2023-2024 Season

Last Breath at the Gin Mill

The year is 1922 and the act of prohibition has forced all drinking establishments to close. Without easy access to liquor and establishments, “Speakeasies” such as the Gin Mill have sprung up all over the country, however this is the first of its kind in this city. It’s a usual night at the Gin Mill – until, that is, the biggest organized crime boss and mobster in the city, Bulletproof Bill Mahoney, is found dead! Suddenly, the patrons find themselves suspects in a murder investigation that has to be kept “hush hush” in order to keep the coppers away and the speakeasy open!

Get your tickets by calling the Rice Lake Senior Center at 715-234-7224.  There will be a dinner included as well as a cash bar.

NOTE:  Tickets are $50 per person and must be purchased at the Rice Lake Senior Center before the event date.  There will be no ticket sales at the door for this event.

Show Date:
Saturday, October 7, 2023 @ 6pm
Location:  Rice Lake Senior Center

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Beth Halverson

A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.  Come see this holiday classic at one of the 5 performances to kick off the Christmas season!

Show Dates:
November 30, December 1-3, 2023
Thursday/Friday/Saturday Evening shows: 7:30pm
Saturday/Sunday Matinee shows: 2:30pm

The Play That Goes Wrong

by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, & Henry Shields

This ambitious 1920s whodunit has everything you never want in a show: falling props, collapsing scenery, an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything…including their lines. How will this eager ensemble battle against all of the disastrous odds? Will they make it to the final curtain call? A mix of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes, The Play That Goes Wrong is full of hilarious perfection.

Show Dates:
February 16-18, 23-25, 2024
Friday/Saturday Evening shows: 7:30pm
Sunday Matinee shows: 2:30pm


by Peter Stone
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Bob Merrill

Two unemployed musicians witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago. In order to escape gangster Spats Palazzo and his henchmen, they dress as women and join Sweet Sue and Her Society Syncopaters, an all-female band.  Complications arise when Joe, now known as Josephine, falls in love with beautiful band singer Sugar Kane.  Meanwhile, wealthy and elderly Osgood Fielding Jr. is pursuing Daphne, unaware she really is Jerry in drag. Total chaos erupts when Spats and his gang descend upon the hotel and realize who Josephine and Daphne really are.

Show Dates:
April 12-14, 19-21, 2024
Friday/Saturday Evening shows: 7:30pm
Sunday Matinee shows: 2:30pm