The SchoolHouse Company: August 14

Following last summer’s success, our own local theatre troupe will present a popular musical revue, title and cast TBA.

Check back for more info!


Carpe Olé! Musical Comedy Workshop


International award-winning artists Olé! have a motto: Everyone has talent — we just haven’t always discovered it yet.

They’ll show you how to start, how to get your act together, overcome fear, and develop the confidence to stand in front of strangers and critics.

Find your inner performer and hone your skills at clowning, writing, acting, music, and comedy with international stars!

For performers aged 14 and up. Advanced registration required. Registration closes 48 hours before workshop begins. Attendance is capped at 20 participants.

Date: April 11th, 2019

Time: 1 pm – 2 pm

Location: The Fruited Plain Café, Sioux Center

Minimum Enrollment: 6

Maximum Enrollment: 20


About The Instructors:

Paul Morocco, Guillermo de Endaya and Marcial Heredia perform together in one of the most zany, unpredictable and spectacular shows in the world. It’s a wonderful celebration of music and comedy, full of surreal invention and fun. Olé comes direct from Spain and has been a favorite on the international stage for over 25 years.

Official Trailer Olé : April 11th, 2019 from Orange City Arts on Vimeo.


Get tickets for the evening performance of Olé! Epic Musical Comedy at the Unity Knight Center in Orange City here!

This performance and workshop is made possible through a partnership between Orange City Arts and Sioux Center Recreation and Arts Council.

Olé! Epic Musical Comedy: April 11


Called the “Gods of La Guitarra” and “Maestros of Love & Mayhem,” Olé! has a 25 year history of smashing expectations with their unique blend of virtuosic guitar playing and slapstick comedy antics.

Direct from Spain, master guitarists “El Gentleman,” “El Grotesquo,” and “El Macho” fight for their pride while playing, spinning, and throwing their Spanish guitars. Add in ping pong ball battles, juggling, and unexpected explosions, and the result is unforgettable!

A favorite with audiences of all ages, the show is a madcap musical journey through the rhythms of flamenco to salsa and blues to pop, accompanied by a zany comedic style reminiscent of the Marx Brothers and the Three Stooges.


The Gipsy Kings meet the Marx Brothers in this hilarious performance like nothing you’ve ever seen!


Olé! Epic Musical Comedy

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Unity Knight Center

Tickets: $15/adults, $10/students

Olé!’s visit to Sioux County is made possible through a partnership with Sioux Center Recreation and Arts.

Extend your experience with Carpe Olé! Musical Comedy Workshop! Click the link to learn more.

Storyteller Antonio Sacre


Antonio Sacre tells stories.

His tales of growing up bilingually in a Cuban and Irish-American household have inspired audiences worldwide to gather their own family stories and become storytellers themselves. His stories have been published in award-winning books and audio recordings and some are now being developed for film and television. His unique views on everything from growing up as a self-described “Leprecano” (a tongue-in-cheek mash up of his Latino and Irish roots) to moving to L.A. after his Hollywood hopeful girlfriend are inspiring, often hilarious, and always honest.



Calling himself “the most successful storyteller you’ve never heard of,” Antonio has performed for 25 years, in 13 countries and 45 states, for over 3 million people. His educational outreach has been instrumental in the lives of thousands of young people who grow up bilingually and strive to reconcile their multi-cultural heritage with their American identity.



Storyteller Antonio Sacre

Date: Friday, February 8, 2019

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre Arts Center

Tickets: $15/adult, $10/student, $5/NWC student

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Antonio’s visit to Orange City is made possible through a partnership with the Northwestern College Theatre Department and will include a matinee performance for area school children as well as in-classroom workshops and outreach opportunities for area schools. Please contact for more info on how to get your school involved in this incredible opportunity.

Special thanks to partner Northwestern College Theatre Department and the Northwestern College Theatre Patrons for making this amazing event possible.

August 8: SchoolHouse Company

Our own musical theatre magicians present the musical revue, “And the World Goes  ‘Round” with favorites from Broadway greats John Kander and Fred Ebb, the musical team behind such favorites as, “All That Jazz,” “New York, New York,” “Maybe This Time,” and “Cabaret.”

With a commitment to artistic excellence, The SchoolHouse Company strives to provide all people in Sioux County and the surrounding areas with the resources and opportunities to create and enjoy live theatre. Founded in 2008, the troupe has gained a devoted following in Northwest Iowa and continues to stretch their boundaries and grow as artists together.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Fareway and Edward Jones Financial: Mark Lundberg, for making this event possible.



Stage Combat & Storytelling

June 8-18 (Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Want to learn basic stage combat moves and help create scenes to showcase the moves, then perform for your friends and families? Work with Northwestern College theatre professor, actress & director April Hubbard.

Music, props and improv will be used to help create fun and dramatic material to exercise your bodies and imaginations. Show will be June 18 at 5:15 pm, for family & friends. Class limited to 15.
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays: June 8, 9, 11, 15, 16, 18
Grades 4-8: 3:45-5:15 pm
Instructor: April Hubbard
Location: City Hall Gym

Register here!

Fairy Tale Fun & Games

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays: June 8-18

We’ll play fun drama games and enact fairy tale stories that will activate your imagination and engage your bodies in vocal and physical storytelling. Classic fairy tales: Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Hansel and Gretel. Class limited to 12.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: June 8, 9, 11, 15, 16, 18
Grades 1-3: 2:30-3:30pm
Instructor: April Hubbard
Location: City Hall Gym

Register here!

Charlie Brown moves indoors!


ORANGE CITY – Onstage Orange City’s Wed., August 6 show will be a SchoolHouse Company show, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Because of rain, it will be held at the Unity Christian Knight Center.

The musical theatre production will be at 7:00pm August 6, at the Knight Center, 216 Michigan Avenue SW.

It will also be presented August 8 at 7:00pm at Central Park in Sioux Center.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is an average day in the life of Charles M. Schulz’s Charlie Brown — from Valentine’s Day to baseball season, his moods ranging from wild optimism to utter despair, with his best friends — both human and not.

It’s a familiar story and a fun musical, said Lois Estell of The SchoolHouse Company. “It’s our first official musical. We’ve done shows with music in them, but this year the majority of the show is sung or has underscoring. Best of all, we have an orchestra pit!”

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Meet the cast of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Clockwise from bottom left are Amanda Vander Stelt as Sally; Drew Lemke, Charlie Brown; Tanner Van Wyhe, Linus; Trevor McMahan on doghouse, Snoopy; Zach Wright, Schroeder; Hannah McGarvey, orchestra director; and Lois Estell, Lucy.

The SchoolHouse Company is drawing from both the Orange City and Sioux Center artistic pool, said Estell, plus bringing in Chris Haak from Sioux Falls to play flute, clarinet and alto saxophone. Haak switches  between the instruments at a moment’s notice, she said. “He makes it look so easy!”

Actors are Drew Lemke as Charlie Brown; Amanda Vander Stelt: Sally; Lois Estell: Lucy; Tanner Van Wyhe: Linus; Zach Wright: Schroeder; and Trevor McMahan: Snoopy.

Orchestra members are Hannah McGarvey, director; Pam DeHaan, piano; Chris Haak, reed; Ashley Wielenga, strings; Lexy Kraayenbrink, bass; and Braden Jahn, percussion.

The free show is 90-minutes long.

The SchoolHouse Company has presented theatre in Orange City and Sioux Center for the past six years.

The Onstage Orange City event is sponsored by the Pizza Ranch Restaurant and Onstage Orange City contributors, in conjunction with the Orange City Arts Council. Pizza Ranch will offer concessions: pizza by the slice, cactus bread, soda, water and candy.

The Sioux Center production is sponsored by the Sioux Center Recreation and Arts Council.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Rain location in Orange City is the Unity Christian Knight Center August 6 and Centre Mall in Sioux Center August 8. For more information or weather-related announcements, see or, call 712-707-4885 or email

Meet the cast of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Clockwise from bottom left are Amanda Vander Stelt as Sally; Drew Lemke, Charlie Brown; Tanner Van Wyhe, Linus; Trevor McMahan on doghouse, Snoopy; Zach Wright, Schroeder; Hannah McGarvey, orchestra director; and Lois Estell, Lucy. The musical production will be featured August 6 at 7:00pm at Windmill Park, Orange City and August 8 at 7:00pm at Central Park, Sioux Center. The Onstage Orange City show is sponsored by Pizza Ranch and the Orange City Arts Council. Sioux Center Recreation & Arts Council sponsors the August 8 show.


Onstage OC Sponsors & Cosponsors 2014

Center Fresh Eggs

CIVCO Medical Solutions

Community Bank Alton/ OC

Diamond Vogel Paint


Four-Way Roofing of Alton Iowa State Bank

Joe’s TV & Appliance

Northwestern Bank

OC Sanitation

Orange City Area Health System

Orange City Communications

Pizza Ranch Restaurant

Quatro Composites™

Revival Animal Health


Van Engelenhoven Agency

ViBella Jewelry


Onstage Orange City Contributors 2014

Ag Partners, LLC

The Bike Store

Boonstra Kirby Co.

Casualty Insurance

Culligan of Sioux County

D & L Plumbing & Heating

Art & Doris De Hoogh

DeZoete Winkel

Dutch Mill Corporation

David L. Gohman, OD

Headquarters for Hair

Joiner & Zwart Dentistry

Motor Inn of Orange City

Neal Chase Lumber Co.

Northwestern College

Oolman Funeral Homes

Orange City Chiropractic
Orange City Dentistry, Inc.

Premier Communications

Rensink, Pluim & Vogel,

Attorneys at Law

Siouxland Travel & Tours

Stange Chiropractic Clinic

Weber Law Office

Jan Wilbeck

Woudstra Meat Market


Missoula Children’s Theatre

King Arthur’s Quest, featuring two actors from Missoula Children’s Theatre – Vicki Pace and Augustus Bennett – and 54 local children.

Performances August 1 at 7:30pm, August 2 at 2:00pm at NWC DeWitt Theatre.

CAST for King Arthur’s Quest named!

ORANGE CITY – King Arthur, of legend and song, strode across Medieval England with courage and confidence…or did he?

Missoula Children’s Theatre brings their original twist on the tale of King Arthur’s Quest, and 54 local students are part of the production in Orange City August 1 and 2.

The performances are scheduled for Friday, August 1 at 7:30pm and Saturday, August 2 at 2:00pm at Northwestern College’s DeWitt Theatre. Vicki Pace of Missoula Children’s Theatre is part of the cast, and Augustus Bennett is director for the week.

Bennett and Pace conducted auditions Monday morning, July 28 and are rehearsing this week with the cast. Assisting them are Jenna Hayungs, Chloe Krommendyk and Mullin Smith, assistant directors.

Marissa Beaty will take the stage as King Arthur; Haley Smit is Guinevere; Josh Jorgensen will be Sir Lancelot; and William Minninck will be Merlin.

Other young actors will be Landon De Jong, the Raven;  Anna Karen Pauls, Taleisin; Nick Grossmann, Uther Pendragon; Isaac Krommendyk, Mordred; Reagan Rowenhorst, Morgan Le Fey; and Riley Rowenhorst, Lady of the Lake.

Vicki Pace of MCT will play the Keeper of the Keep, the Recalcitrant Giant and the Intractable Dragon.

Rounding out the cast are the Knights of the Round Table, the Squires, the Damsels of the First and Second Order, the Citizens of Camelot and the Minis. Local actresses and actors in these roles include Isabel Arteche, Maren Beaty, Kendra Breems, Zachary Cruse, Makenna Davis, Sarah Diekevers, Faith Elgersma, Faythe Groeneweg, Leah Hayungs, Jayden Veldkamp, Arika Van Gelder, Megan Brower, Addaly Miller, Breeah Miller and August Hubbard.

Other students serving as citizens, knights, squires, damsels or minis are Courtney Joiner, Tara Joiner, Rachel Jorgensen, Cloda O’Boyle, Rebecca Philipsen, Jenna Smit, Kolton Smit, Annika Smith, Reagan Snieder, Amalia Visser, Maggie Winn, Kaitlyn Bruinsma, Sam Walhof, Kate Walhof, Sydney Krommendyk, Annalise Elliott, Mikayla Turek, Dylan De Jong, Amelia Holmquist, Alivia Holmquist, Katherine Pauls, Karoline Pauls, Gabe Andres, Luke Andres, Lindsay Kuiper and Katie Kensak.

Mary Reinders of Orange City will serve as the piano accompanist.

Admission to King Arthur’s Quest is $7 for adults and $3 for K-12 students. All tickets are general admission. No advance tickets will be sold.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency is sponsored by the Orange City Arts Council. For more information, contact or 712-707-4885. The website is or

Pictured below (front row, left to right) are cast members and assistant directors: Augustus Bennett of Missoula Children’s Theatre, Landon De Jong, Isaac Krommendyk, Jenna Hayungs, Haley Smit, Riley Rowenhorst, and Chloe Krommendyk. Second row, left to right, are: Josh Jorgensen, William Minnick, Mullin Smith (in front of William), Anna Karen Pauls, Nick Grossmann, Marissa Beaty, Vicki Pace of Missoula Children’s Theatre and Reagan Rowenhorst.



Other details:

Auditions: Monday, July 28 – 9:45am to noon. $17. Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre

Shows: August 1, 7:30pm and August 2, 2:00pm

Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre

Sponsor: Orange City Arts Council

King Arthur, of legend and song, strode across Medieval England with courage and confidence…or did he? What if the troubles of his kingdom threaten to overwhelm him? Follow the original twist on this familiar story as it weaves its way through a landscape full of surprises!  

Auditions: Monday, July 28 – 9:45am to noon. $17. Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre

Interested students, entering grades 1-12, may audition. Students must attend school at MOC-FV, OCCS, Spalding or Unity (or be homeschoolers in the MOC-FV school district).

Audition does NOT require a prepared song or reading, but students must attend entire audition. All children who audition MUST be available for rehearsal Monday through Friday, July 28 – August 1, from 10am to 2:30pm, and have Friday evening and Saturday afternoon free for the performances. There are spots for 50 or 60 students. We’re very sorry, but there is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play.

CASTING: For King Arthur’s Quest, MCT can cast a maximum of 60 students plus 4 assistant directors. DETAILS: number of students entering 1st grades thru age 7: 16 students maximum. Number of students ages 8-12: 28 students maximum.  Number of students ages 13-18: 16 students maximum. Ages are approximate, of course. It depends on whether you fit in the costume! : ) Good luck, everyone!!

Everyone who auditions must pay the participation fee  of $17. If the student is not cast in the play, the participation fee will be refunded.

Register online by July 24 at  Go to the registration tab, then Register for Activities. Select Arts, Crafts, Library link and then Missoula Children’s Theatre.  (Registration is available in person on July 28 if you miss the online deadline.)

Rehearsals: Monday, July 28 through Friday, August 1, from 10am to noon and 12:30 to 2:30pm. Students must attend when their part is scheduled. Some students will attend morning and afternoon rehearsals, and will need to bring a sack lunch.

Performances: Friday, August 1, 7:30pm and Saturday, August 2, 2:00pm at Northwestern College’s DeWitt Theatre. Admission will be: Adults $7; K-12 students $3.  A DVD will be recorded of the local production of King Arthur’s Quest, for a $15 charge.

Workshops: Free & open to all students. Please register with Orange City Arts Council. Northwestern’s DeWitt Theatre.

* Acting 1-2-3. (Children entering grades 1-2) When odds & evens come together, everyone has a fun time! July 29, 2:45 – 3:30pm

* Behind the Scenes. (Children entering grades 3-6) What happens before the curtain rises? How role-play helps group dynamics! Wed., July 30, 2:45 – 3:30pm

* Versed in Verse. (Youth entering grades 7-12) Is Shakespeare boring? Incorporate Elizabethan English with pop culture & discover Shakespeare’s humor & creativity. Thurs., July 31, 2:45 – 3:30pm


Parents: If you are willing to assist with the Missoula Children’s Theatre project by volunteering an hour or two of your time, please contact Janine at the Orange City Arts Council, 707-6514 or