Due to winter storms, and uncertain driving conditions, tonight’s performance of A Christmas Carol, has regretfully been cancelled. We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused, feel free to contact us with any concerns.
To our Brookings area ticket buyers, please note there is a detour on Highway 14 between Brookings and Lake Benton. Please give yourself extra time to get to the show. Thank you!
Come and check out the Lake Benton (regional theatre) and Sod House (professional troupe) collaborate on the awkwardly named, but super hilarious musical “Urinetown The Musical“. Being hailed as one of the best shows to date at the Lake Benton Opera House.
Morgan Benson — Dead Dancer/UGC Dancer/Chorus – The Poor
The Lake Benton Opera House will be hosting a Talent Contest on Saturday evening of Saddle Horse weekend, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for 1st Place ($100), 2nd Place ($50) and 3rd Place ($25).
Also, eligible contestants can also go on to compete at the Minnesota Sings competition on September 25th in St. Paul.
To be eligible, you must be 16 years of age before September 25, and live or work in Lake Benton. Contestants at the state competition may only sing to backing tracks. No live instrumentation allowed.
To enter the competition or for more info, contestants must contact Mark Wilmes at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 17 at 10:00 p.m.
Contestants to NOT need to be eligible for Minnesota Sings to win the competition on June 18th in Lake Benton. Sign up now!
February 7, 2016, 2:00pm – February 7, 2016, 4:00pm
Lake Benton Opera House
Welcome to Broadway meets Lake Benton. I am Graham Wrightson, and I am excited to be directing this year’s Broadway show! I would like to invite you to a First Meeting on Sunday, February 7th from 2:00-400 p.m. If you are interested in being a part of the show please come along. If you cannot be in attendance, please let me know what you would be interested in singing. This year people will be limited to one solo number in order to give everyone a chance, but anyone who wants to is highly encouraged to sing a duet or trio or other group number as their second song. We hope to do at least two whole group numbers to begin and end the show and perhaps a smaller group song in the middle such as an octet. The music for the group songs will be distributed at the first rehearsal. All people wanting to sing solos will be expected to audition with their song of choice mostly in order to keep a limit on the number of performances to a total show length of 1:45 less. If you have any questions please contact me! Jeanine Fricke has agreed to be our accompanist this year, but as always, you may bring a backing track if you so desire. There will be two shows on March 19 at 2:00 and 7:30. We will discuss rehearsal dates in the days to come. Looking forward to working with all of you. Sincerely, Graham
Tryouts for the summer musical “Fiddler on the Roof” will be held on Sunday, May 31 at 1 p.m. and Tuesday, June 2 at 7 p.m. There are a variety of roles large and small, young and old. The show will run July 23, 24, 25 29, 30, 31 and Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m., and July 26, Aug. 1 and 2 at 2 p.m.
Bring a song to sing. An accompanist will be provided if you bring a song from the show. If it is not from the show, either bring backing tracks on CD, accompany yourself or perform a cappella. A possible callback night could be scheduled for Thursday, June 4. Rehearsals will begin on or about June 8.
We would like to announce that the part of Tevye has been cast already. Former Lake Benton resident and Opera House President in the 80s and 90s, Mark Gould will reprise his role from 21 years ago at the Opera House. We are excited to have him taking the role. This will be Mark’s fourth time playing the part of Tevye.
We still need lots and lots of men and women, so we would love to have you come and join us.
The Opera House will also be seeking volunteers to perform in the orchestra. A variety of parts will be needed. For more information on the show, contact Mark Wilmes at email@example.com.
The Lake Benton Area Singers will be starting up again on Sunday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kimball Building next to the Lake Benton Opera House. The group welcomes anyone from the area to join the chorus, no matter the level of experience in singing. Music will be in three parts, soprano, also and a combined men’s section. This year’s songs will come from shows like “Cats”, “Les Miserables” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” as well as others.
If you missed auditions for “Almost Maine”, there is still time to audition, please contact director Mark Wilmes.
We are looking for a cast of 7-8 males and females for our spring play, Almost, Maine. This show is made up of 8 small vignettes, which will make for a relaxed rehearsal schedule. Come join us for this funny, touching look at love.
Rehearsals will start around March 8th.
The Lake Benton Lions Club will host a Pancake Breakfast on February 1st from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All profits will be donated to the Opera House. The event will be at the Center Post in Lake Benton.