Welcome to the Royal Theatre’s 40th Season
Welcome to the 40th Season of the Royal Theatre in Versailles! Thanks to the vision and hard work of a group of volunteers way back in the ‘80s, a building on its way to ruin was rescued, renovated, and received new life as a hub of creativity and community.
Ever since, the Royal has been a place for friends and family to gather to participate in or watch live theatre, musical groups, comedy, and even the occasional movie.
Those who gather here quickly become part of the Royal Family, and once family, always family. We look forward to seeing all of our regulars back in their seats this year, and can’t wait to meet new friends, both on stage and off.
The Royal Arts Council board has a great lineup planned, as well as some special activities sprinkled throughout the season.
We’re kicking things off with a showing of Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark, a film that is also celebrating its 40th anniversary. The showing is scheduled 7 p.m. Saturday, July 31 at the Royal. Admission is free, although we will be accepting donations at the door to cover the licensing fee. We will also be selling our regular concessions of popcorn, candy, soda, and water.
The 2021-2022 season lineup is:
• July 27, 2021 – Free Lake Area Community Orchestra Concert
• Sept. 11, 2021 – Longhorn, a Comedy Show
• Sept. 30, Oct 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2021 – Mamma Mia; Apple Festival Musical
• Nov. 6, 2021 – Bill Forness, Johnny Cash Tribute
• Dec. 10, 11, 12, 2021, The Nutcracker
• Jan. 22, 2022, 5th Annual Show Us Your Talent Show
• March 10, 11, 12, 13, 2022 – Clue, the Musical (this is a reboot for the weekend we had to cancel due to Covid!)
• April 23, 2022 – Liberty Jazz Band Concert
• May 12, 13, 14, 15, 2022 – Cheaper By the Dozen play
• June 24, 25, 26, 2022 – Children’s Theatre Workshop Performance (title TBD)
Season tickets are on sale now! Give me a call at the theatre, 573-378-6226, and we can get you set up. Season tickets are $80 for adults and $40 for Child/Student seats.
Office hours are 2 to 5 p.m. weekdays, except Thursday, which is 2 to 4 p.m.
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