September 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 at 7:30pm, September 19 at 2:00pm, 2021. Member $14/Non-Member $16/ Student $10.
By Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore. A cast of has-been actors plan to revive their careers in “Drop Dead!,” a potboiler murder mystery directed by “Wonder Child of the Broadway Stage” Victor Le Pewe. At the dress rehearsal the set falls, props break, and the producer and an actor are murdered. During the opening night performance, the murders continue. The remaining thespians must save the show and their careers, solve the mystery and stay alive for curtain calls. Directed by Patrick Braucher.
Drop Dead cast list:
Max Gibson as Chaz Looney
Emily Cloutier as Candy Apples
Ron Hager as Brent Reynolds
Julie Longshore as Dick Scorsese
Courtney Kryzer as Mona Monet
Todd Ginter as Victor LePewe
Dean Lamp as P.G. “Piggy” Banks
Jason Domstrand as Phillip
Kathy Rush as Constance Crawford
Garrett Fitzgerald as Alabama Miller
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.
August 13 at 7:00pm, August 14 2pm *ASL, August 14 7pm.
Adult $10, Student $5
Directed by Rachel Haider
Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really 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
“Present Laughter” by Noel Coward, presented by the Merlin Players
July 30, 31, August 5, 6, 7 at 7:30PM, August 1 at 2:00PM. $17 adults, $10 18 & under.
Featuring an all-star cast of Michael Lambert, Kim Schaufenbuel, Susan Dunhaupt, Patrick Braucher, Larry Tolle, Stephanie Weiss, Dean Lamp, Faith Jameson, Sam Temple, Marcia Morris-Beck, and Tania Legvold.
Talk about a match made in heaven. Michael Lambert and this cast were born to do Noel Coward. “In a vehicle he wrote for himself, Coward was poking mischievous fun at the frothy commercial comedies that were his bread and butter, with their sophisticated repartee, winking sexual shenanigans, luxurious settings, silk dressing gowns and free-flowing cocktails.”
Unpacked here over four scenes in two acts covering roughly 10 days, the play charts the escalating chaos Garry whips up around himself as he prepares to leave London to tour Africa with six plays in repertory. Juggling his commitments and keeping his more reckless impulses in check is his long-suffering secretary Monica. But despite the efforts of Monica and estranged wife Liz, whose condescending indulgence toward Garry can’t hide her enduring affection, he gets drawn into the messy intrigues of his inner circle.
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.