:

Ra VandenLangenberg​


Rhoda Hubbard-Anderson


Cheryl Glaeser,


Gabrielle Capello

The Fantasticks Cast

  • The Mute: Cassie Jurgenson
  • El Gallo: Raymond Norton
  • Luisa: Rachel Banderman
  • Matt: Evan Jacobsen
  • Hucklebee: Daryl Patrick
  • Bellomy: Mike Martin
  • Henry: Eddie Val Gould
  • Mortimer: Brad Burich
  • Director: Maureen Style

“The Fantasticks” tells the story of a young man (Matt) and the girl (Luisa) next door, whose parents (Hucklebee and Bellomy) have built a wall to keep them apart. The youngsters nevertheless contrive to meet and fall in love. Their parents, meanwhile, are congratulating themselves, for they have erected the wall and staged a feud in order to achieve a marriage between their willfully disobedient children.

The musical will have a six-show run, opening Thursday, July 30, through Saturday, Aug. 1, and Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 6-8, at the Hutchinson Middle School, 1365 South Grade Road S.W.

Registration is closed for YoungStars 2015.

Auditions being held for “The Fantasticks” on May 11 & 12, 2015

Auditions for the Hutchinson Theatre Company’s summer performance “The Fantasticks” will be held on May 11 & 12, 2015 from 6-8pm at St. Anastasia Catholic Church.
Enter through the main doors and check in for auditions.
Auditions will include both reading from the script and singing.
Please bring a prepared song – an accompanist will be available if you have sheet music.
If you have questions about the play, please contact the director, Maureen Style, at

The Fantasticks Character Descriptions

El Gallo (Male, High Baritone)

As the narrator of the piece, he is the liaison between the audience and the action
onstage. He is warm, cordial, and inviting to the audience, yet with darker moments. His attitude toward the rest of the cast reveals a decidedly mysterious side. Above all he is grand and must command attention.

Matt (Male, Baritone)

As a young lover, he is deeply in love, particularly with the idea of being in love. He lacks experience in the world so, while not stupid, he is naive and perhaps even foolish at times. His image of a young man in love is one of a gallant protector, meaning that he approaches some decisions with a falsified bravery that is little more than bravado.

Luisa (Female, Legit Soprano)

As a young lover, she is in love. She is in love with love, the idea of love, the idea of
being in love and indeed everything remotely romantic. Her dreams are more fanciful
than those of Matt. Because of her particular vision of romance, she deals with the world on a particularly naive level.

Hucklebee and Bellomy (Males, Baritone)

Blustery and Boisterous. Duo and team. Strong comedic timing a must. Fathers of Matt and Luisa. Always arguing and bickering, but secretly plotting together for the marriage of their children.

Henry and Mortimer (Males)

Foolish comic actors who move the action while not seeming to contribute anything of
substance. As performers their day has long past. Henry can play grand characters and recite Shakespeare, but with very little success these days.  Mortimer’s specialty is dying on stage in the manner of great adventures and melodramas.. Henry and Mortimer function as a unit and rarely appear apart from each other. They are entirely theatrical and theirs is the world of the stage.

The Mute (Male or Female)

The Mute serves many functions—setting props as characters need them, assisting El
Gallo, and becoming the wall separating the families. While omnipresent the character
must also have the ability to fade into the background. This is a functional character that sometimes interacts with the others.

2015 YoungStars Program

The 2015 YoungStars Program will be opening registration starting on May 4, 2015.

This year’s performance: “Hydrangea Albright: Comedy or Tragedy”

For program/workshop information, registration forms, and performance dates, please see the YoungStars page.

Cast & Key Roles Announced for Leading Ladies

  • Jack Gable: Joe Ruskamp
  • Leo Clark: Daniel Mattauch
  • Meg Snider: Kathryn DeBruyckere
  • Rev. Duncan Wooley: Mike Martin
  • Audrey: Karen Castillo
  • Butch Meyers: Randy Borg
  • Doc Meyers: Michael (Woody) Borg
  • Aunt Florence: Faye Prieve
  • Director: Lori Thul
  • Stage manager: Betty Ruskamp
  • Sound technician: Randy Borg
  • Set design: Peter Thul

Leading Ladies Auditions January 12-13

Roles to be cast for this comedy:

  • Leo, an out of work Shakespearean actor (British accent)- 30-40s
  • Jack, another out of work Shakespearean actor (British accent) – 30-40s
  • Meg, the single girl – 30s
  • Duncan, Minister engaged to Meg) – open age range
  • Florence, Meg’s rich aunt – 70s
  • Doc, the country doctor
  • Butch, Doc’s son – 20-30s
  • Audrey, Butch’s girlfriend – 20s

Auditions are January 12-13, 6-8 pm, at St. Anastasia’s Catholic Church. Appointments not needed.

Call director Lori Thul with questions, 320-587-9416.

Lighting, backstage, and sound assistants also needed.

Contact director or come to auditions and find out more! Being involved in any way gives you the opportunity to learn about theatre, meet great people, and be involved in an exciting, collaborative process!

This show will be performed March 19-21 and March 26-28.

2015 Line Up Announced!

Hutchinson Theatre Company is proud to present the following shows for 2015