Main Stage

Main Stage Advance Tickets are $14 | $16 for Musicals | $7 for Improv and Tales
 

The Producers

by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm Sept. 8 - Sept. 24 TICKETS
Winner of multiple Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Based on the 1968 film, Mel Brooks’s musical The Producers is a laugh-out-loud, outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce that has been a smash hit since its 2001 debut. Fading Broadway producer Max Bialystock is desperate to get to the top of his profession again, and he finds an unlikely ally in mousy accountant Leo Bloom, who hypothesizes that one could make far more money with a flop of a show than with a hit. Together, the two set out to produce the worst musical ever to hit Broadway, with the worst script, the worst director, and the worst cast they can find; the catch is that they will raise two million dollars to finance the show, and they plan to take the money and head to Rio when the show inevitably closes after just one performance. Too bad for Bialystock & Bloom that, against all odds, the show is a total hit! With dozens of big and bit parts alike, no shortage of showstopping musical numbers, and Brooks’ signature humor keeping audiences in stitches, The Producers is definitely far from a flop.

Tales From the Verge "Something New"

by Ryan Cassavaugh and local storytellers

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm Oct. 12 - Oct. 14 TICKETS
Step out of the comfort zone! “Something New” will feature a collection of 5 Bozemanites recounting true stories, from their lives, in front of an audience. Touching, funny, embarrassing, exciting, thought-provoking and entirely true. Host Ryan Cassavaugh and his guests will explore the evening's theme of “Something New” in a series of short stories they never intended to tell in public.
 

The Rocky Horror Show at PLONK!

by Richard O'Brien

Saturday October 28th. 2 showtimes/Prices TBA.  Reservations will be through Plonk's website. (Not included in Verge Season Passes)
A Verge/Plonk Halloween dinner theater tradition. Enjoy a gourmet dinner and dress up for a unique Halloween experience!! With call outs, audience participation, costumes, and a great musical performance by a one of a kind cast!  A loving homage to the classic B sci-fi film and horror genres with an irresistible rock’n’roll score, The Rocky Horror Show is a hilarious, wild ride that no audience will soon forget.

7th Annual Comedy Revue: Holidazed and Confused

by Verge Theater Comedy Revue writers

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm Dec. 7 - Dec. 16  TICKETS
In the style of SNL, Second City, and The Groundlings, these Verge kooks fine tune the funny towards all things laughable to create an all original sketch comedy show.  Last year’s production dealt with Alternate Realities, with sketches about: Trump’s presidency through the eyes of his forgotten daughter Tiffany, ridiculous morning programming, Jesus as a frat boy and an old couple with a portal to hell. The only cast written sketch show in the area!!

Random Acts of Improv

by The Bozeman Improverts

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm Jan. 18 - Jan. 20 TICKETS
The amazing Bozeman Improverts are on the Verge Main Stage to tackle long form improv, the tight rope walk of the theater world! The audience names the comedy play and our Improverts will take that title and create characters, scenes and a complete storyline in front of your very eyes.

I Am My Own Wife

(A collaboration with Bozeman Actors Theatre)

by Doug Wright

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm Feb. 2 - Feb. 17 TICKETS
Based on a true story, and inspired by interviews conducted by the playwright over several years, I AM MY OWN WIFE tells the fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a transgender German woman who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime.

Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2004 Tony Award.

Tales From the Verge "Spring Break" 

by Ryan Cassavaugh and local storytellers

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm Mar. 1 - Mar. 3 TICKETS 
I know what you did last spring! “Spring Break” will feature a collection of 5 Bozemanites recounting true stories, from their lives, in front of an audience. Touching, funny, embarrassing, exciting, thought-provoking and entirely true. Host Ryan Cassavaugh and guests will explore the evening's theme of “Spring Break”  in a series of short stories they never intended to tell in public.

A Thousand Winds: Survival Stories

Written by Greg Owens in conjunction with The Cancer Support Community

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm March 23 - April 1 TICKETS

Additional material by Maureen Kozicki, Donna Garber, Ray Curtis, Jeannie Gracey, Steve Johnson and Bill McLaughlin. Cancer survivors and the loved ones of those lost to cancer gather to share stories of loss and hope with humor and spirit in this world premiere play commissioned by Cancer Support Community. Stephanie Campbell directs Greg Owens' script, which was inspired by stories from participants in a writing workshop like the one depicted in the play.

The Rocky Horror Show

by Richard O'Brien

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at Midnight April 12 - April 15  TICKETS
Our 9th Annual run of this great musical! An annual tradition that is an experience not to be missed with call outs, audience participation, costumes, and a great musical performance by a one of a kind cast!  A loving homage to the classic B sci-fi film and horror genres with an irresistible rock’n’roll score, The Rocky Horror Show is a hilarious, wild ride that no audience will soon forget.

Barbeque Apocalypse

by Mark Lyle

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm April 27 - May 12 TICKETS

Three couples gather on the back deck of a very modest suburban home for a mid-summer barbecue where the hosts, Mike and Deb, struggle with feelings of inadequacy about their home decor, their clothes, their careers, their culinary skills, and pretty much everything else. Ash is a successful yuppy with impeccable taste but annoys the hell out of his wife, Lulu, who likes to get very drunk, very quickly. Win mistakes his obnoxious confidence for charm, and his new girlfriend, Glory, is just too young and beautiful to be tolerated by other women. Throughout the first act feelings are hurt over the difference between “Organic” and “All Natural” beef, who’s pregnant and who’s just put on a little weight, and a nearly crippling iPhone addiction. The superficial, neuroses-laden interpersonal squabbles bubble over to a flash of inept violence when Win makes what we learn is just one in a series of passes at Deb. As the act closes, the group discovers that the rest of the world has been literally falling apart during their little, terrible barbecue. Act Two takes place on the same deck for another barbecue to celebrate their one-year post-apocalypsiversary. In a year where the only way to measure success is survival, roles have reversed, and we explore how each character’s basic nature has allowed them to adapt and thrive or has pushed them to the brink of extinction.
 
Press Quotes:
“The vast reservoir of pop culture Lyle mines to create dialogue that is both realistic and stylized reveals a kind of Aspergery love of language that’s hard to overpraise. The play isn’t laden with jokes so much as a way of saying things with hilarious understatement. You may want to see it twice just to hear all the lines you missed the first time.” —Arnold Wayne Jones, Dallas Voice
 
“It could have been enough for Lyle to set the entire play at this awkward, weird, and painfully honest barbecue; he still would have ended up with an engaging lark that’s sitcom-funny. But then he decides to end the world.” —Lyndsey Wilson, D Magazine
 
“BARBECUE APOCALYPSE is a tasty nine-layer dip of comedy commentary about the slippery matters of marriage, adult friendships and career failure (real or perceived).” —Elaine Liner, Dallas Observer
 
“A good comedy makes you laugh. A really good one makes you think. BARBECUE APOCALYPSE is a really good comedy.” —Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News
 
“A hilarious frenzy of existential angst.” —Martha Heimberg, TheaterJones.com
 
“BARBECUE APOCALYPSE suggests, in no uncertain terms, that these thoroughly average Americans were far more savage when they were sipping mango margaritas and failing to make small talk as compared to a year later when their new hobbies include devouring raccoons and threatening to stab electronic devices, among other acts defined as depraved by current standards of decorum.” —Kevin Greene, Chicago Stage Standard

 

Random Acts of Improv

by The Bozeman Improverts

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm May 24-26 TICKETS
The amazing Bozeman Improverts are on the Verge Main Stage to tackle long form improv, the tight rope walk of the theater world! The audience names the comedy play and our Improverts will take that title and create characters, scenes and a complete storyline in front of your very eyes.

 

Summer Shows to be announced.