By Arlen Hutton
Directed by Samuel Temple.
February 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 7:30pm
Feb. 17 at 2:00pm.
Member $14 | Non-Member $16 | Student $10
A chance encounter on an overcrowded cross-country train from Los Angeles makes unlikely travel companions out of two displaced souls in their early 20’s, each retreating homeward from setbacks that mirror national upheaval and uncertainty. A funny, touching portrait of two people searching for love and happiness.
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.
The Merlin Players
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.
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!
Learn more about The Merlin Players on their website here!
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.