2018 Season

The Snow Queen

February 2nd-4th & 6th-8th, 2018
By Will Ledesma
Directed by Jenn & Joel Soukkala

Kay and Gerda are the best of friends until a piece of an enchanted mirror finds its way into Kay’s eye, causing him to see the world in a cold-hearted way. Soon taken by the Snow Queen, Kay forgets his happy life. Gerda must go on her own journey to find him. Overjoyed to find Kay in the Snow Queen’s palace, Gerda must help Kay find hope again by solving a puzzle before they can escape.

Tickets on Sale: January 15th
Proudly Sponsored by:
Young & Associates Insurance
Community Printing, Inc.
Edward Jones, Brett Loeb

Farce of Habit

April 6th-8th & 12th-15th, 2018
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, & Jamie Wooten
Directed by Larry Anderson

An absurdly funny Southern-fried romp that takes us back to the Reel ’Em Inn, the finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks. The proprietor, D. Gene Wilburn, is looking forward to a peaceful weekend on the lake. But there are only two chances of that happening: slim and none.

Auditions: January, 28th at 6 pm
Tickets on Sale: March 12th
Proudly Sponsored by:
The Medicine Shoppe
Northern Minnesota Eye Care
The Green Mill

The Odd Couple (Female Version)

June 1st-3rd & 7th-10th, 2018
By Neil Simon
Directed by Jenn Soukkala

Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.

Auditions: March 25 at 6 pm

Tickets on Sale: May 7

Proudly Sponsored by:
Northwoods Credit Union
Valley Printing
Inter-Faith Care Center
Frandsen Bank & Trust

The WORLD PREMIERE of Sweet

September 28th-30th & October 3rd-7th
By Denise Hinson
Directed by Joel Soukkala

Winner of the 2018 American Association of Community Theatres NEWPLAYFEST.

Sweet is centered around three generations of the Carter family, headed by former boxing champ “Sweet” Clemmet Carter. When an enthusiastic sports writer enters their life asking to write a book about Clemmet’s boxing days, he discovers that some family secrets are better left buried.

Auditions: June 24th at 6 pm
Tickets on Sale: September 4th
Red carpet showing & Reception September 28th • Tickets $30

Proudly Sponsored by
Tomhave Dental Associates
Nelson Funeral Care and Cremation Services
B&B Market
• And a grant from the Ayre Theatre Foundation

The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays

November 30th – December 2nd & December 5th-9th, 2018
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Greg Anderson

It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members for a weekend of holiday revelry. But when one of the guests is murdered, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears.

Auditions: August 26th at 6 pm
Tickets on Sale: October 29th
Weekdays at 7 pm, Saturday, December 1st at 2 & 7 pm, Saturday December 8th at 2 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Proudly Sponsored by
Weis Eye Center PA
Sue Brown Chapin Watercolors

Joust! A Mighty medival musical

Children’s Musical Theater
By John Jacobson & Roger Emerson
Directed by Joel Soukkala & Regina Roemhildt

40 Kids in each week of camp!
Register Early!
Imagine a world where all weapons were replaced by musical instruments! Welcome to the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table – like you’ve never seen it or heard it before. En garde!

Performances:
June 22, 29, July 13 & 20 at 1 & 7 p.m.

Youth Theater programs are proudly sponsored by:
Sappi Fine Paper
Carlton Area Lions Club
Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
Shooting Stars Dance
and Como Oil & Propane

The Cave

Teen Theater by Tim Kelly
Directed by Joel & Jenn Soukkala

A pantomime tale of life in a dark cave, when early man was threatened both by marauding beasts and by his fear of the unknown.

Performances:
August 10 at 1 & 7 p.m.
Auditions: July 15 at 6:00 p.m.

Encore Performing Arts Center