2012-13 SEASON


Clue, the Musical

Director - LaFonna Kananen  (September)


The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Producer - Edgar Walker III (October)


Suite Surrender

​Director - Jody Rewa  (May)



2007 SEASON


The Sound of Music

Director - Warren Wentworth (February/March)


Like Mother, Like Hell

2006 CTAM Play Writing Winner

​Director - Colleen Pierce (April)


The Twelve Pound Look

Ferris Wheel

​Brights

The Battle of Bull Run Always

Makes Me Cry

The Problem  (October)


Little Shop of Horrors 

Director - Bruce Roetman (November)

2008 SEASON


The Last Five Years

Directors - Cally Redder and Ben Bookie  (January)


Seussical, The Musical

​Director - Warren Wentworth  (February/March)


Don't Dress for Dinner

Director - Dennis Janiske (November)

2009 SEASON


Beauty and the Beast

Director - Bruce Roetman  (February/March)


Nunsensations

​Director - Jody Rewa and LaFonna Kananen  (November)



2003 SEASON


Annie Get Your Gun

Director - Warren Wentworth  (February)





2004 SEASON


Bye Bye Birdie

Director - Warren Wentworth  (February)


The Make-Up Artist

The Sandbox

The Monkey's Paw

​Director - Dennis Janiske  (May)


Musical Review

Tribute to Richard Rodgers

Director - Marilyn Brill (September)


Nuncrackers

​Director - Warren Wentworth (November)


Motown Revue

Executive Producer - Rob Pwoers

Fundraiser for IHS Vocal and Drama

November 2004 and January 2005

1989 SEASON


The Sound of Music

Director - Greg Humbracht  (February)



1990 SEASON


My Fair Lady

Director - Spiro Mann  (February)



1971 SEASON


UTBU (Unhealthy To Be Unfriendly)

Director - Bill Weideman  (January)


Bell, Book, and Candle

Director - Jan McCrea  (May)


You Know That I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running

Director - Ed Jenkins (November)

1972 SEASON


Me and Thee

Director - Dave Fennell (February)


Plaza Suite 

​Director - Jim Brown (November)

1970 SEASON


All Because of Agatha

Director - Jack Welch (January)


Hip Hippie Hooray

Director - Vic Joslin  (May)

  

1967 Season


The Man Who Married a Dumb Wife

The Rising of the Moon

The Twelve Pound Look

Director - Ed Jenkins (March)


The Family Man

Director - Ed Jenkins (May)

1968 SEASON


John Loves Mary

Director - Nola Delecke (January)


Night Must Fall

Director - Ed Jenkins (May)

established 1967 - CelebratED 50 years - 2016-2017 season

The Ionia Community Theatre (ICT), a Michigan non-profit organization, has been dedicated to the presentation of dramatic and musical productions for the Ionia community.  It all started in late 1966 with a small handful of drama enthusiasts that held a series of workshops, that led to the performing of three one-act plays on the stage in the third floor ballroom of the Ionia Elks Lodge, 404 West Main Street, Ionia in March, 1967.


During the late 1960's and 1970's, ICT did a variety of dramatic and comedy plays.  The first musical "Mr. Scrooge" was produced in 1974 at the First Presbyterian Church in Ionia. In 1981, ICT produced its major musical "Little Mary Sunshine".  Since then, a continuous string of successful musicals have been produced in Watt Auditorium at the Ionia Middle School.

History

2001 SEASON


Hello Dolly

Director - Mark Dombroske  (February)


The Sunshine Boys

​Director - Warren Wentworth  (September)


Musical Review

Andrew Lloyd Webber

​Director - Marilyn Brill (November)



2002 SEASON


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Director - Elizabeth Dekker  (February)


Night of January 16th

​Director - Warren Wentworth (September)


Musical Review

100 Years of Broadway

Director - Marilyn Brill (November)



1996 SEASON


South Pacific

Director - John Morais  (February)


A Bad Year for Tomatoes

​Director - John Morais  (October)



1997 SEASON


The Secret Garden

Director - Kaye Pilmore  (February)


Move Over, Mrs. Markham

​Director - John Morais  (October)



1985 SEASON


Kiss Me Kate

Director - Spiro Mann  (February)


Night of January 16th

Director - Greg Humbracht (October)

1983 SEASON


Carousel

Director - Spiro Mann  (February)


Any Wednesday

Director - Greg Humbracht (June)

1980 SEASON


My Three Angels

Director - Jerry Bullard  (January)


Wait Until Dark

Director - Spiro Mann  (September)

1975 SEASON.


Light Up The Sky

Director - Spiro Mann  (April)


Barefoot in the Park

Director - Spiro Mann (December)

1969 SEASON


The Death and Life of Sneaky Fitch

Director - Ed Jenkins  (January)


The Great Big Doorstep

Director - Ed Jenkins  (May)

2016-17 SEASON

RUMORS

Director - Paul Kiste

(October)


Grease

Director - Amanda Hall

(March)

2017-18 SEASON

ARSENIC & OLD LACE

Director - Paul Kiste

(October)


ANYTHING GOES

Director - Amanda Hall

(March)

2015-16 SEASON

Escanaba in Love

Director - LaFonna Kananen

(October)


Shrek

Director - Emily Slater

(March)

2014-15 SEASON


Harvey

Director - Jody Rewa

(October)


Xanadu

​Director - Jody Rewa

(March)


2005 SEASON


Meet Me in St. Louis

Directors - Ben Bookie and Colleen Pierce  (February/March)


Butterflies Are Free

​Director - Warren Wentworth  (June)


The Canterville Ghost

Director - Dennis Janiske (October/November)


Musical Review

The Music of Cole Porter

​Director - Marilyn Brill (November)


2006 SEASON


The Zoo Story

Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking

Director - Dennis Janiske  (January)


Rodgers and Hammerstein

Cinderella

​Director - Warren Wentworth  (February)


Series of One Acts

Director - Warren Wentworth (September)


Musical Review

10 Years of Musical Reviews

Director - Marilyn Brill (November)


Ten Little Indians

​Director - Warren Wentworth (November)

1991 SEASON


The King and I

Director - Paul Matrangelo  (February)



1992 SEASON


Li'l Abner

Director - John Tannery  (February)


Amahl and the Night Visitors

​Director - Marilyn Brill (December)



1981 SEASON


Little Mary Sunshine

Director - Spiro Mann  (April)

1984 SEASON


The Music Man

Director - Spiro Mann  (February)

1982 SEASON


Oklahoma

Director - Spiro Mann  (April)

1977 SEASON


The Front Page 

Director - Spiro Mann  (March)

produced with Ionia Rotary Club

1973 SEASON


The Gift of the Maji

Director - Roger Gifford (December)

2011-12 SEASON


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged

Director - Warren Wentworth  (October)


The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Producer - Edgar Walker III (October)


The Music Man

​Director - Jody Rewa  (March)



2013-14 SEASON


The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Producer - Tyler Young  (October)


Escanaba in da Moonlight

​Director - LaFonna Kananen  (November)


​Fiddler on the Roof

Director - Amanda Hall (February/March)


2000 SEASON


Grease

Director - Chris Cooke  (February)


Nunsense

​Directors - Warren Wentworth and LaFonna Kananen  (September)


​Musical Review

A Disney Spectacular

Director - Marilyn Brill (November)

1995 SEASON


Oliver

Director - John Morais (February)



1993 SEASON


Guys and Dolls

Director - Dwight Pennebaker  (February)



1986 SEASON


Fiddler on the Roof

Director - Spiro Mann  (February)



1988 SEASON


Annie

Director - Spiro Mann  (February)



1976 SEASON


The Odd Couple 

Director - Spiro Mann  (March)

produced with Ionia Rotary Club

1978 SEASON


Pure As The Driven Snow

Director - Spiro Mann   (March)

produced with Ionia Rotary Club


​No productions in 1979

2010 SEASON


Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Director - Cat Sage  (February/March)


The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Producer - Bruce Roetman

(October)


Escanaba in da Moonlight

​Director - LaFonna Kananen  (November)



2011 SEASON


H.M.S. Pinafore

Director - Warren Wentworth  (FebruaryMarch)


Downward Dog

2010 CTAM Play Writing Winner

Director - Terry Ruedger  (April/May)



1998 SEASON


Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Director - Mark Dombroske  (March)


Nunsense II

​Director - John Morais  (June)


Musical Review

The Best of Broadway

Director - Marilyn Brill (November)

1999 SEASON


Into the Woods

Director - John Morais  (February)


Steel Magnolias

​Director - David Curtis  (June)


Musical Review 

An Evening with Gershwin

​Director - Marilyn Brill (November)



1994 SEASON


Oklahoma

Director - Kenrick Jensen  (February)


Musical Review 

Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Director - Marilyn Brill  (October)

1987 SEASON


Call Me Madam

Director - Spiro Mann  (February)



1974 SEASON


Parted on the Wedding Morn

The Oyster and the Pearl

A Package for Personaby

Director - Dick Tipton  (March)


Never Too Late

Director - Jean Davis  (July)


The Lion Who Wouldn't(Children's production)

Directors - Lucy Hughes & Pat Gravelle (November)


Mr. Scrooge

Director - Roger Gifford (December)