Kirkwood Theatre Guild

Kirkwood Theatre Guild has been designated a
“Missouri Historical Theater”
by the Missouri Arts Council

About Us

Mission Statement

The Purpose of the Kirkwood Theatre Guild is to present theatrical productions for the enjoyment of its members and the community and to stimulate interest in the dramatic arts.

Board & Supporting Cast

Board of Governors 2023-2024

President – Ken Lopinot

Vice-President/Treasurer – Cherol Thibaut

Secretary – Mike DePope

Artistic Manager – Betsy Gasoske

Theatre Logistics – Adrian Vargas

Publicity Manager – Kayla Dressman

Production Manager – Miriam Whatley

Supporting Cast

Box Office Managers—————-Ginger Donaldson and Ann Redow

Events Committee – Jan Mantovani, Annie Beyer, Maureen Smith, Janet Wheatly

Recipes for Ice Director———–Mike Neumann

Recipes for Ice Performers ——Robert Doyle, Lauren Goetz, Pat Klick, James Kuhlmann, Mike Neumann, Nancy Nigh

History of Shows

A Brief History of the Kirkwood Theatre Guild

The Kirkwood Theatre Guild owes it success to a small group of dedicated individuals who were committed to a dream of having a thriving local community theatre in the St. Louis area.  In 1931, they produced their first play, an English comedy, Tillie of Bloomsbury. Getting established proved to have many challenges, especially financial difficulties. The early participants were talented folk who performed, built sets, raised funds, and recruited their friends to come see their shows. KTG was fortunate to have leadership with a vision, and the group persevered and grew each year.

From 1931 to 1963 the Guild rented for its productions the hall at 310 East Argonne Drive.  The original landlord was the Solari Guild, a local school for the arts, but later it was purchased by the American Legion. After outgrowing the space, KTG performed at Kirkwood High School and North Middle School.  In 1968 the Guild was thrilled to call the new Robert G. Reim Theatre at the Kirkwood Community Center their new home. The Kirkwood Theatre Guild is one of the oldest, most established community theatre groups in the Midwest and one of the organizations with the longest record Kirkwood Historyof continuously producing plays.

During its 92 years more than 350 shows have been produced. Thousands of gallons of paint have been used; hundred of lights have been positioned; many, many envelopes have been stuffed, and hundreds of costumes have been stitched, laundered and ironed.  Thousands of volunteers have donated their gifts of time and talent in order to give our audiences the best of live entertainment.

The Kirkwood Theatre Guild is proud of its history and thanks our audience for its continued support!

History of Shows

(R)=Repeated from a previous season

2010-11 Blithe Spirit (R73-74, 45-46), Perfect Wedding, The Heiress, Curtains

2009-10  Out of the Frying Pan, The Glass Menagerie, There's a Burglar In My Bed, High Society (M)

2008-09 There Goes the Bride, The Cemetery Club, Dial M for Murder, Damn Yankees (R 83-84) (M)

2007-08 Picasso at the Lapin Agile, The Fourth Wall, Red Herring, Pippin (M)

2006-07 Dearly Beloved; The Lion In Winter (R 78-79); Don't Dress For Dinner; Lucky Stiff M)

2005-06 Dearly Departed; Deathtrap (R 84-85); Over the River and Through the Woods; How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (M) (R 81-82)

2004-05 The Odd Couple; Crimes Of The Heart; The Curious Savage (R 52-53 & 65-66); Bells Are Ringing (M)Kirkwood Theatre Guild

2003-04 The Foreigner; You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (M); Lost In Yonkers; City Of Angels (M)

2002-03 Lend Me A Tenor; Picnic; The Butler Did It; The Pirates of Penzance (M)

2001-02 Charley's Aunt; Night Watch; The Boys Next Door; Over Here (M)

2000-01 The Solid Gold Cadillac (R 56-57); Bus Stop (R 78-79); Relative Values; Anything Goes (M) (R 80-81)

1999-2000 The Man Who Came To Dinner (R 60-61); Marvin's Room; Isn't It Romantic, Into The Woods (M)

1998-99 Moon Over Buffalo; Later Life; The Matchmaker; My Favorite Year (M)

1997-98 Footlight Frenzy; A Thousand Clowns; Dancing at Lughnasa; A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum (M) Theatre in the Park (Summer Shows)--Laundry & Bourbon; The Actor's Nightmare

1996-97 Tom Jones; I Hate Hamlet; Angel Street; Kiss Me Kate (M) (R 73-74) Theatre in the Park (Summer Shows)-Haiku; Date With A Stranger; Penguin Blues

1995-96 Rumors; The Snowball; The Importance of Being Earnest; Little Me (M)

1994-95 The Nerd; The Miracle Worker; Any Number Can Die; The 1940's Radio Hour (M)

1993-94 The Little Foxes; Move Over Mrs. Markham; Talley And Son; The Pajama Game (M)

1992-93 You Can't Take It With You; The Dining Room; Towards Zero; Company (M)

1991-92 Steel Magnolias; Catch Me If You Can; Man of LaMancha (M)

1990-91 Play It Again, Sam (R 72-73); Laura (R 53-54); Watch On The Rhine (R 44-45); Music Man (M) (R 75-76)

1989-90 Musical Comedy Murders of 1940; The Second Time Around; Look Homeward Angel; Brigadoon (M)

1988-89 Octette Bridge Club; Bedroom Farce; All My Sons; Applause (M)

1987-88 One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest; June Groom; Bullshot Crummond; Carousel (M)

1986-87 Arsenic & Old Lace; Table Manners; The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Guys & Dolls (M)

1985-86 Dark at the Top of the Stairs; On Golden Pond; Fools; Chicago (M)

1984-85 The Mousetrap; Romantic Comedy; Deathtrap; Hello Dolly (M)

1983-84 The Philadelphia Story (R 47-78); Lunch Hour; Double In Diamonds; Damn Yankees (M)

1982-83 A Man For All Seasons; Chapter Two; How The Other Half Loves; Fiddler On The Roof (M)

1981-82 Tribute; California Suite; Death of a Salesman; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (M)

1980-81 Inherit The Wind; The Fantasticks (M); Harvey (R 55-56); Anything Goes (M)

1979-80 You Know I Can't Hear You When The Water's Running; A Streetcar Named Desire; The Sunshine Boys; Annie Get Your Gun (M)

1978-79 Bus Stop; The Lion in Winter; Tight Spot; Cabaret (M)

1977-78 Ring Around The Bathtub; Under Papa's Picture; Twilight Walk; Mack & Mabel (M)

1976-77 Twigs; Cactus Flower; Saturday, Sunday, Monday; South Pacific (M)

1975-76 Count Dracula; Finishing Touches; Witness for the Prosecution (R 57-58); The Music Man (M)

1974-75 No Sex Please, We're British; Four On A Garden; Once Upon A Mattress (M); Prisoner of Second Avenue

1973-74 Spoon River Anthology (R 70-71); Blithe Spirit (R 45-46); Butterflies Are Free; Kiss Me Kate (M); The Rainmaker

1972-73 Play It Again, Sam; Peacock Season; Guys & Dolls (M); Forty Carats

1971-72 Fireman, Save My Child; The Girl in the Freudian Slip; See How They Run (R 51-52); Plaza Suite; Fiorello

1970-71 Spoon River Anthology; Don't Drink the Water; Anastasia ( R 57-58); She Loves Me (M); Spofford

1969-70 A Shot in the Dark; Middle of the Night; Under The Yum-Yum Tree; On, Captain (M)

1968-69 The Odd Couple; ; Wait Until Dark; U.T.B.U.; Drink To Me Only (R 59-60)

1967-68 Sunday In New York; Prescription: Murder; Barefoot in the Park; Romanoff & Juliet

1966-67 Little Mary Sunshine (M); Absence of a Cello; Dear Me, The Sky Is Falling; My Three Angels (R 56-57); The Tender Trap (R 55-56)

1965-66 Mary, Mary; Calculated Risk; Curious Savage (R 52-53); Never Too Late

1964-65 Love Rides The Rails (R 42-43); The Best Man; The Whole Darn Shootin' Match; The Mouse That Roared; Say, Darling (M)

1963-64 Take Her, She's Mine; The Lady's Not For Burning; Come Blow Your Horn; Speaking of Murder

1962-63 The Happiest Millionaire; Blood, Sweat & Stanley Poole; The Hollow; On the Rocks (M)

1961-62 Bravo; Make Mine Mink; Twelve Angry Women; Send Me No Flowers; The Passionate Pasha (M)

1960-61 The Gazebo; The Weatherman's Picnic (M); Wake Up, Darling; The Golden Fleecing; The Man Who Came To Dinner

1959-60 Third Best Sport; The Man in the Dog Suit; The Girls In 509; Drink To Me Only

Anti-Discrimination Policy

The Kirkwood Theatre Guild shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, origin (ancestry) disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities. These activities include but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers, vendors, and/or any other provider of services.