Register now for the 'Run for the Roses' 5K / Zero K Run/Walk and Annual Fundraiser at the Maritime Museum!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It's coming 'round the bend! Everybody's favorite springtime fundraiser, 'Run for the Roses', is Saturday, May 3rd. New this year, a special 5k Run/Walk through Alexandria and a fun Zero K (for those not built for speed). All ages, fitness, and experience levels are welcome!
 
We're also excited to announce that the always-anticipated Kentucky Derby Party will be at the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum, where you and your friends can cheer on the ponies in fabulous style - whether you raced or not. Raffle tickets, silent auction items, games & prizes. You'll look great in your Derby-day attire, swingin' to the Mel Lamar Trio, sipping a mint julep with your friends, and supporting Minnesota's longest running summer theatre!
 
Online race registration now open. Click here to sign up! For now, mark your calendars and follow us on Facebook and Twitter (#tlhommedieu) for up-to-the-moment updates.
 
The nitty gritty:
 
5K - 1:24pm start (at Big Ole). Check-in begins at noon. Performance Ts for all participants, costumes encouraged. $20 advance online registration / $25 day of race, onsite.
 
Derby Party at MN Lakes Maritime Museum - 4pm - 7:24pm. $25 in advance from TLHD Board member / $30 at the door.
 
Kentucky Derby Viewing: 5:24pm (watch the race live in our expanded viewing area!)
 
Zero K 'race':  6:24pm on the museum grounds, costumes encouraged. Prizes awarded. $25 day of event only. 
 
 


2014 Season is Here!
 
 
 
The exciting 2014 season includes a concert event, hilarious romps, some heartwarming tales, dance, puppetry, and a summer workshop series. Here's what's coming to the Lakes Area: 

In concert, The Fabulous Armadillos, June 17 at 7:30pm. (special performance, not part of season pass packages)
One of Minnesota's most popular tribute bands, The Fabulous Armadillos make their Alexandria debut in this pre-season concert event! This 8-piece band of professional musicians has been playing themed shows to sold-out audiences since 2006. With a song list that spans from rock to motown, each theatre show is a sit-down, multi-media, storytelling event perfect for a summer night. Onsale date to be announced soon.

The Philadelphia Story, June 24-29
This Broadway hit starred Katharine Hepburn as Tracy Lord; a headstrong and spoiled daughter of the privileged. Tracy finds herself growing interested in a reporter covering her society wedding. Their moolight swim is discovered and the love triangle eventually gets straightened out  - but not without some good laughs! By Philip Barry. Produced by DelakoArts.
 
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, July 8-13
A very funny musical, this hilarious chronical of overachieving adolescents has been a hit across the country. The show's Tony Award-winning creative team made the unlikliest hit musical out of the unlikliest of heroes: quirky, charming outsiders vying to stand out and fit in at the spelling bee. Contains some mature content and not recommended for children under the age of 10. By William Finn and Rebecca Sheinkin. Produced by Bloomington Civic Theater.
 
Rancho Mirage, July 15-20 (West Central Minnesota Premier!)
A bitingly funny black comedy about what happens when the fictions that hold our lives together are exposed. It's a sharp and surprising journey into the psyche of 2013 America - where affluence is perhaps our greatest mirage. Three couples find themselves at a dinner party where everyone finally decided to tell the truth. By Steven Deitz. Produced by DelakoArts.
 
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.
 
*Classes in improvisation for teens and a monologue/audition class for teens/adults is being offered as part of this company's residency. Schedule and sign-up to come!
 
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.
 
A special, one-night only performance of Trick Boxing on July 1, 2014* (Not included in Season Pass, but Flex Pass may be used)
A tour-de-force production of dance, puppetry and dialogue, Trick Boxing follows a down-on-his-luck apple seller who is bamboozled into becoming a boxer by a shady hustler and ends up swinging his way to a championship title. Written, directed, and performed by husband/wife duo Megan McClellan and Brian Sostek with each playing multiple roles in this fast-paced physical comedy featuring high-energy dance numbers, ridiculous puppetry, boxing, and rapid-fire dialogue. Produced by Sossy Mechanics.
 
*Workshops on puppetry for kids and swing dance for teens/adults will be offered by the cast. Schedule and sign-up to come!
 
 
We wish to thank our season co-sponsor Elden's Fresh Foods for their continuing support. Thanks also go to our show sponsors: Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center, Lake Region Eye Center, Linda & Tom Akenson and Shelly Karnis of Counselor Realty, Aagard, and Adam & Lisa of Gustafson Mechanical Inc.

 
 
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).