The Old Log Theatre presents an Excelsior Entertainment production of

The Reluctant Dragon

This show has been canceled due to CoVID-19

Adapted by R. Kent Knutson
In this beloved classic story, a young boy befriends a poetry loving, peaceful, friendly and lonely dragon living in the hills above his home.  The towns people are afraid of dragons and send for the dragon-slayer, St. George.  The dragon isn't interested in fighting and the boy brings St. George to meet him.  Together the three of them come up with a clever plan to save the dragon and convince the town to accept him. 


Eric is going into his 6th 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.

Show Times & Prices

Show Dates  Time  Price  Seating 
Tuesday 12:30PM $14 Reserved
Wednesday 10:00AM $14 Reserved
Thursday 10:00AM $14 Reserved
Thursday 12:30PM $14 Reserved
Friday 12:30PM $14  Reserved
Saturday 1:30PM $16  Reserved 

All of our performances have reserved seating and are open to the public.

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