2022 Season

February 11-13 & 17-20, 2022

The Villain Wore A Dirty Shirt

One-Act Melodrama By Tim Kelly
Directed by Joel Soukkala
Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY
Edward Jones, Brett Loeb
CreativEdge Designs
Cloquet Country Club
Carmen’s Bar & Restaurant
In the mining town of Digalittledeeper, Olympia Klenz and Sweet Sally operate the local laundry called the “Tub and Scrub.” For years, Olympia has been collecting the gold flecks from the miner’s clothes and she’s managed to accumulate quite a tidy sum! When the villain, Phineas Flatworm, discovers this, he figures he could make millions if he were the only laundry in town. Suddenly, the other laundries in town “mysteriously” burn down.
Tickets On Sale: Jan. 24
Season Pass: Jan. 17

Event Only: The Villain Wore A Dirty Shirt (LIVE SHOW)

April 8-10 & 14-17, 2022

*note that performance times for this production are irregular
April 8 at 7 pm, April 9 & 10 at 2 pm, April 14 & 15 at 7 pm and April 16 at 2 & 7 pm

Suite Surrender

Farce By Michael McKeever

Directed by Ruthie Breuer
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY
Frandsen Bank & Trust
It’s 1942, and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel — assistants, luggage, and legendary feud with one another in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance…that is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite.
Auditions: Jan. 30
Tickets On Sale: March 21
Season Pass: March 14

May 27-29 & June 2-5, 2022

Blue

Drama By Beth Kander

Directed by Rick Breuer
Produced by special arrangement with Steele Spring Stage Rights
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY
Fox 21
Nelson Funeral Care and Cremation Services
Carlton Area Chamber of Commerce
B&B Market
The Alexander sisters have pretty hard-knock lives over in Worried Creek, Kentucky, in the late 1980s. April is a pregnant prize-fighter, May is dead, and the bookish June was born with the “family curse”: bright blue skin. Shamed into a hermit-like existence, June hasn’t entirely abandoned hope. When a Los Angeles plastic surgeon shows up at their door in Kentucky, all of the Alexanders’ lives (and deaths) take unexpected turns.
Auditions: March 20
Tickets On Sale: May 9
Season Pass: May 2

Encore Performing Arts Center

June 16, 23, 30 & July 14, 2022

Off Their Rockers

Children’s Theater Musical By Jill & Michael Gallina

Directed by Joel Soukkala & Regina Roemhildt
Produced by special arrangement with Shawnee Press
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY
Sappi Fine Paper
Carlton Area Lions Club
Como Oil & Propane
Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
Our story takes place in a senior center where all is quiet and calm, until the center director decides to use music and dance to bring fun and excitement into the lives of the seniors. Through songs and dances that were a part of the seniors’ past, the director, along with friends and family, encourage the seniors to “get off their rockers” and join in the fun.
For Camp information visit the Auditions and Education page.

Encore Performing Arts Center

July 22, 2022

Game of Myths

Young Adult Theater By Jennifer Simmons

Directed by Jenn Soukkala
Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY
Sappi Fine Paper
Carlton Area Lions Club
Como Oil & Propane
Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
There’s also a huge dose of positive energy as the Greek gods learn that the Cloud
Throne is up for grabs, with Zeus declaring the coveted throne will go to the do-gooder who’s the most helpful, compassionate, and caring. As all the gods gather in the final scene for an
Academy Awards-style show, how will Zeus decide among so many good deeds done? We find that old habits die hard in this fun tale of mythological creatures, mere mortals, and (mostly) good gods full of goodwill and grace.
For Camp information visit the Auditions and Education page.

September 23-25 & Sept. 29-Oct.2

Spreading it Around

Comedy By Londos D’ Arrigo

Directed by Larry Anderson
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY
The Pine Knot News
Tomhave Dental Associates
The Medicine Shoppe
Valley Printing
Angela Drayton, a wealthy widow living in an up-scale retirement community, is tired of handing out money to her unappreciative children. So she starts the “S.I.N. (Spending It Now) Foundation,” to give to those truly in need. This terrifies her greedy son, driving him to devise a plan to have her committed.
Auditions: July 17
Tickets On Sale: Sept. 5
Season Pass: Aug. 29

December 2-4 & 7-11

A Christmas Carol

A Ghost Story of Christmas

By Charles Dickens
Adapted for the stage By Michael Wilson
Directed by Greg J. Anderson
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY
Community Printing
Sue Brown Chapin Watercolors
Northwoods Credit Union
Weis Eye Center, P.A.
AireServ Heating & Air Conditioning
This theatrical and spirited version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL puts the phantasmagoric qualities of Charles Dickens’ classic tale center stage. A swirling, dancing chorus of ghosts that weave through this uplifting holiday story of redemption, magic and hope.
Auditions: Sept. 25
Tickets On Sale: Nov. 14
Season Pass: Nov. 7

Past Events

December 3-5 & 8-12

Doublewide, Texas Christmas

Comedy
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten

In this outrageously funny comedy, it’s Christmas-time in the newest—and tiniest—town in Texas. And it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble in Doublewide. Not only are the trailer park residents dealing with the stress of the holiday season, but they’ve just discovered that Doublewide is being double-crossed by the County. With their official incorporation papers in jeopardy, this band of eccentric Texans throw themselves into taking on the “Big Guys.” Determined to bolster their legitimacy, they first set their sights on the County-wide “Battle of The Mangers” competition.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all shows and dates for our 2021 Season are tentative. All shows that have been selected have been pre-approved to view On Demand or Live streaming. We may offer a combination of in-person and online performances depending on our current situation. Thank you for your patience as we strive to continue to offer quality community theater during these uncertain times. Continue to watch our website and Facebook pages for updates and more theater opportunities!