Rodgers & Hammerstein’s State Fair

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Tom Briggs and Louis Mattioli
Based on the screenplay by Oscar Hammerstein II and the novel by Phil Stong

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s only musical written directly for the screen is now a Broadway musical! Set against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, State Fair travels with the Frake family as they leave behind the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on blue ribbons, while their children Margy and Wayne find romance and heartbreak on the midway. Set to the magical strains of an Academy Award-winning score and augmented by other titles from the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook, State Fair is the kind of warm-hearted family entertainment only Rodgers & Hammerstein could deliver!

Casting by The Casting Collaborative, Jason Styres, CSA
Run time: approximately 2 hours, 15 minutes
(including 15-minute intermission)
Special effects will be used in this production:
Theatrical Haze


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STATE FAIR is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization.
Scenic Design underwritten by

Costume Design underwritten by
Marilyn Gordon

Rating: Musical, Rated G (Children under the age of 4 are not permitted.)

Performance Dates:

  • Friday, 07/21/23 - 2:00 pm
  • Friday, 07/21/23 - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, 07/22/23 - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, 07/22/23 - 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, 07/23/23 - 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 07/25/23 - 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 07/26/23 - 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, 07/27/23 - 2:00 pm
  • Friday, 07/28/23 - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, 07/29/23 - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, 07/29/23 - 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, 07/30/23 - 2:00 pm


Director Drew Humphrey
Choreographer Mandy Modic
Music Director Jesse Fry
Scenic Designer Dani Callandro
Costume Designer Garth Dunbar
Lighting Designer Kaitlyn Breen
Sound Designer Jon Robertson
Production Stage Manager Tony Dearing
Assistant Stage Manager Lauren Young


Abel Frake Ian Knauer
Gus/Hank Munson/Ensemble Nollie Moore
Margy Frake Sarah Ellis
Melissa Frake Jean McCormick
Wayne Frake Alexander Rios
Dave Miller/Judge Heppenstahl Quin Gresham
Eleanor/Fairtonette/Ensemble Louisa Mauzé
Harry/Ensemble Frederick Webb, Jr.
Emily Arden Jessica Wockenfuss
Pat Gilbert Jeremy Benton
Clay/Ensemble Ken Martinez
The Chief of Police Michael Brennan
Violet Laila Lovelady
Mrs. Edwin Metcalf of Pottsville Monica Senecal Palmer
The Astounding Stralenko/Ensemble Sade Crosby
Vivian/Fairtonette/Ensemble/Dance Captain Sarah Rose
Jeanne/Ensemble Zelda Carmen
Fairtonette/Ensemble Lauren Dattis
Fairtonette/Ensemble Kristin Tagg
Fairtone/Ensemble Berlin Lee Charles
Fairtone/Ensemble Ray Gleaves
Fairtone/Ensemble Kyle Jack
Charlie/Fairtone/Ensemble Brach Drew
Lem/Ensemble Garrett Shin