DE SMET — Favorite Broadway hits through history will be showcased during the De Smet Community Theater’s production of “Broadway for the Ages.”
The show, directed by Jenni Karlen of De Smet, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, and Sunday, July 23, at 2 p.m. at the De Smet Event and Wellness Center.
A cast of 13 will perform hits from Broadway musicals through the years, from one of the earliest hits, “Show Boat” from 1926, to “Spamalot,” from Monty Python’s Holy Grail.
Kristy Hubbard will be narrator, sharing tidbits about the various Broadway hits that will be presented.
“It’s been a really fun show,” said Karlen, who will perform as well as direct. “Everything is going really well and we’re excited to perform.”
Along with directing her first full production, Karlen is also pursuing her music education degree at SDSU, with plans to graduate in December.
Tickets will be available at the door, and advance tickets are available at the De Smet Event Center.
Above: Rehearsing for the upcoming production, “Broadway for the Ages,” to be presented in De Smet next weekend are, from left, Katlin Johnson, Beth Poppen, Kristy Hubbard, Jim Thomas, Chad Cruse, Raymond Peterson, Michael Schipper, Leo Jensen, Max Poppinga, director Jenni Karlen and Tristin Grunehagen, singing “My Favorite Things” from the Sound of Music. Below: Singing “Good Night Ladies” from “The Music Man,” are, from left, Leo Jensen, Michael Schipper, Chad Kruse, Raymond Peterson, Max Poppinga and Jim Thomas. The De Smet Community Theater Production will be presented Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 23, at 2 p.m., in the De Smet Event Center.
Pictured below, Beth Poppen, Jenni Karlen, Raymond Peterson, Julie Baszler, Tristin Gruenhagen and Katlin Johnson sing to Raymond Peterson in “Hey Big Spender” from Broadway production, “Sweet Charity.”