Special Events



Recent Events…

Foshay! the Musical
July 21-30, 2023

Directed by Amanda Weis
Book by Kevin & Lynn Bowen
Original Concept by Tim Colby

During the Roaring Twenties, Wilbur Burton Foshay was an ambitious and successful businessman. He opened the Foshay Tower in Minneapolis and was on his way to becoming one of the richest people in the world. Fate, however, and the Great Depression had other plans for him. This world premiere new musical is the true story of a man who, by losing everything, finds himself.

Featuring Music & Lyrics by Kevin Bowen. Arrangements by William W. Brueggemann, David Neville, and Travis Anderson.


Michael Conroy as Wilbur Foshay
Yvonne Freese as Leota Fox
Joshua Meltzer as Henry Henley
Aly O’Keefe as Reporter/Multicharacter Track 1
Nick Manthe as Reporter/Multicharacter Track 2
Kyle Camay as Reporter/Multicharacter Track 3
Sammi Penick as Genevieve Clark/Multicharacter Track


Playwrights: Kevin & Lynn Bowen
Director: Amanda Weis
Stage Manager: Katy Humnick
Asst. Stage Manager: Lauren Volkart
Music Director/Pianist: Anna Murphy
Set & Props Designer: Nate Farley
Lighting Designer: Alex Clark
Costume Designer: MaryBeth Schmid
Sound Designer & Producer: Jeremy Stanbary

Previously in Season 9

The Catholic Shakespeare
January 20-22, 2023

The Catholic Shakespeare is founder Jeremy Stanbary’s hit 2-person comedy from his traveling theater days prior to starting Open Window. Jeremy, along with his wife and co-founder Sarah, perform together in this one-hour tour de force through several of Shakespeare’s most popular plays in light of the latest scholarship regarding his purportedly clandestine and coded Catholic faith. Enjoy this unique play within a play, narrated and “performed” by Quince (Jeremy) and Bottom (Sarah) from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

NOTE: This is an exclusive event for COR Patrons and their guests. Not familiar with our COR Patron program? See below to learn more!

Not Yet a COR Patron?

We invite you to join the family! COR Patrons are our monthly sustaining donors with lots of amazing perks. Learn more or sign-up here. We have a goal of reaching 250 COR Patrons in Season 9 and we’re currently at just over 200 as of early January!

Luke Spehar’s Holiday Concerts

Luke Spehar’s annual Advent, Christmas, and Valentine concerts were a huge success again in Season 9 and enriched our experience of the holidays. If you missed any of them this season, we hope you’ll join us for these special holiday concerts again next season.

Fall Arts & Crafts Fair
November 5-6, 2022

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2nd Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair at Open Window Theatre. It was a fantastic weekend, featuring 12+ curated artisans, selling everything from fine art to custom jewelry, pottery, delectables, and more. The complimentary hot beverages, live music, and door prize giveaways were a big hit.

And the additional dance performance by Chicago’s Ballet 5:8 on Saturday evening, November 5th, was stunning and deeply moving. at 7:00. Ballet 5:8 presented The Mother and The Living Room Series by Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager. We look forward to collaborating with them again in the future!

COR Patrons received 50% off tickets to Ballet 5:8. Join the family as a monthly sustaining donor at $50/mo or higher to become a COR Patron and receive all kinds of great perks all season long.

Archive Event Available for Replay

Music — Story — Conversation

Join us for this free event and hear Dr. Garrett’s inspiring personal story. Then join us for a Q&A conversation afterward as Dr. Garrett shares his wisdom & insights into the complex roots of the current racial strife in America while examining a vision of hope for the future. This is a free event, but due to capacity limitations and social distancing mandates, please register in advance to reserve your seats.

Event Sponsor

Christiane’s Legacy of Love

Promotional Partners

Church of St. Peter Claver

Anselm House