2019-20 Season

ACT 55th SEASON

2019-20

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 2019-20 season. These can be purchased online, at the box office, calling 1-877-730-3144 (toll-free), or download and print the 2019-20 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, 2019. 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.

Tickets

Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping

Inspired by the books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, including the bestseller Growing Up Lutheran

Written by Greta Grosch with Music and Lyrics by Dennis Curley & Drew Jansen

Oct. 17, 18, 19, 20(M), 23, 24, 25 & 26, 2019

Auditions: Aug. 26 & 27, 2019

Directed by Rory Mattson
$20 Adults/$10 Students

You’ll laugh until your side dish hurts with the hilarious antics and down-to-earth charm! The year is 1969, and the world is a changing. As folks protest the Vietnam War and women are demanding equal pay for equal work, in their small rural Minnesota community, the ladies of the Lutheran church basement kitchen are dealing with changes of their own. The show takes you from serving the high school students at the Luther League banquet to a church-sponsored Missionary Night and the rise and fall of a Vikings’ Super Bowl Sunday. From the elderly matriarch of the kitchen to the young mom-to-be, these women find strength in each other as they deal with the joys and upheavals from below the “House of God.”

Irena’s Vow
By Dan Gordon

Feb. 13, 14, 15, 16(M), 19, 20, 21 & 22, 2020

Auditions: Dec. 9 & 10, 2019

Directed by Glen Parsons
$15 Adults/$10 Students

Through the eyes of a strong-willed woman comes the remarkable true story of Irena Gut Opdyke and the triumphs of the human spirit over devastating tragedy. Irena is a 19-year-old housekeeper in the home of a Nazi officer when she finds out that the Jewish ghetto is about to be liquidated. Determined to help 12 Jewish workers, she decides to shelter them in the safest  place she can think of: the basement of the German commandant’s house. Over the next two years, Irena uses her wit and courage to hide her friends until the end of the German occupation, concealing them in the midst of countless Nazi parties, a blackmail scheme and even the birth of a child.

Doublewide, Texas
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

April 23, 24, 25, 26M, 29, 30; May 1 & 2, 2020

Auditions: March 2 & 3, 2020

Directed by Brian Mattson
$15 Adults/$10 Students

In this hilarious, fast-paced comedy, the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them. The rollicking mayhem of this flat-out funny comedy escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas. So grab your Stetson and come on over to Doublewide, Texas, where life is double the fun, double the joy, and the audiences double over with laughter!

Willy Wonka
Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley; Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald

Based on the Book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl

July 16, 17, 18, 19(M), 22, 23, 24, 25 & 26(M), 2020

Auditions: May 11 & 12, 2020

Directed by Gordy Handeland
$20 Adults/$10 Students

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, along with some new songs, Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight your sweet tooth and take you on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination!

2019-20 ACT season ticket brochure