TLHD announces its 50th seasonFor 50 years, Theatre L’Homme Dieu (TLHD) has contributed to the vibrancy and allure of the lakes area by presenting exceptional and entertaining theater.
For 50 years, Theatre L’Homme Dieu (TLHD) has contributed to the vibrancy and allure of the lakes area by presenting exceptional and entertaining theater.
This past summer TLHD embarked on a bold, new direction by partnering with premier, professional regional theaters bringing audiences a “Taste of Minnesota” – five high-caliber comedies and musicals. The 2009 season was a smashing success with more than 7,300 patrons attending 36 performances. The positive response from audiences and artists exceeded expectations and TLHD is focused on making its 50th anniversary season even better.
Following is a look at what is planned for the summer of 2010:
June 22-27: Showcasing the cast, set and costumes of Chanhassen Dinner Theatre’s long-running hit, Always…Patsy Cline, with more than 25 songs, this is more than a musical tribute to the legendary country singer. The show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan who befriended the star and continued a unique pen-pal relationship with her until her untimely death at age 30.
July 6-11: Pioneer Place Theater’s world premiere musical, Fishing Widows: The Reel Story, celebrates the sisterhood of three foxy “fishing widows” forged over decades of togetherness while abandoned during fishing opener weekends. With a dozen songs, this musical celebrates the necessity and strengths of women’s friendships and is a must-see for any man who believes the real action is on the water.
The Actors Theater of Minnesota’s Guys on Ice, the Ice Fishing Musical, introduces Cheesehead buddies Marvin and Lloyd, who spend a winter’s day in a shanty out on the ice, talking and singing about love, life, the Packers and Leinenkugel. Guys On Ice comes from the same producers of Theatre L’Homme Dieu’s 2009 hit, Deer Camp: The Musical.
July 13-18: Leaving Iowa was originally produced in Minnesota at The Old Log Theatre. It is a warm and nostalgic comedy about a baby boomer searching for the perfect spot to scatter his father’s ashes. In the process, he relives boyhood summer vacations he spent trapped in the family station wagon headed to uninteresting historical sites with his mother and determined, well-meaning father.
July 27-August 1: The Minneapolis Musical Theater’s Big River is a rousing, high-spirited show that sets your hands to clapping, your feet to stomping and your heart to rise within you. Join Huck Finn and the runaway slave, Jim, on a musical trip down the Mississippi River in Mark Twain’s classic tale. Their adventures are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming.
August 3-8: Defending the Caveman, written by comedian Rob Becker, is the longest running one-person show in Broadway history. It has played in 45 countries and has been translated into 30 languages. The play reveals why men are so misunderstood, and why, beneath the grunting, inexpressive exteriors, there beats a heart of gold. It is a hilarious, insightful play about the ways men and women fight, laugh and love.
Each show will feature six performances during a one-week time period – Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Performances are in Theatre L’Homme Dieu’s Bursch Family Hall, located at 1875 County Road 120 NE in Alexandria.
Season ticket packages may be purchased online at www.tlhd.org.
•The Season Pass offers one admission to any performance of each production for $85.
•The Flex Pass offers five admissions to be used in any combination at any time for $100.
•The Holiday Season Special offer is buy one Season or Flex Pass and get the second Season or Flex Pass for half price. This special offer ends January 10.
For more information, log on to www.tlhd.org.