Fri Oct 27 2023
7:30 pm
Sat Oct 28 2023
7:30 pm
Sun Oct 29 2023
2:00 pm
Fri Nov 3 2023
7:30 pm
Sat Nov 4 2023
2:00 pm
Sat Nov 4 2023
7:30 pm
Sun Nov 5 2023
2:00 pm
Fri Nov 10 2023
7:30 pm
Sat Nov 11 2023
2:00 pm
Sat Nov 11 2023
7:30 pm
Sun Nov 12 2023
2:00 pm

Men on Boats

By Jaclyn Backhaus

Run Dates: October 27 – November 12, 2023

Ten male explorers, played by ten women, on four boats, on the Grand Canyon – The true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.

Cast and Production Team


Jennie Babbisch – Bradley
Elena Donley – Hall
Alexa Farrell – Goodman/Mr. Asa
Sheila Gimenez – Old Shady
Jess Mayer – OG Howland/Tsauwiat
Madison Nowak – Hawkins
Samantha Paige – Powell
Anna-Christina Starszak – Seneca Howland/The Bishop
Alexandra Szabo – Dunn
Madison Van Allen – Sumner

Production Team

Em Allen – Props Designer
Emily Hintz – Choreography/Movement
Bre Brennan – Sound/Projections Designer
Dyllan Brown – Stage Manager
Caroline Dischell – Scenic Designer
Jennifer Dobby – Director
Izzy Flores – Lighting Designer
Ashley Gray – Composer
Megan Jay – ASM
Cecelia Kuenn – Costume Designer
MJ Saussol – Costume Assistant
Sage Shemak – Composer
Taylor Venden – Dramaturg


The Margaret Brate Bryant Civic Theatre building is fully accessible, and WCT is proud to offer a number of services to our patrons who have special needs. Please contact our Box Office for more information about listening devices, transfer seats, wheelchair positions, Sensory Friendly performances, and Sensory Kits.

Concessions and Bar

You may bring snacks and beverages that you purchase from our bar into the theatre to enjoy during the show. Water, soda, beer, wine, snacks, both sweet and savory are available.


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Adult: $30

Senior (60+) / Military: $27

Subscriber / Group (10+): $24

Under 18: $21

Educational Group (10+): $15

Tickets are exchangeable for another date of the same show, and are non-refundable.

Waukesha Civic Theatre offers one Pay What You Can performance per Mainstage show. PWYC tickets are available at the box office starting two hours before the performance and cannot be purchased in advance. They can be used for any unsold tickets still available that day.

PWYC date: Saturday, November 4 at 2:00pm

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