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Community theatre announces summer schedule


Tue, May 10th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

Spring Valley - Brave Community Theatre of Spring Valley has announced their summer 2011 performance schedule. This year, BCT will offer two crowd-pleasing favorites - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Nunsense.

The first theatrical offering of BCT's 2011 summer season is the whimsical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a Children's play by Richard R. George adapted from the fantasy by Roald Dahl. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be presented at the Spring Valley Community Center on Friday July 1st and Saturday July 2 at 7:00 pm and on Sunday July 3 at 3:00 pm. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Dani Vogel, will be presented in conjunction with Freedom Fest activities.

Auditions for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be held on Tuesday May 17, 2011, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Thursday May 19, 2011 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Kingsland High School Choir Room. The script calls for 18-22 actors and actresses - ages 8 thru 18. One adult male role is also available. Rehearsals, scheduled to begin in late May/early June, will be held on weekday mornings in Spring Valley.

You may contact Dani at danirae.vogel@gmail.com for additional information. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is "produced by special arrangement by Dramatic Publishing of Woodstock, Illinois."

Casting of the five zany Sisters from Hoboken is complete for the Ag Days hilarious musical comedy, Nunsense with book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin and direction by Laurie Helmers. Nunsense will be performed at the Spring Valley Community Center with evening performances on Wednesday, August 17, Thursday, August 18, and Friday, August 19 and a matinee on Saturday, August 20.

Please contact Laurie Helmers at 533-8265 for additional information. Nunsense is "produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc."

The King and I coming to Chatfield this summer

Wed, Apr 6th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

The King and I is coming to Chatfield this summer for the first time in the history of Western Days. This great Rodgers & Hammerstein production is loaded with memorable music, colorful scenery, beautiful costumes and energetic performers, including ..... 
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Commonweal offers free performances to Fillmore and Houston County

Wed, Apr 6th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Commonweal Theatre Company announces performance dates in 2011 for its County Free Nights. Theatre-lovers living and/or working in Fillmore or Houston counties may attend Ibsen's classic drama An Enemy of the People on Thursday, April 14th; the ..... 
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Bye Bye Birdie will be RASA's summer production

Fri, Mar 25th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

RASA, Rushford Area Society for the Arts, will be producing "BYE BYE BIRDIE," under the direction of Judy Myers, this summer, July 13 through 17th, at the Rushford Peterson High School Theater. Many adults and teenagers are needed to fill the cast. ..... 
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SEMAC awards arts grants

Fri, Mar 25th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

On March 15, 2011, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded 40 grants for a total of $251,635 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included thirteen General Operating Support ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company announces 14th annual Ibsen Festival

Fri, Mar 25th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Commonweal Theatre Company announces its 14th Annual Ibsen Festival April 15-17, 2011, in downtown Lanesboro. Named for the acclaimed "Father of Modern Drama," the Festival is a celebration of Scandinavian theatre, visual art, music and dance, c ..... 
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Annual barn dance in Lanesboro

Fri, Mar 18th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Lanesboro Barn Dance begins its seventeenth season on Saturday, March 26. Guest caller Corey Mohan from St. Paul will lead dancers through old time square dances and big circles. These dances will be taught before dancing them, so no experience ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre's educational programs ready for 2011

Mon, Mar 14th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Commonweal Theatre Company in Lanesboro, MN ,is readying its educational programs for an exciting year in 2011. Education is an integral part of the theatre's mission, creating opportunities for Commonweal artists to teach, study, and practice t ..... 
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In the shadow of Ishi: a tale of fish and glaciers

Mon, Mar 14th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

Ring in the spring season on March 22, 2011, when the Preston Area Arts Council presents an educational and entertainment program of story-telling and music by area residents George Spangler and Janine Sherry.

The story-telling chronicles on ..... 
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