TLHD presents Deer CampTheatre L’Homme Dieu (THLD), which has been offering summer stock theater to the Alexandria area since 1961, has reinvented itself for the 2009 season.
Theatre L’Homme Dieu (THLD), which has been offering summer stock theater to the Alexandria area since 1961, has reinvented itself for the 2009 season.
It has imported five, high-caliber, often-comic musicals from professional theater companies from throughout Minnesota, including Actors Theatre of Minnesota, The Duluth Playhouse, St. Cloud’s Pioneer Place Theater and Minneapolis Musical Theatre.
The first production of the season starts next week.
Deer Camp: The Musical will begin June 23 and run through June 28. Tuesday through Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday performance is at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices will vary depending on the day of the week. Here is the breakdown of prices:
•Tuesdays and Sundays, which include a post-show party, are $17.50.
•Wednesdays and Thursdays are $20.
•Fridays and Saturdays are $25.
In addition, there are three new season ticket packages available. Here’s a look at the packages:
•The party pass – All Tuesday and Sunday performances plus the post-show parties for $75 per person.
•The flex pass – One admission to any performance of each production for $90.
•Night out pass – Five vouchers to be used in any combination at any time for $100.
Single tickets, season packages, group tickets or gift certificates can be purchased by calling TLHD at (320) 846-3150, visiting the TLHD website at www.tlhd.org, or by mail at TLHD, P.O. Box 1086, Alexandria, MN 56308.
Here is a synopsis of the first production:
Snow on the ground, a nip in the air and the flash of blaze orange through the trees mean only one thing to many Minnesotans – Deer-hunting season has finally arrived.
Deer Camp is a comic exploration of every comic cornball and wry situation about hunting, men, marriage and small-town life known to mankind.
In this lighter-than-air comedy, four friends make their annual pilgrimage to the woods. This year, however, there’s one little problem.
If the men don’t bring home a deer, their wives might discover their deepest secret – they never actually hunt at deer camp.
Why freeze your tush off sitting in a cold deer stand all day, they reason, when you can loll around in a nice warm shack, drink beer, shoot the breeze, talk about bodily functions, drink beer, sing a musical number or two, and drink some more beer?
Directed by Shanan Wexler, the veteran of Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop, the production is set in a clever evocation of a hunting shack, right down to the frigid outhouse and the odoriferous contents of the refrigerator.
This production of Deer Camp is produced by Actors Theatre of Minnesota. Music is by Doug Spartz with the book and lyrics by Gene Jurek.
The rest of
Other productions this season will include:
•I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change – The Duluth Playhouse – July 7-12.
•Mom’s the Word – Actors Theatre of Minnesota – July 14-19.
•A Don’t Hug Me County Fair – Pioneer Place Theater – July 21-27.
•The Secret Garden – Minneapolis Musical Theatre – July 28-August 2.
For more information, either call TLHD at (320) 846-3150 or visit its website at www.tlhd.org.