Production History

2021

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG  scheduled for Oct. 2nd, 2021 - Feb. 26, 2022

2011

ON GOLDEN POND ran Feb 11 – Jul 10, 2011

THE RELUCTANT DRAGON ran as the summer children's show

DIXIE SWIM CLUB THE ran Jul 13 - Sep 13, 2011

EVERYBODY LOVES OPAL ran Sep 14 - Mar 7, 2012

CINDERELLA ran as the winter children's show

2012

THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY ran Mar 8 - Sep 5, 2012

MR. TOAD'S WILD ADVENTURE ran as the summer children's show

PERFECT WEDDING ran Sep 6 - Feb 13, 2013

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD ran as the winter children's show

2013

MAHALIA ran Feb 14 - May 1, 2013

 

The Old Log Theatre was sold to Greg and Marissa Frankenfield in May of 2013

 

Freckleface Strawberry ran June 18 - August 16, 2013
Cowgirls ran Sept 5th - Oct 26, 2013
Rancho Mirage ran Nov 8 - Dec 7, 2013
A Year with Frog and Toad Ran Nov 18 - Dec 28, 2013
Almost Maine ran Jan 24 - March 29, 2014
Steel Magnolias ran April 4 - May 17, 2014

Summer 2014 OLT / Cast & Cru was remodeled

Free to be You and Me ran as the 2014 summer show
Life Could Be A Dream ran Aug 23 - Jan 4, 2015
A Charlie Brown Christmas ran Nov 17 - Dec 31, 2014
Outside Mullingar ran Jan 16 - Mar 7, 2015
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels ran Mar 20 - May 30, 2015
Best Little Whorehouse in Texas ran Jun 12 - Aug 29, 2015
Charlotte's Web ran Jun 23 - Aug 14, 2015
Velocity of Autumn ran Sep 12 - Oct 24, 2015
The Wedding Singer ran  Nov 6 - Feb 20, 2016
Cinderella ran Nov 17 - Dec 31, 2015
Blithe Spirit ran Mar 4 - May 28, 2016
Million Dollar Quartet ran Jun 10 - Feb 18, 2017
Jungle Book ran Jun 22 - Aug 9, 2016
Reluctant Dragon ran Nov 17 - Dec 31, 2017
Savannah Sipping Society ran Mar 3 - May 20, 2017
Ghost ran Jun 2 - Sep 23, 2017
Jack and the Beanstalk ran Jun 20 - Aug 11, 2017
Life Could Be A Dream ran for the 2nd time Oct 6 - Feb 17, 2018
Snow White ran Nov 14 - Dec 30
Guys and Dolls ran Mar 10 - Jun 16, 2018
Beehive ran Jun 30 - Oct 13, 2018
How I became a Pirate ran Jun 19 - Aug 10, 2018
Lend Me a Tenor ran Oct 26 - Feb 16, 2019
Winnie The Pooh ran Nov 13 - Dec 31, 2018
Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Story ran Mar 2 - Jun 8, 2019
True Story of the Three Little Pigs ran Jun 18 - Aug 16, 2019
Five Presidents ran Jun 12 - Oct 5, 2019
A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder ran Oct 18 - Feb 15, 2020
Emperor's New Clothes ran Nov 12 - Dec 31, 2019
Dixie Swim Club ran Feb 22 - March 15, 2020 (the remainder of the run was canceled due to Covid-19)

2000

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS ran Apr 12 - Jun 17, 2000

CHARLOTTE'S WEB ran as the summer children's show

A BEDFULL OF FOREIGNERS ran Sep 21 - Mar 7, 2001

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD ran as the winter children's show

2001

CAUGHT IN THE NET ran Mar 7 - Feb 19, 2002

ROBIN HOOD ran as the summer children's show

THE BRAVE LITTLE TAILOR ran as the winter children's show

2002

MAHALIA ran Jan 13 - Feb 21, 2002

COTTON PATCH GOSPEL ran Feb 22 - Apr 25, 2002

MY HUSBAND'S WILD DESIRES ALMOST DROVE ME MAD ran Apr 26 - Jun 16, 2002

PRINCE HORACE THE HORRIBLE ran as the summer children's show

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE ran Oct 10 - Mar 19, 2003

SNOW WHITE AND ROSE RED ran as the winter children's show

2003

MOON OVER BUFFALO ran Mar 19 - Sep 16, 2003

GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MARK (Lenten Series)

PINOCCHIO ran as the summer children's show

OUT OF ORDER ran Sep 19 - Apr 2, 2004

HANSEL AND GRETEL ran as the winter children's show

2004

GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MARK (Lenten Series)

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS ran Apr 15 - Jun 20, 2004

TOM SAWYER ran as the summer children's show

TOM, DICK AND HARRY ran Sep 17 - Mar 17, 2005

PUSS IN BOOTS ran as the winter children's show

2005

WEEKEND COMEDY ran Mar 18 – Sep 13, 2005

GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MARK (Lenten Series)

THE JUNGLE BOOK ran as the summer children's show

MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON'S ran Sep 16 – Mar 15, 2006

CINDERELLA ran as the winter children's show

2006

DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER ran Mar 17 – Jan 25, 2007

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS ran as the summer children's show

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS ran as the winter children's show

2007

OVER THE TAVERN ran Feb 2 - May 31, 2007

LEAVING IOWA ran Jun 1 - Jul 8, 2007

THE BREMEN TOWN MUSICIANS ran as the summer children's show

PROPOSALS ran Sep 21 - Feb 21, 2008

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD ran as the winter children's show

2008

INCORRUPTIBLE ran Feb 22 - Apr 8, 2008

FOREVER PLAID ran Apr 9 - May 4, 2008

CHARLOTTE'S WEB ran as the summer children's show

UNNECESSARY FARCE ran Oct 3 - Feb 12, 2009

THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER ran as the winter children's show

2009

ALONE TOGETHER ran Feb 20 - May 28, 2009

FUNNY MONEY ran May 29 – Feb 5, 2010

TREASURE ISLAND ran as the summer children's show

HANSEL AND GRETEL ran as the winter children's show

2010

DIXIE SWIM CLUB, THE ran Feb 12 – Sep 10, 2010

THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES ran as the children's summer show

JEEVES IN BLOOM ran Sep 17 - Feb 10, 2011

PUSS IN BOOTS ran as the winter children's show

1990

BROADWAY BOUND ran Feb 8 - Jun 26, 1990

GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MARK (Lenten Series)

WHOSE WIFE IS IT ANYWAY ran Jun 28 - Jun 5, 1991

RUMPELSTILTSKIN ran as the winter children’s show

1991

GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MARK (Lenten Series)

RUMORS ran Jun 6 - Jan 29, 1992

RAPUNZEL AND THE WITCH ran as the winter children's show

1992

THE FOREIGNER ran Jan 30 – Sep 4, 1992

GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MARK (Lenten Series)

IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY ran Sep 9 - Feb 23, 1993

SNOW WHITE AND ROSE RED ran as the winter children's show

1993

DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER ran Feb 24 - Feb 14, 1994

GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MARK (Lenten Series)

HANSEL AND GRETEL ran as the winter children's show

1994

MAHALIA ran Jan 27 - Feb 23, 1994

GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MARK (Lenten Series)

RUN FOR YOUR WIFE ran Feb 23 - Aug 20, 1994

MAHALIA ran Aug 21 - Sep 6, 1994

DEJA VU ran Sep 7 - Mar 7, 1996

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD ran as the winter children's show

1995

BEAU JEST ran Mar 8 - Oct 18, 1995

FOOLS RUSH IN ran Oct 19 - Mar 28, 1996

RUMPELSTILTSKIN ran as the children's winter show

1996

MAHALIA ran Mar 27 - Apr 30, 1996

GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MARK (Lenten Series)

I HATE HAMLET ran May 2 - Jun 9, 1996

THE WRONG GRANDMOTHER ran Jun 10 - Oct 8, 1996

FUNNY MONEY ran Oct 9 - Sep 16, 1997

THE BRAVE LITTLE TAILOR ran as the winter children's show

1997

GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MARK (Lenten Series)

MINNIE ran as the summer children’s show

RADIO GALS ran Sep 18 - Jan 21, 1998

SNOW WHITE AND ROSE RED ran as the winter children's show

1998

THE ODD COUPLE ran Jan 22 – Sep 25, 1998

GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MARK (Lenten Series)

INVISIBLE FRIENDS ran as the summer children’s show

A PERFECT WEDDING ran Oct 1 – Apr 3, 1999

PUSS IN BOOTS ran as the winter children's show

1999

GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MARK (Lenten Series)

AXEL AND HIS DOG ran Apr 7 – Sep 10, 1999

OLD HERBACEOUS (Off-night Series)

TREASURE ISLAND ran as the summer children’s show

CASH ON DELIVERY ran Sep 16 - Apr 13, 2000

RAPUNZEL AND THE WITCH ran as the winter children’s show

1980

ODD COUPLE, THE ran Jan 30 - Feb 20, 1980

LET ME HEAR YOU SMILE ran Feb 21 - Apr 30, 1980

A BEDFULL OF FOREIGNERS ran May 1 - Aug 13, 1980

RELATIVELY SPEAKING ran Aug 14 - Sep 25, 1980

CHAPTER TWO ran Sep 26 - Nov 19, 1980

BEDROOM FARCE ran Nov 20 - Feb 11, 1981

TWO PAILS OF WATER ran as the winter children's show

1981

ROMANTIC COMEDY ran Feb 12 - Apr 29, 1981

TRIBUTE ran Apr 30 - Jul 22, 1981

KINGFISHER ran Jul 23 - Sep 16, 1981

DA ran Sep 17 - Oct 28, 1981

NOT NOW DARLING ran Oct 29 - Feb 3, 1982

SNOW WHITE AND ROSE RED ran as the winter children's show

1982

I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES ran Jan 31 - Apr 28, 1982

LUNCH HOUR ran Apr 29 - Jun 30, 1982

GIRL IN THE FREUDIAN SLIP ran Jul 1 - Nov 16, 1982

NOT IN THE BOOK ran Nov 17 - Jan 18, 1983

HANSEL AND GRETEL ran as the winter children's show

1983

CHAPTER TWO ran Jan 20 - Mar 23, 1983

NO SEX PLEASE, WE'RE BRITISH ran Mar 24 - Jul 20, 1983

A TALENT FOR MURDER ran Jul 21 - Oct 12, 1983

A BEDFULL OF FOREIGNERS ran Oct 13 - Mar 1, 1984

RUMPELSTILTSKIN ran as the winter children's show

1984

COTTON PATCH GOSPEL ran Mar 8 - Apr 4, 1984

TAKING STEPS ran Apr 5 - Jun 20, 1984

KEY FOR TWO ran Jun 21 - Oct 31, 1984

THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG ran Nov 1 - Jan 16, 1985

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD ran as the winter children's show

1985

84 CHARING CROSS ROAD ran Jan 20 - Apr 10, 1985

SQUABBLES ran Apr 11 - Aug 7, 1985

ALONE TOGETHER ran Aug 8 - Oct 22, 1985

TORCHBEARERS, THE ran Oct 23 - Nov 5, 1985

ALONE TOGETHER ran Nov 6 - Jan 28, 1986

THE BRAVE LITTLE TAILOR ran as the winter children's show

1986

PAINTING CHURCHES ran Feb 21 - Feb 22, 1986

GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST MARK (Lenten Series) ran Feb 23 - Apr 16, 1986

SAY WHO YOU ARE ran Apr 17 - May 28, 1986

ALONE TOGETHER ran May 29 - Jun 7, 1986

THE GIN GAME (Off -Night Series)

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS ran Sep 12 - Mar 5, 1987

TWO PAILS OF WATER ran as the winter children's show

1987

NO SEX, PLE ASE, WE'RE BRITISH ran Mar 1 - Mar 7, 1987

GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST MARK (Lenten Series) ran Mar 8 - Jun 14, 1987

DO YOU TURN SOMERSAULTS (Off-night Series)

BILOXI BLUES ran Sep 4 - Mar 4, 1988

SNOW WHITE AND ROSE RED ran as the winter children's show

1988

DOUBLES ran Mar 10 - Sep 7, 1988

GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MARK (Lenten Series)

LAUGHTER, HOPE AND A SOCK IN THE EYE (Off-night Series)

KEY FOR TWO ran Sep 13 - Feb 6, 1989

HANSEL AND GRETEL ran as the winter children's show

1989

RUN FOR YOUR WIFE ran Feb 9 - Feb 6, 1990

GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MARK (Lenten Series)

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD ran as the winter children's show

1970

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN ran Jan 6 - Feb 18, 1970

DON'T DRINK THE WATER ran Feb 19 - Apr 7, 1970

LOVERS ran Apr 8 - May 5, 1970

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN ran May 6 - Jun 2, 1970

TWO DOZEN RED ROSES ran Jun 3 - Jun 23, 1970

THE ODD COUPLE ran Jun 24 - Jul 21, 1970

LOVE AND KISSES ran Jul 22 - Aug 11, 1970

A THOUSAND CLOWNS ran Aug 12 - Sep 1, 1970

IMPOSSIBLE YEARS, THE ran Sep 2 - Oct 6, 1970

GIRL IN THE FREUDIAN SLIP ran Oct 7 - Nov 10, 1970

DON'T DRINK THE WATER ran Nov 11 - Jan 5, 1971

RUMPELSTILTSKIN ran as the winter children's show

1971

LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS ran Jan 6 - Feb 10, 1971

CACTUS FLOWER ran Feb 11 - Mar 10, 1971

BIGGEST THIEF IN TOWN ran Mar 11 - Apr 13, 1971

HARVEY ran Apr 14 - May 4, 1971

NOT NOW DARLING ran May 5 - Jun 1, 1971

PLAZA SUITE ran Jun 2 - Jul 20, 1971

SECRETARY BIRD ran Jul 21 - Aug 10, 1971

PLAY IT AGAIN SAM ran Aug 11 - Sep 7, 1971

LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL ran Sep 8 - Sep 21, 1971

NOT NOW DARLING ran Sep 22 - Nov 2, 1971

THE PRICE ran Nov 3 - Nov 16, 1971

THE IMPOSSIBLE YEARS ran Nov 17 - Dec 7, 1971

GIRL IN THE FREUDIAN SLIP ran Dec 8 - Jan 4, 1972

ALADDIN ran as the winter children's show

1972

BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE ran Jan 12 - Feb 15, 1972

FORTY CARATS ran Feb 16 - Apr 16, 1972

RELATIVELY SPEAKING ran Apr 17 - May 9, 1972

LAST OF THE REDHOT LOVERS ran May 10 - Jul 18, 1972

HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES ran Jul 19 - Oct 31, 1972

NOT NOW DARLING ran Nov 1 - Nov 28, 1972

THE ODD COUPLE ran Nov 29 - Jan 16, 1973

THE BRAVE LITTLE TAILOR ran as the winter children's show

1973

BEST OF FRIENDS ran Jan 17 - Feb 13, 1973

THE GINGERBREAD LADY ran Feb 14 - Mar 6, 1973

PROMENADE ALL ran Mar 7 - Apr 3, 1973

LET SLEEPING WIVES LIE ran Apr 4 - May 8, 1973

BIGGEST THIEF IN TOWN ran May 9 - Jun 5, 1973

PLAY IT AGAIN SAM ran Jun 6 - Jul 3, 1973

THE PATRICK PEARSE MOTEL ran Jul 4 - Aug 14, 1973

TEN LITTLE INDIANS ran Aug 15 - Sep 18, 1973

FORTY CARATS ran Sep 19 - Oct 30, 1973

ANY WEDNESDAY ran Oct 31 - Dec 4, 1973

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN ran Dec 5 - Jan 15, 1974

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK ran as the winter children's show

1974

UPROAR IN THE HOUSE ran Jan 16 - Mar 3, 1974

DON'T DRINK THE WATER ran Mar 4 - Apr 16, 1974

HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE ran Apr 17 - May 21, 1974

6 RMS RIV VU ran May 22 - Jul 2, 1974

NO SEX PLEASE, WE'RE BRITISH ran Jul 3 - Aug 13, 1974

THERE'S A GIRL IN MY SOUP ran Aug 14 - Sep 10, 1974

WAIT UNTIL DARK ran Sep 11 - Oct 8, 1974

PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE ran Oct 9 - Jan 7, 1975

SNOW WHITE AND ROSE RED ran as the winter children's show

1975

FINISHING TOUCHES ran Jan 8 - Apr 16, 1975

UPROAR IN THE HOUSE ran Apr 17 - Jun 17, 1975

LIFE WITH FATHER ran Jun 18 - Jul 16, 1975

MOVE OVER MRS MARKHAM ran Jul 17 - Sep 2, 1975

EVERYBODY LOVES OPAL ran Sep 3 - Oct 1, 1975

SUNSHINE BOYS ran Oct 2 - Dec 24, 1975

PUSS IN BOOTS ran as the winter children's show

1976

UNDER PAPA'S PICTURE ran Jan 8 - Feb 24, 1976

GIRL BUNNY ran Feb 25 - Mar 30, 1976

IN THE FREUDIAN SLIP ran Mar 31 - May 4, 1976

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS ran May 5 - Jul 6, 1976

THERE'S A GIRL IN MY SOUP ran Jul 7 - Aug 18, 1976

MOUSETRAP ran Aug 19 - Sep 15, 1976

PAJAMA TOPS ran Sep 16 - Oct 19, 1976

ENTER A FREE MAN ran Oct 20 - Nov 16, 1976

RELATIVELY SPEAKING ran Nov 17 - Jan 25, 1977

TWO PAILS OF WATER ran as the winter children's show

1977

TWO PAILS OF WATER ran Feb 3 - Mar 29, 1977

IN PRAISE OF LOVE ran Mar 30 - Apr 26, 1977

BLOOD, SWEAT & STANLEY POOLE ran Apr 27 - Jul 13, 1977

ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR ran Jul 14 - Oct 19, 1977

WHO KILLED SANTA CLAUS ran Oct 20 - Nov 16, 1977

A BEDFULL OF FOREIGNERS ran Nov 17 - Mar 29, 1978

RUMPELSTILTSKIN ran as the winter children's show

1978

MOVE OVER MRS MARKHAM ran Mar 23 - May 30, 1978

90DAY MISTRESS ran May 31 - Jul 12, 1978

HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES ran Jul 13 - Aug 16, 1978

NOT NOW DARLING ran Aug 17 - Oct 4, 1978

THERE GOES THE BRIDE ran Oct 5 - Nov 15, 1978

NO SEX PLEASE, WE'RE BRITISH ran Nov 16 - Jan 31, 1979

SIMPLE SIMON ran as the winter children's show

1979

NEVER TOO LATE ran Feb 1 - Mar 28, 1979

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN ran Mar 29 - May 23, 1979

HARVEY ran May 24 - Jul 18, 1979

MISTER ROBERTS ran Jul 19 - Aug 29, 1979

HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE ran Aug 30 - Oct 9, 1979

CALIFORNIA SUITE ran Oct 10 - Nov 14, 1979

UPROAR IN THE HOUSE ran Nov 15 - Jan 30, 1980

JACK IN THE BEANSTALK ran as the winter children's show

1960

THE GAZEBO ran Jun 1 – Jun 14, 1960

SUNRISE AT CAMPOBELLO ran Jun 15 – Jun 28, 1960

THE GOLDEN FLEECING ran Jun 29 – Jul 12, 1960

LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL ran Jul 13 – Jul 26, 1960

MAKE A MILLION ran Jul 27 – Aug 9, 1960

THE DEADLY GAME ran Aug 10 – Aug 23, 1960

ROMAN CANDLE ran Aug 24 – Sep 6, 1960

TWO FOR THE SEESAW ran Sep 7 – Sep 20, 1960

The NEW Old Log Theatre

THE MARRIAGE-GO-ROUND ran Nov 29 – Dec 6, 1960

THE BREATH OF SPRING ran Dec 13 – Dec 18, 1960

THE THREE BEARS ran Dec 19 – Dec 25, 1960

1961

THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY ran Jan 18 - Jan 31, 1961

SEND ME NO FLOWERS ran Feb 1 - Feb 14, 1961

VELVET GLOVE, THE ran Feb 15 - Mar 2, 1961

FLOWERING PEACH, THE ran Mar 3 - Mar 14, 1961

DAYS WITHOUT END ran Mar 15 - Mar 31, 1961

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD ran as a summer children’s show

ANNIVERSARY WALTZ ran Apr 5 - May 30, 1961

OH MEN! OH WOMEN! ran May 31 - Jun 13, 1961

KING OF HEARTS ran Jun 14 - Jun 27, 1961

NOT IN THE BOOK ran Jun 28 - Jul 11, 1961

PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT ran Jul 12 - Jul 25, 1961

UNDER THE YUM YUM TREE ran Jul 26 - Aug 15, 1961

ROAR LIKE A DOVE ran Aug 16 - Aug 29, 1961

DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS ran Aug 30 - Sep 12, 1961

MARRIAG E-GO-ROUND, THE ran Sep 13 - Sep 26, 1961

BIG FISH, LITTLE FISH ran Sep 27 - Oct 10, 1961

UNEXPECTED GUEST, THE ran Oct 11 - Aug 24, 1961

ALL FOR MARY ran Aug 25 - Nov 7, 1961

UNDER THE YUM YUM TREE ran Nov 8 - Nov 29, 1961

PINOCCHIO ran as a winter children’s show

1962

CHAMPAGNE COMPLEX ran Jan 11 - Jan 24, 1962

THE TUNNEL OF LOVE ran Jan 25 - Feb 7, 1962

SAILOR BEWARE ran Feb 8 - Feb 29, 1962

INVITATION TO A MARCH ran Mar 1 - Apr 23, 1962

A MAJORITY OF ONE ran Apr 24 - May 8, 1962

EVERYBODY LOVES OPAL ran May 9 - May 22, 1962

UNDER THE YUM YUM TREE ran May 23 - Jun 5, 1962

THE BRIGHT HOURS ran Jun 6 - Jun 19, 1962

THE HAPPY TIME ran Jun 20 - Jul 3, 1962

THE BEST MAN ran Jul 4 - Jul 17, 1962

CRITIC'S CHOICE ran Jul 18 - Jul 31, 1962

THE COMPLAISANT LOVER ran Aug 1 - Aug 14, 1962

SUNRISE AT CAMPOBELLO ran Aug 15 - Aug 28, 1962

THIRD BEST SPORT ran Aug 29 - Sep 11, 1962

WRITE ME A MURDER ran Sep 12 - Sep 25, 1962

THE FRONT PAGE ran Sep 26 - Oct 23, 1962

JANUS ran Oct 24 - Nov 6, 1962

THE BISHOP MISBEHAVES ran Nov 7 - Nov 20, 1962

SUNDAY IN NEW YORK ran Nov 21 - Dec 20, 1962

1963

COME BLOW YOUR HORN ran Jan 3 - Feb 6, 1963

RHINOCEROS ran Feb 7 - Feb 20, 1963

UNDER THE YUM YUM TREE ran Feb 21 - Apr 16, 1963

EVERYBODY LOVES OPAL ran Apr 17 - Apr 30, 1963

THE MOON IS BLUE ran May 1 - May 21, 1963

NOT IN THE BOOK ran May 22 - Jun 3, 1963

ROOM SERVICE ran Jun 4 - Jun 17, 1963

LIFE WITH FATHER ran Jun 18 - Jul 9, 1963

THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH ran Jul 10 - Jul 23, 1963

THE TENDER TRAP ran Jul 24 - Aug 6, 1963

ON BORROWED TIME ran Aug 7 - Aug 20, 1963

MISTER ROBERTS ran Aug 21 - Sep 10, 1963

TAKE HER, SHE'S MINE ran Sep 11 - Oct 15, 1963

COME BLOW YOUR HORN ran Oct 16 - Oct 29, 1963

THE BIGGEST THIEF IN TOWN ran Oct 30 - Nov 12, 1963

THE GOLDEN FLEECING ran Nov 13 - Nov 26, 1963

THE DESK SET ran Nov 27 - Dec 17, 1963

1964

HARVEY ran Jan 2 - Jan 22, 1964

YOU TOUCHED ME ran Jan 23 - Feb 5, 1964

THIS THING CALLED LOVE ran Feb 6 - Feb 26, 1964

POOL'S PARADISE ran Feb 27 - Mar 17, 1964

THIRD BEST SPORT ran Mar 18 - Mar 22, 1964

PUSS IN BOOTS ran as the spring children's show

KING OF HEARTS ran Apr 15 - May 5, 1964

ANNIVERSARY WALTZ ran May 6 - May 19, 1964

SEIDMAN AND SON ran May 20 - Jun 16, 1964

UNDER THE YUM YUM TREE ran Jun 17 - Jun 30, 1964

A THOUSAND CLOWNS ran Jul 1 - Jul 21, 1964

LIFE WITH FATHER ran Jul 22 - Aug 4, 1964

LOOK HOMEWARD, ANGEL ran Aug 5 - Aug 18, 1964

LOVE AND KISSES ran Aug 19 - Sep 8, 1964

IRREGULAR VERB TO LOVE ran Sep 9 - Sep 22, 1964

TIME OUT FOR GINGER ran Sep 23 - Oct 27, 1964

EVERYBODY LOVES OPAL ran Oct 28 - Nov 17, 1964

THE MARRIAGE-GO-ROUND ran Nov 18 - Jan 12, 1965

THE THREE BEARS ran as the winter children's show

1965

ENTER LAUGHING ran Jan 6 - Feb 3, 1965

LADIES NIGHT IN A TURKISH BATH ran Feb 4 - Mar 3, 1965

MARY, MARY ran Mar 4 - Apr 8, 1965

ALADDIN AND HIS MAGIC LAMP ran as the spring children's show

THE TUNNEL OF LOVE ran Apr 28 - May 18, 1965

SOUTH SEA BUBBLE ran May 19 - Jun 8, 1965

LOVE AND KISSES ran Jun 9 - Jul 6, 1965

READY WHEN YOU ARE, CB ran Jul 7 - Jul 20, 1965

BEEKMAN PLACE ran Jul 21 - Aug 17, 1965

NEVER TOO LATE ran Aug 18 - Oct 12, 1965

BOEING, BOEING ran Oct 13 - Nov 9, 1965

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN ran Nov 10 - Jun 26, 1965

PINOCCHIO ran as the winter children's show

1966

POOR RICHARD ran Jan 20 - Feb 9, 1966

TWO DOZEN RED ROSES ran Feb 10 - Mar 9, 1966

NOBODY LOVES AN ALBATROSS ran Mar 10 - Apr 3, 1966

SNOW WHITE AND ROSE RED ran as the spring children's show

THE GAZEBO ran Apr 20 - May 10, 1966

ABSENCE OF A CELLO ran May 11 - May 31, 1966

SEE HOW THEY RUN ran Jun 1 - Jun 21, 1966

GOODNIGHT, MRS PUFFIN ran Jun 22 - Jul 5, 1966

ROOMFUL OF ROSES ran Jul 6 - Jul 19, 1966

UNDER THE YUM YUM TREE ran Jul 20 - Aug 9, 1966

THIRD BEST SPORT ran Aug 10 - Aug 23, 1966

ANY WEDNESDAY ran Aug 24 - Oct 4, 1966

MARY, MARY ran Oct 5 - Oct 18, 1966

PAST IMPERFECT ran Oct 19 - Nov 8, 1966

A SHOT IN THE DARK ran Nov 9 - Nov 30, 1966

FAREWELL, FAREWELL, EUGENE ran Dec 1 - Dec 21, 1966

THE DANCING DONKEY ran as the winter children's show

1967

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN ran Jan 5 - Jan 25, 1967

COME BLOW YOUR HORN ran Jan 26 - Feb 22, 1967

CHASE ME COMRADE ran Feb 23 - Mar 20, 1967

THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES ran as the spring children's show

PETERPAT ran Apr 17 - May 2, 1967

NEVER TOO LATE ran May 3 - May 23, 1967

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK ran May 24 - Jul 16, 1967

GENERATION ran Jul 17 - Aug 15, 1967

NOT IN THE BOOK ran Aug 16 - Aug 29, 1967

THE ODD COUPLE ran Aug 30 - Nov 28, 1967

EVERYBODY LOVES OPAL ran Nov 29 - Dec 19, 1967

THE RED SHOES ran as the winter children's show

1968

LUV ran Jan 4 - Jan 24, 1968

GIRL IN THE FREUDIAN SLIP, THE ran Jan 25 - Feb 21, 1968

HAROLD ran Feb 22 - Mar 30, 1968

THE ODD COUPLE ran Mar 31 - Apr 16, 1968

PAISLEY CONVERTIBLE, THE ran Apr 17 - May 21, 1968

GIRL IN THE FREUDIAN SLIP, THE ran May 22 - Jul 2, 1968

WHAT DID WE DO WRONG? ran Jul 3 - Jul 30, 1968

IMPOSSIBLE YEARS, THE ran Jul 31 - Sep 24, 1968

NATURAL LOOK, THE ran Sep 25 - Oct 22, 1968

HELP STAMP OUT MARRIAGE ran Oct 23 - Nov 5, 1968

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK ran Nov 6 - Dec 3, 1968

UNDER THE YUM YUM TREE ran Dec 4 - Jan 14, 1969

QUEEN OF HEARTS ran as the winter children's show

1969

THE ODD COUPLE ran Jan 16 - Feb 12, 1969

IMPOSSIBLE YEARS, THE ran Feb 13 - Mar 19, 1969

SPIDER'S WEB ran Mar 20 - Apr 15, 1969

ONE FOR THE POT ran Apr 16 - May 20, 1969

STAR SPANGLED GIRL ran May 21 - Jul 8, 1969

LIFE WITH FATHER ran Jul 9 - Aug 12, 1969

CACTUS FLOWER ran Aug 13 - Sep 23, 1969

LOVE AND OTHER STRANGERS ran Sep 24 - Oct 28, 1969

YOU KNOW I CAN'T HEAR YOU WHEN THE WATER'S RUNNING ran Oct 29 - Nov 25, 1969

HANSEL AND GRETEL ran as the winter children's show

1969 Summer Season at Breezy Point Resort

GIRL IN THE FREUDIAN SLIP

THE MARRIAGE GO-ROUND

STAR SPANGLED GIRL

1950 Winter (Presented through the Women’s Club of Minneapolis)

CHARLEY’S AUNT ran Jan 11 – Jan 17, 1950

I REMEMBER MAMA ran Jan 18 – Jan 24, 1950

MY SON EDWARD ran Jan 25 – Jan 31, 1950

THREE MEN ON A HORSE ran Feb 1 – Feb 7, 1950

NIGHT MUST FALL ran Feb 8 – Feb 14, 1950

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE ran Feb 15 – Feb 21, 1950

MR. BELVEDERE ran Feb 22 – Feb 28, 1950

THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE ran Mar 1 – Mar 7, 1950

DULCY ran Mar 8 – Mar 14, 1950

TIME OUT FOR FUN ran Mar 16 – Mar 23, 1950

1950 Summer

THE PETRIFIED FOREST ran Jun 7 – Jun 13, 1950

THE MALE ANIMAL ran Jun 14 – Jun 20, 1950

NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH ran Jun 21 – Jun 27, 1950

THE SILVER WHISTLE ran Jun 28 – Jul 4, 1950

PRESENT LAUGHTER ran Jul 5 – July 11, 1950

Three One Act Plays: HELLO OUT THERE, ILE, THE LONG GOODBYE ran Jul 12 – Jul 18, 1950

THE TWO MRS. CAROLLS ran Jul 19 – Jul 25, 1950

O MISTRESS MINE ran Jul 26 – Aug 1, 1950

WINTERSET ran Aug 2 – Aug 8, 1950

THE TORCHBEARERS ran Aug 9 – Aug 15, 1950

ACCENT ON YOUTH ran Aug 16 – Aug 22, 1950

MY SISTER EILEEN ran Aug 23 – Aug 29, 1950

STRICTLY HONORABLE ran Aug 30 – Sep 5, 1950

BORN YESTERDAY ran Sep 6 – Sep 12, 1950

1951

HARVEY ran Jun 13 – Jun 19, 1951

PRIVATE LIVES ran Jun 20 – Jul 3, 1951

DETECTIVE STORY ran Jul 4 – Jul 10, 1951

VELVET GLOVE ran Jul 11 – Jul 24, 1951

LIGHT UP THE SKY ran Jul 25 – Jul 31, 1951

TWO BLIND MICE ran Aug 1 – Aug 7, 1951

BORN YESTERDAY ran Aug 15 – Aug 21, 1951

VOICE OF THE TURTLE ran Aug 22 – Aug 28, 1951

 MY SON EDWARD ran Aug 29 – Sep 4, 1951

SEE HOW THEY RUN ran Sep 5 – Sep 11, 1951

WHAT PRICE GLORY? Ran Sep 12 – Sep 18, 1951

1952

LO AND BEHOLD ran Jun 11 – Jun 17, 1952

THE CURIOUS SAVAGE ran Jun 18 – Jun 24, 1952

THE FRONT PAGE ran Jun 25 – Jul 1, 1952

SHADOW AND SUBSTANCE ran Jul 2 – Jul 8, 1952

BLITHE SPIRIT ran Jul 9 – Jul 15, 1952

GUEST IN THE HOUSE ran Jul 16 – Jul 21, 1952

THE ANIMAL KINGDOM ran Jul 23 – Jul 29, 1952

THE BIGGEST THIEF IN TOWN ran Jul 30 – Aug 5, 1952

YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU ran Aug 6 – Aug 12, 1952

PEG O’ MY HEART ran Aug 13 – Aug 19, 1952

TWENTIETH CENTURY ran Aug 20 – Aug 26, 1952

THE SECOND MAN ran Aug 27 – Sep 2, 1952

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE ran Sep 3 – Sep 9, 1952

DESIGN FOR LIVING ran Sep 10 – Sep 16, 1952

Three One Act Plays: THE LAST OF MY SOLID GOLD WATCHES, THE RESPECTABLE PROSTITUTE, IF MEN COULD PLAY CARDS AS WOMEN DO ran Sep 17 – Sep 23, 1952

1953

MISTER ROBERTS ran Jun 10 – Jun 16, 1953

THE BIGGEST THIEF IN TOWN ran Jun 17 – Jun 23, 1953

THE JOYOUS SEASON ran Jun 24 – June 30, 1953

AFFAIRS OF STATE ran Jul 1 – Jul 7, 1953

COME BACK LITTLE SHEBA ran Jul 8 – Jul 14, 1953

BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE ran Jul 15 – Jul 21, 1953

MISSOURI LEGEND ran Jul 22 – Jul 28, 1953

GIGI ran Jul 29 – Aug 4, 1953

NIGHT MUST FALL ran Aug 5 – Aug 11, 1953

GRAMERCY GHOST ran Aug 12 – Aug 18, 1953

STAGE DOOR ran Aug 19 – Aug 25, 1953

THE LITTLE FOXES ran Aug 26 – Sep 1, 1953

SUMMER AND SMOKE ran Sep 2 – Sep 8, 1953

THREE MEN ON A HORSE ran Sep 9 – Sep 16, 1953

THE WOMEN ran Sep 16 – Sep 22, 1953

1954

THE FOUR POSTER ran Jun 9 – Jun 15, 1954

GIGI ran Jun 16 – Jun 22, 1954

THE MOON IS BLUE ran Jun 23 – Jun 29, 1954

JANE ran Jun 30 – Jul 6, 1954

THE HAPPY TIME ran Jul 7 – Jul 13, 1954

REMAINS TO BE SEEN ran Jul 14 – Jul 20, 1954

THE BISHOP MISBEHAVES ran Jul 21 – Jul 27, 1954

DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS ran Jul 28 – Aug 3, 1954

ONLY YOUNG ONCE ran Aug 4 – Aug 10, 1954

STALAG 17 ran Aug 11 – Aug 17, 1954

THE COUNTRY GIRL ran Aug 18 – Aug 24, 1954

HIS AND HERS ran Aug 25 – Aug 31, 1954

THE FROGS OF SPRING ran Sep 1 – Sep 7, 1954

WHITE CARGO ran Sep 8 – Sep 14, 1954

The Lyceum Theatre

THE TIME OF THE CUCKOO ran Sep 15 – Sep 21, 1954

RAIN ran Sep 22 – Sep 28, 1954

1955

THE CAIN MUTINY COURT MARTIAL ran Jun 8 – Jun 14, 1955

SABRINA FAIR ran Jun 15 – Jun 21, 1955

THE FESTIVAL ran Jun 22 – Jun 28, 1955

THE PLAY’S THE THING ran Jun 29 – Jul 5, 1955

DIAL M FOR MURDER ran Jul 6 – Jul 12, 1955

KING OF HEARTS ran Jul 13 – Jul 19, 1955

MY THREE ANGLES ran Jul 20 – Jul 26, 1955

THE ROYAL FAMILY ran Jul 27 – Aug 2, 1955

THE DEEP BLUE SEA ran Aug 3 – Aug 9, 1955

OH MEN! OH WOMEN! ran Aug 10 – Aug 16, 1955

RECLINING FIGURE ran Aug 17 – Aug 23, 1955

LATE LOVE ran Aug 24 – Aug 30, 1955

THE RAINMAKER ran Aug 31 – Sep 5, 1955

1956

KIND SIR ran Jun 13 – Jun 19, 1956

PAPA IS ALL ran Jun 20 – Jun 26, 1956

HE WAS BORN GAY ran Jun 27 – Jul 3, 1956

THE TENDER TRAP ran Jul 4 – Jul 10, 1956

THE DESPERATE HOURS ran Jul 11 – Jul 17, 1956

THE SOLD GOLD CADILLAC ran Jul 18 – Jul 24, 1956

PICNIC ran Jul 25 – Jul 31, 1956

THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH ran Aug 1 – Aug 7, 1956

TEA AND SYMPATHY ran Aug 8 – Aug 14, 1956

LIGHT UP THE SKY ran Aug 15 – Aug 21, 1956

GLAD TIDINGS ran Aug22 – Aug 28, 1956

THE BIGGEST THIEF IN TOWN ran Aug 29 – Sep 4, 1956

OF MICE AND MEN ran Sep 5 – Sep 18, 1956

1957

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION ran Jun 12 – Jun 18, 1957

WAKE UP, DARLING ran Jun 19 – Jun 25, 1957

THE DESK SET ran Jun 26 – Jul 2, 1957

BUS STOP ran Jul 3 – Jul 9, 1957

THE POTTING SHED ran Jul 10 – Jul 16, 1957

THE SLEEPING PRICESS ran Jul 17 – Jul 23, 1957

ANNIVERSARY WALTZ ran Jul 24 – Jul 30, 1957

A HATFUL OF RAIN ran Jul 31 – Aug 6, 1957

WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER ran Aug 7 – Aug 13, 1957

JANUS ran Aug 14 – Aug 20, 1957

ANASTASIA ran Aug 21 – Aug 27, 1957

THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE ran Aug 28 – Sep 10, 1957

1958

THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE ran Jun 10 – Jun 23, 1958

HOLIDAY FOR LOVERS ran Jun 24 – Jul 8, 1958

THE MOUSTRAP ran Jul 9 – Jul 15, 1958

VISIT TO A SMALL PLANET ran Jul 16 – Jul 29, 1958

SEPARATE TABLES ran Jul 30 – Aug 5, 1958

THE MATCHMAKER ran Aug 6- Aug 19, 1958

HARVEY ran Aug 20 – Sep 2, 1958

ALL FOR MARY ran Sep 3 – Sep 9, 1958

1959

HOWIE ran Jun 3 – Jun 16, 1959

WHO WAS THAT LADY I WAS YOU WITH? ran Jun 17 – 30 Jun, 1959

THIRD BEST SPORT ran Jul 1 – Jul 14, 1959

SPIDER’S WEB ran Jul 15 – Jul 28, 1959

THE TUNNEL OF LOVE ran Jul 29 – Aug 11, 1959

ONCE MORE WITH FEELING ran Aug 12 – Aug 25, 1959

IS YOUR HONEYMOON REALLY NECESSARY? Ran Aug 26 – Sep 8, 1959

A LIKELY TALE ran Sep 9 – Sep 22, 1959

1940

PENNYWISE ran May 31 - Jun 4, 1940

IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE ran Jun 5 – Jun 25, 1940

THIS THING CALLED LOVE ran Jun 26 – Jul 2, 1940

OUTWARD BOUND ran Jul 3 – Jul 9, 1940

BOY MEETS GIRL ran Jul 10 – Jul 23, 1940

NIGHT OF JANUARY 16TH ran Jul 17 – Jul 30,1940

THE LAST OF MRS. CHENEY ran Jul 31 – Aug 6, 1940

THE PERSONAL APPEARANCE ran Aug 7 – Aug 13, 1940

VINEGAR TREE ran Aug 14 – Aug 20, 1940

THE BAD MAN ran Aug 21 – Sep 3, 1940

THE GHOST TRAIN ran Sep 4 – Sep 10, 1940

HOT OIL AND HENNA ran Sep 11 – Sep 19, 1940

1941

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS ran Jun 4 – Jun 10, 1941

TAMIN G OF A SHREW ran Jun 11 – Jun 24, 1941

THE PRIVATE LIVES ran Jun 25 – July 1, 1941

NED McCOBB'S DAUGHTER ran Jul 2 – Jul 7, 1941

HIGH TOR ran Jul 8 – Jul 15, 1941

AY FEVER ran Jul 1 – Jul 22, 1941

DRACULA ran Jul 23 – Aug 5, 1941

MAGNIFICENT HAM ran Aug 6 – Aug 12, 1941

THE LATE CHRISTOPHER BEAN ran Aug 13 – Aug 19, 1941

THEY SAID TREASON ran Aug 20 – Sep 2, 1941

SECOND MAN ran Sep 3 – Sep 9, 1941

THE STRICTLY DISHONORABLE ran Sep 10 – Sep 18, 1941

THIS THING CALLED LOVE and THE LATE CHRISTOPHER BEAN ran on tour Oct 22 – Dec 7, 1941

1942

PEG O' MY HEART ran Jun 3 – Jun 9, 1942

DESIGN FOR LIVING ran Jun 10 – Jun 16, 1942

BIOGRAPHY ran Jun 17 – Jun 23, 1942

WHITE CARGO ran Jun 24 – Jul 7, 1942

AMPHYTRION 38 ran Jul 8  – Jul 14, 1942

WHITE CARGO (At the Alvin Theater) ran Jul 15 – Jul 21, 1942

CANDLELIGHT ran Jul 22 – Jul 28, 1942

FAMILY UPSTAIRS ran Jul 29 -Aug 4, 1942

THE MOON IS DOWN ran Aug 5 – Aug 18, 1942

THE FARM OF THREE ECHOES ran Aug 19 – Aug 25, 1942

THE SKIDDING ran Aug 26 – Sep 1, 1942

MEET THE WIFE ran Sep 2 – Sep 15, 1942

1945 - Civic Repertory Group (U of M Students)

SQUARING THE CIRCLE ran Jul 13 – Jul 22, 1945

OLD ACQUAINTANCE ran Aug 3 – Aug15, 1945

KISS AND TELL ran Aug 17 - Aug 30, 1945

MY SISTER EILEEN ran Sep 14 - Sep 26, 1945

1946

CLAUDIA ran Jun 12 – Jun 18, 1946

SILVER CORD ran Jun 19 – Jun 25, 1946

THE MALE ANIMAL ran Jun 26 – Jul 2, 1946

THE LOVE FROM A STRANGER ran Jul 3 – Jul 9, 1946

WINTERSET ran Jul 10 – Jul 16, 1946

HOLIDAY ran Jul 17 – Jul 23, 1946

THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED ran Jul 24 – Jul 30, 1946

TWO’S A CROWD ran Jul 31 – Aug 6, 1946

NIGHT MUST FALL ran Aug 7 – Aug 13, 1946

DULCY ran Aug 14 – Aug 20, 1946

CHARLEY’S AUNT ran Aug 21 – Aug 27, 1946

LAURA ran Aug 28 – Sep 3, 1946

MADAME HARRIGAN ran Sep 4 – Sep 10, 1946

1947

HERE COMES MR. JORDAN ran Jun 11 – Jun 24, 1947

WHITE CARGO ran Jun 25 – Jul 1, 1947

THREE MEN ON A HORSE ran Jul 2 – Jul 8, 1947

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST ran Jul 9 – Jul 15, 1947

DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY ran Jul 16 – Jul 22, 1947

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE ran Jul 23 – Jul 29, 1947

THREE’S A FAMILY ran Jul 29 – Aug 5, 1947

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY ran Aug 6 – Aug 12, 1947

RAIN ran Aug 13 – Aug 19, 1947

THE TORCHBEARERS ran Aug 20 – Aug 26, 1947

AH, WILDERNESS ran Aug 27 – Sep 2, 1947

ROOM SERVICE ran Sep 3 – Sep 9, 1947

TWO’S A CROWD ran Sep 10 – Sep 16, 1947

1948

THE GLASS MENAGERIE ran Jun 9 – Jun 15, 1948

JANUARY THAW ran Jun 16 – Jun 22, 1948

STATE OF THE UNION ran Jun 23 – Jun 29, 1948

PETTICOAT FEVER ran Jun 30 – Jul 6, 1948

THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE ran Jul 7 – Jul 13, 1948

THE MILKY WAY ran Jul 14 – Jul 20, 1948

THE WARRIOR’S HUSBAND ran Jul 21 – Jul 27, 1948

GEORGE WASHINGTON SLEPT HERE ran Jul 28 – Aug 3, 1948

SKYLARK ran Aug 4 – Aug 10, 1948

THE FRONT PAGE ran Aug 11 – Aug 17, 1948

DOUBLE DOOR ran Aug 18 – Aug 24, 1948

THE MAGNIFICENT HAM ran Aug 25 – Aug 31, 1948

DEAR RUTH ran Sep 1 – Sep 7, 1948

AN INSPECTOR CALLS ran Sep 8 – Sep 14, 1948

1949

RAIN ran Jun 15 – Jun 21, 1949

FOR LOVE OR MONEY ran Jun 22 – Jun 28, 1949

BOY MEETS GIRL ran Jun 29 – Jul 5, 1949

THE HEIRESS ran Jul 6 – Jul 12, 1949

ANNA CHRISTIE ran Jul 13 – Jul 19, 1949

JOHN LOVE MARY ran Jul 20 – Jul 26, 1949

I REMEMBER MAMA ran Jul 27 – Aug 9, 1949

THE FRONT PAGE ran Aug 10 – Aug 17, 1949

THE PLAY’S THE THING ran Aug 17 – Aug 23, 1949

CHARLEY’S AUNT ran Aug 24 – Aug 30, 1949

THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER ran Aug 31 – Sep 6, 1949

THE BARKER ran Sep 7 – Sep 13, 1949

ROOM SERVICE ran Sep 14 – Sep 20, 1949

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February 22, 2020 - May 29, 2020

Written by Jones Hope Wooten
Directed by Eric Morris

This touching comedy centers around five Southern women who became friends on their college swim team. The group sets aside a long weekend every August to recharge their relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. The play begins 22 years after they graduate from college. "The Dixie Swim Club" focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce and aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of 'teamwork', rally around their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. It is really a study in friendship and how it grows and changes through the years. 

Jones Hope Wooten are the authors of “Golden Girls” and “Savannah Sipping Society”

Eric is going into his 5th year of collaborations with the Old Log Theatre.  As an actor, Eric has portrayed Freddy Benson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer, and Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet.  OLT directing credits include Ghost the MusicalHow I Became a PirateLend Me a Tenor, Winnie-the-Pooh, Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, and The Emperor’s New Clothes. Eric is the Old Log’s Director of Production.  Twin Cities collaborators: Guthrie Theater, Artistry Theater, Mill City Summer Opera, Nautilus Music-Theater, History Theatre, Theater Latte Da, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, and Second Fiddle Productions.  Regional collaborators: Dayton Opera, The Barn Theatre, Beef & Boards, Gallery Players, and the Heritage Theatre Festival.  Eric holds a BFA in Musical Theater from Ithaca College and has participated in the Wesley Balk Opera Music-Theater Institute as both a performer and a director.  Eric lives in Minneapolis with his wife Laura.


Shana Eisenberg
(Sheree Hollinger)


Jen Maren*
(Dinah Grayson)


Sara Marsh*
(Lexie Richards)


Bonni Allen
(Jeri Neal McFeeley)


Melinda Kordich
(Vernadette Simms)


 

     
     

* denotes AEA Member

 


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November 12 - December 31, 2019

 

Run Time is 60 minutes with no intermission

An Excelsior Entertainment Production

Directed by Eric Morris

The incomparably imaginative creators of Seussical, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, bring one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved tales to life in The Emperor's New Clothes.  This winsome musical is a crowd-pleaser for all ages.

Fourteen-year-old Emperor Marcus the 3rd is nervous to take the throne. Deciding that he can only gain confidence by dressing in the finest attire, Marcus commands his Royal Clothesmaker to fashion him in the most royal wardrobe. Taking advantage of Marcus' uncertainty and immaturity, a Swindler promises to make magic clothes that are "invisible to fools, liars, and anyone you should ignore," for a large and hefty price. Only Arno, the simple-hearted mop boy, can help Marcus out of this royal mess and teach him an important lesson about outward appearance.

 
 
 
 

Over the past two years, Eric has found a wonderful artistic home at the Old Log.  Audiences have seen him break four pianos as Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet, entertain brides and grooms as Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer, and swindle the rich as Freddy Benson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  During those two years at the Old Log, Eric has also produced a few concerts, stage managed a Dragon, turned microphones on and off,  took some Instagram pictures, and sold some tickets.  Eric is thrilled to embark on his next Old Log journey of assembling a team of wonderful collaborators and mounting a music-theater production.

When not at the Old Log, Eric spends tons of time working with Nautilus Music-Theater in St. Paul.  Nautilus is dedicated to exploring the intricacies of the music-theater art form as well as developing singer-actors for success in that field.  With Nautilus, Eric has also worked on the development of brand new music-theater pieces such as “TWISTED APPLES: Tales from Winesburg, Ohio.”  Eric has also participated in their Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theatre Institute as a director and a performer.

Eric has collaborated with dozens of theatres in the Twin Cities and all over the country.  Eric has a BFA in Musical Theater from Ithaca College.  

Abigail Rose Sharp
(Swindler)

Amanda Mai
(Emperor Marcus)

Emily Grodzik
(Deena)

 

Sharayah Bunce
(Arno)

 

Maureen O'Malley
(William)

 

 

 

 

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October 18, 2019 - February 15, 2020

Directed by Eric Morris

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is the knock-'em-dead, uproarious hit and the most-nominated show of the 2014 Broadway season.

With 10 Tony nominations and 4 wins, including Best Musical, Book, Direction and Costumes, this Tony-Award Winning Musical makes its Minnesota Premiere at the Old Log.

 

Set in London in 1907, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder centers on Monty Navarro, a penniless clerk who is informed after the death of his mother that he is ninth in line to inherit the earldom of Highhurst, controlled by the wealthy D’Ysquith banking family. After the imperious ruling Lord dismisses Monty’s claim of being a relative, the eight D’Ysquiths ahead of young Mr. Navarro begin dying in natural and unnatural ways. (A single actor plays all the not-so-nice D'Ysquiths, adding to the merriment.) 

Eric is going into his 4th year of collaborations with the Old Log Theatre.  As an actor, Eric has portrayed Freddy Benson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer, and Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet.  OLT directing credits have and will include Ghost the Musical, How I Became a Pirate, Lend Me a Tenor, Winnie-the-Pooh, and the upcoming Rosemary Clooney musical Tenderly.  Eric recently became the Old Log’s Director of Production.  Twin Cities collaborators: Mill City Summer Opera, Nautilus Music-Theater, History Theatre, Theater Latte Da, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, and Second Fiddle Productions.  Regional collaborators: Dayton Opera, The Barn Theatre, Beef & Boards, Gallery Players, and the Heritage Theatre Festival.  Eric holds a BFA in Musical Theater from Ithaca College and has participated in the Wesley Balk Opera Music-Theater Institute as both a performer and a director.  Eric lives in Minneapolis with his wife Laura.


Max Wojtanowicz*
(Montague "Monty" Navarro)


Deidre Cochran
(Miss Shingle, Woman 1)


Emily Scinto
(Sibella Hallward)


Elizabeth Hawkinson*
(Phoebe D'Ysquith)


David Beukema*
(The D'Ysquith Family)


Gabriel Sell
(Man 1, u/s)


Suzie Juul
(Woman 2, u/s)


Luke Davidson
(Man 2, u/s)


Sharayah Lynn Bunce
(Woman 3, u/s)

 
Caleb Michael
(Man 3, u/s)
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
     
     
     

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June 21 - October 5, 2019

Directed by Martin L'Herault

Content Warning: This show contains adult language and is recommended for mature audiences
Run time is approximately 85 minutes with no
intermission

FIVE PRESIDENTS brings us back 25 years into the Executive Board Room at the Nixon Library on April 27, 1994.  It is the day of Richard Nixon's funeral and an historic occasion that brought the five living presidents, four exes and one current, together to mourn, honor and discuss one of our history’s most controversial political figures.  This is a fictional take of what might Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton have discussed while gathered prior to the service. Maybe some soul searching among great men so rarely together or, would these leaders of the free world prefer banter, small talk, jokes or petty bickering?

 

Author Rick Cleveland, an Emmy winning writer/producer whose credits include THE WEST WING, MAD MEN, and MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, demonstrates that he can make government leaders engaging on stage as well. “It is not a partisan play, but this ex-president club is a partisan club.” Mr. Cleveland says, “ I think people will be delighted at how not political it is.”

Reviews from World Premiere in 2015:

  • “This is a very, very funny play.  The laughs come easily, and they are prolonged. The humor is directed from one ex to another ex.” – OnMilwaukee.com
  • “… Compelling reminder that presidents- like the rest of us- are always more complicated and conflicted than we imagine”“…a steady stream of comic one-liners… [the] audience loved it.”  -Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

Still a relative "newcomer" to the Minnesota theatre community, Martin is very appreciative of the people he has had the pleasure to work with in the area.

Directing credits include: 1776, A Visual Look At Bob Dylan (U.W.-Eau Claire), Veronica's Room (Snug Alley Theatre), The Boyfriend, Music Man (Gard Theater),and What The Butler Saw( Pacific Art Center).

 

Additionally he was a co-Director for The New York Comedy Repertory Ensemble.

 


James Ramlet
(Former Pres. Gerald R. Ford)


Martin L'Herault*
(Former Pres. Jimmy Carter )


Steve Sheridan*
(Former Pres. Ronald Reagan)


Casey E. Lewis*
(Former Pres. George H.W. Bush)


William Gilness*
(Former Pres. Bill Clinton)


Konrad Case
(Special Agent Kirm/ASM/US)


Patrick O'Brien*
(Former Pres. Jimmy Carter)

 

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June 18 - August 16, 2019

Run Time: 60 Minutes with no intermission

An Excelsior Entertainment Production 

Directed by Randy Reyes

There are two sides to every story, and when the Big, Bad Wolf takes the stand in Piggsylvania's Trial of the Century, he finally gets his say. But whether he'll get a fair trial in a corrupt piggy court is anyone's guess. Will the pigs' splashy puppet show make a puppet out of justice, or is the wolf's catchy song and dance about a sneeze gone wrong all razzle-dazzle? Enter the jury box and decide the fate of Big 'n' Bad in this musical adaptation of the hit children's book.

 
 
 
 

Randy Reyes (Director) is an award winning theater artist that has worked as a professional actor, director, and theater educator with institutions across the country including Theater Mu, The Guthrie, Mixed Blood, The Jungle Theatre, Park Square Theatre, Ten Thousand Things, Pillsbury House Theatre, St. Olaf College, NYU Graduate Acting Program, University of Minnesota, The University of Utah, Augsburg College, and Macalester College. He trained at the University of Utah BFA Actor Training Program, where he received the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award, and The Juilliard School.    

Stephanie Bertumen
(Lillian Magill (AKA "Nancy")

Elinor Strandskov
(The Honorable Judge Prudence)

Deidre Cochran
(Alexander T. Wolf)

 

Jamie Finkenthal
(Julia, Pig #2)

 

Shana Eisenberg
(Rocky, Dr. Robert, Martha
Maxell, Pig #3)

 

 

 

 

    

 

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March 1 - June 8, 2019

Directed by Eric Morris

Tenderly, the Rosemary Clooney Musical is not a typical “juke-box musical.” It offers a fresh, remarkably personal, and poignant picture of the woman whose unparalleled talent and unbridled personality made her a legend. 

 

In Tenderly, Rosemary Clooney’s journey starts with her simple Maysville, Kentucky childhood and follows her rise to Hollywood stardom. With her signature songs woven in and out, we learn both the story of her successes on film, radio, and TV, as well as her struggles in her personal life – with a career fading during the advent of rock-and-roll and her battles with addiction and depression. Audiences stand and cheer as they rejoice at her triumphant comeback and even more successful career as a jazz singer.

Eric is going into his 4th year of collaborations with the Old Log Theatre.  As an actor, Eric has portrayed Freddy Benson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer, and Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet.  OLT directing credits have and will include Ghost the Musical, How I Became a Pirate, Lend Me a Tenor, Winnie-the-Pooh, and the upcoming Rosemary Clooney musical Tenderly.  Eric recently became the Old Log’s Director of Production.  Twin Cities collaborators: Mill City Summer Opera, Nautilus Music-Theater, History Theatre, Theater Latte Da, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, and Second Fiddle Productions.  Regional collaborators: Dayton Opera, The Barn Theatre, Beef & Boards, Gallery Players, and the Heritage Theatre Festival.  Eric holds a BFA in Musical Theater from Ithaca College and has participated in the Wesley Balk Opera Music-Theater Institute as both a performer and a director.  Eric lives in Minneapolis with his wife Laura.


Gracie Anderson
(Rosemary Clooney)


C. Ryan Shipley
(The Doctor)


Abigail Rose Sharp
(ASM/Understudy)


Luke Davidson
(Musical Director)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 13 - December 29, 2018

Old Log Theatre presents an Excelsior Entertainment production of a musical version of 

WINNIE THE POOH

Run Time is 60 minutes with no intermission

Winnie-the-Pooh is Christopher Robin's fat little "bear of very little brain" who would like to drift peacefully through life, humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat "a little something." However, he finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by such friends as the dismal Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit, with his countless relations. Pooh's intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble. When friend Piglet gets roped into Kanga's household and Kanga starts bathing him (with soap!) and forcing down spoonfuls of Strengthening Medicine, Pooh wants to fly to the rescue, but he's had so many snacks he gets stuck in the door. A.A. Milne's wit and special understanding of young people make this one of the most successful plays available.

 

 
 
 
 

Over the past two years, Eric has found a wonderful artistic home at the Old Log.  Audiences have seen him break four pianos as Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet, entertain brides and grooms as Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer, and swindle the rich as Freddy Benson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  During those two years at the Old Log, Eric has also produced a few concerts, stage managed a Dragon, turned microphones on and off,  took some Instagram pictures, and sold some tickets.  Eric is thrilled to embark on his next Old Log journey of assembling a team of wonderful collaborators and mounting a music-theater production.

When not at the Old Log, Eric spends tons of time working with Nautilus Music-Theater in St. Paul.  Nautilus is dedicated to exploring the intricacies of the music-theater art form as well as developing singer-actors for success in that field.  With Nautilus, Eric has also worked on the development of brand new music-theater pieces such as “TWISTED APPLES: Tales from Winesburg, Ohio.”  Eric has also participated in their Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theatre Institute as a director and a performer.

Eric has collaborated with dozens of theatres in the Twin Cities and all over the country.  Eric has a BFA in Musical Theater from Ithaca College.  

Siri Hammond
(Eeyore, Kanga)

Gabriel Sell
(Pooh)

Maureen O'Malley
(Piglet, Roo, Owl)

 

James Allen Kerr
(Christopher Robin, Rabbit)

Luke Davidson 
(Musical Director)

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

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Now Showing

Directed by Eric Morris

Run Time: 2 hours 10 minutes including 15 minute intermission

Winner! 3 Tony® Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards
Nominee! 2010 Tony® Award, Best Revival of a Play

LEND ME A TENOR

and the GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD

Come experience the Golden Age of Hollywood at the Old Log Theatre!  Set in 1934, the wacky story and hilarious shenanigans in Lend Me a Tenor provide an escape into laugh out loud comedy land.  The mistaken identities, one-liners, and slapstick transport you directly into the films of Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, and the Marx Brothers.  Passionate yearnings and sentimentality will harken back to romantic comedies like It Happened One Night and Bringing Up Baby.  We’ll make you feel as though you’re at an Art Deco movie house from the 1930s.  Black and white will become Technicolor right before your eyes!  Come early and catch glimpses of some of your favorite comedies from Hollywood’s greatest era.  Nostalgia and reminiscing will ensue at the Old Log’s hybrid theatrical and cinematic production of Lend Me a Tenor.

Content Warning
This production contains strong language and suggestive content.

 

Eric is going into his 4th year of collaborations with the Old Log Theatre.  As an actor, Eric has portrayed Freddy Benson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer, and Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet.  OLT directing credits have and will include Ghost the Musical, How I Became a Pirate, Lend Me a Tenor, Winnie-the-Pooh, and the upcoming Rosemary Clooney musical Tenderly.  Eric recently became the Old Log’s Director of Production.  Twin Cities collaborators: Mill City Summer Opera, Nautilus Music-Theater, History Theatre, Theater Latte Da, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, and Second Fiddle Productions.  Regional collaborators: Dayton Opera, The Barn Theatre, Beef & Boards, Gallery Players, and the Heritage Theatre Festival.  Eric holds a BFA in Musical Theater from Ithaca College and has participated in the Wesley Balk Opera Music-Theater Institute as both a performer and a director.  Eric lives in Minneapolis with his wife Laura.


David Beukema*
(Max)


McKinnley Aitchison
(Maggie)


James Detmar*
(Saunders)


Luke Davidson
(Tito)


Jaclyn Juola
(Maria)


Steven Frankenfield
(Bellhop)


Elena Glass*
(Diana)


Melanie Wehrmacher
(Julia)

*Denotes member of AEA

 

 

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 June 19,2018 - August 10, 2018

Directed by Eric Morris
Old Log Theatre presents an Excelsior Entertainment production of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE. 
Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew. Braid Beard and his mates enlist young Jeremy Jacob, as they try to find the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds that adventuring can be lots of fun, but also learns that love and home are treasures you can’t find on any map! The whole family will love this delightful and swashbuckling musical adventure!

 

 
 
 
 

 

Directed by Eric Morris

Over the past two years, Eric has found a wonderful artistic home at the Old Log.  Audiences have seen him break four pianos as Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet, entertain brides and grooms as Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer, and swindle the rich as Freddy Benson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  During those two years at the Old Log, Eric has also produced a few concerts, stage managed a Dragon, turned microphones on and off,  took some Instagram pictures, and sold some tickets.  Eric is thrilled to embark on his next Old Log journey of assembling a team of wonderful collaborators and mounting a music-theater production.

When not at the Old Log, Eric spends tons of time working with Nautilus Music-Theater in St. Paul.  Nautilus is dedicated to exploring the intricacies of the music-theater art form as well as developing singer-actors for success in that field.  With Nautilus, Eric has also worked on the development of brand new music-theater pieces such as “TWISTED APPLES: Tales from Winesburg, Ohio.”  Eric has also participated in their Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theatre Institute as a director and a performer.

Eric has collaborated with dozens of theatres in the Twin Cities and all over the country.  Eric has a BFA in Musical Theater from Ithaca College.  Thanks to Greg and Kent for this exciting opportunity.  
  
Luke Davidson
(Sharktooth) 


Paul Rutledge
(Braid Beard)


Lauren Drasler
(Maxine)


Riley McNutt
(Pierre)


Carl Swanson
(Swill)


Molly Conrad
(Young Jacobs)


Joshua Larson
(Seymour/Braunschwagger/ASM)
 
Emily Jansen
(Choreographer)
 

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Now Playing

Directed by R. Kent Knutson

Beehive is the ultimate celebration of 1960’s female empowerment. Featuring such timeless classics as “My Boyfriend’s Back”, “Be My Baby”, “Son of a Preacher Man”, and “Me and Bobby McGee”, Beehive nostalgically recalls the days of miniskirts, transistor radios and flower power. Told from the perspective of seven young women who came of age in this enigmatic decade, these ladies look back on a host of issues ranging from their first Beehive Dance to the challenges we faced as a nation – all accomplished by a vast array of the most celebrated and memorable songs of the era.  This re- imagining of a powerful woman’s musical will speak to the awakening of the female movement started in the 60s and ignited thankfully today in 2018 realization.

 
 

 

Directed by Kent Knutson

Kent Knutson is an award-winning director with over 40 years of experience. He has directed and produced more than 200 successful shows and has written and published numerous original works. Kent is a member of the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame in Theatre.  He has twice traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival receiving rave reviews with "Violet" and Scotland's first production of "Les Miserables".

 

His professional productions at the Old Log include “ Cowgirls” “,Rancho Mirage”, “Frog And Toad”, “Almost Maine”, “Steel Magnolias” and” Life Could be A Dream”, "Outside Mullingar", "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas","Velocity of Autumn","The Wedding Singer", and "Million Dollar Quartet".


Allyson Tolbert*
(Allyson)


Gracie Kay Anderson
(Gracie)


Kiko Laureano
(Kiko)


Leslie Vincent
(Leslie)


Emilee Hassanzadeh
(Emilee)


Grace Chermak
(Grace)


Erin Nicole Farsté
(Erin)


Lizzie Streif
Stage Manager

 

 

 

 

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nOW pLAYING!

Run Time 2 hours and 20 minutes with intermission

Directed by R. Kent Knutson

Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers. Frequently revived, the show has been done with numerous all-star casts, including productions/concerts featuring Ewan McGregor, Jane Krakowski, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Jessica Biel.

 
 

 

Directed by Kent Knutson

Kent Knutson is an award-winning director with over 40 years of experience. He has directed and produced more than 200 successful shows and has written and published numerous original works. Kent is a member of the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame in Theatre.  He has twice traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival receiving rave reviews with "Violet" and Scotland's first production of "Les Miserables".

 

His professional productions at the Old Log include “ Cowgirls” “,Rancho Mirage”, “Frog And Toad”, “Almost Maine”, “Steel Magnolias” and” Life Could be A Dream”, "Outside Mullingar", "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas","Velocity of Autumn","The Wedding Singer", and "Million Dollar Quartet".


Grace Chermak
(Sarah)


Jordan Oxborough
(Sky)


Kym Chambers*
(Adelaide)


Charlie Clark*
(Nathan)


Aaron Booth
(Nicely Nicely)


Austin Stole
(Benny)


Dylan Rugh
(Rusty)


Martin L'Herault*
(Arvide)


Jim Cada*
(Big Jule)

 
Kyle Schwartz
(Harry The Horse/Scranton Slim)
 
Nicholas Sullivan
(Lt. Brannigan/Joey Biltmore)

Maisie Twesme
(General Cartwright) 
 
Lydia Wagner
(Bobby Soxer/Hot Box Girl)
 
Dorian Brooke
(Chorus Girl/Hot Box Girl)

Sharayah Bunce
(Abigail/Agatha)

Chelsey Grant
(Bobby Soxer/Hot Box Girl)
 
Nikki Zwolski
(Chorus Girl/Hot Box Girl)
 
Steven Frankenfield
(ASM/Chorus)

           

Lizzie Strief*
(Stage Manager) 

Katherine Wilhelm
(Musician)

   
* denotes AEA Member
 

 

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November 14 - December 30, 2017

Old Log Theatre presents an Excelsior Entertainment production of an update to the Classic Fairy Tale SNOW WHITE called SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN VIKINGS.  This adaptation of Snow White is the same Snow White Story we have all grown up knowing, with a few fun twists. The Dwarfs are a bunch of funny gentle Vikings. The play is set in the snow- covered land of Norway. Jealousy and vanity will be exposed while friendship and love will ensure all will live happily ever after. You won't want to miss Old Log Theatre’s "Snow White" with a hilarious Norse twist.
 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

Directed by Kent Knutson

Kent Knutson is an award-winning director with over 40 years of experience. He has directed and produced more than 200 successful shows and has written and published numerous original works. Kent is a member of the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame in Theatre.  He has twice traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival receiving rave reviews with "Violet" and Scotland's first production of "Les Miserables".

 

His professional productions at the Old Log include “ Cowgirls” “,Rancho Mirage”, “Frog And Toad”, “Almost Maine”, “Steel Magnolias” and” Life Could be A Dream”, "Outside Mullingar", "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas","Velocity of Autumn","The Wedding Singer", and "Million Dollar Quartet".

Sharayah Bunce

(Snow White)

Caitlyn Featherstone

(Yurk/Queen Aslough)

Luke Davidson

(Huntsman)

Paul Rutledge

(Narrator/Mirror)

 

Eric Sargent

(Prince Bjorn)

Emily Wrolson

(Evil Queen)

 

 

Nick Lande

(Ulf)

 

 

Nicolas Sullivan

(Erik)

 

MItchell Geiken

(Balder) 
 

Tristan Sima

(Ragnar)

 

Phillip Wendroth

(Sven) 
 

 

Konrad Case

(Olaf)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Now Playing!

Directed by R. Kent Knutson

Return to Springfield High (where "The Marvelous Wonderettes" matriculated) and meet the "Crooning Crabcakes," the boy group banned from the senior prom. The singing foursome is headed for fame and fortune by trying to win the local radio contest on Big Whopper Radio. Songs from this musical journey to the past include "Runaround Sue," "Tears on My Pillow," "Earth Angel," and "The Glory of Love." The show won L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards as Best Production of the year in 2011.


Run Time is 2 hours including intermission.
 

 

Directed by Kent Knutson

Kent Knutson is an award-winning director with over 40 years of experience. He has directed and produced more than 200 successful shows and has written and published numerous original works. Kent is a member of the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame in Theatre.  He has twice traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival receiving rave reviews with "Violet" and Scotland's first production of "Les Miserables".

 

His professional productions at the Old Log include “ Cowgirls” “,Rancho Mirage”, “Frog And Toad”, “Almost Maine”, “Steel Magnolias” and” Life Could be A Dream”, "Outside Mullingar", "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas","Velocity of Autumn","The Wedding Singer", and "Million Dollar Quartet".

Lucas Wells*

(Denny)

Brian Winters*

(Eugene)

Austin Stole

(Wally)

Grace Lowe

(Lois)

 

Eric Sargent

(Skip)

Sharayah Bunce

(Understudy Lois)

 

 

Nick Lande

(ASM, Understudy)

 Jeremy Johnson

 

(Understudy)
 
* denotes AEA member

 

 

 

 

 

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playing through August 11, 2017

FE, FI, FO, Fun!

Written by R. Kent Knutson, this original and new adaptation of the classic Jack and the Beanstalk story contains all the original characters and several more. The story begins years after the beanstalk had been chopped down by Jack who has since gone missing in his adulthood. His son, and namesake, Jack and his talking cow Bessie, embark on a similar path of saving the family farm while searching for his long-lost father. This search takes them to the land of Giants where he meets the giant’s wife Francis, her son Gus, a hen that lays golden eggs, and a harp of gold that sings. Many lessons are learned along the way including the dangers of bullying and the true power of friendship.

 

Directed by Kent Knutson

Kent Knutson is an award-winning director with over 40 years of experience. He has directed and produced more than 200 successful shows and has written and published numerous original works. Kent is a member of the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame in Theatre.  He has twice traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival receiving rave reviews with "Violet" and Scotland's first production of "Les Miserables".

 

His professional productions at the Old Log include “ Cowgirls” “,Rancho Mirage”, “Frog And Toad”, “Almost Maine”, “Steel Magnolias” and” Life Could be A Dream”, "Outside Mullingar", "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas","Velocity of Autumn","The Wedding Singer", and "Million Dollar Quartet".

Nate Turcotte

(Jack)

Kendall Kent

(Jack's Mother)

Diana Wilde

(Bessie)

Thomas Henry

(Mr. Big)

Alex (Ali) Daniels

(Harper/Harpi)

Chelsey Grant

(Henrietta/Heni)

Siobhan Bremer

(Francis)

Michael Johnson

(Gus)

Phillip Wenderoth

(Giant)

Lizzie Strief

(Stage Manager)

Abigail (Abby) Holmstrom

(ASM/Understudy)

Nathaniel Glewwe

(Sound Board Operator)

* denotes AEA member

 

 

 

 

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Previews June 2nd, runs june 10 - September 23 , 2017

Lyrics by BRUCE JOEL RUBIN, Music& Lyrics by DAVE STEWAET & GLEN BALLARD.

Directed by Eric Morris

Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Bruce Joel Rubin, GHOST THE MUSICAL follows Sam and Molly; a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him in the hope of saving and protecting Molly

 

Directed by Eric Morris

 

Over the past two years, Eric has found a wonderful artistic home at the Old Log.  Audiences have seen him break four pianos as Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet, entertain brides and grooms as Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer, and swindle the rich as Freddy Benson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  During those two years at the Old Log, Eric has also produced a few concerts, stage managed a Dragon, turned microphones on and off,  took some Instagram pictures, and sold some tickets.  Eric is thrilled to embark on his next Old Log journey of assembling a team of wonderful collaborators and mounting a music-theater production.

When not at the Old Log, Eric spends tons of time working with Nautilus Music-Theater in St. Paul.  Nautilus is dedicated to exploring the intricacies of the music-theater art form as well as developing singer-actors for success in that field.  With Nautilus, Eric has also worked on the development of brand new music-theater pieces such as “TWISTED APPLES: Tales from Winesburg, Ohio.”  Eric has also participated in their Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theatre Institute as a director and a performer.

 

Eric has collaborated with dozens of theatres in the Twin Cities and all over the country.  Eric has a BFA in Musical Theater from Ithaca College.  Thanks to Greg and Kent for this exciting opportunity.  




           

Frank Moran*

(Sam Wheat)

Mollie Fischer

(Molly Jenson)

Mathias Becker*

(Carl Bruner)


Heather McElrath

(Oda Mae Brown)

Nik Whitcomb

(Subway Ghost/Ensemble)

           

Jake Cáceres

(Willie Lopez/Ensemble)

Emily Jansen

(Mrs. Santiago/Ensemble)

China Brickey

(Louise)


Caitlynn Daniels

(Clara)

 

 

Carl Schoenborn

(Hospital Ghost/Ensemble)

Nick Lande

(ASM/Fight Choreographer/
Understudy)

Morgan Potter

(Costume Designer/
Wardrobe Mistress/US)

  

 

Christine O'Grady**

(Choreographer)

 
    

Kyle Picha

(Musical Director)

Kyle Baker

(Musician)


Joshua Ackerly

(Musician)

           

Ellen Hacker

(Musician)

 

Spencer Schoenborn

(Musician)

Katherine Wilhelm

(Musician)

           

 

 

 


 

*denotes AEA

**denotes SDC

Download the Ghost: The Musical press kit here.

 

Reviews of the show:

Star Tribune Review: Don't be afraid of 'Ghost the Musical'

Citypages Review: 'Ghost the Musical' brings sexy pottery making to the stage

 

AISLE SAY – TWIN CITIES (6/18)

  • -“ … an entertaining and very accurate representation of the movie” 
  • “The ensemble works seamlessly … Their delightful energy and passion showed”

CHERRY AND SPOON (6/19)

 

  • “If you’re looking for a satisfying summer musical experience, head out to Old Log Theatre.”
  • “Old Log Theatre's regional premiere of Ghost the Musical is … better than the Broadway production”
  • A fantastic cast … and a beautiful story about love, loss, and connection all add up to a great reason to visit Excelsior this summer.”

COMPENDIUM

  • It's the perfect way to beat the heat this summer

     

TALKIN' BROADWAY

  • enjoy a little escapist fun in a beautiful setting … see Ghost the Musical.

 

COFFEE TALK WITH BRETT

 

SUN SAILOR

  • Haunting romantic musical ‘Ghost’ premieres June 10 at Old Log Theatre.

LAKESHORE WEEKLY

  • 'Ghost--The Musical': Old Log Theatre reimagines the romance and mysticism

MOLLIE FISCHER INTERVIEW AT MINNESOTA SATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A new hit comedy from the authors of "The Dixie Swim Club" and TV's "Golden Girls"

Previews March 3rd, Runs March 4th - May 20th, 2017

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique single Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends

 

 

Directed by Kent Knutson

Kent Knutson is an award-winning director with over 40 years of experience. He has directed and produced more than 200 successful shows and has written and published numerous original works. Kent is a member of the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame in Theatre.  He has twice traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival receiving rave reviews with "Violet" and Scotland's first production of "Les Miserables".

 

His professional productions at the Old Log include “ Cowgirls” “,Rancho Mirage”, “Frog And Toad”, “Almost Maine”, “Steel Magnolias” and” Life Could be A Dream”, "Outside Mullingar", "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas","Velocity of Autumn","The Wedding Singer", and "Million Dollar Quartet".
     

Colleen Barrett

(Randa)

Bonnie Allen

(Jinx)

Mary Gant*

(Dot)

           

 

 

Teri Parker-Brown*

(Marlafay)

 

 

* denotes AEA member           

 

           

 

The Reluctant Dragon

November 15th - December 31ST

 

The Old Log Theatre presents and Excelsior Entertainment production of

The Reluctant Dragon adapted by R. Kent KnutsoN

In this beloved classic story, a young boy befriends a poetry-loving dragon living in the hills above his home. When the town-folk send for St. George to slay the dragon, the boy needs to come up with a clever plan to save his friend and convince the townsfolk to accept him.

Join us on November 26th or December 17th for a Knight and Princess Buffet.



Notes from the Playwrite R. Kent Knutson:


The Reluctant Dragon  was written by Kenneth Grahame in 1839 as a once upon a time children’s story based on the Saint George legend. Grahame who would go on to write “The Wind In the Willows” wanted to tell the story of an 11 year old boy who proves to be a good deal wiser and braver than his peers. In our version the village the boy lives in is filled with story tellers and people who if they don’t know the truth, make it up. So when the rumor of a dragon comes to town they imagine the worst. The dragon is said to be evil and mean a scourge to the land and the people. He is different than they are so he must be feared and destroyed. Not one to accept things blindly and having read all about gentle and kind dragons in his books, Peter, the boy, goes to see the dragon for himself. He finds dragon not fierce or horrible, but  a kind hearted creature who reads books and writes poetry and just wants to make friends with the people and help them. Prejudice however, is a powerful force and  a hard thing to defeat. “Once a person gets an idea in their head it is hard to change It”.  Still Peter tries to convince the villagers of the true nature of the dragon, but they are intent on destroying the beast and send for Saint George, the slayer of Dragons to rid them of this beast. At first St. George is hesitant TO BELIEVE THE BOYS STORY ABOUT A KIND DRAGON; AFTERALL SO MANY IN THE VILLAGE HAVE SAID TERRIBLE HURTFUL THINGS ABOUT HIM, EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE NEVER MET HIM. Peter has the Saint and dragon meet and being of a brave and true heart St. George sees the truth. The three of them decide on a plan to save the day and allow the good people of the village to see with their minds and hearts rather than fear and suspicion. A battle is planned with the outcome designed to show the people their foolish ways and teach them to be tolerant and loving. This lovely story teaches the lesson of tolerance, how rumors and lies can hurt a person (or dragon) who has done nothing to deserve such treatment and that there is nothing wrong with reading books and writing poetry no mater you age or gender. During the play the dragon will ask the children in the audience to help him write his final poem. He will call out words and ask the kids to suggest words that rhyme..( Old – gold, sold, told). Then at the end of the celebration or play the dragon has the audience deliver their poem together. Filled with funny characters, a loving mother and father, an 8 ft. tall singing and dancing dragon a saint and a very clever young boy. This story should touch the hearts of your children as well as give you some excellent topics for discussion. I hope you enjoy, “The Reluctant Dragon”!

 

Directed by Kent Knutson

Kent Knutson is an award-winning director with over 40 years of experience. He has directed and produced more than 200 successful shows and has written and published numerous original works. Kent is a member of the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame in Theatre.  He has twice traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival receiving rave reviews with "Violet" and Scotland's first production of "Les Misserables".

 

His professional productions include, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “Hello Dolly”, “Drowsey Chaperone”, “Anything Goes”, “The Wizard of Oz”, at the Art center on 7 and at the old Log “ Cowgirls” “,Rancho Mirage”, “Frog And Toad”, “Almost Maine”, “Steel Magnolias” and” Life Could be A Dream”, "Outside Mullingar", "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas","Velocity of Autumn","The Wedding Singer".
 

Konrad Case

(Father)

Jacleen Olson

(Mother)

Ali Daniels

(Peter - The Boy)

Nick Lande

(Dragon)

Eric Sargent

(St. George)

Dorian Brooke

(Milk Maid)

Carl Swanson

(Squire)

Emily Jansen

(Innkeepers Wife)

 

Daniel Vinitsky

(Villager, ASM)

Julia Alvarez

(Princess)

Josiah Rice

(Innkeeper)

The Jungle Book

 

jUNGLE BOOK Runs June 21, 2016 to August 12, 2016

A new adaptation of the beloved Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” produced by Excelsior Entertainment. A story of a young boy lost in the jungles of India, raised by a pack of wolves, befriended by the lovable Baloo and protected by the noble black panther Bagheera.  These loving animals accept and raise the human child as one of their own, but not all is peaceful in the Jungle.  Shere Kahn, the tiger, has vowed to destroy Mowglie and be rid of humans forever.

Anne Byrd is a director, playwright, and educator.  Local directing credits include productions with the Minnesota Jewish Theatre, Table Salt Productions, Daleko Arts, Hardcover Theatre, and Yellow Tree Theatre, where she was honored with an Ivey Award for her direction of The 39 Steps.  Anne is also faculty member in the nationally recognized Department of Theatre at Normandale Community College in Bloomington where she teaches performances classes and just directed Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House, which was honored with an invitation to perform at the recent Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival held in the Twin Cities and hosted by Normandale.  

           

 

Jacy Johnson Becker

(Mowgli)

 

Tom Henry

(Tabaqui)

 

Quintin Brown

(Father Wolf)

 

Konrad Case

(Shere Kahn)

 

Ashawnti Ford

(Akela)

 

Gavin Nienaber

(Gisborne)

 

Michael Johnson

(Bagheera)

 

Helena Moore

Mira & Tala

 

 

Byranna Vinge

(Raksha)

 

Zach Vinge

(Baloo)

           

 

Million Dollar Quartet

 

 

Now Playing!

The musical captures the memorable day when four Rock n' Roll greats made music history. On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley at Sun Records' storefront studio in Memphis, TN. The man who made it happen was the "Father of Rock'n'Roll," Sam Phillips, who discovered them all. This was the only occasion the four legends-to-be played together, and it has come to be known as one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time.

Run Length of show is 1:45 with no intermission.

 

Directed by Kent Knutson

Kent Knutson is an award-winning director with over 40 years of experience. He has directed and produced more than 200 successful shows and has written and published numerous original works. Kent is a member of the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame in Theatre.  He has twice traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival receiving rave reviews with "Violet" and Scotland's first production of "Les Misserables".

 

His professional productions include, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “Hello Dolly”, “Drowsey Chaperone”, “Anything Goes”, “The Wizard of Oz”, at the Art center on 7 and at the old Log “ Cowgirls” “,Rancho Mirage”, “Frog And Toad”, “Almost Maine”, “Steel Magnolias” and” Life Could be A Dream”, "Outside Mullingar", "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas","Velocity of Autumn","The Wedding Singer".
 

Eric Morris*

(Jerry Lee Lewis)

Paul Rutledge

(Sam Phillips)

Spencer Schoeneman

(Fluke)

Matt Tatone

(Carl Perkins)

Eric Sargent

(Johnny Cash)

Frank Moran*

(Elvis Presley)

Mollie Fischer

(Dyanne)

Nick Lande

Understudy

 Joshua Ackerley

(Jay)

Kyle Baker

(Jake)

Kallie Anderson

Understudy

 

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The most spirited comedy you’ve seen in years!

Researching for his new novel, Charles Comdomine invites the implausible medium Madame Arcati to his house for a séance.  While consumed in a trance, Madame Arcati unwittingly summons the ghost of Charles’ dead wife Elvira.  Appearing only to Charles, Elvira soon makes a play to reclaim her husband, much to the chagrin of Charles’ new wife Ruth.  If he wants his latest marriage to stand a GHOST of a chance, he’d better conjure up a solution quickly. 

One husband, two feuding wives and a whisper of mischief in the air – who will win in Coward’s unworldly comedy?

New York Times hails “A Laugh Machine”

Directed by Jon Cranney

Jon Cranney has had a long and varied career in the theatre as a director, producer and actor. 

 

Jon began his professional career  as a member of the company at the Guthrie Theater where he performed in many productions and served as director, stage manager and administrator over a period of fifteen years.

 

He served as the Artistic Director of the Tony Award winning Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis from 1984 to 1997.  His directing credits span the globe and include Tom Sawyer at The Central Children’s Theatre in Moscow and The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins at The Children’s Art Theatre of Shanghai as well as productions at The Guthrie Theater, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, Actors’ Theater of St. Paul, The Arizona Theatre Company and The Oregon Shakespeare Festival. 

 

For VocalEssence he has created many staged works including Libby Larsen’s opera, Barnum’s Bird and a multi-media version of William Bolcom’s celebrated oratorio, The Songs of Innocence and of Experience.

 

For Park Square Theatre in St. Paul he directed Linda Kelsey in The Belle of Amherst, the musical review Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris, and Shirley Valentine, The Retreat from Moscow. And he directed two plays by Michael Fryan --  Copenhagen and Democracy and also Defiance by John Patrick Shanley. His most recent production was Painting Churches by Tina Howe.

 

He directed a production of The Walleye Kid for Mu Performing Arts at the McKnight Theatre of the Ordway and staged a production of Song of Singapore for the Actor’s Theater of Minnesota.  Most recently he staged another production of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris for Bloomington Civic Theatre.

 

Jon Cranney has appeared in many productions as an actor including the Eye of the Storm Theatre’s Skylight and Park Square Theatre’s The Heiress and Romeo and Juliet. Jon has also performed at The Guthrie Theater, The Children’s Theatre Company, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre and The Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

 

In resent seasons he has directed productions for The Yellow Tree Theatre. His stagings have been The Glass Menagerie, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Woman in Black, and On Golden Pond in which he also played Norman.

 

Kirby Bennet
Mrs. Bradman

 

Sean Dooley*
Charles

 

Katherine Ferrand*
Madame Arcati

 

Emily Dooley*
Ruth

 

 

David Beukema
Doctor Bradman

 

Summer Hagen*
Elivira

 

 

Melanie Wehrmacher
Edith

           

 

           

 

*denotes member of AEA

Highlights of the current production at the Old Log

 

November 17 – December 31

The Old Log Theatre presents and Excelsior Entertainment production of

This classic story finds its power in an enchanted pumpkin, sparkling slippers, a palace, a prince and a young girl whose belief in herself can overcome any obstacle.  Excitement is added with her magical Fairy Godmother, Wicked Stepmother and Ugly Stepsisters.

This charming fairy tale will delight children of all ages.

 
 
 

 

 

Minneapolis Star Tribune: The Wedding Singer an 80's nostalgia party comes to the Old Log Theatre

One Girl Two Cities Blog Review

Talking Broadway: The Wedding Singer Review

Sun Sailor: The Old Log Theatre’s ‘The Wedding Singer’ pays tribute to the greatest hits of the 1980's

The Wedding Singer is a musical with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and a book by Beguelin and Tim Herlihy. It is based on the 1998 film of the same name. Robbie Hart, a Wedding singer, lives with his Grandma Rosie in Ridgefield, New Jersey. He and his band play a great wedding gig. During his usual "warm-up-the-crowd routine," Robbie proudly announces that he will be married to his beloved fiancée Linda the next day. At the wedding gig, Robbie meets a waitress named Julia Sullivan, who can't wait to get married. Afterward, Robbie tries to write a sweet love song to Linda, with help from Julia, whom he had just met during the previous wedding. The following day, however, Linda dumps Robbie at the altar, with only a note claiming that she wants to be the wife of a rock star and not just a wedding singer. Meanwhile, an anxious Julia goes out to dinner with her Wall Street banker boyfriend, Glen Guglia, hoping he will pop the question, which he does.

 

Directed by Kent Knutson

Kent Knutson is an award-winning director with over 40 years of experience. He has directed and produced more than 200 successful shows and has written and published numerous original works. Kent is a member of the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame in Theatre.  He has twice traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival receiving rave reviews with "Violet" and Scotland's first production of "Les Misserables".

 

His professional productions include, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “Hello Dolly”, “Drowsey Chaperone”, “Anything Goes”, “The Wizard of Oz”, at the Art center on 7 and at the old Log “ Cowgirls” “,Rancho Mirage”, “Frog And Toad”, “Almost Maine”, “Steel Magnolias” and” Life Could be A Dream”, "Outside Mullingar", "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"
 

Melissa Hart* - Rosie

Eric Morris* - Robbie Hart

Mathias Becker - Sammy

Caleb Fritz Craig - George

Elizabeth (Libby) Anderson - Julia Sulivan

Carolyn Schmitz - Holly

Philip C. Matthews - Glen Guglia

Maisie Twesme - Angie

Kaylyn Forkey - Linda

Kevin Korczynski - Ensemble

Lars Lee - Ensemble

 

 

 

Bridgette Karl - Ensemble

Kelly Matthews - Ensemble

 

Kole Nelson - Dancer, Ensemble

Renee Guittar - Dancer, Ensemble 

Rush Benson - Dancer, Ensemble

Nikki Zwolski - Dancer, Ensemble

Elander Rosser - Swing 

Abigail Magalee - Swing

 
 

*denotes member of AEA

 Our WEDDING SINGER cast in early rehearsal

 

 

Old Log Theatre’s Regional Premiere of Velocity of Autumn, a new Dramatic Comedy

In a simple Brooklyn brownstone, 79-year-old Alexandra lives a solitary existence with her fleeting memories and at an impasse with her family over how she should spend her autumn years.  Alexandra's long-absent son enters as a most unlikely mediator, to try and save his mother's life as much as his own. Funny and sweet, aching and revelatory, this perceptive play reveals both the fragility and ferocity of life.

The Reviews are in:

"a moment of rare beauty only possible in a live production" - Lakeshore Weekly News

"it's well worth the drive out to Excelsior to see this smart, funny, poignant, relevant, beautifully written and acted play" - Cherry Spoon Blog

 

Directed by Kent Knutson

Kent Knutson is an award-winning director with over 40 years of experience. He has directed and produced more than 200 successful shows and has written and published numerous original works. Kent is a member of the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame in Theatre.  He has twice traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival receiving rave reviews with "Violet" and Scotland's first production of "Les Misserables".

 

His professional productions include, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “Hello Dolly”, “Drowsey Chaperone”, “Anything Goes”, “The Wizard of Oz”, at the Art center on 7 and at the old Log “ Cowgirls” “,Rancho Mirage”, “Frog And Toad”, “Almost Maine”, “Steel Magnolias” and” Life Could be A Dream”, "Outside Mullingar", "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"

  

Melissa Hart*

(Alexandra) 

 Paul de Cordova*

(Chris)

*denotes member of AEA

 

OLT THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN Press Release.pdf 

Velocity of Autumn Press Materials.zip

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Excelsior, Minnesota
Contact: Maureen Kvam, Marketing Director
Email: maureen.kvam@oldlog.com 
Phone:  952-474-5951 x106
      
Old Log Theatre presents the Regional Premiere of
THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN
Preview September 11; Opens September 12 and playing through October 24, 2015.
Written by Eric Coble and Directed by Artistic Director R. Kent Knutson 
Starring Melissa Hart and Paul de Cordova
 
(Excelsior, MN) Old Log Theatre’s 2015/16 season opens with the regional premiere of Eric Coble’s new
dramatic comedy THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN. This two person play takes place in a simple Brooklyn
brownstone; 79-year-old Alexandra lives a solitary existence with her fleeting memories and is at an
impasse with her family over how she should spend her autumn years.  Alexandra's long-absent son
enters as a most unlikely mediator, to try and save his mother's life as much as his own. Funny and
sweet, aching and revelatory, this perceptive play reveals both the fragility and ferocity of life. 
 
“Working on this show I am constantly reminded of the Dylan Thomas poem, Do Not Go Gentle Into That
Good Night”, comments Knutson, “With humor, emotion and some pain, THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN
demonstrates the importance of those words. It refuses to allow us, its’ audience, leave the theatre
without facing the personal and powerful reality that all too often becomes the painful truth of growing
old”.
 
THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN is the third in a trilogy of plays from playwright Eric Coble, known as the
Alexandra Plays, that include A Girl’s Guide to Coffee, Alex in her 20’s free and uncommitted; Stranded
on Earth, Alexa in her 40’s realizing her joys and tragedies come from her family and aging parents and
finally as Alexandra in THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN where she is hanging onto a world where she finds
comfort and stability as her family urges her to move on.
 
The play debuted in September 2013 at the Arena Stage in Washington DC, starring Estelle Parsons and 
Stephen Spinella, with Variety praising “Coble’s penetrating book” and lauding “A tale that could
resonate with a broad range of audiences as it touches on a sobering dilemma faced by families every
day.”  In April 2014 THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN opened on Broadway for a limited run, picking up a Tony
Award nomination for Best Actress.
 
THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN will preview on September 11, 2015, open on September 12, 2015 and runs
through October 24, 2015 at the Old Log Theatre in Excelsior, MN.  Performances are Wednesdays at
1:30pm, Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets
are $24 for weekday matinees, $29 for Thursday evenings and Sunday matinees, $30 for Friday evenings
and $35 for Saturdays. Student tickets and Group rates are available.
   
 
THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN is presented as part of Old Log Theatre's 2015/16 season with the upcoming
productions of The Wedding Singer (November 6 – February 20, 2016); Cinderella (November 17 –
December 31, 2015; Blithe Spirit (March 4 – May 28, 2016). 
 
Tickets may be purchased online at www.oldlog.com  or by calling 952-474-5951 (toll free 1-866-653-
5641). Reservations can also be made for dinner at the Old Log Theatre's new restaurant, CAST & CRU at
www.castandcru.com  or 952-767-9700 – hosting theatre patrons, destination diners, and our neighbors
in the Lake Minnetonka area.
  
ABOUT THE OLD LOG THEATRE: Minutes away from the Twin Cities metro area and set on 11 acres near
the shores of historic Lake Minnetonka and is one of the oldest theatres in the country, entertaining
over six million patrons since opening its doors in 1940. Old Log Theatre is a professional theatre
operating year-round with a 560 seat theatre and a 200+ seat restaurant. In 2014, Old Log Theatre
underwent a two million dollar renovation to the theatre, lobby, box office and restaurant.  
 
PRESS NIGHT is Saturday September 12 th
- contact Maureen for tickets for you and a guest.       
 
FACT SHEET
 
THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN
Regional Premiere of Eric Coble’s dramatic comedy
At an impasse with her family over how she should spend her autumn years, Alexandra's long-absent son
enters as a most unlikely mediator. 
 
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN 55331
 
DATES: 
September 11- October 24, 2015
Preview:  September 11
Opening Night & Press Night:  September 12
 
DESCRIPTION:
This two person play takes place in a simple Brooklyn brownstone; 79-year-old Alexandra lives a solitary
existence with her fleeting memories and is at an impasse with her family over how she should spend
her autumn years.  Alexandra's long-absent son enters as a most unlikely mediator, to try and save his
mother's life as much as his own. Funny and sweet, aching and revelatory, this perceptive play reveals
both the fragility and ferocity of life. 
 
CAST:
Melissa Hart brings a tremendous body of work and theatrical experience with her to the role of
Alexandra In Old Log’s production of “The Velocity Of Autumn”.  Nominated for a Broadway Tony as
Meredith in “Georgy”, she has worked with  renowned directors Harold Prince and Peter Hunt in New
York and acted with Barbara Harris in “The Apple Tree” and Mary Tyler More in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.
Melissa has done numerous off Broadway plays as well as years of main stage work at the Guthrie, Frank
Theater and the Illusion. She has a marvelous ability to capture and move an audience through any
dramatic moment coupled with a comic wit and sense of humor that makes her a perfect fit for this role. 
   
 
Paul de Cordova playing the role of Chris, Alexandra’s estranged son, is one of the Twin Cities busiest
and best actors. With an MFA in acting from the University of Minnesota/Guthrie acting program he has
appeared in many Guthrie productions under the direction of Joe Dowling and Doug Wagner. Paul has
also been seen on the stages of Park Square, History theatre, Old Log and Pillsbury House theatre. His
comic timing and honest heartfelt characterizations make him a true fit for this production. 
 
PERFORMANCES:
Wednesday 130p
Thursday 7:30p
Friday 7:30p
Saturday 7:30p
Sunday 2p
 
TICKET PRICES:
Wednesday and Saturday Matinees: $24
Thursday Evening: $29
Friday Evening: $30
Saturday Evening: $35
Sunday Matinee: $29
(Student discount and group sales available)
 
TICKET INFORMATION
952-474-5951 (toll-free 1-866-653-5641) Online www.oldlog.com 
 
PERFORMANCE DATES:
Friday, September 11, 2015  7:30PM (PREVIEW)
Saturday, September 12, 2015  7:30PM (OPENING NIGHT/PRESS NIGHT)
Sunday, September 13, 2015  2:00PM
Wednesday, September 16, 2015  1:30PM
Thursday, September 17, 2015  7:30PM
Friday, September 18, 2015  7:30PM
Saturday, September 19, 2015  7:30 PM
Sunday, September 20, 2015  2:00PM
Wednesday, September 23, 2015  1:30PM
Thursday, September 24, 2015  7:30 PM
Friday, September 25, 2015  7:30 PM
Saturday, September 26, 2015  7:30 PM
Sunday, September 27, 2015  2:00PM
Wednesday, September 30, 2015  1:30PM
Thursday, October 01, 2015  7:30 PM
Friday, October 02, 2015    7:30 PM
Saturday, October 03, 2015  7:30 PM
Sunday, October 04, 2015   2:00PM
Wednesday, October 07, 2015  1:30PM
Thursday, October 08, 2015  7:30 PM
Friday, October 09, 2015    7:30 PM
Saturday, October 10, 2015  7:30 PM
Sunday, October 11, 2015     2:00PM
Wednesday, October 14, 2015  1:30PM
Thursday, October 15, 2015  7:30 PM
Friday, October 16, 2015    7:30 PM
Saturday, October 17, 2015  7:30 PM   
 
Sunday, October 18, 2015   2:00PM
Wednesday, October 21, 2015  1:30PM
Thursday, October 22, 2015  7:30 PM
Friday, October 23, 2015    7:30 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2015  7:30 PM (CLOSING NIGHT)
 
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Charlotte's Web

 

A delightful and touching story based on E.B. White’s classic story about Charlotte, an

extraordinary spider, and her friendship with Wilbur, an irresistible young pig.

This heartwarming, funny adaptation is a great way to introduce youngsters to the fun

and magic of live theatre.

Anne Byrd is a director, playwright, and educator.  Local directing credits include productions with the Minnesota Jewish Theatre, Table Salt Productions, Daleko Arts, Hardcover Theatre, and Yellow Tree Theatre, where she was honored with an Ivey Award for her direction of The 39 Steps.  Anne is also faculty member in the nationally recognized Department of Theatre at Normandale Community College in Bloomington where she teaches performances classes and just directed Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House, which was honored with an invitation to perform at the recent Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival held in the Twin Cities and hosted by Normandale.  

 
 Sharayah Bunce  Fern
 Kendall Kent Mrs. Arable, Goose, Reporter, Spectator, Judge, President
 David Krick

Wilbur

 Katherine Kupiecki Charlotte
 Ben Tracy Avery, Lurvy, Gander, Spectator, Judge
 Zachery Vinge Homer, Sheep, Uncle
 Evan Wilberg Arable, Templeton
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Please Direct Inquiries to:
Maureen Kvam
Director of Marketing
952.474.5921 x106
maureen.kvam@oldlog.com
Old Log Theatre presents the beloved Charlotte’s Web this summer
for our young and family audiences at the Old Log Theatre
(Minneapolis/St. Paul)  Old Log Theatre presents their summer production for young audiences with the
literary classic, E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web,  a heartwarming story about love and friendship.
Charlotte’s Webs is a delightful and touching  play based on E.B. White’s classic story about Charlotte,
and extraordinary  spider and her  friendship with Wilber, an irresistible young pig.   This heartwarming
and funny adaptation is a great way to introduce youngsters to the fun and magic of live theatre.
E.B. White’s award winning book, Charlotte’s Web,   was  named the Best American Children’s Book of
the past 200 years by The Children’s Literature Association.
The Old Log Theatre’s production is directed by Anne Byrd, and the cast features David Krick, Katherine
Kupiecki, Sharayah Bunce, Kendall Kent, Ben Tracy, Zachery Vinge and Evan Wiberg.    Charlotte’s Web
will be performed from June 23 through August 14 at the Old Log Theatre in Excelsior, MN. 
Charlotte’s Web will run matinee performances :
Tuesday 1230p; Wednesday 10/1230p; Thursday 10a/130p; Friday 1230p and Sunday 130p
Tickets costs are $14- $16 with discounts for groups of 12 or more.
Tickets may be purchased or by calling 952-474-5951 (toll free:1-866-653-5641) or online at
www.oldlog.com
Members of the press are invited to attend a performance.  Please schedule your tickets through
Maureen Kvam.
About the Old Log Theatre: Minutes away from the Twin Cities metro area and set on 11 acres near the
shores of historic Lake Minnetonka, the Old Log Theatre is celebrating its 75th Anniversary and is one of
the oldest theatres in the country, entertaining over six million patrons since opening its doors in 1940.
In 2014, Old Log Theatre underwent a two million dollar renovation to the theatre, lobby, box office and
restaurant.  Old Log Theatre is a professional theatre operating year-round with a 560 seat theatre and a
250 seat restaurant.
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Sponsored by

An Utterly Charming, Nostalgic Musical Comedy.

Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson, Music and Lyrics by Carol Hall.

This happy go lucky view of small town vice and statewide political side-stepping recounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the 1850s as one of the better pleasure palaces in all of Texas. Governors, senators, mayors, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona’s cozy bordello until that puritan nemesis Watchdog focuses his television cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution.

“Utterly charming, lively and genial.”- The New York Daily News

“A font of fun and friendliness, engagingly rich in regional nostalgia and spiced with delicate bawdry. The country and western score is a delight.” – Time

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes including intermission.

 

 

 

Directed by Kent Knutson

Kent Knutson is an award-winning director with over 40 years of experience. He has directed and produced more than 200 successful shows and has written and published numerous original works. Kent is a member of the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame in Theatre.  He has twice traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival receiving rave reviews with "Violet" and Scotland's first production of "Les Misserables".

 

His professional productions include, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “Hello Dolly”, “Drowsey Chaperone”, “Anything Goes”, “The Wizard of Oz”, at the Art center on 7 and at the Old Log “ Cowgirls” “,Rancho Mirage”, “Frog And Toad”, “Almost Main”, “Steel Magnolias” and” Life Could be A Dream”, "Outside Mullingar", "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels". 

Britta Ollmann* - Angel

Julia Cook* - Miss Mona

Brian Winter* 

Mayor Rufus Poindexter, Auto Dealer, Kicker, Dogette, Photographer

Eric Morris* - Edsel Mackey, Aggie Boy, Heckler, Dogette, TV Colorman

Jefferson Slinkard* - Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd

John Paul Gamoke* - Governor, CJ Scruggs and Insurance Man, Melvin Thorpe Singer, Photographer 

Stephanie Cousins - Beatrice, Angelette

Whitney Rhodes - Jewel

 John Andrew Hegge* - Melvin P. Thorpe

Kaylyn Forkey -Ruby Rae, Melvin Thorpe Singer

Stefanie Vilaseca - Ginger

 

Greg Eiden - Senator Wingwoah, Melvin Thorpe Singer

Johna Miller - Shy

Jami Snively - Dawn, Angelette

Alannah Renstrom -  Durla, Imogene and Angelette

Maisie Twesme - Doatsey May, Heckler, Melvin Thorpe Singer, Photograher, Reporter

Carolyn Schmitz - Linda Lou, Melvin Thorpe Singer

 

Nikki Zwolski - Taddy Joe, Angelette, Photographer

Philip C. Matthews - Aggie Boy, Heckler, Dogette, Reporter

Lars Lee - Aggie Boy, Heckler, Dogette

 

Mathias Becker - Aggie Boy

Riley Thomas Weber - Aggie Boy

Kole Nelson - Aggie Boy, Ensemble

 

Elander Rosser - Aggie Boy, Specialty Dancer, Melvin Thorpe Singer, Reporter

Philip Wenderoth - Aggie Boy, Heckler, Ensemble

   
 * denotes AEA member

Review: Old Log stages a high-spirited but clichéd 'Best Little Whorehouse'

MNfusion: Cast Makes Lackluster ‘Best Little Whorehouse In Texas’ Shine

Video Interview - WCCO’s Noon News with Julia and Jefferson

OLT Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Press Release in PDF
Kare11: Old Log Theatre Presents the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Sun Sailor Theatre Review: Old Log Theatre's The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is Scandalously Superb
Talking Broadway Review: Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Steele Talkin' with Jearlyn Steele: Center Stage Radio Interview

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Excelsior, Minnesota

Contact: Maureen Kvam, Marketing Director

Email: maureen.kvam@oldlog.com

Phone:  952-474-5951 x106

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Old Log Theatre presents the Tony Award nominee musical comedy,

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Preview June 12; Opens June 13; playing through August 29, 2015.

Written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning

 

(Excelsior, MN) This summer the Old Log Theatre will present the Tony Award nominated musical comedy The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, directed by R. Kent Knutson; music director John Lynn and choreographed by Regina Peluso. A cast of 24, featuring Julia Cook, Jefferson Slinkard, John Paul Gamoke, Whitney Rhodes and Ken Rosen, brings big songs and big hair to the stage in this sassy, spirited and touching musical about a real-life brothel in Texas.

 

The musical focuses on the town of Gilbert, Texas, where Sheriff Ed Earl has a long-standing relationship with the madam of the Chicken Ranch brothel Miss Mona.  When a big-city television show run by Melvin P. Thorpe, comes to Gilbert, the secret of the Whorehouse is exposed and moral outrage calls for the house to be closed.  Miss Mona agrees to a temporary closure to quiet the critics, but consents to the annual tradition of hosting the winning team from the Texas A&M-Texas game. An ambush of the party by the television show leads to the end of the brothel and a change in the relationship between Miss Mona and Sheriff Earl. Made popular by the Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds movie, the play is a nostalgic look at a delicate subject, but there’s nothin’ dirty going on! 

 

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas will preview on June 12, open on June 13, 2015 and runs through August 29, 2015 at the Old Log Theatre in Excelsior, MN. Performances are select Wednesdays at 1:30 pm, Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 1:30pm and 7:30 pm and Sundays at 4 pm. Tickets are $24 for weekday matinees, $29 for Thursday evenings and Sunday matinees, $30 for Friday evenings and $35 for Saturdays. Student tickets and Group rates are available.

 

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS is presented as part of Old Log Theatre's 2014/15 season with the previously announced LIFE COULD BE A DREAM (August 22- January 3, 2015), OUTSIDE MULLINGAR (January 16- March 7), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (March 20- May 30, 2015) and upcoming production Charlotte’s Web (June 23- August 14, 2015)

 

Tickets may be purchased online at www.oldlog.com  or by calling 952-474-5951 (toll free 1-866-653-5641). Reservations can also be made for dinner at the Old Log Theatre's new restaurant, CAST & CRU at www.castandcru.com  or 952-767-9700 – hosting theatre patrons, destination diners, and our neighbors in the Lake Minnetonka area.

 

ABOUT THE OLD LOG THEATRE: Minutes away from the Twin Cities metro area and set on 11 acres near the shores of historic Lake Minnetonka, the Old Log Theatre is celebrating its 75th Anniversary and is one of the oldest theatres in the country, entertaining over six million patrons since opening its doors in 1940. Old Log Theatre is a professional theatre operating year-round with a 560 seat theatre and a 200+ seat restaurant. In 2014, Old Log Theatre underwent a two million dollar renovation to the theatre, lobby, box office and restaurant. 

PRESS NIGHT is Saturday June 13th - contact Maureen for tickets for you and a guest.      

 

FACT SHEET

 

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Musical Comedy

By Carol Hall, Larry King and Peter Masterson

Big songs and big hair are brought to stage in this sassy, spirited and touching musical about a real-life brothel in Texas

 

Old Log Theatre

5185 Meadville Street

Excelsior, MN 55331

 

DATES:

June 12-August 29, 2015
Preview June 12

Opening Night June 13

 

Description:

The musical focuses on the town of Gilbert, Texas, where Sheriff Ed Earl has a long-standing relationship with the madam of the Chicken Ranch brothel Miss Mona.  When a big-city television show run by Melvin P. Thorpe, comes to Gilbert, the secret of the Whorehouse is exposed and moral outrage calls for the house to be closed.  Miss Mona agrees to a temporary closure to quiet the critics, but consents to the annual tradition of hosting the winning team from the Texas A&M-Texas game. An ambush of the party by the television show leads to the end of the brothel and a change in the relationship between Miss Mona and Sheriff Earl. Made popular by the Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds movie, the play is a nostalgic look at a delicate subject, but there’s nothin’ dirty going on

 

CAST:

JEFFERSON SLINKARD; JULIE COOK; KEN ROSEN JOHN PAUL GAMOKE ; WHITNEY RHODES; MAISIE TWESME; BRITTA OLLMANN; JOHNA MILLER; CAROLYN SCHMITS; STEFANIE VILASECA

STEPHANIE COUSINS; NIKKI ZWOLSKI; KAYLYN FORKEY; ALANNAH RENSTROM; JAMI SNIVELY; ERIC MORRIS; BRIAN WINTER*; GREG EIDEN; MATHIAS BECKER; LARS LEE; PHILIP C. MATTHEWS; KOLE NELSON; ELANDER ROSSER, RILEY THOMAS WEBER, PHILIP WINDEROTH

 

PERFORMANCES:
Wednesday 130p; June 24, July 8, August 12

Thursday 7:30p

Friday 7:30p

Saturday 1:30p & 7:30p

Sunday 4p

 

TICKET PRICES:
Wednesday and Saturday Matinees: $24

Thursday Evening: $29

Friday Evening: $30

Saturday Evening: $35

Sunday Matinee: $29

(Student discount $16 for all performances)

 

TICKET INFORMATION

952-474-5951 (toll-free 1-866-653-5641) Online www.oldlog.com

 

 

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: the Musical

March 20 – May 30, 2015.

A Stylish, Sexy, Irreverent Piece of Broadway Musical Heaven.

Book by Jeffrey Lane. Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek. Based on the film written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning

Based on the popular 1988 film, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS centers on two con men living on the French Riviera.  Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother’s failing health.  When it becomes apparent that the Riviera isn’t big enough for the both of them, they make a winner-take-all wager over the fortunes of a naïve American soap heiress: the first one to “clean her out” can make the other clear out and keep the Riviera and its unsuspecting tourists to himself! A hilarious series of schemes, masquerades and double-crosses will keep audiences laughing.

Approximate running time: 2 hour including intermission.

Directed by Kent Knutson

Kent Knutson is an award-winning director with over 40 years of experience. He has directed and produced more than 200 successful shows and has written and published numerous original works. Kent is a member of the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame in Theatre.  He has twice traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival receiving rave reviews with "Violet" and Scotland's first production of "Les Misserables".

His professional productions include, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “Hello Dolly”, “Drowsey Chaperone”, “Anything Goes”, “The Wizard of Oz”, at the Art center on 7 and at the old Log “ Cowgirls” “,Rancho Mirage”, “Frog And Toad”, “Almost Main”, “Steel Magnolias” and” Life Could be A Dream”.

 

Performer                                           Role

Peter Moore............................ Lawrence Jameson

Eric Morris............................... Freddy Benson

Kaylyn Forkey..........................Christine Colgate

James Michael Detmar............Andre Thibault

Jen Burleigh-Bentz...................Muriel

Alyssa Seifert...........................Jolene

Maisse Twesme.......................Leonore

Stephanie Cousins...................Renee*

Carolyn Schmitz.......................Sophia*

Greg Eiden...............................Gerard*

Phillip Matthews...................... Croupier/ensemble*

Brian Winters........................... Hotel Manager/ensemble

Kole Nelson............................. Conductor/ensemble

Nikki Zwolski............................ Maid/ensemble

Jami Snively............................. Nun/ensemble

Nikki Ervice.............................. Maid/ensemble

Erin Patrick Miller..................... Bellboy/ensemble

Riley Weber............................. Waiter/ensemble

*Understudies

Outside Mullingar

January 16 - March 7, 2015

By the Pulitzer, Oscar and Tony-winning writer, John Patrick Shanley.

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR is a compassionate, delightful play about how it’s never too late to take a chance on love.  It's kind of an "Irish Moonstruck".

Anthony and Rosemary, two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that—due to his painful shyness—suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny and ultimately deeply moving. "John Patrick Shanley's finest work since DOUBT." - The New York Times

Approximate running time: 1 hour and forty-five minutes including intermission.

Directed by Kent Knutson

Kent Knutson is an award-winning director with over 40 years of experience. He has directed and produced more than 200 successful shows and has written and published numerous original works. Kent is a member of the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame in Theatre.  He has twice traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival receiving rave reviews with "Violet" and Scotland's first production of "Les Misserables".

His professional productions include, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “Hello Dolly”, “Drowsey Chaperone”, “Anything Goes”, “The Wizard of Oz”, at the Art center on 7 and at the old Log “ Cowgirls” “,Rancho Mirage”, “Frog And Toad”, “Almost Main”, “Steel Magnolias” and” Life Could be A Dream”.

CANDACE BARRETT BIRK (Aoife Muldoon )

Candace has been involved in all facets of the arts community throughout her career as actress, teacher, director, designer and administrator.  She is the former Executive Director of the Children’s Museum of Los Angeles and of the Mythica, The Center for World Mythology in St. Paul, MN.  She has been a member of the acting companies of the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the American Conservatory Theatre and has performed locally at Live Action Set, Hippocrates Café, Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, Theatre in the Round, The Open Eye Figure Theater and the Guthrie Theater.  Candace has also directed for the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, SecondWind, University of Southern California and the American Conservatory Theatre.  She has held many positions in the arts world including Director of the Young Conservatory at the American Conservatory Theatre (San Francisco, CA), Founder and Director of The Academy of Theater and Media Arts (San Francisco, CA), Associate Professor of Theatre at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX); Adjunct Professor of Theatre at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA); and Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing at San Francisco State University.  Other projects have included serving on numerous boards and national panels including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Humanities; directing live entertainment for Disneyland, developing design and content for an equine theme park in Dubai, developing the primary concept for a Peace Center in Korea and writing K-12 mythology curriculum for the Joseph Campbell Foundation. She recently completed a post-baccalaureate certificate program in Integrative Therapies and Healing Therapies at the University of Minnesota. She is a certified Health Coach and practices at PORTALS.  She is a Thought Leader for the Life Reimagined Institute of the AARP and directed the Second Wind Tour for them. She teaches acting at the Guthrie Theater and is the Lead Artist for their Theater and the Healing Arts program.    

 

Raye Birk (Tony Reilly)



Mr. Birk has been a professional actor for more that 43 years and has worked at numerous regional theatres including the  Milwaukee Rep. the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Yale Rep., South Coast Rep. in Costa Mesa CA and the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta.   He is a native of Flint, Michigan and his theatre training includes degrees from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and an MFA from the University of Minnesota.

He performed for nine season with the prestigious American Conservatory Theatre of San Francisco, playing leading roles in THE BROWNING VERSION, THE THREE SISTERS, PANTAGLEIZE, EQUUS, TRAVESTIES, HOTEL PARADISO, A CHRISTMAS CAROL,  A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. He returned to ACT for five years to recreate his highly acclaimed performance as Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

During the 20 years he lived in Los Angeles he appeared in nearly 150 television show, including recurring roles on LA LAW, THE WONDER YEARS, COACH, CHEERS, SILK STALKINGS, DEAR JOHN, THE POPCORN KID and THE BLACK SCORPION as well as episodes of BABYLON 5, X-FILES, 3rd ROCK FROM THE SUN, TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL, ER, SEINFELD, MURPHY BROWN, STAR TREK, PICKET FENCES, ALF, PERRY MASON and numerous TV movies.  His feature films appearances include DOC HOLLYWOOD, THROW MOMMA FOR THE TRAIN, THE WAR OF THE ROSES, NAKED GUN & NAKED GUN 33 1/3, CLASS ACT and BURGLAR. Since moving to the Twin cities he has done four feature films here: FACTOTUM. NORTH COUNTRY, SWEETLAND and most recently, the Coen brothers A SERIOUS MAN.

In spring of 2003 Mr. Birk and his wife Candace Barrett moved back to the Twin Cities and he has since appeared in 27 productions at the Guthrie Theater, including THE SUNSHINE BOYS, LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, OTHELLO, A DELICATE BALANCE, FAITH HEALER, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 1776, THE GREAT GATSBY, THIRD, THE WINTER’S TALE, PYGMALION, HIS GIRL FRIDAY, MACBETH, and four seasons as Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

Other Twin Cities appearances include OLD WICKED SONGS with Theatre Latte Da, THE LAST WORD with the Minnesota Jewish Theater and most recently playing KING LEAR  at Park Square Theater in St. Paul.

Mr. Birk created an ongoing training class for “professionally oriented” performers called the The Actors WorkOut, which he as taught for the last seven years at the Guthrie.

Mr. Birk was the recipient of a McKnight Fellowship from 1965 - 67 and a Fox Foundation Fellowship in 2004.

 



SANDRA STRUTHERS  (Rosemary Muldoon)

New York: The Glass Cage-Mint Theater, My Base and Scurvy Heart-Studio 42, The Erotic Diary…-Studio 42, JB-J City Theater, We Just Might Kiss-Magnet Theater; workshops/readings-Mint, New Dramatists, Studio 42. Regional: Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Walnut Street, Baltimore Center Stage, ART, Alabama Shakes. Fest., Virginia Stage, Minneapolis Children’s Theater, Williamstown, and many Minneapolis theaters including Pillsbury House, Frank, Ten Thousand Things, History Theatre, Park Square, Latte Da & MN Shakespeare Project. When not working on plays, Sandra teaches storytelling and travels the world. MFA: ART/Harvard. BA: Wesleyan U. AEA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Michael Booth  (Anthony Reilly)



Having been a part of the Twin Cities theater scene since 1997, Michael is pleased to play The Old Log Theater for the first time.  Other Twin Cities theater credits include the premiere of Lake Untersee with The Workhaus Collective, The Jungle Theater (On Golden Pond, Dial M for Murder, Blithe Spirit, Glass Menagerie, and Shipwrecked!) Park Square Theater ( Dancing at Lughnasa, Dracula) Illusion Theater (Autistic License) and over 25 Guthrie productions including  A Christmas Carol, Skiing On Broken Glass, Much Ado About Nothing, Arsenic and Old Lace, Merchant of Venice, 1776, A View From the Bridge, Lost in Yonkers, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Molly Sweeney, Three Sisters, and Summer in Smoke.  Regional theater credits include St. Louis Rep.(Missalliance), George St. Playhouse (Avow), Alabama Shakespeare Festival (Much Ado About Nothing, St. Joan, Henry VI), Cleveland Playhouse (The Triumph of Love) and the Berkshire Theater Festival (Amphitryon, Mississippi Nude, Love and Anger).  Film credits include Wooly Boys, This Car Up, and A Simple Plan.  He received a 2014 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship for actors, and makes his home in Minneapolis with his lovely wife, two awesome sons and one pretty good dog.

 

Candace Barrett Birk (Aoife) with Sandra Struthers (Rosemary) and Raye Birk (Tony)

Michael Booth (Anthony) with Raye Birk (Tony)

MIchael Booth (Anthony) with Sandra Struthers (Rosemary)

Video previews of the Broadway Premier of OUTSIDE MULLINGAR:

Opening Night

A First Look

First Selected Scene from the Manhattan Theatre Club Production on Broadway

Second Selected Scene from the Manhattan Theatre Club Production on Broadway

Third Selected Scene from the Manhattan Theatre Club Production on Broadway


Articles:

Twin Cities Magazine: Old Log Theatre has regional debut of Outside Mullingar

Minnesota Monthly: Excelsior's top places to visit this winter

AM950 Wakeup Call: Mullingar Cast Interview

Star Tribune Article: 'Outside Mullingar' brings a new/old cast to Old Log Theater

Twin Cities Pioneer Press: Review - Outside Mullingar gets viewers inside emotional Irish

Talking Broadway: Outside Mullingar

Twin Cities Pioneer Press: 9 questions with Twin Cities veteran actor Raye Birk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Excelsior, Minnesota Contact: Maureen Kvam, Marketing Director Email: maureen.kvam@oldlog.com Phone: 952-474-5951 x106

Old Log Theatre presents the Regional Premiere of OUTSIDE MULLINGAR. John Patrick Shanley's finest work since Doubt and Moonstruck The Old Log Theatre will present the Regional Premiere of John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, starring Raye Birk, Candace Barrett Birk, Sandra Struthers and Michael Booth.

Tony Award nominee for Best Play 2014, OUTSIDE MULLINGAR will open on January 16, 2015 and run through March 7, 2015.

Written by John Patrick Shanley (Oscar award for Moonstruck, Pulitzer and Tony Awards for Doubt) and Directed by R. Kent Knutson, OUTSIDE MULLINGAR is a romantic comedy about Anthony and Rosemary, two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that-due to his painful shyness-suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony's father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe.

“In our modern day’s world of entertainment, we live with constant exposure to self-reference, irony and cynicism. This is a play told without cynicism or irony. Mullingar has directness about the characters and a sweetness, yet it is not sugar coated, but tender and sweet.” – John Patrick Shanley

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR is presented as part of Old Log Theatre's 2014/15 season with the previously announced LIFE COULD BE A DREAM (August 22- January 3, 2015) and upcoming productions, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (March 20-May 30, 2015); BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (June 12- August 29, 2015) and Charlotte’s Web (June 23- August 14, 2015) OUTSIDE MULLINGAR will be performed from January 16 through March 7, 2015 at the Old Log Theatre in Excelsior, MN. Performances are Wednesdays at 1:30 pm, Thursdays at 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm, Fridays 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $24 for weekday matinees, $29 for Thursday evenings and Sunday matinees, $30 for Friday evenings and $35 for Saturdays. Student tickets are $16 for all performances. Group rates are available.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.oldlog.com or by calling 952-474-5951 (toll free 1-866-653- 5641). Reservations can also be made for dinner at the Old Log Theatre's new restaurant, CAST & CRU at www.castandcru.com

ABOUT THE OLD LOG THEATRE Minutes away from the Twin Cities metro area and set on 11 acres near the shores of historic Lake Minnetonka, the Old Log Theatre is celebrating its 75th Anniversary and is one of the oldest theatres in the country, entertaining over six million patrons since opening its doors in 1940. Currently completing a 2 million dollar renovation to the theatre, lobby, box office and creating a new restaurant CAST & CRU that will serve both theatre and non-theatre diners. Old Log Theatre is a professional theatre operating year-round with a 560 seat theatre and a 250 seat restaurant. 5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN 55331 - end-

Yesterday Once More

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SPECIAL EVENT (No Old Log vouchers accepted)

July 11 - July 13, 2014

Travel back in time at The Old Log and surrender to the sweet sounds of a 1970’s summer with Jim Brickman’s Yesterday Once More. This modern yet nostalgic tribute to The Carpenters will take you back to a mellow, groovier time. Bell bottoms optional. Starring – Jen Burleigh-Bentz, Michelle Carter & John Trones.

     

 

 

   

Free To Be You and Me

June 24–August 8

Conceived by Marlo Thomas and friends.  Adaptation Written for the Stage by Douglas Love and Regina Safran.

Authors Shel Silverstein, Judy Blume, Alan Alda, and more make this show something to share with all ages.

Free To Be You and Me celebrates, honors and respects the uniqueness of everyone.  Highly regarded as a modern classic of children's literature, this musical-which is based on an Emmy Award-winning television series and a bestselling book by Marlo Thomas and Friends-encourages children to be who they are, however they are, rather than allowing others to dictate who they “should” be.  It's a collection of heartwarming, funny, and illuminating songs and vignettes both children and adults will enjoy.

Approximate running time: 60 minutes.

 

$9 Thursday Special Offer

Special ticket offer of $9 for all Thursday 1 pm performances of this fun summer children’s show, FREE TO BE…YOU AND ME. Tax not included. All seats are reserved.

Directed by Robbie Knutson

Musical Direction by Ian Zahren

Cast:
Sue Adamson
Karl Amundson
Greg Eiden
Will Hoverman
Marci Lucht
Scottie Schwefel

 

 

 

 

 

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Directed by R. Kent Knutson

Return to Springfield High (where "The Marvelous Wonderettes" matriculated) and meet the "Crooning Crabcakes," the boy group banned from the senior prom. The singing foursome is headed for fame and fortune by trying to win the local radio contest on Big Whopper Radio. Songs from this musical journey to the past include "Runaround Sue," "Tears on My Pillow," "Earth Angel," and "The Glory of Love." The show won L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards as Best Production of the year in 2011.


Run Time is 2 hours including intermission.
 

 

Directed by Kent Knutson

Kent Knutson is an award-winning director with over 40 years of experience. He has directed and produced more than 200 successful shows and has written and published numerous original works. Kent is a member of the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame in Theatre.  He has twice traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival receiving rave reviews with "Violet" and Scotland's first production of "Les Miserables".

 

His professional productions at the Old Log include “ Cowgirls” “,Rancho Mirage”, “Frog And Toad”, “Almost Maine”, “Steel Magnolias” and” Life Could be A Dream”, "Outside Mullingar", "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas","Velocity of Autumn","The Wedding Singer", and "Million Dollar Quartet".

Lucas Wells*

(Denny)

Brian Winters*

(Eugene)

Austin Stole

(Wally)

Grace Lowe

(Lois)

 

Eric Sargent

(Skip)

Sharayah Bunce

(Understudy Lois)

 

 

Nick Lande

(ASM, Understudy)

 Jeremy Johnson

 

(Understudy)
 
* denotes AEA member