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Announcing the McLeod Summer Playhouse 2019 Season

Season Sponsored by SIH

POLKADOTS, The Cool Kids Musical

Sponsored by Carolyn Wagner Snyder

Book by Melvin Tunstall III
Lyrics by Douglas Lyons
Music by Greg Borowsky and Douglas Lyons

"POLKADOTS: The Cool Kids Musical"Inspired by the events of 1960’s segregation and particularly the case of the “Little Rock Nine”, this delightful young people’s musical is a colorful history lesson reminding us that our differences are to be celebrated.  Performed in the intimate C.H. Moe Theater.

Selected Saturdays & Wednesdays, June 8–July 20, 2019 ♦ Christian H. Moe Laboratory Theater


Book by Terrence McNally
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek

"The Full Monty"Based on the immensely popular British film, the story follows six out-of-work steel workers, low on cash and self-esteem, who are willing to bare it all for a little cash and recognition. A heartwarming and raucous send-up of gender expectations and stereotypes…that takes it all off!

June 21–23 & 28–30, 2019 ♦ McLeod Theater


Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

gypsy-logo.jpgA spectacular 60th anniversary production of the play lauded by critics as "America's Greatest Musical" depicts the early life of famed strip tease celebrity Gypsy Rose Lee and her indomitable "Mama Rose."

July 12–14 & 19–21, 2019 ♦ McLeod Theater

And featuring the annual MSP partnership production with Carbondale Community Arts:


Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison

"The Drowsy Chaperone : A Musical Within A Comedy"As a die-hard theater fan plays his favorite cast album, the characters come to life in this hilarious musical spoof of early 20th century musical theater plays.

August 1–4, 2019 ♦ McLeod Theater

Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 15, 2019