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Our vibrant community theater produces a multi-show season each year (in addition to our presentations and educational programming) between September and May. Both brand new and seasoned actors fill the stage, bringing over 10,000 audience members to the theater annually. The AAAA features a wide variety of shows, from classic to farce, and from drama to musical comedy.

Each fall, the AAAA theatre season begins with a large-scale musical, which utilizes a live orchestra pit. Our Winter Holiday show typically showcases a family-friendly holiday play. The remainder of the season presents a diverse menu of plays to appeal to a vast audience.

All talent, both onstage and offstage, consists of local artists and community members. The AAAA is a venue where both veteran and brand new actors can perform side-by-side - we are the community's theatre! Come on down and check out a show. We have something for everyone!

2016-2017 Mainstage season
Mainstage Season runs September - may

Fall Musical: The Music Man

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize - this despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.

Show Dates: October 14, 15, 21, 22 :: 7:30pm | October 16, 23 :: 2:00pm
Tickets: On sale September 14 at 11am. $18 Adults, $15 Students/Seniors, $10 Children,
$15 Members, $15 Group
Sponsor: Douglas Machine
Auditions: August 8 & 9:: 6:30pm

Holiday Show: A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. This classic story has been adapted for our stage by Kevin Lee of Alexandria.

Show Dates: December 2, 3, 9, 10:: 7:30pm | December 4, 11:: 2:00pm
Tickets: On sale November 2 at 11am. $18 Adults, $15 Students/Seniors, $15 Members,
$15 Group
Sponsor: Integrity Title, Inc.
Auditions: October 5 & 6 :: 6:30pm

Youth Musical: James and the Giant Peach

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

Show Dates: January 20, 21, 27, 28:: 7:30pm | January 22, 29 :: 2:00pm
Tickets: On sale December 20 at 11am. $18 Adults, $15 Students/Seniors, $10 Children,
$15 Members, $15 Group
Sponsor: Soderholm Oral Surgery
Auditions: November 21 & 22 :: 6:30pm

Winter Comedy: Lend Me a Tenor

Lend Me A Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli's Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo.

Show Dates: March 3, 4, 10, 11 :: 7:30pm | March 5, 12 :: 2:00pm
Tickets: On sale February 2 at 11am. $18 Adults, $15 Students/Seniors, $15 Members,
$15 Group
Sponsor: Aagard
Auditions: December 19 & 20 :: 6:30pm

Spring Drama: Romeo & Juliet

William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. This tragic love story has been adapted for our stage by Alexandria's own Philip Goellner, who adapted Hamlet in 2015.

Show Dates: April 21, 22, 28, 29:: 7:30pm | April 23, 30 :: 2:00pm
Tickets: On sale March 22 at 1am. $18 Adults, $15 Students/Seniors, $15 Members,
$15 Group
Sponsor: Soderholm Oral Surgery
Auditions: February 6 & 7 :: 6:30pm

All main stage productions begin at 7:30pm at 618 Broadway (unless specified) and run Friday-Saturday with Sunday Matinees at 2pm (unless otherwise noted). The Theatre reserves the right at any time to substitute productions or make changes to this schedule. Up-to-date info is online, at AlexandriaAreaArts.org. Tickets go on sale one month before show open, except for members. Online tickets sales will end 2 hours prior to every performance. Box office opens one hour before curtain for walk up tickets. Will call tickets not claimed 15 minutes before curtain will be released during sold out productions. NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS.

 

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Alexandria Area Arts Association
618 Broadway
Alexandria, MN 56308

[box office] 320.762.8300
[e-mail] info@alexandriaareaarts.org