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“ELF” the Musical Presented by the Paradise Community Theatre

December 3rd, 4th, 8th*, 9th ASL interpreted, 10th, at 7:30 pm, December 5th, 11th, 12th at 2:00 pm

Member $18/ Non-Member $20/ Student $14. December 8th* Sensory Friendly $10, with a maximum of $30 per family.

ELF the Musical is based on the motion picture of the same name, with a score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin. This holiday family favorite is the hilarious tale of Buddy the Elf, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Directed by Sandee Hardy Hagen.

Auditions October 3rd 4:30pm – 6:30pm, October 4th 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Click here for the audition packet.

We are looking for a possible cast of 12-14 adults (18 and older), and 5-6 children, for the elves and one more for Michael, Elf’s brother. Children must be 8 years old by opening night, December 3. See the audition packet for more information.

Buddy – Jason Meyer
Jovie – Courtney Kryzer
Walter Hobbs – Ron Hager
Emily Hobbs – Amber Holven
Michael Hobbs – Addison Young
Santa Claus (start & end) – Luke Havumaki
Mrs. Claus – Diane Hagen
Deb – Holly Jorgensen
Mr. Greenway – Gary Hoganson
Manager – Cody Jensen
Fake Santa at Macy’s – Gary Hoganson
Charlie the Elf – Jasher Young
Tiara the Elf – Evelina Caldera
Elf – Diane Hagen
Elf – Aviella Young
Elf & Child at Macy’s – Kalista Gibson
*Ensemble & Chadwick – Tanner Jorgensen
*Ensemble & Matthews – Garrett Fitzgerald
*Ensemble & Reporter – Jordyn Tesch
*Ensemble & Waitress – Morgan Jones
*Ensemble & Salesgirl – Hannah Peterson
*Ensemble & Fake Santa – Philip Gibson
*Ensemble & Fake Santa – Curt Jorgensen
*Ensemble & Fake Santa – Max Gibson
*Ensemble & Mother – Melanie Maniglia
*All Ensemble members will be given lines assigned during rehearsals. Everyone will have at least one line. Also, smaller parts will be given. Scripts will be given out at the first rehearsal on Monday the 11th at 6:00PM.
Thank you everyone for auditioning.
Sandee Hardy-Hagen

Boeing Boeing presented by the Paradise Community Theatre

April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 at 7:30 pm, April 3 at 2:00 pm

Member $16/ Non-Member $18/ Student $12

 Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti  is set in the 1960s and centers on bachelor Bernard, who has a flat in Paris and three stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. Bernard’s life gets bumpy, though, when his friend Robert comes to stay, and complications such as weather and a new, speedier Boeing jet disrupt his careful planning. Soon, all three stewardesses are in the city simultaneously, and catastrophe looms.  Directed by Nate Chesney.

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

The Merlin Players present “Brighton Beach Memoirs”

October 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 at 7:30pm, Oct. 24 at 2:00pm

Directed by Julianna Skulzacek

Brighton Beach Memoirs is the first play in Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical comedic Eugene trilogy, which also includes Biloxi Blues and Broadway Bound. The story of Brighton Beach Memoirs follows almost 15-year-old Eugene Jerome as he grows up in 1937 Brooklyn. Eugene learns about girls, family, relationships, and the impending war. Eugene makes many witty observations about life and the need for the family throughout the play, as he interacts with his passionate, quirky Polish-Jewish relatives.

The Merlin Players Vaccine Policy and Safety Protocols

Due to the ongoing concern of the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of our actors, artists, patrons and guests, The Merlin Players will require proof of vaccine or negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours upon entering the theater as well as requiring masks in all areas of the theater. In addition to audiences, we have mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for performers and volunteers.

These protocols are subject to change. We will continue to monitor Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and MN Dept of Health (MDH) guidance and recommendations.

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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