So Much To 'Dieu'!
 
 
 
 
Our 2014 season is in full swing with world-class plays & music, awe-inspiring dance, ridiculous puppetry, and a whole series of classes that will broaden anyone's horizons. 
 
Flex Passes are still a great idea and can help you save big, so why not treat yourself? All tickets available by clicking 'Tickets' at the top of this page or in person during regular business hours. Come out and let us answer any questions you have about our plays, the visiting professional artists, our classes, our free Sunday childcare, or our fabulous historic theatre - celebrating 54 years in the Lakes Area!
 
BOX OFFICE SUMMER HOURS 
10am - 4pm, Mon - Sat
Noon - end of intermission, Sunday show-days

TICKET PRICES
Tuesday evening and Sunday Matinee, $20.00
Wednesday and Thursday evening, $22.50
Friday and Saturday evening, $25.00

 

2014 Season is Wrapping Up!
 
 
 
It's been an exciting season that has included a concert event, hilarious romps, some heartwarming tales, dance, puppetry, and a summer workshop series. It's not over yet, folks! Here's what's still coming to the Lakes Area: 
 
DISENCHANTED!, July 29-August 3
The story of six bold women who refuse to be 'damsels in distress' any longer. Snow White and her angry band of storybook friends are storming the castle in order to take their lives back. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Hua Mulan, The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, and more are brought to life as women singing the hilarious truth about being a 'once-upon-a-time girl'. This show contains mature content and is not recommended for children under 13. By Dennis T. Giacino. Produced by Casting Spells Productions. Sponsored by Linda & Tom Akenson and Shelly Karnis of Counselor Realty
 
 
The Pavilion, August 5-10
A twenty-year high school reunion in Pine City, MN brings back former sweethearts and 'The Cutest Couple in the Class' whose romance ended upruptly twenty years ago. As the night progresses, they are led to face the consequences of choices made long ago and begin the journey back to life, strength, and bittersweet resolve. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and hailed as 'a modern-day Our Town', The Pavilion is comedic, poetic, and beautiful. By Craig Wright. Produced by Yellow Tree Theatre. Sponsored by Bremer Bank
 
The Cherry Orchard, August 10 - 14 (Staged reading, Lunchtime Masterclass, and open-door rehearsal. Not part of season.)

Theatre L’Homme Dieu is gearing up for its first ever Artist Residency. Some of the Twin Cities best performers will launch a 5-month rehearsal of Anton Chekhov’s THE CHERRY ORCHARD from right here under our roof and you’re invited to be part of the process ! The fully staged production will be performed in St. Paul the first 2 weeks of December, but it all starts here.

Join us for a truly unique experience by attending any of the daily rehearsals between August 11 – 13. Get a sampling of this work-in-progress on Wednesday, August 13 at 6:30pm during an intimate staged reading, performed script-in-hand. Act I will be performed in the Lodge, while Act II will move outside under the canopy of the trees. Guests are invited to bring a picnic and their own seating to enjoy the second half of performance. Beer/Wine/Soda will be sold onsite.

Thursday, August 14th will feature a Lunchtime Masterclass, where everyone is welcome to sit down with the actors and director to discuss the business of theatre, acting, Chekhov, and anything else! The Lunchtime Masterclass will be held in the Lodge from 12pm – 1pm, so bring a lunch and join us for a lively conversation.

Rehearsal schedules will be posted daily on our website, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

The cost of the Lunchtime Masterclass, daily rehearsals, and staged reading are free, although donations will be accepted to offset costs associated with this unique project.

Reservations for the staged reading are recommended as space is limited. Contact the Box Office during regular business hours to reserve your spot at 320.846.3150

We hope to have you with us as we begin a great artistic journey!

 
 

Summer Workshop Series

Classes for teens and adults!
 
Swing Dance - taught by cast of Trick Boxing
June 29
6:30 - 8pm
Ages 13+
No experience necessary
Learn the fun and excititng dance moves featured in Trick Boxing taught by world-class dancer and choreographer, Megan McClellan. 
 
 
Ridiculous Puppetry - taught by cast of Trick Boxing
June 29 - 30
10:30am - 12pm
Ages 13+
No experience necessary
Explore the world of puppetry and physical theatre with award-winning performer, Brian Sostek. This 2-day workshop culmnates in a short performance.
 
 
The Art of Improv - taught by cast of Disenchanted!
August 2
10am - 1pm
Ages 13+
No experience necessary
Former director of Dudley Riggs' Brave New Workshop and expert performer, James Detmar, will teach students the fundamentals of Improv.
 
Audition Skills - taught by cast of The Pavilion
August 8
1 - 3pm
Ages 13+
No experience necessary
Veteran actress, Bonni Allen, will lead students of all experience levels through the steps required for a great audition. No materials required.
 
Lunchtime Master Class - led by cast of The Cherry Orchard
August 14
12 -1pm (bring a lunch!)
Join Sara Schwabe and other professional Twin Cities actors and students from St Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists as they embark on a 4-day training and rehearsal intensive for a production that will be performed in December in St. Paul. Observe the process of foundation building, attend a Q&A, and watch the staged reading in the Lodge.
 
All classes are $25, except the Master Class on Aug 14 which is free. Inquire about limited need-based assistance at tlhd@tlhd.org. Register for all classes on the Tickets page 
 
 

Free Professional Childcare on Sundays

Don't wait for a babysitter in order to make it out for one of our shows. Let our professional childcare provider entertain your wee ones while you enjoy the production! Plan your date night for a Sunday matinee by calling the box office to reserve your child's spot today: 320.846.3150.
Exciting news from the Minnesota State Arts Board!
 
 
Theatre L'Homme Dieu is excited to announce that we have been awarded a multi-year operating grant as part of a pilot program through the Minnesota State Arts Board.  It provides general operating support to high quality, established arts organizations that produce, present, or exhibit works of art; to organizations that provide a broad range of services to artists; and to community arts schools and conservatories that make arts learning available to Minnesotans of all ages and abilities.

Our Mission: Theatre L’Homme Dieu produces and presents exceptional live theatre, fine arts and educational programming that celebrates culture and nurtures community, enriching the quality of life throughout Alexandria, the Lakes Area and Central Minnesota.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Get more involved and help support the theatre!
 
 
-Make a contribution
-Invite a guest to join you in the audience
-Become a volunteer usher
-Host a cocktail fundraiser in your home
-Get your kids to do community/volunteer service through school/church
-Volunteer your time painting, doing small building repairs
-Remember TLHD in your will
-Join the Friends of the Theatre organization
-Help plan the 55th Anniversary event
-Connect us with TLHD alums
-Sponsor a show

Contact Interim Director, Sara Schwabe, for more information at tlhd@tlhd.org or 320-846-3150 (during seasonal box office hours).