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Annie Auditions 

Sunday, February 18 from 4 to 7 pm for Girls first grade and up through middle school.

Monday, February 19th from 6 to 8pm for high school and up men and women.

Auditioners will be asked to sing the song “Tomorrow”


Click here for sheet music and list of roles –  Audition Information for Annie

 **NOTE-There will be a live dog in the show.

Rehearsals will begin Feb 26.   Tech week begins April 9, Performances are  April 13,14, 19, 20 7:30 and April 15, 21, 22 at 2:00.


Directed by Shelly 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


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

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 Aseop’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 6 and 7: 2:00pm
October 6: 7:00pm

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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