Box in the Woods


Upcoming Events

December 7 & 8 at 7:00 pm
And December 9 at 2:00 pm

Adult Tickets $10 & Youth $5

Tickets available starting November 7th. 

To buy tickets – Click on “Buy Tickets” at the top of this page, pick up tickets at the Shawano Area Chamber of Commerce or buy them at the door.

*Please note our ticket policy below.*


Always A Bridesmaid

April 26-28 & May 3-5, 2019

Auditions to be held early January 2019

Cast requires 6 women.

In this hilarious comedy, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other’s weddings…no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making “the long walk” for each other, determined to honor that vow. Libby Ruth, the hopeful romantic with the perfect marriage, believes—in spite of all evidence to the contrary—that her friends can find the very same happiness. Headstrong Deedra’s “rock-solid” union hangs by a thread when she discovers her husband of many years not only has a wandering eye, but the hands to match. Monette, flashy, high-spirited and self-involved, continues to test her friends’ love and patience with all-too-frequent trips down the aisle. And salt-of-the-earth, tree-hugging Charlie discovers—the hard way—that marital bliss is not the end of her rainbow and panics in outrageous style when the opportunity presents itself. Libby Ruth, Deedra, Monette and Charlie are committed to the notion that careers, waistlines and even marriages may disappear, but real friendships last a lifetime. Forsaking all others, in sickness and in health, they repeatedly struggle to stage the perfect wedding in spite of fistfights at the altar, runaway brides and the mistaken, and unfortunate, release of a flock of white doves on the first day of hunting season. ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID is the rollicking tale of four loyal and determined women who navigate the choppy waters of love and matrimony and answer the question, “Just how far are you willing to go to keep a promise to a friend?”wonka.txt

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

July 11-14 & 18-21, 2019

Auditions TBA

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory… or suffer the consequences.

Love, Sex & the IRS

Oct 4-6 & 11-13, 2019

Auditions TBA

Cast requires 5 men and 3 women.

Jon and Kate are engaged to be married in two weeks. Kate, however, has been having an affair (but without sex–that’s for after marriage) with Jon’s roommate and best friend, Leslie. Since Jon had a reputation back in college for violently jealous rages that included blaming the messenger, Leslie hesitates to tell him of their infidelity. Besides, there is also the matter of Connie, Leslie’s estranged girlfriend.

But that’s not all. Jon, a chronically underemployed musician, has been making ends meet by claiming a tax exemption — using Leslie as his wife.  And now a representative from the IRS wants to come and audit their books. In addition, Jon and Leslie live in an apartment building that does not permit unmarried couples and is run by a nosy landlord who keeps an eye out for live-in females.  Add to this, Jon’s mother comes for a visit unexpectedly in order to help out before the wedding.

In classic farcical style, Leslie masquerades as a housewife, aided by Jon’s fiancée, Kate, in order to fool the IRS agent.  This, all while the other characters come and go through their small apartment, makes for much hilarity as Jon, Leslie & Kate struggle to keep their stories straight as one character after another brings more confusion to the storyline.

Theatre Ticket Reservation Policy:

The Mielke Theatre is a black box theatre, which means the seating arrangement can change from one production to another.  For this reason, the Mielke has open seating, which means no ticket is assigned to a particular numbered chair, but we will save you a seat if you have purchased a ticket AND have told us which performance you will be attending.  There are 4 ways you can purchase tickets:

  • Purchase a ticket through our website (click on the link at the top of the page that says Buy Tickets), there is no need to call in to tell us when you will be attending – you must sign up for a particular performance date when you purchase online.  You still must arrive at the theatre with your pre-paid ticket at least 15 minutes before show time.
  • Purchased a ticket at one of our outlets.  You MUST call our reservation line (715-526-2525) and let us know which day you will be attending a show.  (It’s hard to save you a seat when we don’t know when you’ll be there).   We cannot save a seat for you any more than 15 minutes before show time.
  • Call our reservation line – 715-526-2525.  Because we have limited seating and it fills up quickly, if you have not paid for your ticket, at quarter-to-the-hour any reserved tickets not claimed/paid for will be released to any walk-in customers.
  • Buy a ticket at the door.  However, any prepaid tickets will be admitted before any walk-ins.  So if there is a particular date you really need go to, be sure to pay for a ticket ahead of time – and let us know which performance you’ll be attending if you bought your ticket at an outlet.

**Regardless if you have paid for your ticket ahead of time or not – you MUST be at the theatre 15 minutes before the show.   At a quarter-to-the-hour, we will begin to sell any remaining unclaimed seats to walk-in customers.


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The Shawano County Arts Council (SCAC) meets at the Mielke Art Center located in beautiful Mielke Park in Shawano County, Wisconsin.  SCAC strongly believes that the Arts are essential to the creation and sustenance of a thriving, vital community.

The SCAC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Shawano County.