ACT 53rd SEASON
Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Seating starts at 7 p.m. Matinees (M) start at 2 p.m.
Season tickets ($60) are now available for ACT’s 2017-18 season. These can be purchased online by clicking on the ACT logo below, at the box office, calling 1-877-730-3144 (toll-free), or download and print the 2017-18 season ticket brochure and mail in your form. Season ticket holders are provided the first opportunity to purchase seats to all ACT performances.
For non-season ticket holders, individual show tickets will be available on Sept. 1, 2017. You can call the box office at 507-377-4371, or you may visit the box office at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center to purchase tickets.
By Neil Simon
Oct. 19, 20, 21, 22(M), 25, 26, 27 & 28, 2017
Directed by Rory Mattson
Auditions: Aug. 28 & 29, 2017
The deputy mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. A lawyer and his wife must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunication mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.
Don’t Hug Me, We’re Married
By Paul Olson and Phil Olson
Feb. 22, 23, 24, 25(M) & 28; March 1, 2 & 3, 2018
Directed by Sue Jorgensen
Auditions: Dec. 18 & 19, 2017
Part of the smash hit “Don’t Hug Me” musical comedy series, this show takes place in a small north woods bar in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota. Gunner and Clara Johnson are owners of the bar, they’ve been married “a long time,” the romance has left and Clara would like to get it back. When Gunner finds a pamphlet that Clara was hiding for Divorce Fantasy Camp, he realizes he needs to do something. Meanwhile, Bernice, the waitress, gets engaged to Aarvid, a karaoke salesman. Gunner’s twin sister, Trigger, comes to town and proposes to Kanute, the local business icon. It’s a double wedding. Will anyone get cold feet? What could possibly go wrong?
The Miracle Worker
By William Gibson
April 19, 20, 21, 22(M), 25, 26, 27 & 28, 2018
Directed by Glen Parsons
Auditions: Feb. 26 & 27, 2018
Immortalized on stage and screen, this classic drama tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The play dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.
Beauty and the Beast
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice, Book by Linda Woolverton
July 12, 13, 14, 15(M), 18, 19, 20, 21(M) & 21, 2018
Directed by Steven Kinney
Auditions: April 30 & May 1, 2018
“Be our guest” and step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic. The story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This “tale as old as time” is filled with spectacular costumes and is musical theatre at its best.