Tibbits Summer Theatre

Welcome to Tibbits Summer Theatre!

When Radio Was King, 2020 TST at The Ponds

Each year, our artistic director 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. Artist Director Charles Burr retired after the 2020 season, with long-time Tibbits favorite Peter Riopelle taking over the position. Audition information can be found at the Audition Tab on the Get Involved page HERE.

In August 2020, Tibbits Summer Theatre closed the final show of the most unique and challenging season in its history. We also celebrated  Burr’s final show as Artistic Director with a standing ovation. We are beyond proud of our small, dedicated company to be one the few theatres in the country to pull off this feat in a safe, outdoor space. Without the support of our audience, our playbill advertisers, and our season sponsors — which included Coldwater Board of Public Utilities, Parrish Excavating Inc, Frederick Family Dental, Dr. Jon & Seibra Herbener, Coldwater Orthodontics, Great Lakes Chiropractic, Vested Risk Strategies, Honor Credit Union, Coldwater Exchange Club, and Matthew C. Christopher DDS,PC.—last summer wouldn’t haven’t been possible. Thank you to all who enabled the show to go on!

2021 Season


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)

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


2015 Season

  • 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.


PRIOR to 2015 Season (since 1964!)



  • The Look of Love (Featuring the timeless songs of Burt Bacharach)
  • A Chorus Line
  • Guys and Dolls
  • Alone Together