Melodies of Musicals Past

Winfield Community Theatre is proud to announce a Summer Musical Review:  Melodies of Musicals Past, directed by Melody Krueger.  Because of Covid 19 we will be performing at the Island Park Entertainment Pavilion on Friday August 7th   and Saturday August 8th at

7:30pm.  There will be no seats available, so please bring your portable chairs or blankets.

The Musical Review is being presented in lieu of our normal summer musical, due to Covid.  “We knew the kids and adults were missing being around other people and the theatre,” said Melody Krueger.  “I feel the same way.   So, I knew we could not manage a big musical in the theatre itself this summer, but really wanted to come up with a way to put something together in a way that would allow for the new constraints with Covid.  We as a Theatre, came up with a musical review.

Melody Krueger has directed a big Summer Musical every year for the past 17 years.  She decided that hearing some of the songs from her past shows would be fun.  Invitations were sent out for past cast members to join in with songs from those musicals.  We are very excited that many are participating.  We have people from the past from Mulvane, Wichita, Wellington and Dodge City coming back for the performance.

We will be doing songs from 15 of Melody’s past Musicals, which include:  Fiddler on the Roof (which we opened our new location with in 2003),  Annie, Big the Musical, The Music Man, Mame, A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, Wizard of Oz, Young Frankenstein, Into the Woods, Hello Dolly, Willy Wonka, and Shrek the Musical.  Some of the songs you will hear are:  If I Were a Rich Man, sung by John Dalton White; Matchmaker with Klara Flom, Joscalyn Bonnell and Kyra Cornejo; Hard Knock Life with Evie Quiett as Annie;  We’ve Got Trouble with Shelby Miller; Everybody Ought to Have a Maid with Dr. David Schmeidler; Sixteen Going on Seventeen with Owen Bate and Joscalyn Bonnell; If I Were a Bell with Miranda Nation Hofmeister; Talk to Me with Seth Bate; Over the Rainbow with Vaughn Zecha; He Vas My Boyfriend with Julia Lambert; It Only Takes a Moment with John Dalton White and Leslie Hansenbank;  Cheer Up Charlie with Bailey Heronemus; and Lord Farquaad’s Ballad with Kyle Smith.

 We have been rehearsing with many protocols in place due to Covid 19. They have to have masks upon entering and they must sanitize as they enter.  We have strict rules as to how many can be in the theatre at one time and they must keep their distance from one another.  It has been working well, with one exception; we miss all the hugs that are usually given to each other!  But the sacrifice is worth it.

Thanks to Assistant Director Mary Gann, and Pianist Sara Weinert for all their help and hard work.

There will be concessions available, and we will be selling Freak Flags at Intermission (from Shrek the Musical) for everyone to wave during that song.  Monetary Donations Will be Appreciated.

We hope to present our next show “Southern Fried Funeral” directed by Kyle Smith in Fall.