Our Cast is Set!

Ren McCormack – Luke Bielfeldt
Ethel McCormack – Aubree Cheadle
Rev. Shaw Moore – Tom Schmitt
Vi Moore – Katie Roberts
Ariel Moore – Jocelyn Klein
Lulu Warnicker – Chesney Panka
Wes Warnicker – Taylor Holck
Coach Roger Dunbar – Taylor Engel
Eleanor Dunbar – Channa McCurdy
Rusty – Crystal Enga
Wendy Jo – Alexis Christensen
Urleen – Cecelia Rabaey
Chuck Cranston – Ian Lundgren
Lyle (Chuck friend) – Wyatt Albers
Travis (Chuck friend) – Jacob Haen
Girl (Chuck’s friend) – Mary Porter
Willard Hewitt – Graham Petersen
Jeter (Willard friend) – Jackson Jeremiason
Bickle (Willard friend) – Emma Lipinski
Garvin (Willard friend) – Noah Greer
Girl (Willard friend) – Maddie Brink
Principal Harry Clark – Deven Edinger
Betty – Sariah Cheadle
Cop – Cameron Nelson
Cowboy Bob – Adam Madsen
Boy 1 (Footloose) – Luke Johnson
Boy 2 (Footloose) – Arthur Finzen
Boy 3 (Footloose) – Amber Bakker
Cowgirl (Let’s Hear It…)/3rd Dancer from the left – Gabby Thooft
Featured dancers
Maddie Brink
Anika Finzen
Ellie Frahm
Jenna Hollien
Holly Juutilainen
Emma Kampmann
Mary Porter
Gabby Thooft
Liz Voit
Church Choir
Amber Bakker
Cari Baune
Sabel Christensen
Carrie Enga
Ben Engels
Ka Finzen
Sandy Hanson
Daniel Junker
Annie Nichols
Brianna Pattison




A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody

October 5, 2018 to October 14, 2018

Children's Theatre

November 17, 2018

22nd Annual Christmas Show

December 1, 2018


The Lake Benton Opera House, one of the premiere historic buildings in southwest Minnesota. Home to an active community theatre, the Opera House has begun its second century in our community.

In December of 1895, only two weeks after fire had destroyed the original wood frame opera house, a group of citizens began construction of “a fine new brick structure.” When it was finished in late 1896, it was considered one of the finenst of its kind in this part of the state.

It boasted a spacious stage, a horseshoe shaped balcony (still one of its most endearing features), private boxes for important guests, and a gas lighting system. It drew theatrical groups and traveling troupes of performers, and was the locale for school plays, concerts, political meetings, and public events.

From the 1920’s through the early 1950’s, the opera house was known first as The Majestic Theatre and later as The Valley Theatre, with movies shown on a regular basis.

Thereafter, the unoccupied building fell into a state of disrepair, with a devastating hail storm in 1963 dealing the grand old building a final blow and opening it up to the elements.

In 1970, with the building already scheduled for demolition, a group of citizens united in an effort to save it. Restoration began, always with the goal of retaining as much as possible of the original ambiance of the beautiful old building. On March 25, 1977, it was placed on The National Register of Historic Places.

Today, the Opera House is open from March until mid-December, with a full and varied program of plays and sponsored talent. You can join a growing number of groups from Minnesota and surrounding states to enjoy its offerings.



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2018 Season

Footloose tryouts

Tryouts for the Lake Benton Opera House production of “Footloose: The Musical” will be held on Sunday, June 3 at 1 p.m. and Tuesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. Rehearsals will begin the week of Read more…

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