Welcome to Tibbits Summer Theatre!
Each year, artistic director Charles Burr hires a variety of professional actors, designers, and technicians from throughout the country and brings them together at Tibbits. Some cast members are only here for a show or two; others are here the entire season. Burr retired after the 2020 season, with long-time Tibbits favorite Peter Riopelle taking over the Artistic Director position.
- Sing Happy (July 9-11)
- A Popped Potpourri (July 16-18)
- When Radio Was King (July 23-25)
- Love Letters (July 30, 31, Aug 1)
- Man of La Mancha (Aug 5-7, 13-15)
- What Mad Pursuit (Aug 19, 20, 22)
- It Started With Eve (Aug 27-29)
- Tibbits Airs Radio Memories From a Bygone Era With Grit and Style Encore MI Review (7/26/20)
- TST Show Offers ‘Insane’ Hope in a Crazy World Coldwater Daily Reporter Review (8/6/20)
- The Impossible Dream is Ours to Choose Herald Republican Review (8/6/20)
- Man of La Mancha is Transformational Show Herald Republican Column (8/7/20)
- Tibbits Stages a Worthy La Mancha Encore MI Review (8/11/20)
- Ken Ludwig’s Be My Baby (June 20-22, 26-29)
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (July 5-7, 10-13)
- West Side Story (July 25-27, 31, Aug 1-3)
- See How They Run (Aug 8-10, 14-17)
- Plus a special fall performance of Next to Normal (Sept 6-8, 12-14)
- ‘Be My Baby’ at Tibbits is Old-School Romance Encore MI Review (6/27/19)
- Tibbits’ “Dreamcoat” Shows Its Many Colors Encore MI Review (7/23/19)
- ‘West Side Story’ Continues Tonight at Tibbits Opera House Coldwater Daily Reporter (7/27/19)
- “Next to Normal” on Stage at Tibbits Coldwater Daily Reporter (9/7/19)
- “Next to Normal” Worth the Drive to Coldwater KPC Media (9/11/19)
- Tibbits’ Next to Normal Intense and Powerful Encore MI Review (9/23/19)
*Mixed Emotions (June 14-16, 20-23)
*Jesus Christ Superstar (June 28-July 1, July 5-7)
*A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (July 19-21, 25-28)
*Resident Alien (Aug 2-4, 8-11)
- ‘Mixed Emotions’ premiers today Coldwater Daily Reporter Review (June 14, 2018)
- ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Rocks the Tibbits KPC Media Review (July 3, 2018)
- A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ is a must see performance at Tibbits Opera House Coldwater Daily Reporter Review (July 20, 2018)
- Tibbits’ ‘Gentleman’s Guide’ delicious and delightful Encore MI Review (July 21, 2018)
- The Cemetery Club – A touching story of starting life anew by Ivan Menchell.
- Damn Yankees – The musical with “Heart!” based on the novel “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant.”
- Footloose – Rock-and-roll musical based on the hit 1984 film.
- Ken Ludwig’s The Fox on the Fairway – Ken Ludwig’s comical swing on the golf course with mistaken identities, a foxy fiance, and an unfortunate wager.
- Tibbits journeys to the cemetery with three spry widows. Encore MI Review (June 19, 2017)
- ‘The Cemetery Club,’ a must see Coldwater Daily Reporter Review (June 18, 2017)
- Tibbits’ ‘Damn Yankees’ has a lot of Heart Encore MI Review (July 8, 2017)
- Tibbits Lets Loose with ‘Footloose’ Encore MI Review (July 31, 2017)
- Tibbits hits an ace with ‘Fox on the Fairway’ Encore MI Review (August 11, 2017)
Footloose, 2017. Photo courtesy of Mike Gorecki/SPI Photo
- Driving Miss Daisy – Drama by Alfred Uhry
Oklahoma! – Much-loved classic musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein
- Addams Family the Musical – Enter the macabre home of Gomez and Morticia Addams as they scrutinize Wednesday’s new love interest.
- Boeing-Boeing – Hilarious farce set in 1960s Paris, introduces swinging bachelor Bernard as he strings along three airline stewardesses.
- Addams Family Battle Creek Enquirer – (07-29-2016)
- Addams Family Encore Michigan – (07-29-2016)
- Driving Miss Daisy – The Sturgis Journal (06/17/2016)
- Driving Miss Daisy Battle Creek Enquirer – (06-17-2016)
- Driving Miss Daisy Encore Michigan – (06-18-2016)
- Boeing Boeing – Encore Michigan (09-14-2016)
- The Odd Couple – Classic Neil Simon Comedy
- Peter Pan– Musical for the child in all of us who dream of soaring high & never growing up
- Pippin – The original captivating, mischievous, magical, humorous Broadway musical sensation
- Alone Together Again – Hilarious Broadway comedy about would be empty -nesters whose parents move in.
- The Look of Love – Featuring the timeless songs of Burt Bacharach
- A Chorus Line – One singular sensation of music and dance
- Guys and Dolls – The underworld overflows with music, comedy & classic characters
- Alone Together – Empty-nesters meet the boomerang generation