321 Central Ave. N. • Faribault, MN 55021 507-332-7372

Paradise Community Theatre

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2017 Paradise Community Theatre

Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

February 10, 2017 – February 18, 2017
Member $14/ Non-Member $16/ Student $10

Get your deerstalker cap on—the play’s afoot! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of “The Hound of the Baskerville” before a family curse dooms its newest heir. This small cast of shifting characters will keep you in suspense!

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

June 15, 2017 – June 25, 2017
Member $15/ Non-Member $17/ Student $11

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a coldhearted prince who has been magically transformed into an unsightly creature as punishment for his selfish ways. To revert back into his true human form, the Beast must first earn the love of a bright, beautiful young woman, Belle, whom he has imprisoned in his enchanted castle before it is too late. As Belle encounters the castle’s magical inhabitants, she discovers friendship and love are sometimes found in unexpected places.

The New Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein

young Frankenstien

September 8, 2017 – September 16, 2017
Member $15/ Non-Member $17/ Student $11

The electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks’ monstrously funny film starring Gene Wilder, will leave you in stitches. It parodies the horror film genre, especially the 1931 universal pictures adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and its 1939 sequel, Son of Frankenstein. Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor, and lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. Fun, fright, and musical comedy take center stage.

Coconuts and Mistletoe – World Premier

Santa hats and stocking on the hammock at the tropical Caribbean beach

December 1–10, 2017
Member $14/ Non-Member $16/ Student $10

Santa conspires with spies to save Christmas…

This unique holiday comedy is the much anticipated follow-up sequel to Dan Rathbun’s 2011 world premiere of Coconuts and Warheads. Journey back to the island for more adventure and intrigue with a holiday twist…of lime, tropics, spies, and more.

The Merlin Players

Love Letters


Written by A.R. Gurney
Directed by Sharon Gearin
October 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 – 7:30P
Sunday, October 15 – 2:00P – 2017

Barefoot in the Park


Written by Neil Simon
February 23, 24, March 1, 2, 3 – 7:30P
Sunday, February 25 – 2:00P – 2018
Directed by Julianna Skluzacek

Season Ticket Holders may reserve seats three weeks prior to the show opening.
Tickets to the public go on sale two weeks prior to the show opening.
Love Letters tickets are on-sale now.

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


Music & Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin
and additional material by Jay Reiss.
Directed by Julianna Skluzacek
June 15, 21, 22, 23 – 7:30P
Saturday, June 16; Sunday, June 17; Sunday, June 24, 2018

Season Ticket Holders may reserve seats three weeks prior to the show opening.
Tickets to the public go on sale two weeks prior to the show opening.
Love Letters tickets are on-sale now.

Learn more about The Merlin Players on their website here!

Community Band

Faribault Area Community Band is an extension of local talent at the Paradise Center for the Arts. Started by a Faribault middle school teacher in 2010, the band quickly found its great sense of belonging with the musical arts at the Paradise. This band brings together both novice and advanced concert band talent in local adults and students. They have two to four concerts a year free to the public, with a few practices before each one.

If you would like information about band, or want to join in, please contact the Paradise Center for the Arts.

Contact Info:

Paradise Center for the Arts 507-332-7372 info@paradisecenterforthearts.org
321 Central Ave. N.
Faribault, MN 55021


Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm-5pm
Thursday: 12pm-8pm
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Community Partners

Crossroads Professional Building
Reliance Bank
State Bank of Faribault
City of Faribault
Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce
Faribault Daily News
Bart Jackson Insurance
Paul Andreas Insurance
Fareway Foods
Legacy Funds/Clean Water Act