When Riegsecker Marketplace premiered the musical “The Confession,” based on Beverly Lewis’ trilogy of books, they hoped for a good response from the public.
What they received is an overwhelming positive response from the audience. To see a video review from visitors who attended “The Confession,” click here.
Men and women have been intrigued by the mystery, curious about the Amish culture, and hooked by the storyline about a young Amish girl who discovers a secret about herself and her family. Throw in some hilarity, beautiful singing, and inspiring music, and you have a combination for success.
Successful “The Confession” has been, but its exclusive run ends in Shipshewana, at least for this year, on August 18. That’s good news, because the show is hitting the road to be enjoyed throughout the United States.
However, the musical will no longer run in Shipshewana through Christmas, the way it has done in years past. So with some sadness, we say, “Until we meet again” to the cast of this wonderful show.
Thanks to Mel Riegsecker for the vision and to all those amazingly talented folks from Nashville who lovingly produced and directed the show: Martha Bolton, Dan Posthuma, and Wally Nason.
The change is a bittersweet one: bitter, because it is closing for the season August 18; sweet, because…
A NEW MUSICAL IS COMING TO TOWN!
Shipshewana will be the home of a new exclusive theater production called “Half-Stitched: The Musical.”
Based on a novel by New York Times bestselling author Wanda Brunstetter, the musical explores the lives of six “English” folks of varied temperaments who decide to join an Amish widow’s beginner quilting class.
Riegsecker’s marketing director Andy Rohrer writes, “Lots of humor, awkward situations and a few life lessons ensue, and it all adds up to a great time for the audience.”
This new musical will run August 24-December 8 and includes a new cast of actors, great music, and an inviting plot. Like its predecessor, “The Confession,” “Half-Stitched” has a little something for everyone, even those reluctant theater-goers.
For more information, and to see a video preview, click here.
You can still catch “The Confession: The Musical” through August 18 at the Blue Gate Theater. Click here for more information.