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

Calitri and Seib named new Artistic Directors of Festival 56

Calitri and Seib named new Artistic Directors of Festival 56

Festival 56 and its Board of Directors have announced that Jimmy Calitri and Tim Seib will become the company’s co-artistic directors effective immediately. They will succeed Tommy Iafrate who last June announced his July 2022 departure after five years in the role....

Home for the Holidays Lights

Home for the Holidays Lights

Festival 56 is proud to be part of the Home for the Holidays lights display at the Bureau County Fairgrounds with our tribute to “The Nutcracker”! Three more weekends to see the lights – Friday, Saturday, Sunday until Christmas Evening. Happy holidays to all our...


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