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2017 Paradise Community Theatre

The Haunting of Hill House

Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House Cast List

Eleanor – Kristy Ortiz
Theodorea – Michele Rychly
Mrs. Montague – Kristin Sellentine
Mrs. Dudley – Diane Hagen
Mr. Montague – James Holton
Luke – Michael Parsons
Arthur – Tim Vizina

Thank you to all who auditioned. Please come back and audition for us again!

Director: Patrick Braucher
Screenplay: F. Andrew

This classic psychological drama is just in time for Halloween! A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of “psychically receptive” people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil and “contained ill will”. Based on the novel by Shirley Jackson and adapted for the stage by F. Andrew, this show was also made into the movie “The Haunting”.


October 26 & 27 and November 1, 2, 3 at 7:30pm
October 28 at 2:00pm

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

A Celebration of Faribault: The 1855 Live Show

Thomas S. Buckham is a young lawyer in the frontier town of Faribault, Minnesota when an unspeakably brutal war sets the young state ablaze. Tom volunteers to fight, bringing him face-to-face with Alexander Faribault–the city’s idealistic founder and a man torn between serene memories and a changing world. When the past crumbles around Alex and the compassionate Bishop Whipple, Tom will struggle to build a future for himself and his distant sweetheart, Anna Mallary, a woman with an unyielding spirit and a deep capacity for love. “A Celebration of Faribault: The 1855 Live Show” is a charming, immersive, emotionally affecting historical saga, and a heartfelt debut for directors Samuel Temple and Logan Ledman, creators of the acclaimed FCTV history series, 1855. It features a live youth orchestra performing an original score from the series’ composer Sam Dwyer.

September 21 & 28 at 7:30pm
September 23 & 30* (*ASL) at 2:00pm

Member: $14 | Non Member: $16 | Student: $10
Special Armed Forces/Veterans and Current/Retired Educators discounted shows: September 21 & 23: $10 each

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.

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 Nutcracker Prince

New theatre opportunity for children and youth!
Rehearsal/Class Saturdays October 6, 13, 27, November 3, 10, December 1 (everyone 2-4pm), Dec. 2nd final dress rehearsal before 2pm show, performances Sunday December 2 at 2:00pm & 4:00pm.
Kindergarten and up 2:00pm-3:00pm rehearsals, 5th grade and up 3:00pm-4:00pm rehearsals. Some rehearsals may overlap.
Tuition $75.00, scholarships are available.

The Nutcracker Prince production will have 2 public performances. Ticket prices: adult $7, students $3.
Clara’s dream unfolds as Christmas Eve arrives. Uncle Drosselmeyer gives Fritz some toy soldiers and Clara a wooden Nutcracker. When Clara kisses the Nutcracker goodnight, little does she know that she has released her prince from his spell! As Clara dreams something amazing is happening! Rat King and his rowdy band of mice arrive to battle the Nutcracker Prince and his loyal Toy Soldiers. Everyone gets into the act when the audience helps Clara’s Dolls and the Toy Soldiers trick the Rat King! At last the Nutcracker Prince defeats the Rat King freeing the house from his tyranny.

This show will have two separate parts of the cast. Older students (grades 5 and up) will play the largest speaking roles. Smaller roles will be designated to the younger or less experienced actors (Kindergarten and up.) An informal audition will be held on the first day of class to designate these parts to everyone who registers to be part of the show. NO AUDITION PACKET will be available ahead of time.

The Merlin Players

A Christmas Wedding – The Santa Diaries II

Written by Laura Ambler & Mala Burt
Dec. 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 – 7:30P
Sundays – Dec. 9 & 16 – 2:00P
Directed byJulianna Skluzacek

It’s five years later as we catch up on the lives of Sandy Hawes and his son Will. Jessica and Will have returned home to finally wed but reality TV producer and ex-fiancée Brandeee shows up to disrupt the ceremony. While Sandy tries to cope with the chaos including a grandson with an attitude and his new wife’s insecurities, all heck breaks loose as we try to figure out who is married to whom. It’s a family friendly, crazy comedy, designed to make your holiday more fun.

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!

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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Thursday: 12pm-8pm
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