Six Show Seasons

Six Show Seasons

NMP now presents six shows per year and has a strong following of audience members who look forward to attending them.

40 for 40 Campaign

In 2015, the community offered strong support for the “40 for 40” campaign, designed to celebrate 40 years of community theatre. The campaign raised enough money for repairs and upgrades to the property, including foundation work, new siding on all structures, and remodeling of storage areas. It even opened up space for a scene shop.

Raise the Roof Campaign

In 2011, the ceiling collapsed under four feet of snow and the theater had to be gutted for repairs. Businesses, local funders, families, and individuals came together to donate to the “Raise the Roof” campaign. Once again, the community responded to fundraising efforts by donating to the repairs with some purchasing the right to name … [Read More]

Cabaret Fundraiser

NMP holds its first Cabaret as a fundraiser in November of 2009. This time slot is now flexible and can be used for one-acts, full shows, or musical theatre selections. It did not take long before the Spring Show with more adult themes became a regular part of the season.

Children’s Show Offered

In 2007, NMP added another offering: the annual Children’s Show in October.

Permanent Stage Construction

The board approved construction of a stage and risers in 2006, and members went to work the very next day. The seats came from Waukon High School’s auditorium, and many volunteer hours were spent refurbishing and installing them. With the addition of a permanent lighting system, NMP was one step closer to having a great … [Read More]

First Temporary Stage

Little by little, it happened. In 2004, some committed members of NMP cleared out the room used for storage and erected a temporary stage for the show Wild West Women.

Engagement Grew

The engagement in NMP grew. For the next two decades, NMP presented two to four shows per year. There was usually a summer musical, provided first at Decorah Middle School and later at Decorah High School. All other shows were performed in local restaurants as dinner theater. Needless to say, it was a lot of … [Read More]

Building Purchase

In 1981, a major fundraising campaign allowed NMP to purchase the current building. NMP raised enough money through the fundraising campaign to buy the building for $37,000. There was even enough money to remodel the building to include space for meetings, rehearsals, costumes, sets, and props. The same year NMP also purchased a new lighting … [Read More]

Organization Started

The organization was started in 1975 by Bette Greedy, who was quickly joined by a group of local thespians who wanted to share their passion with others. Bette secured enough money to stage the first show, a musical called Little Mary Sunshine. The show was performed in Ye Olde Barn Theatre on the edge of … [Read More]