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Chronology of ESU Summer Theatre Productions

1955
Harvey
Blithe Spirit
Our Town
Ten Little Indians
Goodbye, My Fancy
My Three Angels
Outward Bound
The Drunkard

1956
Born Yesterday
Dial M For Murder
George Washington Slept Here
The Curious Savage
The Desperate Hours
Arsenic and Old Lace
Journey’s End
Awfully Orphaned, or Pity Poor Pearl

1957
The Great Sebastians
The Show-Off
Sabrina Fair
The Male Animal
Someone Waiting
The Rainmaker
Time Limit
Just For You

1958
My Sister Eileen
Ladies in Retirement
Bell, Book, and Candle
You Can’t Take It With You
The Traitor
Inherit the Wind
The Silver Whistle
Only an Orphan Girl

1959
Who Was That Lady I Saw You With?
Angel Street
The Chalk Garden
All My Sons
Stalag 17
The Man Who Came to Dinner

1960
The Girls in 509
The Heiress
The Potting Shed
Once More With Feeling
Speaking of Murder
One Foot in Heaven

1961
Roman Candle
Anastasia
Breath of Spring
The Gazebo
The Cave Dwellers
Kansas Pioneer Daze

1962
The Drunkard
Bus Stop
Heaven Can Wait
Darkness at Noon
Laura
Charley’s Aunt

1963
Mister Roberts
Rashomon
Come Back, Little Sheba
Born Yesterday
The Time of Your Life
The Importance of Being Earnest

1964
A Thurber Carnival
Home of the Brave
My Three Angels
The Man
The Streets of New York

1965
A Rainy Day in Newark
Everybody Loves Opal
Write Me a Murder
Monteserrat
The Late Christopher Bean
The Mouse That Roared

1966
Poor Richard
The Deadly Game
The Fantasticks
The Firebugs
Idiot’s Delight
Dracula

1967
Harvey
The Caine Mutiny Court Martial
The Haunting of Hill House
Barefoot in the Park
The Petrified Forest
Little Mary Sunshine

1968
The Odd Couple
Stop the World, I Want to Get Off
The Hasty Heart
Luv
The Little Foxes
Visit to a Small Planet

1969
The Boys From Syracuse
Oh, Dad! Poor, Dad! Momma’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feeling So Sad!
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Star-Spangled Girl
Night Must Fall
Mary, Mary

1970
The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Any Wednesday
Broadway
All the Way Home
Never Too Late

1971
A Flea in Her Ear
Good News
Plaza Suite
Wait Until Dark
The Subject Was Roses
The Man Who Came to Dinner

1972
Hotel Paradiso
I Do! I Do!
Forty Carats
The Bad Seed
Black Comedy
The Front Page

1973
Life With Father
The Hostage
A Case of Libel
The Last of the Red Hot Lovers
The Fantasticks
The Lion in Winter

1974
Play It Again, Sam
An Italian Straw Hat
Ring ‘Round the Moon
And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little
The Frogs
Godspell

1975
Arsenic and Old Lace
The Apple Tree
Adaptation/Next
The Prisoner of Second Avenue
The Mousetrap
Love Rides the Rail

1976
Our Fabulous Century
Inherit the Wind
The Devil’s Disciple
The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

1977
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
Our Town
Where’s Charley?
Pinocchio
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

1978
Two By Two
Blithe Spirit
The Great Sebastians
God’s Favorite
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

1979 - Our 25th Anniversary Season
Harvey
Barefoot in the Park
Anything Goes
The Drunkard
I Never Sang For My Father
Alice in Wonderland

1980
Picnic
The Real Inspector Hound
Story Theatre
Private Lives

1981
Arsenic and Old Lace
Pippin
The Rainmaker
Bedroom Farce

1982
Showstoppers
Angel Street
The Robber Bridegroom
Born Yesterday

1983
The Sunshine Boys
Deathtrap
How the Other Half Loves
Ernest in Love

1984
Crimes of the Heart
Mass Appeal
Bus Stop
Grease

1985
Romantic Comedy
The Shadow Box
A Coupla White Chicks Sittin’ Around Talkin’
Godspell

1986
The Front Page
The Odd Couple
The Crucible
The 1940’s Radio Hour

1987
The Apple Tree
Husbandry
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Wiley and the Hairy Man

1988
Biloxi Blues
Daughters
The Masque of Beauty and the Beast
Leader of the Pack

1989
The Good Doctor
Our Town
The Arkansaw Bear
Dames at Sea

1990
The Nerd
Broadway Bound
The Tingalary Bird
Working

1991
The Fantasticks
Tribute
Blithe Spirit
Baby

1992
Rumors
Wait Until Dark
Klondike Calamity
Pump Boys & Dinettes

1993
Prelude to a Kiss
The (Female) Odd Couple
I Hate Hamlet
Once Upon a Mattress

1994 - Our 40th Anniversary Season
Harvey
The Rainmaker
Barefoot in the Park
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

1995
The Foreigner
The Mousetrap
Lost in Yonkers
Nunsense

1996
You Can’t Take It With You
Steel Magnolias
Charley’s Aunt
Godspell

1997
On Golden Pond
Fools
Sylvia
Olympus on My Mind

1998
Moon Over Buffalo
Marriage Wheel
Story Theatre
They’re Playing Our Song

1999
Cinderella
Deathtrap
The Comedy of Errors
School House Rock, Live!

2000
Cotton Patch Gospel
Run For Your Wife
Inherit the Wind
Beehive

2001
The Boy Friend
Lend Me A Tenor
The Taming of the Shrew
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

2002
I Do! I Do!
Dear Ruth
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Leader of the Pack

2003
Honk!
Over the River and Through the Woods
Funny Money
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

2004 - Our 50th Anniversary Season
Our Town
The Odd Couple
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
The Fantasticks

2005
Rumors
The Foreigner
Bus Stop
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

2006
America's Songbook, A musical revue
Noises Off
The Lion in Winter
Snoopy!!!

2007
First Kisses
Plaza Suite
Perfect Wedding
Gilligan's Island: The Musical

2008
Some Enchanted Evening, The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein
Bell, Book and Candle
The Complete History of America (Abridged)
I Love You Because

2009
Beau Jest
Suds, The Rocking 60's Musical Soap Opera
Luv
Leading Ladies

2010
Are We There Yet?
Almost, Maine
Unnecessary Farce
On Froggy Mountain, Tales from Around the World

2011
I Love To Tell The Story, a radio play
Daddy's Dyin' Who's Got the Will?
Barefoot in the Park
Monster Under the Bed

2012
Dearly Beloved
Fox on the Fairway
Leaving Iowa
U:Bug:Me

2013
BINGO the Winning Musical
Maybe Baby, It's You
Drinking Habits
Still Life With Iris

2014 - Our 60th Anniversary Season
Blithe Spirit
Nunsense
Too Many Cooks
The Arkansaw Bear