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Straw Hat Players

  • The 55th Season of Straw Hat Players Summer Theatre

    The Straw Hat Players is an intense six-week experience consisting of approximately 50 actors, technicians and staff members who work seven days a week, 10 hours a day to present five professional quality productions. Company members are offered a chance to develop talents in acting, dance, scenery construction, costumes, make-up, sound and lighting design that will prepare them to go on to exciting careers in the professional entertainment world.

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  • How to Talk Minnesotan

    If you want to learn the fine art of living and talking Minnesotan (even if you've lived in Minnesota all your life!), come join Ed and Lucy Humde up at the Lost Walleye Lodge. The Humde's and their friends will teach you all you need to know, like the positive power of the negative, how to accept food on the third offer, the basic uses of "You bet," "Whatever," and "That's different," and the perfect recipe via the song "Hotdish Hallelujah."

    Hansen Theatre
    May 29 - June 1
    Musical | PG

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    All Hands on Deck!

    All singing! All dancing! All big band! Based on Bob Hope’s 1942 USO tour to the troops in the field, All Hands on Deck! features the songs, dances and laughs that America has loved since the ’40s. Packed with over 40 classic songs, including, “Chattanooga Choo-Choo,” “Don’t Fence Me In,” and “America The Beautiful,” this show will have you humming along and tapping your feet.

    Gaede Stage
    June 5 - 8
    Musical | PG

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    The Last Five Years

    Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk winner, The Last Five Years, has been translated into a handful of languages and was named one of TIME Magazine's ten best shows of 2001. The Last Five Years, is an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

    Gaede Stage
    June 12 - 15
    Musical | PG

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    Guys & Dolls

    Hailed as one of the perfect musical comedies, this award-winning classic gambles with luck and love under the lights of Broadway. Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Join Nathan Detroit, his girlfriend Adelaide, Sky Masterson, and Sarah Brown, as they ride the rollercoaster of love and all that goes along with it. Featuring such popular tunes as, “A Bushel and Peck,” “Luck Be a Lady,” and the title song, “Guys and Dolls,” this show will have you falling in love all over again.

    Hansen Theatre
    June 19 - 22
    Musical | PG

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