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Peter Pan presented by Paradise Community Theatre

Book by J.M. Barrie • Adaptation by Craig Sodaro
Directed by Sandee Hardy Hagen

December **5 at 6:30pm (ASL Interpreted, Audio Description and Sensory Friendly Performance)
December 6, 7, 12, 13 at 7:30pm
December 8, 14, 15 at 2pm

Member – $14 / Non Member – $16 / Student – $10
**Everybody $10 for December 5 at 6:30pm only

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

This superb adaptation captures all the magic and charm of everyone’s favorite story.  The Darling children love to hear of Peter Pan’s adventures during his visits through the open window of the nursery.  Then one night after Nana has taken his shadow and Wendy has sewn it back on, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell whisk the children off to Neverland to be part of the adventures.  Wendy, John and Michael become friends with the Lost Boys and Princess Tiger Lily and Wendy becomes everyone’s mother.  When the evil Captain Hook captures Wendy and the Lost Boys, Peter Pan comes to their rescue.  Together with the ticking crocodile, Peter Pan puts Captain Hook in his place and returns the Darling children to their home.

Thank you for all of you who auditioned for Peter Pan! Some hard choices had to be made.

CONGRATULATIONS to the following~~

  1. WENDY DARLING…………MARIE VOLKMUTH
  2. MICHAEL DARLING……….GABE ROBB
  3. JOHN DARLING……………ELLIOT SCHWAB
  4.  MRS. DARLING……………AMBER HOVEN
  5.  NANA……………………….BENJAMIN LINDQUIST
  6.  LIZA…………………………RANDI KRUEGER
  7. CROCODILE………………..BEATRICE WATTS
  8. PETER PAN…………………RIAN CLOUTIER
  9.  TOOTLES ………………….TREVOR GIESEKE
  10.  NIBS…………………………HAILEY CHAMBERS
  11.  POTS…………………………MATTHEW VOLKMUTH
  12.  PANS………………………..LANIE CHAMBERS
  13.  SLIGHTLY………………….ISABELLA CLAUSEN
  14.  CURLEY …………………… BEKA MIHALIK
  15.  CAPTAIN JAMES HOOK….WILLIE LINDQUIST
  16.  SMEE ………………………..LUKE HAVAMAKI
  17.  STARKEY……………………BENJAMIN LINDQUIST
  18.  COOKIE ……………………. MAGGI QUIGG
  19.  SKYLIGHT………………….. SEEUN KIM
  20.  NOODLES …………………. HANNAH PETERSON
  21.  GREAT BIG LITTLE PANTHER….ALICIA ESCH
  22.  TIGER LILY…………………… KRISTA ESCH
  23.  CHATTERING CHIPMUNK…..BRADYN LINGLE
  24.  TWO MOONS …………………REESIE KRUEGER
  25.  RAGING WATERS…………….MONICA WILDER

Scripts can be picked up starting Tuesday, September 3 at the Paradise Center for the Arts.  Questions:  Sandee Hardy-Hagen hardyhagen@hotmail.com

Disney’s Frozen Jr. presented by the Paradise Community Theatre

April 3, 4, 16 & 17 at 7:30pm and April 5, 18 & 19 at 2:00pm
Member $15 | Non-Member $17 | Student $11

*Ask us about our special family pricing
** ASL Interpreted and Sensory Friendly Performance TBA

For more information and questions about auditions please contact Shelley Fitzgerald at 507-213-6960 sfitzgerald@medfordtigers.org

Do you want to build a snowman

Do you want to build a snowman accomp


For the First Time in Forever

For the First Time in Forever accomp

Let it go

Let it go accomp

Love is an open door

love is an open door accomp


In Summer
In Summer accomp

Directed by Shelley Fitzgerald
Music & Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez
Book by Jennifer Lee
Based on the Disney film written by Jennifer Lee and directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee

The enchanting modern classic from Disney Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

Sponsored by Reliance Bank and Faribault Daily News

Hello Dolly! presented by the Paradise Community Theatre

July 24, 25, 30, 31 & August 1 at 7:30pm and July 26 & August 2 at 2:00pm
Member $15 | Non-Member $17 | Student $11

Directed by Paul Johnson
Book by Michael Stewart
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder

HELLO, DOLLY!, the blockbuster Broadway hit, bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,” are certain to thrill and entertain audiences again and again.

The show’s memorable songs include “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Hello, Dolly!,” “Elegance,” and “It Only Takes a Moment.”

Sponsored by Faribault Daily News

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 Acting Fun for Little Ones

Saturday, February 8 at 11:00am
Suggested $5 Donation to the Paradise
General Admission Seating

Instructor/Director Laura Velishek

Acting Fun for Little Ones is an introduction to acting, theatre and using your imagination. Over the course of the class, kids will participate in a variety of acting games, art activities, rehearsal, and perform on our main stage for the public. Family and friends are encouraged to join us for the performance.

For more information and to register for this theatre camp, please call Paradise Center for the Arts at 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org. Open for ages 4-7. Tuition $75. Scholarships will be offered to youth/families who need financial assistance.

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.

Summer Acting Fun for Little Ones

Friday, August 14 at 6:15pm
Suggested $5 Donation
General Admission Seating

Instructor/Director: Desirae Brooks

Acting Fun for Little Ones is an introduction to acting, theatre and using your imagination. Over the course of the class, kids will participate in a variety of acting games, art activities, rehearsal, and perform on our main stage for the public. Family and friends are encouraged to join us for the performance.

For more information and to register for this theatre camp, please call Paradise Center for the Arts at 507-332-7372 ext. 1 or 4, or email info@paradisecenterforthearts.org. Open for ages 4-7. Tuition $75. Scholarships will be offered to youth/families who need financial assistance.

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.

Beauty and the Beast Jr. presented by the Marquee Childrens Theatre

August 14 & 15 at 7:00pm and August 15 at 2:00pm
Student $4 | Adult $8 | Family Pass (2S & 2A) $20

Directed by Rachel Haider

The Award-winning animated film and stage play comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Based on the original Broadway production and motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

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 Merlin Players present These Shining Lives

February 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29 at 7:30pm
February 23 at 2:00pm
Adult $15 • Children 12 & Under $9
*Tickets go on sale one month prior to opening night.

Directed by Julianna Skluzacek
Written by Melanie Marnichnull

“These Shining Lives” is inspired by the actions of real women in the 1920s. It tells the largely forgotten story of the “Radium Girls.” Catherine Donohue and her coworkers worked in factories painting glow in the dark watch dials, only to later be diagnosed with severe radiation poisoning. This play chronicles the strength and determination of these women considered expendable in their day. The play is not a tragedy but a triumphant celebration of these women’s battles to win against a company that lied to them. Come cheer these heroines on.

Songs & Scenes: Celebrating 25 Years of The Merlin Players in Faribault!

Saturday, March 21 at 7:30pm
Adult $16 | Child 12 & Under $9

Join The Merlin Players as they present songs and scenes from 25 years of entertaining southern Minnesota. Founding members and new members as well will share the best of our musicals and straight shows.
PLUS Doug Madow is on the piano!

La Cage Aux Folles presented by The Merlin Players

June 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20 at 7:30pm and June 14 & 21 at 2:00pm
Adult $16 | Child 12 and Under $10

Directed by Julianna Skluzacek
Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Book by Harvey Fierstein

The hit movie “The Bird Cage” was based on this musical comedy. It won Tony Awards in 1984 and for its revival in 2010. It’s the hilarious story of Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better or worse. It all comes apart when Albin’s son announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted politician. Further complications include the family business which is a nightclub for female impersonators. Georges agrees to masquerade as “normal” to meet the girl’s parents but Albin has other plans. It all ends up in a wild romp.

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 info@paradisecenterforthearts.org
321 Central Ave. N.
Faribault, MN 55021

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Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm-5pm
Thursday: 12pm-8pm
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