Updates

Urinetown Opening Night, Good luck Cast and Crew

Com and check out the Lake Benton (regional theatre) and Sod House (professional troupe) collaborate on the awkwardly name, but super hilarious musical “Urinetown The Musical“. Opening tonight, Thursday July 27th.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

July 28, 2016
7:30 pm
Lake Benton Opera House
Lake Benton
July 29, 2016
7:30 pm
Lake Benton Opera House
Lake Benton
July 30, 2016
7:30 pm
Lake Benton Opera House
Lake Benton
July 31, 2016
2:00 pm
Lake Benton Opera House
Lake Benton
August 3, 2016
7:30 pm
Lake Benton Opera House
Lake Benton
August 4, 2016
7:30 pm
Lake Benton Opera House
Lake Benton
August 5, 2016
7:30 pm
Lake Benton Opera House
Lake Benton
August 6, 2016
2:00 pm
Lake Benton Opera House
Lake Benton
August 6, 2016
7:30 pm
Lake Benton Opera House
Lake Benton
August 7, 2016
2:00 pm
Lake Benton Opera House
Lake Benton

 

Cast List

Morgan Benson — Dead Dancer/UGC Dancer/Chorus – The Poor

Andrea Caron — Dead Dancer/UGC Dancer/Chorus – The Poor
Aubree Cheadle — Hope Cladwell
Joseph Cheadle — Bobby Strong
Sariah Cheadle — UGC Dancer/Chorus – The Poor
Alexis Christensen — Chorus – The Poor
Sabel Christensen — Chorus – The Poor
Marissa  Condon — Little Sally
Joseph Dagel — Chorus – The Poor
David DeBliek — Choreographer/Hot Blades Harry/Old Man Strong
Shania Deutz — Dead Dancer/UGC Dancer/Chorus – The Poor
Chris Dinnel — Chorus – The Poor
Lauren Dopp — Little Becky Two-Shoes
Dakota Edens — Chorus – The Poor
Crystal Enga — Dr. Billeaux/UGC Dancer/Chorus – The Poor
Darcey Engen — Josephine Strong/TBD
Nathaiel Gates — Tech Director, Lighting Design/Tech
Sandy Hanson — Chorus – The Poor
Jocelyn Klein — UGC Dancer/Chorus – The Poor
Channa McCurdy — Chorus – The Poor
Cameron Nelson — Chorus – The Poor
Annie Nichols — Chorus – The Poor
Graham Petersen — Tiny Tom
Mary Jean Porter — Soupy Sue
Josh Reese — Chorus – The Poor/Robby the Stockfish
Sara Richardson — Penelope Pennywise
Sean Roelfsema-Hummel — Senator Fipp
Luverne Siefert — Caldwell B. Cladwell
Eukariah Tabaka — Mr. McQueen
Abraham Tabares — Chorus – The Poor
Noah Tiegs — Officer Barrel
Liz Voit — Chorus – The Poor
Jeremy Wilhelm — Officer Lockstock
Mark Wilmes — Director

Orchestra

Stacey Voit — Piano
Reeds — Ross Anderson
Trombone — John Ginocchio
Bass — Jim Tabaka
Drums — Steve Leek

Talent Contest!

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 markwilmes@gmail.com 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!

Looking for Set Builders

Lake Benton is in need of some set builders, for it’s upcoming production of “Dial ‘M’ For Murder” , if you are interested in helping within the next week or so please get in contact with us via facebook, or email the director, or comment below.

director: sylvianewell@hotmail.com or LakeBentonOperaHouse@gmail.com

Thanks!

 

 

Auditions – Dial M for Murder

Auditions – Dial ‘M’ for Murder

February 17, 2016, 7:00pm

Lake Benton Opera House

Tryouts for the Lake Benton Opera House spring play, “Dial ‘M’ for Murder,” will be February 17 at 7:00 p.m. on the Opera House stage. Show dates are April 8-10, 15-17, with rehearsals beginning on or around March 7. A cast of five men and one woman are needed. For more information, email sylvianewell@yahoo.com.

Broadway Performer First Meeting

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

Announcing Opera House “Fiddler On the Roof” Auditions.

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 26Aug. 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 markwilmes@gmail.com.