2017-2018 Show Schedule

Little Vikes Drama Camp Presents 


Performance Dates:
July 7 & 8 @ 7:00 pm; July 9 @ 2:00 pm

VSHS Auditorium

Marcy Horst & VSHS Drama Students

57 kids are participating in this year’s Little Vikes Drama Camp production, There’s a Monster in My Closet. Campers have been in rehearsals since June 5. They will take a long holiday weekend break and look forward to dress rehearsals at the end of next week. Show times are Friday, July 7 at 7 pm, Saturday, July 8 at 7 pm, and Sunday, July 9 at 2 pm. Tickets (adults $7, children $2) are available at the door.

The Monster cast of characters features Emily and her friends, herbrother Tom and his friends, Mom, six Closet Monsters, the Dream King and Queen, Toady and Stooge, Mythical Creatures including Tooth Fairy Shari, Maeve the Mermaid, Angela the Angel, Santa, Mrs. Claus, Easter Bunny, Larry the Leprechaun, Unicorny, Gramma Ogre, Pixie Pink, Genie in a Bottle, Darby the Dwarf, Nikki the Gnome, Tess the Troll, Evie the Elf, Bigfoot Ben, Daisy the Dragon, Gigi the Giant,Goody Witch, and 13 Dreamweaver Sprites.

Camp Coordinator Marcy Horst is grateful for directing assistance from April Ahrenholz, Celia Turner, Lindsey Miller, Brittany Grendler, David Steele, and Olivia Coder, and choreographers Emma and Gracie Horst.

Make time to see this colorful, funny, and touching musical! So much talent packed in these young bodies!

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


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Performance Dates:
September 8, 9 & 10

The Palace Theater- Vinton, IA

Joan Cooling-Noeller  & Alexander Vasquez

Leapin’ Lizards! ACT1 of Benton County is pleased to announce the reprise of the famous musical ANNIE! First staged by ACT I in 2003, it delighted audiences and became the top selling show in ACT I history.

Based on Little Orphan Annie, the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide sensation. Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the beloved show features a wonderful score written by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, including the Broadway smash hit, “Tomorrow”.

With a perfect combination of street-smarts and optimism, Annie warms the hearts of the audience as we witness her rise from next-to-nothing in New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who left her at the orphanage years ago. Though things don’t quite work out the way she has planned, she does manage to thwart the plans of the evil Miss Hannigan and find a new family with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his secretary Grace Farrell, and her lovable pooch, Sandy.


ACT I Holiday Variety Show- 2017

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Performance Dates:
December 1st and 2nd at 7PM and December 3rd at 2PM

The Palace Theater, Vinton

Marcy Horst & Steve Arnold

Benton County’s Chance to show us their Talents! Back by Popular Demand is the ACT I Variety Show. The Variety Show will feature the talents of Benton County Residents ages 5 to 95 in this delightful Holiday Show.New this year to The Variety show will be 2 One Act Plays directed by ACT I Veterans- Marcy Horst and Steve Arnold.

The first, directed by Marcy, will be “The Little Match Girl,” a youth One Act musical based on a story by Hans Christian Anderson.

The second One Act will be “The Gift of the Magi” directed by Steve. “The Gift of the Magi” is a classic play about a young couple unable to afford gifts for each other as they celebrate their first Christmas together.

Join us for these Heart Warming Holiday Plays; plus much more!




Performance Dates:
March 2nd & 3rd at 7pm and March 4th at 2pm

The Palace Theater- Vinton, IA

Doug Martens

THE STORY: In this deliciously funny Southern-fried comedy, the Verdeen cousins of Sweetgum, Texas — Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette — are up against the clock as they frantically attempt to produce the ultimate high school reunion before the old building is demolished. But they’ve got a bushel of obstacles to overcome before they can pull off this miracle! Their scramble to prepare the perfect event is interrupted by the exploits of their beloved Uncle Aubrey, and Aunt LaMerle.

Chaos is side-splittingly achieved! A gut-busting Jones Hope Wooten farce — and a stand-alone play in its own right — LAST ROUND-UP OF THE GUACAMOLE QUEENS is the third and final comedy in the Verdeen Cousins Texas Trilogy that begins with THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR and continues with REX’S EXES. You’ll laugh so hard you might even consider attending your next high school reunion!