Board of Directors

The Festival 56 current Board of Directors are:

  • Kathy Missel, President
  • Tracy Makransky, Vice-President
  • Rita Hanna, Business Manager
  • Jane Knapp, Secretary
  • Joseph Ennebach
  • Amber Harper
  • Ron McCutchan
  • Aubrey Stiennen
  • Tammy Tieman

Executive Director
Maureen Droessler

Recent News

Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Nights

Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Nights

The Princeton Theater Group with our event sponsor Parlor 909 presents a two-night-interactive viewing of the classic 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. (Rated R - adult themes). Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at or at the box...

Youth Employment in the Arts 2023

Youth Employment in the Arts 2023

Festival 56 has an exciting opportunity for high school students coming up this summer.  We will offer up to three high school students and this year's graduates the opportunity to work as paid apprentices with the resident professional company with various...


Box Office Hours
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For tickets, please leave a message at the Box Office phone 815-879-5656.

The Box Office opens one hour before performances


Festival 56
316 S. Main Street
Princeton, Illinois 61356