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
  • Goldie Rapp
  • Aubrey Stiennen
  • Tammy Tieman

Executive Director
Maureen Droessler

Recent News

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...

Welcome to the Renaissance!

Welcome to the Renaissance!

The theme for our 2023 summer season is Welcome to The Renaissance! Just as the Renaissance was a historical period of transition to not only revitalize but even surpass the achievements of the past, this season is designed to usher in a new era of creativity and...


Box Office Hours
Tuesday-Friday 12-5 p.m.

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