2016-2017 Show Schedule

Little Vikes Drama Camp Presents “Over the Moon”

Performance Dates/Times: July 8-9, 2016 @ 7 pm & July 10, 2016 @ 2 pm
Venue: VS High School Auditorium
Director: Marcy Horst & VSHS Drama Students

Little Vikes Drama Camp will open with Orientation and Workshops on June 6 & 7. At the end of camp on June 7, campers will be given their casting assignments for the main production, Over the Moon, and a short meeting will be held with the directors.

Over the Moon features a cast of fifty+ fairy tale characters, including a Hairy Godmother, Porky, Hamlet, and Francis Bacon (The Three Pigs), and Mickey, Minnie, and Algernon (The Three Blind Mice), Cinderella, Li’l Red from the Hood, Prince Jack, Fishmonger, and Luna the Moon, to name a few. Over the Moon is an original musical production that’s part comedy and part fairy tale, written by master storyteller and best-selling author, Jodi Picoult, with Jake Van Leer, and Ellen Wilber.

Little Vikes Drama Camp format features an environment in which children can gain familiarity with live theatre, cultivate their imaginations, discover their own individual talents, acquire vital communication skills, and learn to work in cooperation with the other members of a cast and crew. Parents and guardians are considered part of the crew and will be asked to sign up for rehearsal supervision, set construction, sewing, make-up, treats, backstage supervision, etc. Little Vikes Drama Company productions are family affairs – warm, rewarding experiences that leave wonderful, lasting memories!

Little Vikes Drama Camp is sponsored in part by ACT I of Benton County.

Mary Ingalls Pageant

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Venue: Iowa Braille & Sight Saving School, Vinton
Director: Nancy Beckman

Synopsis: “Mary Ingalls – Her Journey” Pageant is coming to the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton, Iowa AGAIN! This production has received the endorsement of the Ingalls Wilder Heritage Trust. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of an historic event, held at an historic site.

See Mary’s journey from young girl to a blind adolescent. Learn with her about her school in Iowa that would allow her to continue her education. Follow her from the day she arrives at the Iowa School for the blind through her graduation. See her life in DeSmet, South Dakota until age 63 when she died. After the show, you can walk the same halls Mary walked for 8 years in the building where she lived and attended classes and listen to the bell at the top of Old Main that rang for Mary’s graduation and every graduation from 1877 up to the last one in June 2011. There will be displays of historic photos, tools used in the education of the blind and in their daily life, and copies of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House” books in print and Braille.

2016 Holiday Variety Show

Holiday Variety Show

Performance Dates: December 2nd, 3rd and 4th
Venue: Vinton Palace Theatre
Director: TBA

December 2016 will bring back local favorite for the holiday season: The Holiday Variety Show! Join us at the Palace Theatre for a variety show that will showcase all of the talent and entertainment across Benton County and beyond.  There will be all types of acts from singing and dancing to comedy and drama.

This will be a family friendly show you won’t want to miss!


Two Lost Souls

Performance Date: January 15, 2017
Venue: Vinton Palace Theatre
Time: 2:00 pm


Vinton’s own Erin Horst returns with friend Adam Yankowy to perform a two  person cabaret show “Two Lost Souls”  The show will be a one afternoon only performance at the Palace Theatre on January 15th at 2pm.  This is a must see.




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Performance Dates: March 9, 10, 11  @ 7:00 pm;     March 12 @ 2:00 pm
Venue: Vinton Palace Theatre
Director: Steve Arnold

Synopsis:The sequel to Run for Your Wife finds the bigamist taxi driver John Smith still keeping his two families in different parts of London, both happy and blissfully unaware of each other. However, his teenage children, a girl from one family and a boy from the other, have met on the Internet and are anxious to meet in person since they have so much in common name, surname and taxi driving dad! Keeping them apart plunges John into a hell hole of his own making. His lodger Stanley could be a savior, but he is about to go on holiday with his decrepit old father who turns up thinking he is already at the guest house. The situation spirals out of control as John juggles outrageously with the truth.



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Performance Dates: May 2017
Venue: Vinton Palace Theatre
Director: TBA

Synopsis: TBA




Burnt Part Boys


Performance Dates: June 8, 10, 17, 18 @ 7:00 pm and June 11, 18 @ 2PM

Venue: Vinton Palace Theatre

Director: Steve Arnold

Synopsis: An unforgettable coming of age story, THE BURNT PART BOYS follows the adventures of a group of teenagers deep in West Virginia’s coal country in 1962. The musical is a life transforming odyssey.

Fourteen year-old Pete’s fighting to claim his past. His older brother Jake’s hoping to forge a future. With an eclectic band of friends teetering on the brink of adulthood, they’ve embarked on a life-altering journey to the coal mine that took their father’s life. With its soaring, elegiac bluegrass and pop-inspired score, this inspirational new musical finds both the streaks of light and  the heart of darkness within us all.