Upcoming Show! 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 https://www.showtix4u.com/events/ 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.

Iowa Arts Council Logo

Grant Awarded!

History Boy Theatre Company was honored with an emergency grant from the Iowa Arts Council and the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs awarded to performing and visual arts entities in the state.

Our grant has allowed us to continue planning for the future of the Theatre and new shows. We are thrilled to have been selected for this grant out of the hundreds of requests for the funds. Covid has changed everything, but we are determined to bring live theater back for our cast, crew, and especially for our patrons!

Check them out here: https://iowaculture.gov/arts

Burnt Part Boys Logo

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!

Young Frankenstein Poster

Young Frankenstein

History Boy is proud to announce the summer production is Young Frankenstein! Thank you all for participating in our game and congrats to those in the running for a pair of free tickets.

Pre Auditions will be held Tuesday March 19th at 6pm. Audition materials will be passed out and this is a good chance to get familiar with the show and the audition process. Pre Auditions are not mandatory but are helpful. Auditions will be held Thursday March 21st at 6pm. Please be prepared with 16 measures or 1 minute worth of a song either from the show or something of your own. We are looking forward to seeing you there to help us ‘put on the ritz’ make sure to mark your calendars!

Frog and Toad Poster

A Year With Frog and Toad

History Boy is at it again presenting A Year with Frog and Toad. This whimsical musical based off the beloved children’s books by Arnold Lobel follow two good friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons.


This is the perfect show for children and adults alike bringing joy and laughter.


All tickets include dinner, served before, and the show.
All performances begin at 7:00pm with dinner being served at 6:00pm with Sunday being a matinee performance beginning at 2:00pm with dinner served at 1:00pm
Ticket prices are $25 for Adults (13 and up) and $17 for Children (12 and under)
Tickets and be purchased by stopping in, calling (515)379-5369, or by clicking the link.