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Commonweal Theatre’s student matinee series in place


Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - The Commonweal Theatre Company announces the Student Matinee Series for the upcoming 2014 fall school semester. This program reaches more than 2,000 regional students and teachers a year as part of Commonweal Theatre’s goal that every student from the area will have had the opportunity to attend live, professional theatre at least once by the time they graduate high school.

At a cost of only $5 per student, Commonweal welcomes classes to attend a full production in Lanesboro at a specially scheduled matinee. The experience begins with teachers receiving a comprehensive study guide for their students which includes a plot synopsis, discussion of themes, background information about the play and playwright, and sample questions for discussion. Enhancement videos are also paired with the study guide. Commonweal artists also visit schools and lead a workshop in the classroom with students about the performance the students are about to see and how it relates to their curriculum. Every student matinee performance also includes a post-performance discussion with members of the cast, where students can ask questions about the show or life in the theatre in general.

When the school year starts in September, students can come to see a global adventure as Phileas Fogg accepts a seemingly impossible wager in Around the World in 80 Days. Also this fall, Commonweal will present Arcadia —an intellectual and romantic comedy spanning present day and 19th century England. The Tony-Award winning play is considered to be playwright Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece.

In November and December, students of all ages will help us celebrate the holidays with laughter during the run of Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some). Rather than perform A Christmas Carol as always, three actors decide to retell every Christmas story imaginable in 90 minutes. The results ensure laughter right through the New Year.

Commonweal’s Student Matinee Series is underwritten by F&M Community Bank of Preston and Tri-County Electric Cooperative. F&M additionally provides free admission to students from Lanesboro, Chatfield, Mabel-Canton, and Fillmore Central. Dates and times are limited, so early bookings are encouraged at education@commonwealtheatre.org.

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Artist Spotlight features Jeweler Johanna Berge

Thu, Aug 7th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Artist Johanna Berge looks to nature and what the earth produces as she creates each piece of jewelry for the upcoming Cornucopia Artist Spotlight show at Lanesboro Arts Center. The Spotlight opens on Saturday, August 30 with a ..... 
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Our town! Our authors!

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

By Jim Ruen In the play Our Town, Thornton Wilder told the story of average citizens in the imaginary town of Groveland Corners. In our very real town, Lanesboro, a wide variety of people who would likely describe themselves as average citizens hav ..... 
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‘Blood Brother’ documentary film will be shown at the St. Mane Theatre

Thu, Jul 31st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

In a partnership with Frozen River Film Festival, Lanesboro Arts Center will host a screening of ‘Blood Brother’, which won the 1st Place and People’s Choice Winner of the January 2014 festival held in Winona, Minn. The film will be shown on F ..... 
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‘Big Top’ is theme this month for the “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show

Thu, Jul 31st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – It’s a circus-themed ‘Big Top’ show this month for the “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show, on Friday, August 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre. The ‘Big Top’ show will feature circus antics, poem ..... 
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Lanesboro Arts Center presents a new exhibit: Selections from Minnesota Museum of American Art’s ‘2014 Minnesota Biennial’

Thu, Jul 31st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – The upcoming exhibit at Lanesboro Arts Center features selections from the ‘2014 Minnesota Biennial’, a juried exhibit of the Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA). The exhibit, just finishing up its run at MMAA in St. Pau ..... 
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Lanesboro, Minn. named in Foder’s Travel as one of “10 Charming Midwestern Towns to Visit This Year” list

Thu, Jul 31st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. - Population: 743. Dubbed the bed-and-breakfast capital of Minnesota, Lanesboro features eateries that are just as charming as its B&Bs. From old-time pies at The Aroma Pie Shop to housemade root beer at Pedal Pushers Café, you w ..... 
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Damon Prestemon’s “Lanesboro Live” Show features the Slick Newhouse Band and more

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Damon Prestemon’s upcoming “Lanesboro Live” show will feature Chef Johnny Mango -- of catering fame in Rochester, Minn., and University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse Political Science Professor -- and frequent Wisconsin Public ..... 
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Bronze Pour - FREE public art event - & workshops July 18-19 in Lanesboro

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - Lanesboro Arts Center will host the 2014 Bronze Pour in the Gateway Park (across from the softball field, off Cty 8) on Saturday, July 19 from 1-6 p.m. This is a FREE public event for all ages. The Pour will be led by nationally ..... 
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