Welcome to the Wildish!

Proudly located in the heart of Downtown Springfield. 630 Main Street. 541-868-0689

Opened in 2006, the Richard E. Wildish Community Theater is the premiere entertainment destination for the greater Springfield area. The theater features 283 seats in stadium seating and there is truly 'not a bad seat in the house'. The excellent acoustics and flexible stage showcase the wide array of activity that has become a calling card for the young facility.
The Wildish Board of Directors is committed to the mission of offering a professional facility at accessible costs. Four of the area's most popular arts organizations now call the Wildish their 'artistic home'.
More than twenty other arts and business groups regularly use the Wildish.

Contact me today and let's discuss creative ways for you to use the Wildish Theater! dan@wildishtheater.com 541-868-0689

Please note that when purchasing tickets for assigned seating shows, row A is at ground level and considered accessible. Seats A3-A5 and A13-A15 are intended for mobility devices and are not seats. For questions or concerns please contact us at 541-868-0689.

Upcoming Shows

Purple Rain

September 30th 8pm

Favorite Album Band Performs

Prince's PURPLE RAIN Album
in it's entirety along with a second set of Paisley Purple Hits

Featuring
Neil Thurston - Vocals and Guitar
Ian Lindsay - Bass
Ruxton Schuh - Guitar
Gus Russell - Keys
Keri Davis - Keys
Melissa Miller - Backing Vocals
Jim Reinking - Drums
Gabe Dickenson - Sax

For more info go to  www.fabperformances.org 

Comedy Unloaded

Tickets
$19.99 reserved seating
$15 seniors/students
Note: The Wildish Theater is not responsible for ticket sales to FAB Performances.

Rose Children's Theater Presents

School House Rock

October 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 2:00pm

October 6th & 13th, 7:00pm

Rose​ ​Children’s​ ​Theatre​ ​proudly​ ​presents​ ​their​ ​production​ ​of​ ​Schoolhouse​ ​Rock​ ​Live! Jr.​ ​Based​ ​on​ ​the​ ​ever-popular,​ ​award-winning​ ​1970s​ ​cartoons,​ ​this​ ​fast-paced​ ​musical teaches​ ​lessons​ ​with​ ​clever,​ ​catchy​ ​tunes.​ ​​ ​The​ ​Emmy​ ​Award-winning​ ​Saturday morning​ ​educational​ ​cartoon​ ​series​ ​and​ ​pop​ ​culture​ ​phenomenon​ ​is​ ​now​ ​the​ ​basis​ ​for one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​most​ ​fun​ ​musicals​ ​ever​ ​to​ ​hit​ ​the​ ​stage.

This​ ​energetic​ ​revue-like​ ​musical​ ​will​ ​be​ ​performed​ ​by​ ​a​ ​large cast​ ​of​ ​elementary-school​ ​aged​ ​actors​ ​from​ ​all​ ​over​ ​Lane​ ​County​ ​under​ ​the​ ​expert artistic​ ​direction​ ​of​ ​Rebekah​ ​Hope,​ ​Wayne​ ​Strong,​ ​and​ ​Lyn​ ​Burg.

RCT SHRJR

Tickets
$12 Adults
$9 Students
Note: Only a limited number of tickets to RCT performances are available online at this time.

Unloaded Comedy

Laugh yourself clean

October 12th, 8:00pm

Hosted by Trisha Glenna
Featuring:
Jeremiah Coughlan
Julia Ramos
Dawn Lutrell
Dusty York
Mike Lindsey

Unloaded Comedy – Laugh Yourself Clean is a recovery stand-up comedy showcase. We share experience, strength and hope through comedy by bringing light to dark places and shattering stigmas surrounding addiction. We believe there is great therapeutic power associated with laughter. Laugh Yourself Clean as our clean and sober comedians get quite candid about their struggles with addiction.

Sponsored by Serenity Lane

Comedy Unloaded

Tickets
$17 Advanced Sale
$20 Night Of Show

Swing Shift Jazz Orchestra

Feeling the Groove

October 20th, 7:30pm

Please come and "Feel The Groove" with SSJO on October 20th, 2017. We'll be jumping into "Tip Toe" by Thad Jones. Drinking up "Booze Brothers" by Frank Foster. You'll fall in love with Sam Dale's feature on " I Thought About You " by Tom Kubis. Then there's " Jody Grind ", arranged by Jon Clayton, if you're looking for a funkier groove. We'll also have our very own Chairman of the Board, Aaron Anderson singing "Sunny" by Duke Ellington. This is not all, there will be more.
Hope to see you there to help us kick off our 2017-18 season at The Wildish Theater.
 
SSFTG

Tickets:
Standard: $10
Seniors: $7
Students: $5

Chamber Music Amici

The Folk in Classical

October 22nd, 3:00pm

October 23rd, 7:30pm

Program
Mark O'Connor: String Quarter No. 3
Chick Corea: No Mystery
Wilson Hungarian: Dances
Balakrlshnan Alex: in A Major & Spider Dreams

Amici
Lillie Manis: Violin
Jessica Lambert: Viola
Steven Pologe: Cello
Sharon Schuman: Violin

Guest
Alex Hargreaves: Violin

For information regarding Chamber Music Amici please contact 541-953-9204

Chamber Music Amici S9 C1

Tickets:
Stage $38, Students $5
Section A $38, Students $5
Row K $40, Students $5
Section B $32, Students $5
Section C $28, Students $5

Rose Children's Theater Presents

The Lion King Jr

October 29th, November, 4th & 5th 2:00pm

October 27th, 28th, November 3rd, & 4th 7:00pm

Rose​ ​Children’s​ ​Theatre​ ​proudly​ ​presents​ ​their​ ​youth​ ​production​ ​of​ ​Disney’s​ ​Lion​ ​King JR.​ ​​ ​The​ ​African​ ​savannah​ ​comes​ ​to​ ​life​ ​with​ ​Simba,​ ​Rafiki,​ ​and​ ​an​ ​unforgettable​ ​cast​ ​of characters​ ​as​ ​they​ ​journey​ ​from​ ​Pride​ ​Rock​ ​to​ ​the​ ​jungle….and​ ​back​ ​again,​ ​in​ ​this inspiring,​ ​coming-of-age​ ​tale.

This​ ​captivating​ ​musical​ ​will​ ​be performed​ ​by​ ​a​ ​55-student​ ​cast​ ​of​ ​6th-8th​ ​graders​ ​from​ ​all​ ​over​ ​Lane​ ​County​ ​under​ ​the expert​ ​artistic​ ​direction​ ​of​ ​Dody​ ​Hansen,​ ​Chris​ ​Dobson,​ ​Adam​ ​Kelly​ ​and​ ​Lyn​ ​Burg. Disney’s​ ​Lion​ ​King​ ​Jr.​ ​is​ ​based​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Broadway​ ​production​ ​directed​ ​by​ ​Julie​ ​Taymor with​ ​music​ ​and​ ​lyrics​ ​by​ ​Elton​ ​John​ ​and​ ​Tim​ ​Rice​ ​and​ ​book​ ​by​ ​Roger​ ​Allers​ ​and​ ​Irene Mecchi.

RCT LK

Tickets
$12 Adults
$9 Students
Note: Only a limited number of tickets to RCT performances are available online at this time.

The 12th annual NW Women’s Comedy Festival

Friday November 11, 7:00pm

You’ve heard of a “baker’s dozen,” but what about a “comedian’s dozen”? That’s when 12 hysterical people take the stage on one night and you laugh so hard your cheeks and your sides hurt for days. The 12th annual NW Women’s Comedy Festival will feature a dozen of the most fabulous, funny females on the west coast ready to bring you to tears of joy and silliness. This year’s performers are: Becky Braunstein, Molly Elwood, Bethany Howe, Andy Iwancio, Gabby Jesus, Dawn Lutrell, Kate Murphy, Joanie Quinn, Kelly Richardson, Kelly Wilson, a comedian to be announced, and emcee Leigh Anne Jasheway. The Festival giggles into town Nov. 10, 7-10 p.m. at The Wildish Theater in Springfield. Bring a friend or a dozen and escape the “real” world for a while. Laugh the night away instead.

Tickets:
Assigned Seating: $25

A Billion Spins at the Piano

With David Nevue

Friday November 17, 7:00pm

An award-winning. internationally recognized recording artist, Nevue is approaching a landmark ONE-BIILION spins of his music on Pandora radio. To celebrate, he will be performing a selection of his most popular works composed and arranged over the last thirty years. David Nevue's fifteen album releases include Overcome, named "'Best Instrumental Piano Album of 2005' at the prestigious Lifestyle Music Awards. His most recent album. Winding Down, charted in the top 10 on Billboard and was awarded "2015 Piano Album of the Year" by One World Radio.

Come out for a wonderful evening of music.

Tickets:
Adults: $22.50
Youth (18 and under): $12.50

Chamber Music Amici

Bach in the Family

December 11th, 7:30pm

Program
JS Bach Trio Sonata in G Major & Violin Sonata in E Minor
WF Bach Trio Sonata in B-flat Major
CPE Bach Quartet in A Minor
JC Bach Quartet B-flat Major

Amici
Jessica Lambert: Viola
Steven Pologe: Cello
Sharon Schuman: Violin

Guests
Pilar Bradshaw: Violin
Molly Barth: Flute
Julia Brown: Harpsichord

For information regarding Chamber Music Amici please contact 541-953-9204

Chamber Music Amici S9 C2

Tickets::

Stage $38, Students $5
Section A $38, Students $5
Row K $40, Students $5
Section B $32, Students $5
Section C $28, Students $5

Chamber Music Amici

No Strings Allowed

April 9th, 7:30pm

Program
Mozart Quintet in E-flat Major, K. 452 for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon
Poulenc Trio for piano, oboe, bassoon
Tomas Svoboda Summer Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon, Op.159

Amici
Victor Steinhardt: Piano

Guests
Michael Anderson: Clarinet
Melissa Peña: Oboe
Lydia Van Dreel: French horn
Steve Vacci: Bassoon

For information regarding Chamber Music Amici please contact 541-953-9204

Chamber Music Amici S9 C3

Tickets::

Stage $38, Students $5
Section A $38, Students $5
Row K $40, Students $5
Section B $32, Students $5
Section C $28, Students $5

Chamber Music Amici

Brahms

June 4th, 7:30pm

Program
Brahms Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114 for clarinet, piano, and cello
Brahms String Quintet No. 1

Amici
Jessica Lambert: Viola
Lillie Manis: Violin
Steven Pologe: Cello
Sharon Schuman: Violin
Victor Steinhardt: Piano

Guests
Pilar Bradshaw: Violin

For information regarding Chamber Music Amici please contact 541-953-9204

Chamber Music Amici S9 C4

Tickets::

Stage $38, Students $5
Section A $38, Students $5
Row K $40, Students $5
Section B $32, Students $5
Section C $28, Students $5