Troupe America, Inc. was founded in 1987 by Executive Producer/Director Curt Wollan.
In the early days, we were a small production company operating a theatre in Minneapolis. Over the years we have grown to become a nationally recognized company producing programs for the national touring circuit.
We also expanded to create a convention / events division and provide talent and equipment for corporate events – including a unique program produced specifically for the opening ceremonies of the 75th and 100th Anniversary conventions of the American Legion.
For years we operated out of The Plymouth Playhouse where we produced numerous
Off-Broadway Musicals including:
Oil City Symphony
A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline
Pump Boys and Dinettes
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
Troupe America commissioned and produced popular “home-grown musicals” including a five year run of “How To Talk Minnesotan, the Musical” based on the popular book by Howard Mohr and the series of eight musicals about the Church Basement Ladies based on the award-winning books by Janet Martin and Suzann Nelson. Troupe America also commissioned the musicals Mr. Pickwick’s Christmas, An Evening With Mae West, Christmas on the Ranch, and The Lovely Liebowitz Sisters which toured with Phyllis Diller
StageWest Entertainment Inc, a subsidiary of Troupe America, has produced the popular outdoor wild west extravaganza, The Medora Musical since 1992. Set in the stunningly beautiful North Dakota Badlands at the gates of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the 2800-seat Burning Hills Amphitheatre, is honored to sit next to the site of the future Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library (opening in 2025). The Medora Musical,a tribute and variety show dedicated to President Theodore Roosevelt and now in its 56th season has been featured with a two page spread in the Sunday New York Times, The NBC Nightly News, and The Travel Channel.
TROUPE AMERICA, INC. came on the national touring circuit in 1987 with a “bus and truck” production of the musical THE 1940's RADIO HOUR and a new holiday production of MR. PICKWICK’S CHRISTMAS.
Since then, there have been tours of
A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES,
THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI – co-produced with the Lamb’s Theatre of New York – FORBIDDEN BROADWAY,
DRIVING MISS DAISY and STEEL MAGNOLIAS – co-produced with Big League Theatricals, and Troupe America’s own national tours of ON GOLDEN POND,
BABES IN TOYLAND,
PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES,
RING OF FIRE,
THE ODD COUPLE (starring William Christopher and Jamie Farr),
HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY
(starring Jason Petty),
MOON OVER BUFFALO (starring Gavin MacLeod),
THE SUNSHINE BOYS (starring Dick Van Patten and Frank Gorshin) and
SAME TIME NEXT YEAR (starring MacKenzie Phillips and Adrian Zmed).
Troupe America is also proud of its world premier tours of Stephen King’s’
GHOST STORIES and Buffy Sedlachek’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL,THE CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES and 5 of it’s sequels have been recently toured by Troupe America. LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE was produced in 2015 for a national tour.