Show History

The complete history of Stroller's shows! If you have photographs or information about a show that you were involved in and would like to get back in touch, feel free to contact us!

Year:Play:Playwright:Location:Director:Initial Appearance/Staff:

1958

Season 1

A Fantasy of the PassionLordSt. James ChurchPhyllis Manijak 
 StardustW. KerrSt. James ChurchTom JafferisDennis Cooper,Phyllis Schucardt

1959

Season 2

Seven Nuns in Las VegasWhiteSt. James ChurchJim TormeyCathy Hlavacek
 The Man in the Bowler HatMilneSt. James ChurchDr. Coyne 
 The Cat and the CanaryWillardSt. James ChurchTormey (2) 
1960
Season 3
Lady of FatimaNagleSt. James ChurchTormey (3)Mark Cooper
 Arsenic and Old LaceKesselringSt. James ChurchTormey (4) 
1961
Season 4
The Potting ShedG. GreeneSt. James ChurchDoris McPherson 
 Lo and BeholdPatrickSt. James ChurchTom Tews 
1962
Season 5
Our Hearts were Young and GayJ. KerrSt. James ChurchMary-Kate Tews 
 Papa is AllGreeneSt. James ChurchT. Tews (2) 
1963
Season 6
The Curious SavagePatrick (2)St. James ChurchM-K Tews (2) 
 High GroundHastingsSt. James ChurchRichard Roemer 
 The Murders of MiriamAndThe Old Lady Shows her MedalsW. Kerr (2) BarrieSt. James ChurchFather Jones 

1964


Season 7

Cradle SongSierraSt. James ChurchAgatha Church 
 The MatchmakerWilderSt. James Church  

1965


Season 8

Dear BrutusBarrie (2)St. James ChurchChurch (2)Grif Dorschel,Leo Cooper
 The Loud Red PatrickBoruffSt. James ChurchRoemer (2)Pat Thornton, Ron Paska, Lee Ann Stirn

1966


Season 9

The Last LeafClaiborne & BanksSt. James ChurchThornton 
 Empty and WaitingLindSt. James ChurchRoemer (3)Carol Dietmeyer
 Exit the BodyCarmichaelSt. James ChurchG. Dorschel 

1967
Season 10

Shadow and SubstanceCarrollSt. James ChurchC. Dietmeyer 
 On Borrowed TimeOsbornSt. James ChurchThornton (2)Karl Dietmeyer
 Ten Little IndiansChristieSt. James ChurchBob Kasper 

1968
Season 11

My Three AnglesSpewackSt. James ChurchC. Dietmeyer (2)Jan Doerschel, Joe Cooper

1968-69
Season 12

The Silver WhistleMcEnroeSt. James ChurchG. Dorschel (2)Barbara Houghton
 Spoon River AnthologyMastersPres. HouseDennis Vehrs 
 Everybody Loves OpalPatrick (3)St. James ChurchLeo CooperDonna Weise

1969-70
Season 13

Slow Dance on the Killing GroundHunleyPres. HouseRon Paska 
 Romanoff and JulietUstinovMATCDennis CooperPhil Weise
 HarveyChase Vic DorretDon Dietmeyer

1970-71
Season 14

George Washington Slept HereKaufmann & HartMonona LibraryC. Dietmeyer (3)Al Schmiedeke
 Barefoot in the ParkSimonMadison Christian Community CenterG. Doerschel (3)Sarah Whelan
 Ten Nights in a BarroomPrattMadison Christian Community CenterThornton (3)Michelle Marinaro, Suzanne Caswell,Laurie Clark
1971-72
Season 15
The MousetrapChristie (2)Madison Christian Community CenterL. Cooper (2)Dan Lynaugh,Mark Buxbaum
 A View from the BridgeMillerMadison Christian Community CenterC. Dietmeyer (4)Paul Armstrong
 Plaza SuiteSimon (2)Madison Christian Community CenterPhil WeiseDonna Eaton, Frank Huitt, Laurie Gorton,Barb Basteyns
1972-73
Season 16
Enter LaughingReinerMadison Christian Community Center & Monona LibraryL. Cooper (3)Georgia Ascher, Dave Jiru
 The RainmakerNashMadison Christian Community Center & Monona LibraryC. Dietmeyer (5)Gene King
 Any Number Can DieCarmichael (2)Madison Christian Community Center & Monona LibraryRon Paska (2)Mary Ketterer,Diana Smaby, Geni Smith
1973-74
Season 17
Our TownWilder (2)Madison Christian Community CenterL. Cooper (4)Ron Towle, Renee Towle
 Hogan’s GoatAlfredMadison Christian Community CenterC. Dietmeyer (6)Chuck Yelton
 Dirty Work at the CrossroadsJohnsonMadison Christian Community CenterThornton (4)Chris Damon, Jan Jiru, Diana Dietmeyer,Maria Brown
1974-75
Season 18
Visit to a Small PlanetVidalMadison Christian Community CenterC. Dietmeyer (7)Mary Lange, Bev Erickson
 SleuthA. ShafferMadison Christian Community CenterMark Buxbaum 
 Born YesterdayKaninMadison Christian Community CenterNancy A. PhippsDave Harnisch, Mike Jiru, Teddy Studt
1975-76
Season 19
Witness for the ProsecutionChristie (3)Madison Christian Community Center & Monona LibraryBev EricksonTerry Waitrovich
 Last of the Red Hot LoversSimon (3)Madison Christian Community Center & Monona LibraryCathy Hlavacek 
 Sweet Betsy from PikeFriedmanMadison Christian Community CenterC. Dietmeyer (8)David Houghton
1976-77
Season 20
The WomenLuceMadison Christian Community CenterNancy StearnsPam Hilgers
 Deadwood DickWheelerMadison Christian Community CenterD. Cooper (2)John Damon,Shirley May (Byrnes) McConnell, Betty Harper
1977-78
Season 21
Any Number Can Die (2)Carmichael (3)Madison Christian Community CenterMichelle Marinaro 
1978-79
Season 22
Pure as the Driven SnowLoomisMadison Christian Community CenterThornton (5)Eaton ??Lynan Kempken,Marlene Larson
1979-80
Season 23
Exit the Body (2)Carmichael (4)Madison Christian Community CenterBetsy Knight 
 You, the JuryReachMadison Christian Community CenterMark CooperJoel Davidson
 Caught in the Villain’s WebSwayneMadison Christian Community CenterThornton (6) 
1980-81
Season 24
The Sunshine BoysSimon (4)Madison Christian Community CenterThornton (7) 
 The Unexpected GuestChristie (4)Madison Christian Community CenterM. Cooper (2)Lee Waldhart
 The Curse of an Aching HeartSwayne (2)Madison Christian Community CenterThornton (8) 
1981-82
Season 25
Of Mice and MenSteinbeckMadison Christian Community CenterL. Cooper (5)Don McCoy, Karen Tusack, Andy Sommers
 The Curious Savage (2)Patrick (4)Madison Christian Community CenterC. Dietmeyer (9)David Lawver
 No Opry in the Opry HouseKellyMadison Christian Community CenterEatonEve Schaben, Mike Morkri
1982-83
Season 26
Death of a SalesmanMiller (2)Madison Christian Community CenterL. Cooper (6)Jose Polansky
 Critic’s ChoiceLevinMadison Christian Community CenterDon McCoyDeb Huntley,Shari Childress,John McDermott
 Spoon River Anthology (2)Masters (2)Madison Christian Community CenterC. Dietmeyer (10) 
 Because Their Hearts Were PureCaryMadison Christian Community CenterEaton (2)Tom Haig, Patty Dimock, Charles McIntyre,Lois McIntyre
1983-84
Season 27
Bedroom FarceAyckbournMadison Christian Community CenterMcCoy (2) 
 The Time of Your LifeSaroyanMadison Christian Community CenterPaul ArmstrongKevin Croak,Adam Cooper,Jessica Cooper, Todd Erickson, Bobbi Haig,Bill Palmer, Roger Rickman
 The Dining RoomGurneyMadison Christian Community CenterDebra Huntley 
1984-85
Season 28
FoxfireSusan CooperMadison Christian Community CenterDavid LawverJohn Varda, Jo Lynaugh
 The Glass MenagerieWilliamsMadison Christian Community CenterL. Cooper (7)Sam White
 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestKeseyMadison Christian Community CenterArmstrong (2) 
 TributeSladeMadison Christian Community CenterMcCoy (3)Dena Green Korsgard,Patty Forseth
1985-86
Season 29
Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy DeanGraczykMadison Christian Community CenterL. Cooper (8)Ariel Kaufman
 The Petrified ForestSherwoodMadison Christian Community CenterKevin CroakPatrick Fernan,Richard Seibt
 Don’t Drink the WaterAllenMadison Christian Community CenterKaren TusackJim Weiner
 EquusP. ShafferMadison Christian Community CenterLawver (2)Philip Strowman,Janet Ehrlich, Steve Funck, Dawn Erstadt,Joel Kapusta
1986-87
Season 30
A View from the Bridge (2)Miller (3)Madison Christian Community CenterL. Cooper (9) 
 And Miss Reardon Drinks a LittleZindelOakwood Village TheatreMcCoy (4)Patricia Whitely,Chris Baker,Lisa Weinlader
 The Wayside Motor InnGurney (2)Madison Christian Community CenterLawver (3)Carol Alleman
 The Real Inspector HoundStoppardOakwood Village TheatreTodd CovertLarry Wegger,Robert Kimbrough
1987-88
Season 31
VanitiesHeifnerMadison Christian Community CenterL. Cooper (10) 
 The Miss Firecracker ContestHenleyOakwood Village TheatreMcCoy (5)Joan Capelle
 A Breeze form the GulfCrowleyOakwood Village TheatreLawver (4) 
 Love from a StrangerChristie (5)Madison Christian Community CenterPhipps (2) 
1988-89
Season 32
Biloxi BluesSimon (5)Madison Christian Community CenterLawver (5)Kurt Boyd, Karl Kletzien, Jace Nichols,Cathy Kaufmann
 The Morgan YardO’MorrissonOakwood Village TheatreRon DaleyGreg Williams
 Who’s Afraid of Virginia WoolfAlbeeMadison Christian Community CenterCovert (2)Marty Schwartz
 Absurd Person SingularAyckbourn (2)Oakwood Village TheatreMcCoy (6)Jim Buske
1989-90
Season 33
Lone Star, Laundry and BourbonMcClureMadison Christian Community CenterL. Cooper (11) 
 The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940BishopOakwood Village TheatreMcCoy (7) 
 I’m Not RappaportGardnerOakwood Village TheatreSarah WhelanMary Conroy, Hank Sober
 Crimes of the HeartHenley (2)Edgewood CollegeMcCoy (8)Elaine Armstrong-Lazar,David Lawrence
1990-91
Season 34
No Sex Please, We’re BritishFootOakwood Village TheatreAriel KaufmanLaurie (Offerdahl) Jerrick
 All Hallows MoonFullerOakwood Village TheatreDaley (2)James Marshall
 Steel MagnoliasHardinOakwood Village TheatreLee Waldhart 
 In a Northern LandscapeMasonEdgewood CollegeL. Cooper (12)Michael Kramer,Tracy Rhys, Ellen White
1991-92
Season 35
Baby with the BathwaterDurangOakwood Village TheatreLawver (6)Pat Hetland
 A Thousand CrownsGardner (2)Oakwood Village TheatreWaldhart (2)Tracy Blaschka,Dan Marshall, Terri Scheel
 The Shadow BoxChristoferOakwood Village TheatrePatrick FernanJose Rios
 Bus StopIngeOakwood Village TheatrePatricia WhitelyJeff Knupp
1992-93
Season 36
Prelude to a KissLucasOakwood Village TheatreLawver (7)Ron Brown, David Baltes,Eric Houghton, Christopher Lechner
 The Lion in WinterJ. GoldmanOakwood Village TheatreL. Cooper (13)Jeanne O’Malley,Clair Sandler
 CorpseMoonOakwood Village TheatreKaufman (2)Calvin Bruce
 SeascapeAlbee (2)Oakwood Village TheatreRobert KimbroughAnn Barker Honchell
1993-94
Season 37
Lettice and LovageP. Shaffer (2)Oakwood Village TheatreWhitley (2) 
 Pump Boys and DinettesFoley, Hardwick, Monk, Morgan, Schimmel, WannOakwood Village TheatreL. Cooper (14)Duane Draper,Sarah Kalnajs, Jim Mars, Lars Svanoe,Alison Janssen
 Lend Me a TenorLudwigOakwood Village TheatreMcCoy (9)E.J. Subkoviak,Jackie Williams,Aaron Wardell
 Death and the MaidenDorfmanCivic CenterLawver (8) 
 Master Harold…and the BoysFugardOakwood Village TheatreJeff KnuppColin Woolston
1994-95
Season 38
Marvin’s RoomMcPhersonCivic CenterJackie Williams 
 The Diary of Anne FrankHackettOakwood Village TheatreL. Cooper (15)Anne Shapson,Ellie Perelman,Kelly Fitzgerald
 Coyote UglySeifertBrave HeartsL. Cooper (16) 
 A Stephen Sondheim EveningSondheimCivic CenterLawver (9)Kelli Clement
 I Hate HamletRudnickOakwood Village TheatreMcCoy (10)Mickey Reynolds
1995-96
Season 39
Beau JestShermanCivic CenterKelli Clement 
 A Man for all
Seasons
BoltOakwood Village TheatreL. Cooper (17)Mary Lou Rigdon,Ed Maxcy, Nate Guenther
 A Life in the TheatreMametBrave HeartsKnupp (2) 
 The Sea HorseMooreBrave HeartsDena Green Korsgard 
 TapestryKingCivic CenterBob WilloughbyBob Willoughby
 Bedroom Farce (2)Ayckbourn (3)Oakwood Village TheatreRebecca JallingsJason Fararooie
1996-97
Season 40
Death Defying ActsMamet (2), May, Allen (2)Civic CenterClement (2)Joli Guenther
 AmadeusP. Shaffer (3)Oakwood Village TheatreKnupp (3)Sarah Anderson,Jayson Fricke,Carl Cawthorne
 Buried ChildShepardBrave HeartsL. Cooper (18)Craig Jacobson
 The Sisters RosensweigWassersteinCivic CenterLawver (10)Craig Johnson, J. Patrick, Bill Short
 Laughter on the 23rd FloorSimon (6)Civic CenterSam White 
1997-98
Season 41
After-PlayMearaCivic CenterWhelan (2)Virginia Rose,Gloria (Pickard) Myer
 PicnicInge (2)Oakwood Village TheatreKnupp (4)Judy Kimball, Buck Hakes
 Camping with Henry and TomSt. GermainBrave HeartsL. Cooper (19) 
 Jaques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in ParisBrelBrave Heats &Civic CenterLawver (11)Mike Sharp, Sarah Sharp, Nick Stanton, Bart Terrell
 The Woman in BlackHill, MallatrattOakwood Village TheatreKimbrough (2) 
1998-99
Season 42
Picasso at the Lapin AgileMartinBartell Theatre
Drury
Craig JohnsonWilliam Bolz,Monica Lyons
 Our Country’s GoodWertenbakerBartell Theatre
Drury
Knupp (5)Chris Babiarz, Scott Bennett
 Tuna ChristmasSearsBartell Theatre
Evjue
Whitely (3)Ryan Bertelson, Lane Biggs
 A Delicate BalanceAlbee (3)Bartell Theatre
Evjue
Kimbrough (3)Mary Elizabeth Pasquesi
 Les Liaisons DangereusesHamptonBartell Theatre
Drury
L. Cooper (20)Stephanie Williams,Tona Williams
 Moon Over BuffaloLudwig (2)Bartell Theatre
Drury
White (2)Erin Baal, Cathy Daly Bond, Eric Straavaldsen,Lauri Roman,Shana Eisenberg
1999-00
Season 43
Speed the PlowMamet (3)Bartell Theatre
Evjue
Johnson (2) 
 Arsenic and Old Lace (2)Kesselring (2)Bartell Theatre
Drury
L. Cooper (21)Ethan Mutz, Eric Ostlund
 KindertransportSamuelsBartell Theatre
Evjue
Knupp (6)Heather Stickeler
 Sweeney ToddSondheim (2), WheelerBartell Theatre
Drury
Lawver (12)Brad Locke, Bob Moore
 Woman in MindAyckbourn (4)Bartell Theatre
Evjue
Karen PragerJohn Lockhart,Betsy Matsushita
2000-01
Season 44
American BuffaloMamet (4)Bartell Theatre
Evjue
Knupp (7) 
 The CrucibleMiller (4)Bartell Theatre
Drury
L. Cooper (22)Beth Hodges
 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are DeadStoppard (2)Bartell Theatre
Evjue
Carl CawthorneMark Hisler, Matt Sloan
 Pride’s CrossingHoweBartell Theatre
Drury
L. Cooper (23)Matt Kerr, Celia Klehr
 Lips Together, Teeth ApartMcNallyBartell Theatre
Evjue
Lawver (13)Jennifer Lecy
2001-02
Season 45
Breaking LegsDulackBartell Theatre
Drury
Cawthorne (2) 
 AssassinsSondheim (3), WeidmanBartell Theatre
Drury
J. PatrickScott Stanley, Jeremy Hill
 MacbethShakespeareBartell Theatre
Drury
Lawver (14)Doug Steckel,Andrea Norris
 A Thurber CarnivalThurberBartell Theatre
Evjue
Knupp (8) 
 The Glass MendacityMorley, WilmorthBartell Theatre
Evjue
Hisler 
 Molly SweeneyFrielBartell Theatre
Evjue
L. Cooper (24) 
2002-03
Season 46
Of Grapes and NutsArmstrong, Cooper, Willmorth (2)Bartell Theatre
Evjue
Hisler (2)Johnson (3) 
 Lucky StiffAhrens, FlahertyBartell Theatre
Drury
NicholsWendy Jones, Phil Koenig
 The Last Night of BallyhooUhryBartell Theatre
Evjue
L. Cooper (25)Sarah Karlen
 CabaretKander, Ebb, MasteroffBartell Theatre
Drury
J. Patrick (2)Andre Egli, Karen Moeller,Thomas Kasdorf,Michal Fischer
 Shakespeare’s R&JCalarcoBartell Theatre
Evjue
Lawver (15)Pete Rydberg,R. Peter Hunt
2003-04
Season 47
All in the TimingIvesBartell Theatre
Drury
Johnson (4)Fred Honchell
 Sunday in the Park with GeorgeSondheim (4), LapineBartell Theatre
Drury
Lawver (16) 
 Glengary Glen RossMamet (5)Bartell Theatre
Evjue
Cawthorne (3)Donavon Armbruster,Erik Hughes
 Much Ado About NothingShakespeare (2)Bartell Theatre
Drury
Sheridan 
 The WeirMcPherson (2)Bartell Theatre
Evjue
VardaPaul Bartlett
2004-05
Season 48
The Blue RoomHareBartell Theatre
Evjue
Varda (2)Ainsley Rowe
 St. JoanShawBartell Theatre
Drury
L. Cooper (26)Liz Angle, Caitlin Johnston
 Collected StoriesMarguliesBartell Theatre
Evjue
Johnson (5) 
 A Little Night MusicSondheim (5), Wheeler (2)Bartell Theatre
Drury
Lawver (17) 
 Clarence DarrowRintelsMadison Elks ClubBartell Theatre
Drury
Jim Buske 
 Five Women Wearing the Same DressBallBartell Theatre
Evjue
TroiaMiranda (McClenaghan) Hawk
2005-06
Season 49
You Can’t Take It With YouHart (2), Kaufman(2)Bartell Theatre
Drury
TroutLisa Bozek-Melatic,Trevin Gay,Rebecca Raether
 The MisanthropeMoliereBartell Theatre
Drury
William BolzMonty Marsh,Matt Schrader
 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (2)Albee (4)Bartell Theatre
Evjue
Lawver (18) 
 Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the SommeMcGuinnessBartell Theatre
Evjue
Knupp (9)Paul Milisch
 The UnderpantsMartin (2)Bartell Theatre
Drury
Varda (3) 
2006-07
Season 50
SylviaGurney (3)Bartell Theatre
Drury
Troia (2)Riddle Flow-on
 Richard IIIShakespeare (3)Bartell Theatre
Drury
L. Cooper (27)Matthew Winston
 Jacob Marley’s Christmas CarolMulaBartell Theatre
Drury
Trout (2) 
 HairRado, Ragni, McDermottBartell Theatre
Drury
Lawver (19) 
 Enchanted AprilBarberBartell Theatre
Evjue
Rowe 
2007-08
Season 51
ArtRezaBartell Theatre
Evjue
McClenaghan 
 Uncle VanyaChekhovBartell Theatre
Evjue
Trout (3) 
 Noises OffFraynBartell Theatre
Drury
Jewel FitzgeraldPhil Klein
 Lieutenant of InishmoreMcDonaghBartell Theatre
Evjue
Varda (4)Patrick O’Hara
 The Miss Firecracker Contest (2)HenleyBartell Theatre
Drury
JeremyThomas-Poulsen 
2008-09
Season 52
DoubtShanleyBartell Theatre
Evjue
McClenaghan 
 HamletShakespeare (4)Bartell Theatre
Drury
Knupp (10) 
 Apartment 3ADanielsBartell Theatre
Evjue
Trout (4)Sarah O’Hara, Matt Korda, David Neuser
 Love is in the AirVariousBartell Theatre
Drury
J.S. FauquetMegan Randolf
 The Little Dog LaughedBeaneBartell Theatre
Evjue
Lawver (20)Josh Epstein, Jay Gabel, Jessica Warpula,Courtney Nelson
2009-10
Season 53
RomanceMamet (6)Bartell Theatre
Evjue
SaariChristopher Younggren
 Cat’s-PawMastrosimoneBartell Theatre
Evjue
R. Matsushita 
 The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 (2)BishopBartell Theatre
Drury
McCoy (11) 
 Man of LaManchaWasserman, Darion, LeighBartell Theatre
Drury
Fauquet (2) 
 The Playboy of the Western WorldSyngeBartell Theatre
Evjue
Greg HarrisSarah Hoover,Michael Anderson,Kathy Lynn Sliter
2010-11
Season 54
84 Charing Cross RoadHanffBartell Theatre
Evjue
BaalSteve Myck
 Dr. Jekyll & Mr. HydeHatcherBartell Theatre
Drury
Trout (5)Alex Cotant,Dan Alexander
 The Norman ConquestsAyckbourn (5)Bartell Theatre
Evjue
Knupp (11)Megan Olive
 The SeafarerMcPherson (3)Bartell Theatre
Drury
Harris (2)Stuart Brooks
2011-12
Season 55
The Rabbit HoleLindsay-AbaireBartell Theatre
Evjue
Grimm 
 The Good DoctorSimon (7)Bartell Theatre
Drury
Trout (6)Dana Pellebon
 Black ComedyP. Shaffer (4)Bartell Theatre
Drury
Harris (3)Danielle Bormann,Sean Langenecker
 Beautiful BodiesCunninghamBartell Theatre
Evjue
Baal (2)Kristin Forde, Julie Jarvis,Krista Daniels, Jeremy Simkins, John Siewert
2012-13 Season 56Paragon Springs Dietz

 Bartell Theatre

Drury

 Randolph

 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Williams

 Bartell Theatre

Evjue

Knupp

 

Lobby Hero Lonergan

 Bartell Theatre

Evjue

 Fitzgerald

 

Midsummer Night's DreamShakespeare

 Bartell Theatre

Drury

 Harris