The Bridges of Madison County

April 2024

Upcoming Events

The Bridges of Madison County

History Boy is excited to announce our upcoming musical production of The Bridges of Madison County based on the novel by Robert James Waller, book by Marsha Norman, and Music & Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. The production is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI (

Francesca is a dedicated, Iowan housewife, living a simple, yet dispassionate, life. Everything changes when her family goes on a trip to the State Fair in Indianapolis, leaving Francesca behind to take care of the house. Francesca is taken aback by a handsome National Geographic photographer named Robert, who asks for directions to the covered bridges of Madison County. The two connect, starting an emotional four-day love affair that has repercussions long after it’s over. Based on the bestselling novel by Robert James Waller and featuring a lush, Tony award-winning score by Jason Robert Brown that ranges from operatic strains to Americana folk, Bridges of Madison County tells the tale of two people caught between duty and desire.

History Boy’s Biggest Party!

From Broadway’s biggest party to History Boy’s biggest party we are excited to announce that we will be performing the rock musical Rock of Ages on May 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th, & 29th at 7 p.m. So pull out your old 80’s wardrobe and big hair and come rock out with us! Auditions will be held on March 5th at 4pm at HB theatre located at 115 S. Wilson Ave. in Jefferson. Advanced materials are available upon request by calling 515-370-5369 or email Click on our upcoming events tab for a full synopsis and character breakdown. Until then, ROCK ON!

Next to Normal!

Opening Night is Dec. 31, 2021 with meal at 6 p.m and show at 7 p.m.

Other showtimes are Jan 1st, 7th, and 8th with meal at 6 pm. and show at 7 p.m

and we are also offering a Sunday matinee on Jan 2nd with meal at 1 p.m and show at 2 p.m.

Next to Normal is an American rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. It is a 3-time Tony award winner and also won the Pulitzer! The story centers on a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that managing her illness has on her family. It is an uplifting story, darkly humored, that will make you both laugh and cry! You will be amazed by the 3-level set built specifically for this show! Truely amazing!

History Boy’s version of Next to Normal stars:

Preshia Paulding as Diana Brad Church as Dan Michael Kennedy as Gabe Samantha Schmidt as Natalie

Jacob Hanson as Henry Robby Pedersen as Dr. Madden

Tickets are $30.00 in advance or $35.00 at the door. All shows will be preceded with a pasta meal, including salad, bread, and dessert! Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 515-370-5369 or by stopping in to RVP1875 located at 115 S. Wilson Ave., Jefferson, Ia or by scanning the QR code above.

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Summer Show!

Here at History Boy we are FINALLY excited to announce that we WILL be putting on a summer production.

We are thrilled with the opportunity to bring you The Burnt Part Boys.

Auditions for this show will be held Sunday March 21st at 3pm at the theatre.

With all that being said this show will look a little different this year. We will not be holding the production at our venue but at an outdoor venue for the safety of our patrons. While the official venue has not yet been decided we will be announcing it soon along with the dates of the production. We hope everyone is as excited as we are to be back!