Rick Dines

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

Springfield Contemporary Theatre's 2018-19 season continues at SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza, 302 E.

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents Henrik Ibsen's classic 1882 drama "An Enemy of the People," in an updated version by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, April 27-May 13 at SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza, corner of Robberson and Pershing downtown. When Dr. Thomas Stockmann discovers toxic contamination in the water used at the local baths, he expects to be hailed as a hero. But since the baths are the town's main source of revenue, the community fights to silence him as Dr. Stockmann learns there are forces more powerful than truth.

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

“It’s an epic musical—it’s really one of the great, great American musicals. And... it’s an undertaking!” Rick Dines continues his long association with Springfield Contemporary Theatre by directing the new production of the Tony-winning musical “Ragtime,” based on the E.L. Doctorow novel, tonight through March 4th at SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza.  While “epic” and “SCT Center Stage” don’t naturally go together in the same sentence, Dines couldn’t help himself: he had to get this show on the stage.

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

Springfield Contemporary Theatre will present an encore run of David Sedaris’s hilariously irreverent holiday show The Santaland Diaries December 8 thru 17 at SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza, corner of Robberson and Pershing. Sedaris’ side-splitting send-up of Christmas focuses on his brief, misguided career as a Santa's elf at Macy’s in New York. Besieged by bratty kids with overzealous parents and donning a humiliating costume, he finds that his cynical self and his elfin alter ego, “Crumpet,” are not exactly compatible.

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

Springfield Contemporary Theatre at SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza, corner of Robberson and Pershing downtown, opens their 23rd season tonight (Friday May 26) with the ultimate celebration of 1960s female empowerment: "BEEHIVE--The '60's Musical." Director Josh Inman came in this morning to discuss the show on KSMU "Arts News," and with him as SCT's Co-Artistic Director Rick Dines (more on that change in Dines' job title below), who provided a detailed rundown of the new season.

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