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

Paradise Community Theatre

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2017 Paradise Community Theatre



Sunday, April 15

Today’s 2pm matinee performance of Annie is on as scheduled. Although we do not issue refunds, we will do our best to exchange tickets to another Annie performance if you are unable to attend this afternoon’s show. The box office phone and email will be available at noon today to receive requests.

In rare cases we will issue a refund if we can resell purchased tickets the day of the show. If you are not able to attend today’s show and are unable to attend another Annie performance, please email the Paradise Box Office by 1:00pm today if you are intersted: boxoffice@paradisecenterforthearts.org
We cannot guarantee any refunds or resales.
Thanks for your understanding. Please drive safely.

Due to the impending storm, the Paradise Center for the Art’s wants to remind our patrons of our Inclement Weather Policy:

Our standard policy is to only cancel a show if MN-DOT closes I-35 by Faribault. Since this is a large cast involving children from several communities, the exception to this weather cancellation policy is if the cast is unable to make it to the Paradise. The director will have final say in cancelling the show. Any show cancellation decision will be made at least 3 hours prior to show start time.
Any cancellations will be posted on
*The Paradise Center for the Arts Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/paradisecenterforthearts
*The Paradise Center for the Arts website: www.paradisecenterforthearts.org/Annie
*Local Media Outlets
*Ticket holders with a phone number or email associated with their ticket purchase will also receive individual notification of a show cancellation.
Tickets may be exchanged for another Annie show, but if the show is not cancelled no refunds are issued. In the event of a show cancellation, ticket holders will be given the option to exchange their tickets for another show or receive a refund.
Thanks for your understanding and support. Please be careful and safe this weekend!


Directed by Shelley Wolf
Music, lyrics and screenplay by Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin.

Leapin’ Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. This beloved show features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.”

April 13, 14, 19 and 20 at 7:30pm
April 15, 21, and 22 at 2:00pm

Member: $15 | Non Member: $17 | Student: $11

Little Shop of Horrors


Paradise Community Theatre Little Shop of Horrors CAST
Seymour- Devon Gorden
Audrey- Kaitlin Horenstein
Orin- Dan Anderson
Mr. Mushnik- Patrick Braucher
Audrey II- Randy Donstand
Crystal- Jill Neymeyer
Ronette- Madison Mularky
Chiffon-  Paula Goebel

Ensemble: Singer/Dancer- Amanda Cooper
Singer/Dancer- Tammy Rosett
Singer/Dancer- Heather Burke
Singer/Dancer- Kenna DaMitz
Customer- George Hemphill III
Mr. Bernstein- Samuel Temple
Mrs. Luce- Amber Holven
Skip Snip- Carter Howell
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO AUDITIONED. Scripts are not yet available – we will let you know when they are. First rehearsal in June 4th at 7:00 in the Rehearsal Room.

Directed by Paul Johnson
Music and Lyrics: Howard Ashman and Alan Menken

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. This musical is one of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows. Little Shop of Horrors—the charmingly tongue-in-cheek comedy about a man-eating plant.

July 27, 28, August 2, 3 and 4 at 7:30pm
2:00pm: July 29 and August 5

Member: $15 | Non Member: $17 | Student: $11

A Celebration of Faribault: The 1855 Live Show

Thomas S. Buckham is a young lawyer in the frontier town of Faribault, Minnesota when an unspeakably brutal war sets the young state ablaze. Tom volunteers to fight, bringing him face-to-face with Alexander Faribault–the city’s idealistic founder and a man torn between serene memories and a changing world. When the past crumbles around Alex and the compassionate Bishop Whipple, Tom will struggle to build a future for himself and his distant sweetheart, Anna Mallary, a woman with an unyielding spirit and a deep capacity for love. “A Celebration of Faribault: The 1855 Live Show” is a charming, immersive, emotionally affecting historical saga, and a heartfelt debut for directors Samuel Temple and Logan Ledman, creators of the acclaimed FCTV history series, 1855. It features a live youth orchestra performing an original score from the series’ composer Sam Dwyer.

September 21 & 28 at 7:30pm
September 23 & 30 at 2:00pm

Member: $14 | Non Member: $16 | Student: $10
Special Armed Forces/Veterans and Current/Retired Educators discounted shows: September 21 & 23: $10 each

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

The Haunting of Hill House

Haunting of Hill House

Director: Patrick Braucher
Screenplay: F. Andrew

This classic psychological drama is just in time for Halloween! A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of “psychically receptive” people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil and “contained ill will”. Based on the novel by Shirley Jackson and adapted for the stage by F. Andrew, this show was also made into the movie “The Haunting”.

October 26 & 27 and November 1, 2, 3 at 7:30pm
October 28 at 2:00pm

Member: $14 | Non Member: $16 | Student: $10

Children's Theatre Series

These activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Aesop’s Fables–Acting Fun for Little Ones

Aesop's Fables--Acting Fun for Little Ones

Our youngest actors (ages 3-7) will present their rendition of several of Aesop’s Fables. This wonderful intro-to-theatre program helps build confidence and creativity in children. Come share in the joy and wonder of some of Aesop’s favorite children’s stories seen and heard through the eyes and ears of our Acting Fun for Little Ones cast. In addition to presenting these favorite children’s stories, our young actors will also help create the sets and props for their show.

March 17 at 11am

Adults: $5 | Students: $3

Disney’s Lion King Jr.


Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. The African Savannah comes to life on the Paradise Center for the Arts stage with Simba, Rafiki, Timon, and an unforgettable cast of characters that journey from Pride Rock to the jungle…and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Disney’s The Lion King Jr. features a cast of over 20 children and youth ages 7-18 in their capstone performances following 3 weeks of intensive theatre-camp style rehearsals. Celebrate the end of summer with the “junior version” of the Tony award winning musical, Disney’s The Lion King–perfect for all ages!

August 17 and 18: 7:00pm
August 18 at 1:00pm

Adults: $10 | Students: $5 | Family Package—4 tickets (2 adult and 2 student): $25

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Four proposals, three rejections, two marriages, and one scandal. This play, presented by middle and high school youth from our fall theatre camp program, helps students focus on more advanced aspects of theatre like character development. These students bring the wonderful characters of Jane Austen’s classic romantic comedy to life: witty, free-spirited Elizabeth Bennet and her four sisters, including the lovely Jane; their match-maker mother, Mrs. Bennet, who only wants what’s best for her daughters; and of course, the handsome but enigmatic, Mr. Darcy. Step into 1800’s England as our youth explore love and misfortune as only Jane Austen can tell it.

October 5 and 6: 7:00pm
October 6: 1:00pm

Adults: $5 | Students: $3

The Merlin Players

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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