Welcome to Theatre in the ParkStage

We are glad you are here!

All outdoor performances are at
Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site's amphitheatre at Kelso Hollow:

15588 History Lane, Petersburg, IL

All shows start at 8:00 pm unless otherwise noted.
(Join us at 7:00 p.m. in the indoor theatre prior to each performance for a FREE pre-show!)


ALL Theatre in the Park auditions will be:

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Sherman United Methodist Church
2336 E. Andrew Road, Sherman, IL 62684
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All auditionees will be signing up for a time slot to audition with the show they are interested in.


Friday, March 23, 2018, New Salem Roots, Highway 97, Petersburg, IL  62675

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Trivia starts at 7:00 p.m.  Cost per play $10.00 

To sign up for a table, click here, or call 632-5440.



On Line Policy:   ALL SALES FINAL.  NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.  $1.00 per ticket surcharge

Tickets will go on sale on April 1, 2018
Season tickets can be purchased for ten (10 tickets for $120) at any time.
Call 217-632-5440 and leave a message. 
Box office opens in May 1, 2018



2018 Season

March 23, 2018
Trivia Night at New Salem Roots

May 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 2018
America's Prize Winning Musical
Music and Lyrics by SHERMAN EDWARDS

directed by Jason Gross

Sign up for an audition time here.

      Song cuts for auditions:

      1. Abigail

      2. Adams

      3. Courier

      4. Congress

      5. Dickinson

      6. Lee

      7. Rutledge

      8. Thomson

      9. Martha

      10. Sherman Livingston

      11. Jefferson / Franklin


June 7, 8, 9, 10, 2018
The Last of Mrs. Lincoln

by James Prideaux
directed by Kristin Wheeler

Sign up for an audition time here.

Perusal script and rehearsal schedule.

June 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 2018
Disney The Little Mermaid, Jr.
Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater

Book by Doug Wright
directed by Adam Power

Sign up for an audition time here.

July 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 2018
Distant Thunder

Robert Crowe and Ken Bradbury
directed by Bill Bauser, Jr.

Click here for cast of characters and script perusal.

Sign up for an audition time here.

Listen to samples of the music:

Audio Cut 1:  Brother River Friend

Music Vocal Line Cut 1: Brother River Friend

Audio Cut 2: Land Of A Thousand

Music Vocal Line Cut 2: Land Of A Thousand

Audio Cut 3: Mule

Music Vocal Line Cut 3: Mule

Audio Cut 4: Silver Thread

Music Vocal Line Cut 4: Silver Thread

Audio Cut 5: Be Myself

Music Vocal Line Cut 5: Be Myself

July 28, Sharon Molineaux Memorial 5k Fun Run/Walk

August 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 2018
Lionel Bart's

Book, Music and Lyrics by
Lionel Bart

directed by Mark Wheeler

Sign up for an audition time here.

Aug 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, Sep 1, 2018
Spoon River Anthology

by Charles Aidman, Edgar Lee Masters, Naomi Caryl Hirshhorn
directed by Phil Funkenbusch

Sign up for an audition time here.

September 28, 2018 "100 Years of Broadway" Concert/Dinner at New Salem Roots


 support Lincoln's new Salem STAte Historic Site, Click here to join the New Salem Lincoln League!!


TIP Sharon Molineaux Memorial 5K Walk Fun / Run



LEVEL I - Plus
CASSCOMM Communications 
County Market
Sangamon Valley Signs and Graphics
Curry Chiropractic
Estep and Associates Mercantile
Gilmore's Restraunt
Hurley Funeral Home
Indian Creek Farmstead
Kristin & Mark Wheeler
Leo's Pizza
National Bank of Petersburg
New Salem Lincoln League
Past Charms Antiques
Red Gate Farm, LLC
Shambolee Golf Course
Sheila F. Wilson-Madden & George R. Madden
THEA Boutique of Petersburg
West of Wise Winery
Branson House Bed and Breakfast
Dairy Queen
dD, Inc.  (myonlymessage productions)
KnR Tomahawk Awards of Springfield
Los Rancheras Mexican Restaurant of Petersburg
Menard Electric Cooperative
New Salem Fast Stop
Orleans on 7th of Petersburg
Petefish Skiles & Co. Bank
Riverbank Lodge
Rose Cottage
Sanert Auction Service
The Crazy Daisy Gift Shop