Otterbein Summer Theatre Announces 2024 Season 

Posted May 23, 2024

Otterbein Summer Theatre invites you to join us for a trio of theatrical spellbinders that celebrate three of America’s most momentous decades. 

The 2024 season will open with a loving tribute to the harmonically dazzling ‘guy groups’ of the 1950s, the musical “Forever Plaid,” which runs June 6-9 and June 13-15. Sparky, Smudge, Jinx, and Frankie will croon their way into your hearts with songs including “Magic Moments,” “Heart and Soul,” and “Catch a Falling Star.” 

Next, enjoy “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” a restaging of the beloved 1940s holiday classic within a vintage radio broadcast. A moving, ever-timely tale of love, family, and second chances will have audiences feeling tidings of cheer from June 20-23 and June 27-29. 

The last showon the 2024 season lineup is a celebration of the groovy ‘girl groups’ from the 1960s, “Beehive the ’60s Musical,” which runs July 11-14 and July 18-20. It was a decade of big hair and even bigger voices — and these six rockin’ women will be belting the hits including “Be My Baby,” “My Boyfriend’s Back,” and “It’s My Party.” 

Season ticket packages are available for $90 each. Individual tickets are $33 each for “Forever Plaid” and “Beehive the ’60s Musical,” and $28 each for “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.” 

New this season: All evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and all matinees begin at 2 p.m.  

The Otterbein Summer Theatre Box Office is open Tuesday-Friday from 12-4 p.m., and one hour prior to all performances. It is located in Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville. For more information about Otterbein Summer Theatre and the 2024 Season, please call 614-823-1109 or visit