Enchanting entertainment abounds
Northern Light Opera Company The Northern Light Opera Company will present "The Music Man" this summer. 'The Music Man,' will be the last weekend in July and first weekend in August at Park Rapids Area High School Auditorium. Singer/actors of all...
Northern Light Opera Company
The Northern Light Opera Company will present "The Music Man" this summer.
'The Music Man,' will be the last weekend in July and first weekend in August at Park Rapids Area High School Auditorium.
Singer/actors of all ages including youngsters who play musical instruments (76 trombones?) will be part of this delightful family musical.
This Meredith Wilson musical plot concerns a con man, Harold Hill who poses as a boys' band organizer and leader. He sells band instruments and uniforms to naïve townsfolk before skipping town with the cash. However, in River City, prim Marian the librarian sees through him. When Hill helps her younger brother overcome his fear of social interactions due to his lisp, Marian begins to fall in love with Harold. Harold, in turn falling for Marian, risks being caught to win her. Great songs include "Iowa Stubborn," "Trouble," "Goodnight My Someone," "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Marian The Librarian," "Gary, Indiana" and "Till There Was You."
Located in Park Rapids, NLOC has been in existence for 10 years, using actors, singers and musicians from the north woods. Under the guidance of professional stage, technical and musical directors, NLOC has established a reputation for great musical theater. Information about tickets will be available online at www.northernlightopera.org .
Long Lake Theater
Long Lake Theater celebrates its 10th season this June with the world-famous comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace." Hilarious complications ensue when Mortimer Brewster inadvertently discovers a secret his two sweet, spinster aunts have buried in their cellar. Performances are June 8 through July 2.
In July, "The Last Resort" offers music, comedy and mystery rolled into one! A mob informant finds himself in the protective custody of an FBI agent at a run-down hotel in Saskatchewan, where everyone who checks in could be the hit man who wants him to check out...permanently. This witty whodunit appears on Long Lake Theater's main stage July 6-30.
"Brighton Beach Memoirs," by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Neil Simon, runs Aug. 3-27. Fourteen-year-old Eugene Morris Jerome thinks of little else but playing for the Yankees...and girls. His witty, perceptive commentary about his middle class family and their struggles make this journey through puberty poignant, insightful and delightful.
Show times are 3 p.m. Wednesdays and 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. For reservations, visit www.longlaketheater.com . Tickets are also available at Sister Wolf Books (Dorset) and Beagle Books (Park Rapids).
Jasper's Theater opens for its 8th season July 14. Four generations of one family come together to perform a highly entertaining, two-hour show filled with music, magic and comedy in an air-conditioned, cushion-seated log theater nestled in the woods just east of Park Rapids on scenic Highway 34.
The show includes the best mix of music from every era, highlighting country, swing, Dixie land, gospel, patriotic and '50s, as well as magic, comedy skits and novelty talents, such as yodeling and dancing. Call 218-237-4333 or go to www.jasperstheater.com .
The Woodtick Band is back at the famed Woodtick Musical Theater in downtown Akeley. They are returning for their 20th season June 11 with foot-stompin,' hand-clappin,' lively musical entertainment. It runs through Sept. 10.
Their repertoire of country, bluegrass, folk, gospel and comedy has made their show one of the most sought-after attractions in northern Minnesota. For more information call 800-644-6892 or 218-652-4200.
Minnesota Folklore Theater
Minnesota Folklore Theater, housed in the Historic Akeley School Civic Auditorium, has a mission to create, develop and present professional musical and dramatic productions that will further the knowledge and appreciation of the culture and heritage of the United States. The Children's Theater Company creates extraordinary theater experiences as a means of educating, challenging and inspiring young people.
For more information call 218-252-6553.