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Paradise Community Theatre presents A Pirate’s Tale – A Swashbukling Musical

Music and Lyrics by Paul Shapera, book by Shaun Rolly
Directed by Shelley Fitzgerald
June 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22 at 7:30pm
June 16 & 23 at 2:00pm

Member $15 | Non-Member $17 | Student $11

From the black waters comes a new tale of love, celebration and betrayal. Follow Pirate King Tristin and Pirate Queen Cassandra and her pirate Lasses on an adventure of Love, Mutiny and swordfights on the high seas.

Announcing ‘A Pirate’s Tale’ Cast Members

Pirate Crew of the Anne-Marie (*Crew that mutinies)
Captain Tristan LaMarque – Cody Jensen
First Mate Sebastian Palk* – David DeNeui
Jonathan* – Benjamyn Sutcliffe
Jonah – Matt Svestka
Christian – William McIntyre
Robert* – William Behne
Eli – Steve Mihalik
Samuel* TBD
Pirate Queen Cassandra McKaye – Jada LaFrance
Abigail* – Hannah Robb
Victoria – Sarah Friesen
Tess* – Courtney Kryzer
Lizzie/Dancer – Sara Wall
Grace/Dancer – Cassie Larson
Spanish Crew of the Raven
Captain Dantae Ferdinand – Jason Meyer
Romiro TBD
Santiago TBD
Alonzo TBD

I want to thank everyone who auditioned. I understand the courage and dedication it takes to put yourself out there.
I wish I could have taken everyone but the constraints of the show doesn’t allow it. Please come back and try us again in the future. If someone would have the desire to work on the show backstage or in some other capacity – please contact us. Scripts can be picked up at the front desk at the Paradise.
Shelley Fitzgerald

Disney NEWSIES – The Broadway Musical presented by the Paradise Community Theatre

Auditions May 12 & 13 at 6:30pm at the Paradise

Newsies Audition Packet

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Jack Feldman and book by Harvey Fienstein
Directed by Jon Terrill
September 13, 14, 19 & 20 at 7:30pm
September 15, 21 & 22 at 2:00pm

Member $15 | Non-Member $17 | Student $11

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right!

Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up presented by Paradise Community Theatre

By J.M. Barrie, in a new version by John Caird and Trevor Nunn
Directed by Sandee Hardy Hagen
December 6, 7, 12 & 13 at 7:30pm
December 8, 14 & 15 at 2:00pm

Member $14 | Non-Member $16 | Student $10

This is the beloved story of Peter, Wendy, Michael, John, Capt. Hook, Smee, and the lost boys, pirates and the Indians, and of course, Tinker Bell in their adventures in Never Land.

Children's Theatre Series

These activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Marquee Children’s Theatre presents Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, Kids.

July 12 & 13 at 7:00pm
July 13 at 4:00pm

Adults $8 | Student $4 | Family Pass (2A&2S) $20

In a loving home in the city of London, Dalmatian parents, Pongo and Perdita happily raise their Dalmatian puppies, until the monstrous Cruella De Vil plots to steal them for her new fur coat! Join all the dogs of London, as they daringly rescue the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen. With a delightfully funscore, lovable characters, and one of the most deliciously evil villains in the Disney canon, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences.

Marquee Children’s Theatre presents Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr.

August 16 & 17 at 7:00pm
August 17 at 1:00pm

Adults $8 | Student $4 | Family Pass (2A&2S) $20

Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria living the “good life” at the Central Park Zoo. But Marty wants to be “Free” and heads out to find greener pastures in the “wide open spaces of Connecticut.” But they are caught before they can catch a train and instead end up on the island of Madagascar after those crazy penguins; Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private, take over driving the boat heading to Kenya. From there our foursome meets the lemurs of Madagascar and their self proclaimed ruler, King Julien the 13th. Julien wants to keep the “New York Giants” around to scare away their dreaded enemy, the Foosa, only to find out that Alex the lion might be worse than the Foosa. In the end Alex snaps out of it and the gang gets together to defeat the Foosa.
Based on the DreamWorks animated movie.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

The Merlin Players

The Savannah Sipping Society

Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
April 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 2019 – 7:30P
Sunday – April 7 – 2:00P
Directed by Julianna Skluzacek

This delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy is the story of four unique Southern women who long to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines. They are drawn together after a post yoga class happy hour and decide it’s time to reclaim their zest for living and maybe even love. Over the next six months they experience laughter, hilarious misadventures and the occasional liquid refreshment. The middle aged women discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the present. You’ll want to raise your glass to this joyful and touching show.

The Full Monty

Composer & Lyricist – David Yazbek
Libretist – Terrance McNally
July 26, 27, August 1, 2, 3, 2019 – 7:30P
Sundays – July 28 & August 4 – 2:00P
Directed by Eric E. Parrish

Winner of two Tony Awards and based on the British film of the same name, THE FULL MONTY, shifts to Buffalo, New York and follows six unemployed steelworkers who are desperately looking for work to support their families. Meanwhile, they catch the local women, including their wives, going crazy over some male strippers when they come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. Filled with honest affection, beautiful melodies, lots of laughs and the most highly anticipated closing number of any musical, they find strength as a group to overcome their inner demons. You’ll be on the edge of your seat wondering if these “real men” can pull it off!

Leading Ladies presented by The Merlin Players

October 25, 26, November 1 & 2 at 7:30pm
October 27 & November 3 at 2:00pm
Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Julianna Skluzacek

Adult $15 | 12 and Under $9

In this hilarious comedy by the author of “Lend Me A Tenor” and “Moon Over Buffalo” two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge Circuit in Pennsylvania. They hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews. They’re resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble happens when they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound and chaos ensues.

Learn more about The Merlin Players on their website here!

Community Band

Faribault Area Community Band is an extension of local talent at the Paradise Center for the Arts. Started by a Faribault middle school teacher in 2010, the band quickly found its great sense of belonging with the musical arts at the Paradise. This band brings together both novice and advanced concert band talent in local adults and students. They have two to four concerts a year free to the public, with a few practices before each one.

If you would like information about band, or want to join in, please contact the Paradise Center for the Arts.

Contact Info:

Paradise Center for the Arts 507-332-7372
321 Central Ave. N.
Faribault, MN 55021


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