Call to arms!

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So, we’ve reached a point that we need a little help to continue doing our shows until some of our sponsors come through. We need to generate a bit of money from donations to get our lease paid up. We have hosted several fundraiser events that unfortunately had poor attendance. Despite that, we know we have your love and support! Help us build our community and keep our doors open. You can help by spreading the word to those that may not have heard of us yet, those that would like to help if they knew.

Here is the link to our donations page.

Thank you all for everything you have done already!

Announcing….

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So, it’s been a while since we updated everyone on our happenings! So many amazing things have happened over the last few weeks that I wasn’t able to keep up!

First, THANK YOU to everyone that donated and came to our first silent auction fundraiser! Unfortunately, we didn’t get quite the turnout we had hoped as there was a very misleading sign in front of our building. So, just to clarify, NO, we are not closed and our building is not up for lease. There was some miscommunication of addresses within another company, and they refused to take the sign down for over 2 weeks. Ugh! Now that that is taken care of….

Secondly, we announced our First Season! There will be a little something for everyone to see or participate in! First up is The Pillowman, a disturbingly dark comedy of interrogation and torture written by Martin McDonagh. We will be performing Friday and Saturday evenings October 18-November 2, with a special Halloween night performance! Don’t miss out on this amazing script presented by an equally amazing cast and crew.

Following that, let’s kick off 2020 with The Great Gatsby based on the novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald. This classic love story with all the glitz and glamour of the 1920’s will be held January 10-26. Auditions will be held November 4 & 5. More information to come!

Also, don’t miss out on our Gatsby-themed New Year’s Eve Party at the theatre! December 31 at 7pm to 1am January 1, 2020!

Our spring show will be the Holmes-esque mystery Cat’s Cradle. We will be showing March 20-April 2! Stay tuned for more details!

Just in time for the beginning of summer 2020, we have the classic The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, based on the story by Mark Twain.

Rounding out our first season, we have the musical comedy Ug, The Caveman Musical. This family-fun show delves into the very beginnings of performing arts as Ug and his family figure out how to tell better stories with movement. Show dates for this one are July 24-August 9.

Children’s workshop programming is being updated–stay tuned!

As you can see, sooo many good things going on! I can’t wait to share more with you!

We’ll see you at the theatre!

Busy, Amazing, Beginings

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We are off and running! Our first performance will be Saturday at the first annual Rochester Shakespeare Festival! We have 3 very talented men portraying all of the characters in Romeo and Juliet. You don’t want to miss it! And don’t forget the other 15 performers! It is truly a day of amazing talent!

And announcing our cast of our first stage production: The Couch.

Sigmund Freud: Sean Lundberg 
Carl Jung: Nick Rudlong 
Emma Jung: Melissa Adams-Goihl 
Toni Laufer: Christina Steir 
Katherine Jung: Anastasia Goihl

Tickets only $20 to see this amazing group of people. Space is limited!! Get your tickets early!! We will also be announcing the next season so don’t miss out!!

I also want to personally thank everyone that has donated to our adventure!! We wouldn’t be able to do what we love without you!

Working Workshops

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Beginning May 6, we will be offering after-school workshops for students 10+! First up is The Captain and the Cat. Don’t forget to check out our Workshops link for more info!! Looking forward to playing with you!

Secrets Revealed!

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A huge THANK YOU to everyone that attended our launch party last night! Your support means so much!

So now that we’ve disclosed our plans to them, we can share everything with the rest of the world! Here goes!

  1. We are auditioning for Rochester Shakespeare Festival May 13 and 15 at 7pm. We will be performing an abridged version of Romeo and Juliet. We are looking for 2 men to play multiple roles and one person of any gender to play our Narrator.

2. We have our first show picked! Audition dates are pending, but performances will be July 18-21, 2019. We will be putting on “The Couch” by Lynne Kaufman. This comedy/drama tells the not-so-true story of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung having lunch together. Things get complicated with the wives become involved and a mistress, and two great minds “psyching” each other. The cast consists of 2 men and 3 women.

Which brings us to our biggest news:

3. We have a building! With Parking! In May, we will be moving into a building in Stewartville that will allow us to share our stage with other local talent! Check back for further updates!

Again, a huge THANK YOU to those that joined us last night, and to those that will be participating in the years to come! We look forward to sharing our love of theatre with you!

We are live in 5…4…3…2…

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Hello all you beautiful people!

It’s really all coming together and we are having a launch party that I would love for you all to attend! There will be music, jokes, and secrets revealed.

Please RSVP to olivia@upstagetheatremn.com with “Party” in the subject line.

I can’t wait to show you all what I’ve been working on!

March 30, 7:00 p.m.
510 3rd St. SW
Stewartville, MN 55976