Royal Theatre
2023-2024 Entertainment Season

Welcome to Our 43rd Season!

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats – October 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15 2023

SoulRoot Concert – November 4, 2023

Good Old-Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas – December 7, 8, 9, 10, 2023

7th Annual Show Us Your Talent Show – Jan 27, 2024

Little Women Play – March 14, 15, 16, 17, 2024

Farnum Family Concert – April 13, 2024

The Play that Goes Wrong – May 16, 17, 18, 19, 2024

The Royal Jesters Improv Show – June 1, 2024

Cinderella and the Substitute Fairy GodmotherJune 28, 29, 20, 2024

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats

Apple Festival Musical – Directed by Stephanie Steinmeyer


This sung-through musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night the make the “Jellicle choice” to decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.


Show sponsor: Citizen’s Bank of Eldon & Versailles.

Additional funding provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

October 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2023

SoulRoot Concert

SoulRoot is a variety band that will keep you on your feet, dancing and singing along. From Johnny Cash to Adelle to Bon Jovi, and everything in between…they play it all!
Over their years of performing, SoulRoot members have shared the stage with musical acts such as Hinder, Marshall Tucker Band, Foghat, Blue Oyster Cult, Saliva, Candlebox, 7 Mary 3, Dr. Hook, Kentucky Headhunters, Montgomery Gentry, David Allan Coe, and many more.
 

Show sponsor: Wallcoverings By Design, Michael W. Cooley, owner.

Additional funding is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

Good Old-Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas
December 7, 8, 9, 10, 2023

Directed by Zaydin Cunningham and Christel Rumbo.
What if the three wise men weren’t really all that wise? What if they were just three ordinary guys, avoiding conflicts at home, who happened upon the greatest story ever told?
 
 Bill, Dave, and Jimmy have had it with their women! Even though it’s Christmas Eve, and tradition dictates they should be home, drinking hot cocoa and singing carols, the boys decide to high-tail it into the mountains for a little hunting and a lot of beer.
 
This protest does nothing to improve the mood of the women back in town. Lou runs Lou’s Diner. She and Bill and have been trying (unsuccessfully) to have a baby. Barbie Jo, Lou’s head waitress, is married to Dave, and they have kids, but Dave’s not interested in family this year. Darlene, the most beautiful girl in three counties is dating Jimmy, but while she’s ready to settle down, Jimmy can’t stand the idea of “commitment”. It’s gonna take a Christmas miracle to get these redneck families back together! Thank God one just came to town.

Show sponsor: Dear Dental, David & Sharon Dear.

Additional funding is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.


7th Annual Show Us Your Talent Show
January 27, 2024

Your friends and neighbors take to the Royal Stage to show what they can do.


Singing, dancing, instrumental, comedy, gymnastics, juggling, and anything else can be family-friendly and entertaining.

Show sponsor: Citizen’s Against Domestic Violence

Additional funding is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

Little Women Play
March 14, 15, 16, 17, 2024

Your friends and neighbors take to the Royal Stage to show what they can do.


Singing, dancing, instrumental, comedy, gymnastics, juggling, and anything else can be family-friendly and entertaining.

Show sponsor: Kidwell Garber Funeral Home and Granite Works.

Additional funding is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

Farnum Family Concert
April 13, 2024

Mom, Dad, and 4 children perform roots music of their American and European heritage. Influences include bluegrass, folk, gospel, Irish, old-time standards, and cowboy & Western. They have been featured at venues throughout the Midwest, including the Missouri State Fair.

 

 

Show sponsor: Co-Mo Electric Coop.

Additional funding is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

The Play That Goes Wrong

At the opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, things quickly go from bad to utterly disastrous. The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds in this play within a play to make it through to the final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!

Show sponsor: Ray Hendrickson Construction Services and The Bank of Versailles

Additional funding is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

The Royal Jesters Improv Show

Improv is a theatrical experience hwere the actrors take suggestions from the audience and create scenes on the spot. Everything is made up and anything can happen! Lots of laughs for the whole family to enjoy.

 

Show sponsor: Michael W. Cooley, Wallcoverings By Design

Additional funding is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

Cinderella and the Substitute Fairy Godmother

Bad potato salad has given all of the Fairy Godmothers food poisoning — all except Lucretia Fossilwart, scented candle saleswoman and Substitute Fairy Godmother. Will Cinderella ever get to the ball to meet her one true love?

 

Show sponsor: Bescheinen Family Furniture

Additional funding is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.