Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Announcing the Cast of THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB!

We are excited to reveal the cast for our Winter play, The Dixie Swim Club:

Sheree:  Michelle Rowley

Lexie:  Val Tindall

Dinah:  Sandy Webb

Vernadette:  Bonnie Hulsing

Jeri Neal:  Shawn Gorder

From the Director: "Everyone did such marvelous work during the auditions. There was such a wonderful openness and freedom displayed in the theater games and such a range of character readings. This was a very difficult casting because all of the auditioners showed an adept ability to play two or more characters! This is a very happy dilemma for a director to have!"
Congratulations to all!

Saturday, November 16, 2019


December 16

6 pm - 8 pm

Discovery Faith Community, Lanesboro  

Show Dates:  

February 21-23 

February 28, 29 & March 1

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships.  The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years.  As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them.  And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives, these friends, proving the enduring power of “teamwork,” rally ‘round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction.  A hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.

We’re looking for 5 Adult women to play an age range from 40s to 70s.  Ability to speak with a  Southern accent is desirable.  No preparation is needed, but please come prepared for a brief session of theater games.  Please bring your calendars to note any conflicts.  If you can’t make the auditions, please contact the director at to schedule another time.  Rehearsals start in mid-January.  See below for cast list and downloadable audition form.  Copies of the Audition form will also be available at the audition.

Cast List

Sheree: The spunky team captain desperately trying to maintain her organized and “perfect” life and continues to be the group’s leader.

Dinah: The wisecracking overachiever and a career dynamo.  But her victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life.

Lexie: Pampered and outspoken, she is the epitome of the Southern Belle.  She enjoys being married—over and over again—and is determined to hold onto her youth by any means possible.

Vernadette: Self-deprecating and ascerbic, she is acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life and has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos.

Jeri Neal: Sweet and eager to please, this former nun is capable of a few surprises of her own.

For all of these roles, the ability to speak with a Southern accent is strongly encouraged.  The ability to play a variety of ages through physicality and movement is desirable as is the willingness to wear makeup.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Winter Play, 2020

We are excited to announce our Winter play, THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB, a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever. Directed by Diana Dwyer Lawrence. Auditions are planned for early December with performances in late February. Stay tuned for more news about the rest of our 2020 season!

Monday, August 19, 2019


The Lanesboro Community Theater, Inc. Board of Directors invites directors to send in proposals for projects for its 2020 season: our Winter play, performing the last two weekends in February, and our Summer play/musical, performing the last two weekends in July. Those interested in directing are invited to submit their proposed project via email to Please include your name, contact information, name of the play and if rights are available (a quick call to the licensing agency can usually determine this), estimated cost of mounting the play (licensing, costumes, construction costs if a set needs to be built, etc.). Deadline for submission is Sunday, August 25 @ 11:59 pm. Those proposing projects will be contacted and invited to meet with the Board on the evening of August 30.

Friday, May 3, 2019


ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE ADDED!!! Due to popular demand, we are so excited to announce we will be adding a performance of ALICE @ WONDERLAND on Sunday, May 5, at 3:00 pm!! Tickets for this additional performance are on sale at Parkway Market and at the box office on Saturday at 6:00 and Sunday at 12:00. See you there!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

ALICE @ WONDERLAND Opens this Saturday!

ALICE @ WONDERLAND opens this Saturday, May 4 at 7pm at the St. Mane Theater, with a repeat performance on Sunday, May 5, at 1pm. Tickets are available at Parkway Market and may also be purchased at the St. Mane box office before the performance. Come see this delightful modern take on a children's classic and support our adorable cast of Lanesboro Elementary School students!

Lanesboro Community Mural Brainstorming Meeting

Our friends at Lanesboro Arts and Commonweal Theatre invite you to participate in a Community Brainstorming Session for a “Theatre District” mural on the south side of Manion Law Firm. The idea generating meeting will take place at the Commonweal Theatre on Wednesday, May 1 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The mural is designed to engage volunteers of all ages in the brainstorming and creation process as well as, create a sense of community pride, and build collaborative efforts to beautify the community.
Lanesboro Arts and Commonweal Theatre have commissioned artist Erik Pearson to take the community’s ideas created during the May 1 meeting and make a cohesive design. That design will then be presented to Lanesboro Heritage Preservation Commission, the Lanesboro Planning and Zoning Commission and other community stakeholders. The organizations are aiming for Pearson and community members to collaboratively paint and create the mural sometime during the summer of 2019.
If you are interested but cannot attend the meeting, please send ideas for the mural to Kara Maloney at Lanesboro Arts. These can be written ideas or drawings. Come be part of this exciting downtown revitalization project!

Thursday, April 4, 2019


Tickets are now on sale for our Spring production, in collaboration with Lanesboro Public School, ALICE @ WONDERLAND!  Advance sales are available at Parkway Market.  Tickets will also be available before the performance at the St. Mane box office.  Come support this wonderful cast of Lanesboro Elementary School students!  ALICE @ WONDERLAND is presented in part by a grant from the Lanesboro Area Community Foundation.  Thank you!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Announcing Our Spring Production!

Spring 2019:  ALICE @ WONDERLAND by Jonathan Yukich, in collaboration with Lanesboro Public Schools

Winner of the Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest, this retelling of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale will feature a cast solely of Lanesboro Elementary School students!

What would happen if a 21st century Alice collided with Lewis Carroll’s legendary Wonderland?  This modern retelling of the classic children’s story has all of the characters you know and love, including the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts.  The story is laid out in traditional style, except that Alice is distinctly contemporary, complete with cell phone in hand.  Full of references to text messaging and social media, the play imagines a present-day Alice encountering the Wonderland so many of us treasure.  A sharply told, crisply paced ride, this quality adaptation has been praised for its humor, modern style and appeal to both children and adults.

Performances are Saturday, May 4, at 7pm and Sunday, May 5, at 1pm at the St. Mane Theater in Lanesboro.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Directing Workshop Presented by New Minowa Players

Have you ever thought you would like to direct a show? Have you not proposed directing because you felt that you wouldn’t know how? Have you directed shows and think you would like to learn more? New Minowa Players presents A Directing Workshop led by Kristen Underwood, with assistance from Aaron Kvale and Sheryl Scheffert. The workshop will be presented on Saturday, March 2nd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The cost is $10 for members of New Minowa Players and $20 for non-members. The entrance fee covers all materials and lunch. (Please contact NMP at with any special dietary needs so they can accommodate them.) Registration is open to adults and students high school age and above. For more information and to register, please click here to be taken to that page on NMP's website.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Production Postponement

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we regret that we will be postponing our winter play, THE ROOT RIVER ANTHOLOGY. We hope to present an even fuller version of this work to you sometime in the near future. Thanks to Catie Glynn, the workshop participants, and the cast for all of their hard work. And thanks to you in the community for your support and understanding.

Monday, January 21, 2019


CAST MEMBER NEEDED: Male in his early 60's for the role of Bert, (a local farmer, who finds the telephone booth is his yard). STAGE MANAGER NEEDED: To help run rehearsals. Rehearsals begin on January 28 with performances February 22, 23, 24, March 1, 2, 3. Please reply to Catie Glynn,

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Call for Stage Manager for THE ROOT RIVER ANTHOLOGY

Have you ever wondered what it takes to bring a production to the stage?  Well, here's your chance to find out!  Director/Creator Catie Glynn is looking for a Stage Manager/Assistant to be her right-hand.   Specifically, she needs someone who can take notes, help with scheduling and be responsible for running the stage; i.e., managing props, calling cues, etc.  This is a wonderful opportunity to contribute to bringing an original work to life!  Those interested can come to the auditions on Saturday, January 19, from 1pm to 3pm at Discovery Faith, 507 Parkway Avenue South, Lanesboro, or email Catie at

Saturday, January 12, 2019


TICKETS ARE ON SALE for our Winter play, The Root River Anthology!! Running February 22 & 23 at 7PM, February 24 at 2 PM, March 1 & 2 at 7PM and March 3 at 2PM. Adults $15/ Children under 12 $13. Available at Parkway Market in Lanesboro, online at, or by calling 1-800-838-3006. AND . . . don't forget there is another workshop on Thursday, January 17 from 6 to 8PM with Auditions on January 19 from 1 to 3 PM at Discovery Faith Center. See you there!