"Theatre in the Park 2018 Season -

An endorsed Illinois Bicentennial Commission event". 






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!)


We sincerely appreciate and thank all 235 actors who auditioned on Saturday, May 24, 2018 at the Sherman United Methodist Church. 

Cast lists will be posted as soon as calls are made. 



Thank you to all the players!!!  We had a GREAT time!!!



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

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

directed by Jason Gross


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

by James Prideaux
directed by Kristin Wheeler


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


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

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

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


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

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