Little Red Hen Theatre announces summer events


The Little Red Hen Theatre in Wakefield is gearing up for a summer of street markets, creative drama camps for kids, and a production of the Broadway musical Pippin, infused with circus tricks, magic, acrobatics and amazing music. 

“Join us” is the theatre’s theme for the summer and they are providing many ways for everyone to be a part of the magic.

Kicking of the string of events are auditions, May 12 – 14, for the summer musical. PIPPIN is a popular Broadway show with a score by Stephen Schwartz, known for the hit WICKED. The production will employ a circus theme and feature tricks and acrobatics that the cast will train on during rehearsals.

The show will be directed by T. Adam Goos with Tiffany Lamprecht as Music Director. “PIPPIN is one of my favorite broadway musicals” says Goos, “it has amazing music and a very unique story-telling structure that pulls the audience into the show”. Pippin is casting actors, singers, and movers of all abilities and types that are at least 14 years old, and one performer ages 6-10 for a featured child role. 

“We encourage everyone who has an interest to audition”, Goos said, “we pride ourselves on having an inclusive process that allows individuals of all skills and abilities to have a fantastic experience”. Auditioners should sign up in advance via the theatre’s website.

On Thursday, May 18, the Wakefield Market will take place on Main Street in Wakefield from 4 – 7 p.m. The market features small business owners and individuals selling a variety of crafts, delicious food, and other wares. Thanks in part to a grant from the Nebraska Arts Council, the Chad and Amy Duo from Norfolk will be on hand to entertain marketgoers with live acoustic music. The market is presented in partnership by Wakefield Progressive and the Little Red Hen Theatre.

Registration is open for the theatre’s annual DRAMA CAMP, which is free for students in grades K – 8. The camp meets daily for 2 1/2 hours each day, June 12 – 17. Students will learn basic drama skills, explore creativity, and work together to create a performance of the popular story book “The Stinky Cheese Man & other Fairly Stupid Tales”. The camp will be taught by drama specialist Scott Mead, with assistance from Managing Director Goos and other local theatre students and volunteers. 

Thanks to gifts from The Wakefield Community Foundation, The Wakefield Lions Club, and Little Red Hen Theatre patrons the camp is free for students. More information about these events can be found at


The Little Red Hen Theatre provides quality arts experiences for Northeast Nebraska through participation in live theatrical productions, educational opportunities, and other cultural and community offerings. For information about upcoming events call 402.287.2818 or visit


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