The Little Red Hen Theatre: Our History

 
Roald Dahl's James & The Giant Peach

Roald Dahl's James & The Giant Peach

July 2020

Nana's Naughty Knickers

Nana's Naughty Knickers

May 2020

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY

December 2019

TARZAN

TARZAN

July 2019

THE ODYSSEY

THE ODYSSEY

March 2019

Wrong Chimney

Wrong Chimney

November 1999

Star Door

Star Door

March 1997

Rumors

Rumors

March 1993

The Ransom of Red Chief

The Ransom of Red Chief

March 1998

Nunsense

Nunsense

July 1997

Nobody Sleeps

Nobody Sleeps

February 2004

Music Man

Music Man

August 1999

The Nerd

The Nerd

April 2002

Everybody Loves Opal

Everybody Loves Opal

March 2001

I Do! I Do!

I Do! I Do!

August 1993

Lost Elevator

Lost Elevator

February 2004

Greater Tuna

Greater Tuna

July 1997

On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond

November 2002

Farndale Murder

Farndale Murder

November 1998

Farndale Christmas

Farndale Christmas

November 1996

Ethel & Albert

Ethel & Albert

August 2001

Dead Man

Dead Man

March 1996

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

November 1993

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

January 2003

Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus

November 2000

100 Lunches

100 Lunches

July 1998

Arsenic & Old Lace

Arsenic & Old Lace

March 1994

Annie

Annie

August 1996

Belles

Belles

April 1999

 

In the summer of 1992 our first presentation, The Hobbit, was performed in our old nest. Volunteers had worked for months finding a space, cleaning the building, building a stage, auditioning and rehearsing. Rave reviews encouraged the local thespians, and the Little Red Hen Theatre continued!


Casts have been large and small; musicals and adult dramas have been presented. Audiences have enjoyed old favorites and new styles of presentations. Sets have been simple; sets have revolved. Through the years, though, one aspect of LRHT has remained constant — the volunteers!


Volunteers helped build our sets and props, ran lights and sound, directed shows, acted and sang, seated our guests, and spiffed up our nest for company. Volunteers worked with makeup and hair. They sewed costumes and props; they organized shoes. Volunteers sold tickets and folded programs. They found just the perfect props for the plays.

Then, when the coop began to droop, volunteers emptied our old nest and stored things while the new theatre was being constructed. Without all the volunteers, we could not have moved everything back into our new nest in the spring of 2005 and presented such a wonderful opening show that summer.

Because of the gifts of time from volunteers and gifts of money from generous supporters, the Little Red Hen Theatre is alive and eager to showcase the awesome talent that exists in this corner of the world.

Join us as a volunteer, as a supporter, as a patron; be a part of the future of fine arts in Northeast Nebraska.


You'll be glad you did!