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See what the critics had to say about Maples Rep’s production of Annie summer of 2021!

Performance Camp Comes to Hannibal

Our Theatre Education team brought live theatre camps around MO this summer. This particular camp was held for one week outdoors in Hannibal. The camp was designed for children 8-18, and every student had a part to play. They learned a full musical and performed it for friends and family in only five days.

Paul Pepper: Maples Repertory Theatre Presents: “Annie”

Plenty of smiles on our set today as we bring you a performance of ‘You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile’ from Maples Repertory Theatre’s production of ‘Annie’. ANDREW SCOGGIN, as Bert Healey, sings that 90-second ear worm at [3:33] accompanied by KEVIN CASEY on piano. Artistic director TODD DAVISON is also here because, well, he’s the boss. Show opens next Friday. July 7, 2021

Paul Pepper: Todd, Davison, Maples Rep Theatre, “I Love a Piano”

To borrow from a certain song in the musical Gypsy: Curtain up! Light the lights! Because everything’s coming up roses for Maples Rep Theatre in Macon! That’s right, for the first time since late 2019, the historic Royal Theatre will once again be a home for professional theatre. The first show, ‘I Love a Piano’, opens June 16. June 4, 2021

Paul Pepper: Todd Davison, Maples Rep Theatre, “Auditions for ‘Annie'”

Maples Rep Theatre is back! Artistic director TODD DAVISON tells us how he and his team at the Royal Theatre in Macon are making sure that the curtain goes up on the 2021 season. Plus, get details on ‘Annie’ auditions and an upcoming fundraiser for the boots and black tie-wearing member of your family! April 19, 2021

Paul Pepper: Todd Davison, Maples Rep Theatre, “2021 Season Preview”

Fingers crossed that this year TODD DAVISON and his team at Maples Repertory Theatre will be able to put on their full season as planned, unlike last year when the pandemic kept the stage at the historic Royal Theatre in Macon dark. Find out what shows they’re planning to do and get details on their latest fundraiser, ‘Chair-ity’. February 3, 2021

Paul Pepper: Todd Davison, Maples Repertory Theatre, “No-Show Season”

Well, it’s come to this: the Maples Repertory Theatre in Macon will not be putting on a show in the year 2020. Blame you-know-what. A “discouraged” TODD DAVISON instead uses this time to look ahead to 2021. October 22, 2020

Paul Pepper: Todd Davison, Maples Repertory Theatre, “A Summer Season Gone Bust”

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on a lot of things this year, including live theatre, and Maples Repertory Theatre in Macon is no exception. That said, artistic director TODD DAVISON is holding out hope that their production of ‘Greater Tuna’ and ‘I Love a Piano’ will go on as scheduled this fall. Find out what it’ll take to pull it off! August 18, 2020

Paul Pepper: Todd Davison, Maples Repertory Theatre, “2020 Season Preview”

If you didn’t see ‘The Full Monty’ last summer at Maples Rep Theatre in Macon, artistic director TODD DAVISON says you missed a “landmark” production. He and the team are hoping to capture the same level of energy this year with shows like ‘Greater Tuna’ and ‘Menopause The Musical’! January 2, 2020

Paul Pepper: Maples Rep Theatre presents “Every Xmas Story Ever Told”

TODD DAVISON and BRANCE CORNELIUS invite everyone to make the short drive to Macon to see ‘Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)’, running December 4-15! The audience is just as much a part of the direction of the show as is the script (or lack thereof). (3:34) December 3, 2019

Paul Pepper: Maples Rep Theatre presents “Death Trap” 

In the mood for a little suspense? A little mystery, perhaps? If so, make the short drive to Macon and see Maples Repertory Theatre’s production of Death Trap – the longest running comedy-thriller in New York history! Guest: TODD DAVISON October 22, 2019

Paul Pepper: Maples Rep Theatre presents “Church Basement Ladies in Rise Up, O Men” 

So what makes this, the sixth installment in the ‘Church Basement Ladies’ series, different from the others? Maples Rep Theatre artistic director TODD DAVISON says because “this is the first time we get to be introduced to the men of the church.” Watch the cast perform “Roger’s Sales Pitch” at [2:46]. September 23, 2019

Paul Pepper: Todd Davison, Maples Repertory Theatre, “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story”

Maples Repertory Theatre artistic director TODD DAVISON says ‘Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story’ is a “really, really lovely story about the music.” Opening night is this Friday in Macon! July 15, 2019

Paul Pepper: Maples Repertory Theatre presents “The Full Monty”

TODD DAVISON and the cast of ‘The Full Monty’ perform ‘Let It Go’ [3:33] from the popular musical about out-of-work steel workers looking to make ends meet by stripping. This Wednesday’s opening night performance is for the ladies only! June 10, 2019

Paul Pepper: Maples Rep Theatre 2019 Season Overview

“They have 90 seconds to say whatever they want, do whatever they want…” — TODD DAVISON on the early audition process of some 800 actors and technicians ahead of the summer season. And speaking of the summer season, Maples Rep Theatre kicks theirs off with ‘The Full Monty’ June 12th. February 12, 2019

 

Paul Pepper: Todd Davison – Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas. They’re back! 

TODD DAVISON re-introduces us to the always-hilarious ‘Church Basement Ladies’. They’re back on the Maples Rep stage in “Away in the Basement” this weekend and next! (4:32) November 20, 2018

 

Paul Pepper:  Todd Davison, Maples Rep Theatre, “On Golden Pond”

TODD DAVISON invites everyone to come see Maples Repertory Theatre’s next production, “On Golden Pond,” beginning this Wednesday at the Royal Theatre in downtown Macon! Running for two weekends, this classic story is the second-to-last production of their 15th season. (4:19) October 22, 2018

 

“On Golden Pond” Opening at Maples Repertory Theatre

The fifteenth season of live professional plays at Maples Repertory Theatre continues with Ernest Thompson’s American classic, On Golden Pond, October 24 – November 4. A truly golden gem, On Golden Pond is a play for all ages…

 

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Paul Pepper: Todd Davison, Maples Rep Theatre, “Fall Season Shows”

“People say after the summer, ‘oh, you must not be doing anything or whatever’, but between the summer and the fall, for us, is really, really busy.” — TODD DAVISON, Artistic Director of Maples Repertory Theatre. The final crop of shows for 2018 include: ‘On Golden Pond’, ‘Dearly Departed’, the return of the ‘Church Basement Ladies’, plus a special fundraiser at The Pear Tree! September 25, 2018

The CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES Are Back and Ready To Save Christmas in AWAY IN A BASEMENT: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas

The Church Basement Ladies are back by popular demand! Maples Repertory Theatre is proud to complete their 15th season with their 6th production featuring the singing, dancing ladies from the East Cornucopia Lutheran Church in rural Minnesota.

ON GOLDEN POND – a coming of age tale, both young and old – opens at Maples Rep

The fifteenth season of live professional plays at Maples Repertory Theatre continues with Ernest Thompson’s American classic, ON GOLDEN POND, October 24 – November 4…

DEARLY DEPARTED, this fall’s funniest funeral, opens SEPTEMBER 26 at Maples Rep

Funerals can be funny! That is funerals that do not involve our own “dearly departed.”  For an evening of carefree laughter and no tears, you must see the Maples Rep production of DEARLY DEPARTED…

Cheyenne Nelson to Appear in a One-Night-Only Benefit Concert at the Historic Royal Theatre

Maples Repertory Theatre in downtown Macon is excited to welcome back Cheyenne Nelson to the Royal Theatre for a special night of music and fun, Saturday, September 22, 2018. 

Express Eight: Q&A with Cheyenne Nelson

Maples Repertory Theatre in downtown Macon is welcoming back Cheyenne Nelson to the Royal Theatre for a special night of music and fun, Sept. 22, 2018.

 

Paul Pepper: Maples Rep Theatre, “The Drowsy Chaperone” (Performance)

Pittsburgh native TROY BRUCHWALSKI performs “I Am Aldolpho” from Maples Rep Theatre’s production of ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’, opening tomorrow night in Macon! Artistic Director TODD DAVISON calls this show “extremely entertaining and very, very funny.” July 19, 2018

Express Eight: Q&A with Trevor Belt

At the helm of Maples Rep’s production of “Tom, Dick and Harry” is Macon’s own Trevor Belt. Belt, a 2005 graduate of Macon High School…

 

Familial Follies

Today should be the greatest day of Tom Kerwood’s life.  He and his wife, Linda, are a step away from adopting a baby.  Then Tom’s two brothers, Dick and Harry, decide to help.  Dick wants to share the proceeds of smuggled cigarettes to help support the child while Harry plots to get them a killer deal on a house by planting cadaver bits in the backyard…

 

Maples Repertory Theatre to present ‘Tom, Dick, and Harry’

“Tom, Dick, & Harry” is a hilarious story of three brothers. The story begins with Tom and his wife, who are about to adopt a baby…

 

Thank You for the Music. . .and the Singing. . .and the Dancing. . .and the Fun

Sophie is getting married and she wants her father to give her away. The problem is she doesn’t know who he is, but has it narrowed down to 3 candidates. She could ask her mom, but she doesn’t know which of the 3 it is either. Which dad gets the honor?

 

Paul Pepper: Maples Rep Theatre, “Mamma Mia” (Performance)

Maples Rep Theatre is kicking off their 2018 season with “Mamma Mia,” and we’ve got a sneak peek! Check out ‘Donna and the Dynamos’ (MARIA KONSTANTINIDIS, FAITH SANDBERG and MEGAN OPALINSKI) ) singing “Dancing Queen.” Guest: TODD DAVISON June 12, 2018

Maples Repertory Theatre to present ‘Mamma Mia!’

Featuring 28 songs by ABBA, the musical tells the story of Sophie. She is about to be married and wants her father present for the wedding, but she’s never met the man and isn’t sure who he is…