Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Jack Feldman and book by Harvey Fienstein
Directed by Jon Terrill
September 13, 14, 19 & 20 at 7:30pm
September 15, 21 & 22 at 2:00pm
Member $15 | Non-Member $17 | Student $11
Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right!
NEWSIES CAST LIST
JACK KELLY-NATE CHESNEY
CRUTCHIE- RIAN CLOUTIER
LES- CLAIRE CASSON
SPOT CONLON- COURTNEY KRYZER
MORRIS DELANCEY- OSCAR QUINTERO
OSCAR DELANCEY- TANNER LONGSHORE
JOSEPH PULITZER-RON HAGER
HANNAH (PULIZTER’S SECRETARY)- ABBY ENGBRECHT
MEDDA- SARAH FRIESEN
BOWERY BEAUTIES- MICHELLE MINTON, WHITNI MINTON, JESSICA BASTYR
TEDDY ROOSEVELT-RANDY DOMSTRAND
MISCELLANEOUS CHARACTERS THROUGHOUT PLAY:
Our thanks to everyone for auditioning! First Rehearsal is Monday, July 15th. Watch for Auditions for “Peter Pan” our Holiday show in AUGUST!
Book by J.M. Barrie • Adaptation by Craig Sodaro
Directed by Sandee Hardy Hagen
December 6, 7, 12 & 13 at 7:30pm
December 8, 14 & 15 at 2:00pm
Member $14 | Non-Member $16 | Student $10
*Auditions August 24 & 25 6:00pm – 8:30pm, ages 8 and up. *
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.
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 16 & 17 at 7:00pm
August *17 at 1:00pm
*ASL Interpreted and Sensory-Friendly Performance*
Adults $8 | Student $4 | Family Pass (2A&2S) $20
Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria living the “good life” at the Central Park Zoo. But Marty wants to be “Free” and heads out to find greener pastures in the “wide open spaces of Connecticut.” But they are caught before they can catch a train and instead end up on the island of Madagascar after those crazy penguins; Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private, take over driving the boat heading to Kenya. From there our foursome meets the lemurs of Madagascar and their self proclaimed ruler, King Julien the 13th. Julien wants to keep the “New York Giants” around to scare away their dreaded enemy, the Foosa, only to find out that Alex the lion might be worse than the Foosa. In the end Alex snaps out of it and the gang gets together to defeat the Foosa.
Based on the DreamWorks animated movie.
**Sensory-friendly performances are for anyone on the autism spectrum, or others with sensory sensitivities. House lights will be on and loud/surprising sounds are reduced for these judgement-free, “shush-free” performances. Fidgets, sound-canceling headphones and a quiet room are available.
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
October 25, 26, November 1 & 2 at 7:30pm
October 27 & November 3 at 2:00pm
Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Julianna Skluzacek
Adult $15 | 12 and Under $9
In this hilarious comedy by the author of “Lend Me A Tenor” and “Moon Over Buffalo” two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge Circuit in Pennsylvania. They hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews. They’re resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble happens when they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound and chaos ensues.
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.