Waupun Community Players to perform “Gilligan’s Island” musical next weekend

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WAUPUN — Three performances are planned Memorial Day weekend for the stage-play musical edition of Gilligan’s Island, performed by the Waupun Community Players.

The Waupun Community Players are a local theater group who perform live plays at the Waupun City Hall Auditorium once or twice a year.

This season they are performing Gilligan’s Island: The Musical, a family-friendly stage musical version of the hit 60’s TV comedy show “Gilligan’s Island.”

“Shipwrecked on a remote Pacific island, the seven castaways build huts and begin to explore their surroundings. They discover strange hieroglyphics in a spooky cave, which speak of an ancient legend. The weather gets rough, Gilligan foils the best-laid of the castaway’s rescue plans… romance develops… the castaways have an out-of-this-world encounter… it’s fun, wacky and entertaining with 18 original, tuneful and memorable songs.”

The three showings will be held Friday and Saturday, with the Facebook event links below:

May 31st at 7pm —

June 1st at 2pm — 

June 1st at 7pm — 

Tickets can be purchased online or are available at the door.

Seating is first-come first-served. Parking is available in the municipal downtown parking lots, Werner-Harmsen, and the National Bank of Waupun. Behind City Hall is requested for handicap parking only.

Last year the Waupun Community Players performed an original play based on true events of a threat against the Shaler-Hanisch family and the Recording Angel statue. The play was titled “A Poison Pen Letter to an Angel” and the full recording can be found on the official WPN Youtube page, here: