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Uh Oh, Here Comes Christmas – On Zoom

Dates: Fri-Sat, Dec 11 & 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm Central Time
Matinee – Sat, Dec 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm Central Time
Tickets: Pay What You Can (or a little bit more?). Proceeds to support Dreamland Arts and Applause Community Theatre
Age Recommendation: Ages 10+
Duration: 2 hrs. 15 minutes, with one intermission.
Virtual Platform: This event will be presented on Zoom.

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Applause Community Theatre proudly presents
Robert Fulghum’s
Uh Oh, Here Comes Christmas
Conceived and Adapted by Ernest Zulia and David Caldwell
Music and Lyrics by David Caldwell
Directed by Gary Davis
With our entire cast from last year’s raved about production

Holiday stories from the international best-selling author of “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” have been crafted into an engaging evening of storytelling and song. This charming show takes a funny, heartwarming and often poignant look at the struggle to find the spirit of the holidays amid the avalanche of commercialism, stress and chaos that crashes down every December.

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing

From the Director’s notes of our 2019 Production: “I wanted to present these stories about how folks view this holiday from many perspectives, from a 3-year-old at daycare to someone looking back at three generations of bell ringing. This play also hits Applause’s sweet spot, ensemble acting and telling a meaningful story. Because this play is first and foremost about storytelling. And isn’t that what we have after all these years of celebrating the holidays with friends and family, stories?” – Gary Davis

Talking Heads, or (One Acts in the Key of Zoom)

Dates: Fri-Sat, Oct 9 & 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm Central Time
Tickets: Pay What You Can (or a little bit more?). Proceeds to support Dreamland Arts and Applause Community Theatre
Age Recommendation: Ages 16+
Duration: 1 hr. 15 minutes, no intermission.
Virtual Platform: This event will be presented on Zoom.

Applause Community Theatre presents
Talking Heads, (or One Acts in the Key of Zoom)

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Please join us as we kick off the 2020-2021 Season with 4 short plays and 4 even shorter monologues.

Here’s the scoop:

  • In the Meantime by Sharon E. Cooper, directed by Gary Davis
  • Monologue #1: Wilding in Idaho by Diane Barbano, directed by Debbie Schneider
  • Post-Its (Notes on a Marriage) by Paul Dooley, directed by Chad Snyder
  • Monologue #2; Clarice, the Friendly Ghost by Jane Best, directed by Debbie Schneider
  • Monologue #3; The Magnificent Mysterio by Carrie McCrosser, directed by Debbie Schneider
  • The 7 Men of Hanukkah by Sharon E. Cooper, directed by Gary Davis
  • Monologue #4; Sock Talk by Sonya Sobieski, directed by Debbie Schneider
  • Occupied by Sharon E. Cooper, directed by Chad Snyder

Women Who Drink – 30th Anniversary, on Zoom

SOLD OUT: The 30th anniversary performance of Women Who Drink on Sat, June 20, 2020 at 7:30p is SOLD OUT. Thank you for the amazing support!

If you have questions, please email info@dreamlandarts.com.

Date: Sat, June 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. (Central Time).
Duration: 60 minutes
Ages: 13+
Tickets: Free! Contributions to support Dreamland Arts are welcome.
Registration: SOLD OUT. Thank you for the support!

Stay on Zoom after the show for a 30th Anniversary toast!

Women Who Drink – 30th Anniversary, on Zoom
Written and performed by Leslye Orr

Women Who Drink is a happy hour of intoxicating comedy spiked with razor-sharp wit and sobering observations. Playing sixteen loopy ladies, each named after their drink of choice, outrageous Leslye Orr conjures up a great menu of barflies, each as distinct as their hair-dos and hats!

Featured as the “Best Solo Performance of 2000!” (Lavender magazine), and listed as a Star Tribune “Critic’s Choice” play, this delightful comedy with its uplifting message and memory lane music has been toasted by audiences at theaters in the Midwest for 30 years!

“So funny I darn near laughed out loud.” – Enthusiastic Audience Member.

Women Who Drink premiered at Illusion Theater’s Fresh Ink series in 1990.

Festival of One-Act Plays – presented by Applause Community Theatre

CANCELLED: We regret to announce that all performances of the Festival of One Act Plays have been cancelled.

Dates: Fri-Sun, Mar 20-22 & 27-29, 2020 (full schedule below)
Tickets: $15 ($12 student/senior/teacher)
Age Recommendation: Ages 15+
Duration: 2 hrs. 15 minutes, including one intermission.

Applause Community Theatre presents
Festival of One-Act Plays

Fri, Mar 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Sat, Mar 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Sun, Mar 22 at 1:00 p.m.
Fri, Mar 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Sat, Mar 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Sun, Mar 29 at 1:00 p.m.

Applause Community Theatre’s 3rd Annual Festival of One-Act plays features 5 plays, 2 by local playwrights. Please join us for an evening of comedy and farce as we continue to pay homage to the Comedy Mask. Please note that one of the plays does contain strong language, so the evening is rated PG.

Our lineup:
Nightmare without Pants by Joseph Scrimshaw
Pop the Question by Ginny Leutgeb
Babel’s in Arms by David Ives
The Seven Men of Hannukah by Sharon Cooper
Post-It-Notes On a Marrriage by Paul Dooley


UPCOMING EVENTS

Uh, Oh, Here Comes Christmas

Dates: Dec 6-14, 2019
Tickets: $15 ($12 student/senior)
Age Recommendation: Ages 7+
Duration: 2 hrs. 15 minutes, including one intermission.

Applause Community Theatre presents
Uh, Oh, Here Comes Christmas

Fri, Dec 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Sat, Dec 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Sun, Dec 8 at 1:00 p.m.
Thu, Dec 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Fri, Dec 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Sat, Dec 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Based on the books by Robert Fulghum. Adapted by Ernest Zulia and David Caldwell. Music and lyrics by David Caldwell. Directed by Gary Davis.

Holiday stories from the international best-selling author of “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” have been crafted into an engaging evening of storytelling and song. This charming show takes a funny, heartwarming and often poignant look at the struggle to find the spirit of the holidays amid the avalanche of commercialism, stress and chaos that crashes down every December.

Presented with permission from Dramatic Publishing.


UPCOMING EVENTS