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Musical with songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Taylor, and others

Based on the works of Studs Terkel, with a book by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso 

Directed by Steve Scott

Musical Director Andrew Flasch

August 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and Sept. 1, 6, 7, 8

Performances on Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST


Based on the book by the late Chicago journalist, Studs Terkel, Working is a revised version of the Tony Nominated musical Working and includes new songs, by Lin-Manuel Miranda (of Hamilton fame), James Taylor and others. This high-energy, toe-tapping musical explores a day in the life of several characters in their various careers.

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A Comedy/Murder Mystery by Anthony Herrera & Will Osbourne   

Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner


May 31 and June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16

Performances are Friday/Saturdays 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

If comedy playwright, Noel Coward, and mystery writer, Agatha Christie, collaborated they would have written this captivating comedy. This captivating play takes audiences to an isolated island off the Mississippi gulf coast where Hamilton, a power-hungry film producer/director, proves he will stop at nothing to kill off the insufferable star actor of his multi-million-dollar film. Hamilton enlists the support of his writer to plot a suicide scene which results in the star's demise. The only witness to the murder is Hamilton's wife. All goes as planned until a wily, eccentric sheriff unearths one surprise after another. This riveting mystery/comedy will keep audiences guessing to the end. 



A Drama by Jon Robin Baitz 

Directed by Susan Padveen


June 28, 29, 30 and July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14

Performances are Friday/Saturdays 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST


This smart, entertaining play explores family dynamics when prodigal daughter, Brooke, returns home to share her imminent book release. Her book chronicles events surrounding her late brother’s act of rebellion which shattered more than lives. Desperate to keep her book shelved forever, Brooke’s high-profile, conservative parents (best friends of Ronald and Nancy Reagan) agonize before unfolding the true details of a tragic wound they don't want reopened. Brooke’s often inebriated aunt and sarcastic younger brother add a healthy dose of family discord to this play. Other Desert Cities premiered at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater and played to sold-out houses.



Rogers & Hammerstein

A Musical In-Concert

Directed by Andrew Holtz

Musical Direction by Andrew Holtz

July 26, 27, 28 - One Weekend Only!
Performances on Friday/Saturday at 7PM & Sunday 2 PM CST

Presented in-concert, this award-winning classic musical tells the heartwarming story of an American nurse stationed on a South Pacific island during World War II, who falls in love with a middle-aged expatriate French plantation owner. The story is told through crowd favorite tunes including "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair," "Younger in Springtime," "Bali Ha'i," "There Is Nothing Like a Dame," "Younger Than Springtime," "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy," and more. South Pacific won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950 and ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Libretto. It is the only musical production to win Tony Awards in all four acting categories. Join us on July 27 for our Annual FUNraiser! All Concert Tickets $20.

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August 2, 3, 9, 10

All performances at 11 AM CST
$5 Children/$10 Adults (Included in Season Ticket Pass)

This wacky, spicy twist on a fairy-tale favorite follows Hansel Jo and Gretel Lou as they journey into the Louisiana Bayou in search of a legendary long-lost pirate treasure. But beware, deep in the Everglades lives Badweena the Swamp Witch and her wacky alligator henchmen. They have a certain taste for…well, come see the show and you’ll find out! Don’t miss this down-home, foot-stompin’ romp through the swamp!

Music and Lyrics by Julie Shannon

Theatre for Young Audiences and the Young-at-Heart

Adapted by Mark A. Pence, 


Directed by Roberto Sanchez




Friday, August 2nd - One Night Only!

Friday 7 PM CST
All tickets $20 (included in Season Ticket Pass)


For one night only, Dunes Summer Theatre welcomes Nashville-based Singer/Songwriter and heart throb, Andrew Salgado, to the stage. Andrew has performed with Carrie Underwood and co-written songs for Toby Keith, Darryl Worley, Clint Black, Brian Wilson, Kacey Musgraves, and others. In 2019, his song "Back Home" was placed in the feature film, Heavens to Betsy 2, which Woman's Day Magazine named one of the Top 10 Christian Films to See in 2019. Andrew is currently being showcased on the nationally-aired PBS special, Songs at the Center, and has been featured extensively on WGN, ABC, and NBC.      Click here to watch a video of Andrew!  

Live, In-Concert!



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A Musical Drama by John Gray & Eric Peterson
Directed by John Green

Musical Direction by Jeff Otto

New Date so we may honor Veterans and Service Members

May 22 through May 31

Performances on Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

Veterans and Active Service Members $10

This musical drama with a comedic heart tells the story of World War I Canadian ace fighter pilot, Billy Bishop. First assigned to fight in the muddy trenches, Bishop quickly becomes frustrated. In July of 1915, after watching a Royal Flying Corps aircraft return from a mission, Bishop reportedly said, "I'll bet you don't get any mud or ‘horse pucky’ on you up there. If you die, at least it would be a clean death.” He was soon transferred to the RFC. His subsequent no-holds-barred missions soon earn him the temporary honor of being the highest scoring ace in the RFC, second only to his nemesis, Germany's Red Baron. Mike Nichols directed this original two-man show in the New York production.

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