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Book and Lyrics by Joel Paley

Music by Marvin Laird

August 1-24, 2024    

8 PM Thursdays-Saturdays

Additional performances 2 PM Sunday, August 11 and Sunday, August 18.

Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she’ll do anything to win the part in her school musical. Her mother, fellow students, and the rest of the world had better watch out because nothing will stop her quest for stardom! Cunningly spoofing classic musicals and campy films from Gypsy to The Bad Seed, this aggressively outrageous musical garnered rave reviews during its long Off-Broadway run.


Sylvia St. Croix: Sarajane Clark

Tina Denmark: Finley Mohr

Judy Denmark: Sarah Gene Dowling

Miss Thorn: Anna Langdon

Lita Encore: Laura Kyro

Louise Lerman/Eve: Sarah Lantsberger

Directed by Justin Been

Music Direction by Randon Lane

Choreography by Sara Rae Womack

Costume Design by Colleen Michelson

Scenic Design by Rob Lippert

Lighting Design by Tyler Duenow


Box Office/Will Call opens 1 hour prior to performance. Tower Grove Abbey is a “general seating” theatre. The receipt from tickets purchased online will act as your entry ticket until you check in at the Box Office.


All tickets are non-refundable. Individual tickets are not exchangeable. Any tickets that are not picked up by ten (10) minutes prior to curtain will be released to waiting customers.

Subscribers may exchange tickets up to 48 hours in advance of a performance. Missed subscriptions that are not addressed within 24 hours will not be able to be exchanged.


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ASL Interpretation


The 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, and 8/23 performances will be presented with ASL interpretation by students from Southwestern Illinois College.


ASL interpreted performances are suitable for audience members who are Deaf, deafened, or have hearing loss. They can also be valuable for people who are learning ASL.

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