Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rushford Play Auditions

In Rushford this summer, RASA will be presenting Noises Off, a hilarious farce by Michael Frayn, directed by Eric Decker.  Auditions are this Friday, May 1, from 5-7pm, and Saturday, May 2, from 9-11am.  Performances are July 15-19.  If interested but can't make those auditions times, contact Eric at

Friday, April 24, 2015

Two Actors Wanted (paid positions)

TWO ACTORS WANTED (paid positions): The Minnesota Shorts Play Festival has been growing in popularity since 2009. Playwrights throughout the state and across the nation enter the competition, hoping their short play will be chosen out of the hundreds submitted for a place in the festival. For the third year in a row, a play written by Ruth Furan was chosen to compete. Two years ago her play "Wiener Dog Worries" received the "Best of the Fest" award and last year, "The Dog Park" came in second. She hopes to be able to continue this winning trend by contending strongly this year with her piece, "Food for Thought." Ruth is looking for two actors who would love to join in the competition by taking a part in the production that will play in Mankato either September 10th or 11th in the evening. The characters are "Cosmo" an evil alien leader (think Anthony Hopkins, Silence of the Lambs type character) and "Jack" the Captain of an intergalactic vessel (Jack could also be "Jackie" played by a female). Each player will need to commit to a few weeks of rehearsals- as well as working together with Ruth to design a minimal set, costumes and props for the competition. A $100 stipend is awarded to all plays that contend and Ruth will give each actor half of the stipend for participating. A $100 prize is awarded to "Best of the Fest" winners and if "Food for Thought" would win, Ruth would also give each of the actors half of that prize because of their total awesomeness. Let's bring Lanesboro to Mankato and show them how it's done! Contact Ruth if you are interested, or email and she will pass the message on. Thank you!

Monday, April 13, 2015

"Mary Poppins" Cast Announced

The cast list has been announced! Thank you to everyone that auditioned!

Barbara Benson Keith Mary Poppins
Bill Swanson Bank Chairman, Park keeper
Bonnie Hulsing Mrs. Brill
Carolyn Freese Miss Andrew
Carson Berg Kite Flyer, Park Stoller
Ceil Allen Miss Lark, Queen Victoria
Daniel Ekstrom Michael Banks
David Tacke Banker
Elsie Blankenship Fannie, Kite Flyer
Gabby Brazee Bank Clerk, Park Stroller, Supercal character, sweep
Isabella Ekstrom Jane Banks
J Lee Blankenship Annie, Kite Flyer
Julie Ekstrom Winifred Banks
Kari Berg Neleus, Sweep
Kay Wold Miss Smythe, Park Stroller
Maureen Anderson Bank Clerk, Teddy Bear, Kite Flyer
Melody Snyder Kite Flyer, Statue
Morgan Ming Bank Clerk, Supercal Character, Sweep
Olivia Obritsch Bank Clerk, Doll, Park Stroller, Supercal character, Sweep
Pete Keith Park Stroller, Robertson Ay, Sweep
Randy Wilson Bert
Robin Krom George Banks
Ruth Higbe-Harrah Bank Clerk, Supercal character, Sweep, Valentine
Sandy Webb Bird Woman, Kite Flyer
Shelly Blankenship Kite Flyer, Supercal character
Steve Berg Policeman
Tara Snyder Katie Nanna, Supercal character, Kite Flyer
Tom Barnes Admiral Boom, Banker, Sweep
Xena Blankenship Mrs. Corry, Sweep