Tibbits Summer Theatre

2022 TST Season posters

Welcome to Tibbits Summer Theatre!

Every year, Tibbits Summer Theater Artistic Director Peter Riopelle auditions and hires the best professional actors and actresses, design/production staff and technicians throughout the country to bring the highest-level productions to Tibbits’ historic stage.  Despite the unprecedented problems raised by the Covid 19 pandemic, the show went on at Tibbits for the last two very difficult years.  Without the support of our season sponsors, our playbill advertisers, and most of all, you, our audience, it wouldn’t haven’t been possible.  In our 59th consecutive season, Tibbits will continue to bring the most entertaining professional theater to its audience.

OUR 2022 Season

To purchase season tickets, please call 517.278.6029 or buy a gift certificate HERE. Single tickets for all shows are available for purchase online, by calling 517.278.6029, or in person at 93 W. Chicago St. in Coldwater.

POPCORN THEATRE: BACK by POPULAR DEMAND! (Tickets go on sale april18)

Actors/Technicians: Audition and tech information can be found at the Audition Tab on the Get Involved page HERE.



2021 Season

  • The Best of Broadway (June 16-25)
  • The Fantasticks (June 30-July 9)
  • You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (July 14-23)
  • On Golden Pond (July 28-Aug 6)
    You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

    You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, TST 2021. Photo by Laura Pentecost.


2020 Season

  • 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)

    When Radio Was King, 2020 TST at The Ponds

2019 Season

  • 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)
    West Side Story, TST 2019

    West Side Story, TST 2019. Photo by Laura Pentecost.

2018 Season

*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)

Jesus Christ Superstar 2018 TST

Jesus Christ Superstar, 2018 TST. Photo courtesy of Stan Clayton/Classic Portraits.


2017 Season

Footloose, 2017. Photo courtesy of Mike Gorecki/SPI Photo

2016 Season

 Fall production: Always a Bridesmaid


 PRIOR to 2016 Season (since 1964!)




  • 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.
  • Greater Tuna
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • The Producers
  • The Foreigner
  • On Broadway: 1956
  • Chicago
  • Funny Money
  • Nymph Errant
  • On Broadway, Too:  An Irving Berlin Songbook
  • The Full Monty
  • Out of Order
  • Working
  • On Broadway:  A Modern Songbook
  • Crazy for You
  • Run For Your Wife
  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee