Lake Benton Area Singers to meet Sunday

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.

The project will be directed by Graham Wrightson of Brookings, S.D., an Assistant Professor on the staff of South Dakota State University. Wrightson says that all ages and abilities are welcome and that no auditions will be held. Just show up. “We will even teach the tone-deaf to sing in a friendly and forgiving environment,” says Wrightson.
The group performed a benefit concert on Saddle Horse weekend last year, and a similar performance is planned for this year.
Weekly attendance will be encouraged but will not be required to be in the group. Wrightson says that that even if singers can’t make the initial kickoff on the 29th, they may join in at any time. “If you enjoy singing or simply want a fun social activity to perk up your Sunday evenings, this may be the project for you,” Wrightson says.
For more information, you can email Graham at gwinboy@yahoo.com or Mark Wilmes at markwilmes@gmail.com.

“Almost Maine” Open roles

If you missed auditions for “Almost Maine”, there is still time to audition, please contact director Mark Wilmes.


From Mark:

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.

Pancake Feed

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.

2015 Season Tickets Now Available

Call, email or order online your 2015 Lake Benton Opera House Season Ticket. For only $45 you will get access to 6 Lake Benton Opera House shows, that’s an incredible savings.


Order online here: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/4729

Email us here: lakeBentonOperaHouse@gmail.com

Call us here: 507-368-4620

Website Changes

Hello fellow Lake Benton Opera House lovers. We are currently working on switching the Opera House website to a WordPress system, which adds a lot of cool new features, like blog post (like this one), etc. You  can even sign up to an RSS feed for the latest updates. However with that in mind, we will be experimenting with some different themes, layouts, and features, so you may notice the site looks different from time to time. But don’t worry we will settle on a version we really like by the start of the 2015 seasons.



-Your Friendly Neighborhood Webmaster!