Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 7:30 p.m.
$12 Adults $5 Students
The First 100 Years of Broadway: BROADWAY SONGBOOK is written by James A. Rocco, Jeffrey P. Scott and Albert Evans
This performance and outreach activities are possible through an Arts Tour grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board
Event Sponsor: Peggy & David Pederson; John & Effie Deno
Celebrate the history of American musical theater by taking a journey through the first 100 years of Broadway. Hear classics from such popular shows as Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Guys and Dolls and more. From the early years to the Golden Age, this show has something for everyone.
Do you love to sing? Become a member of the “Instant Ordway Chorus” by arriving early the night of the show to rehearse with the cast and perform onstage! Watch our website for more information.
VocalEssence Ensemble Singers and Don Shelby
Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 7:00 p.m.
$15 Adults $5 Students
Event Sponsor: Minnwest Bank Dawson
The VocalEssence Ensemble Singers and former TV anchor Don Shelby as Mark Twain celebrate life on the Mississippi. Take a musical journey through the past and present—choral masterpieces, favorite folksongs, traditional spirituals, and Americana—all paired with the immortal words of Mark Twain.
This performance and outreach activities are possible through an Arts Tour grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is also funded by a grant from the Dawson Community Foundation, a component fund of the Southwest Initiative Foundation.
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 7:30 p.m.
$12 Adults $5 Students
Event Sponsor: AGP; Thrivent Financial – James Heinrich
Comedian Roger Radley has been performing comedy from coast to coast for twenty-five years and along the way he has shared the stage with the likes of Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, George Carlin, B.B. King, Waylon Jennings, and Paula Poundstone. He won two national talent contests and has been featured on NPR, A&E and Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend.” His humor draws upon the values and experiences of a farm boy growing up in Wisconsin. Roger likes to think of himself as the “Funniest Former Farmer” in the United States.
North Country Characters: Songs, Stories & Poems from the Land of 10,000 Lakes
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 7:00 p.m.
$10 Adults Students – Free
Event Sponsor: Johnson Memorial Health Services
The Sutter Brothers have performed all over Minnesota and beyond— from Sandstone’s Quarry Days to the International Poetry Forum in Pittsburgh, from the Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, Wisconsin to the Fitzgerald Theatre in Saint Paul. In their new show, Bart and Ross emphasize their rural, small-town roots and Scandinavian heritage. Bart’s original, award-winning poems blended with Ross’ arrangements of folk music evoke the landscape, critters, and quirky characters of rural Minnesota, spanning the human experience, from comedy to tragedy.
This performance and outreach activities are possible through an Arts Tour grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Saturday, Mar. 7, 2015 7:00 p.m.
$15 Adults Students – Free
In its nearly 25-year history, the band has presented an impressive repertoire including commissioned work and traditional brass band literature.
Event Sponsor: Ralph and Sue Gerbig The Lake Wobegon® Brass Band, under the direction of Michael Halstenson, promotes British Brass Band Music throughout the Midwest.
LAKE WOBEGON® is used by permission of Garrison Keillor and Minnesota Public Radio. The Lake Wobegon® Brass Band has no official affiliation with A Prairie Home Companion®.
Saturday, June 27, 2015 7:00 p.m.
$15 Adults $5 Students
Event Sponsor: Dawson Co-op Credit Union
This stage comedy has enjoyed tremendous popularity since its first performance in 2003. It’s “Ole & Lena’s Wedding,” written and produced by Change of Pace Productions. New cast, new jokes, and a ton of fun! All of Ole and Lena’s friends are invited to attend the authentic, hilarious northwoods wedding of Lena Arlene Handspringinnen and Ole Olaf Olafsson Jr. A befuddled Lutheran pastor presides over the ceremony, while accordion-playing Pantsloff is not quite willing to let go of the torch he bears for Lena. There’s a slide show of the couple’s growing up years, and nametags for the audience so you’ll know how you’re related. Oh for fun! Plus, you’re invited to stay for a piece of wedding cake after the show!
Monday, Mar. 23, 2015
9:45 a.m. & 12:45 p.m.
Event Sponsor: Madison Dental Clinic – Brandon Ulstad, DDS
Outspoken, precocious, lovable Junie B. Jones stars in a colorful, funny, fast-paced musical about new friends, new glasses, sugar cookies, the annual kickball tournament, and other various first-grade angst-ridden situations. Follow her adventures as she writes down the story of her life in her “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal.” This new musical is based on four volumes in Barbara Park’s Junie B. Jones series of books, illustrated by Denise Brunkus.