Board of Directors

The Festival 56 current Board of Directors are:

  • Tracy Makransky, President
  • Aubrey Stiennen, Vice-President
  • Rita Hanna, Business Manager
  • Jane Knapp, Secretary
  • Shari Eklof
  • Joseph Ennebach
  • Amber Harper
  • Rachel Gorenz-Johnson
  • Kathy Missel
  • Tammy Tieman
  • Kurt Workman

Executive Director
Maureen Droessler

Recent News

Festival 56 Auditions

Festival 56 Auditions

Festival 56 local auditions will be held March 10 at 6pm in the Grace Theatre 316 S. Main Street, Princeton, IL 63156. There will be an accompanist present. Please prepare 32 bars of music from either Urinetown or Grease. The section or sections you chose are the...

Season Announcement: Summer 2024

Season Announcement: Summer 2024

The Princeton Theater Group is pleased to announce Festival 56’s summer 2024 season. As our Artistic Directors begin their second summer here in Princeton, we tackle productions which share ideas and themes of exploration, discovery, and growth. We start by examining...


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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