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Upcoming EVENTS at the St. Mane Theatre
206 Parkway Ave N
Tickets and information available at Lanesboro Arts Center, 507-467-2446.
Saturday, Feb 16, 7:30 pm
Butch Thompson: Solo Show
Early Jazz Piano
Tickets: $15 / $12 LAC member. In advance 507-467-2446, and at the door as available. Widely known for his 12-year stint as house pianist on public radio's A Prairie Home Companion, where the Butch Thompson Trio was the house band, Butch Thompson continues on the show as a frequent guest. Born and raised in Marine-on-St. Croix, a small Minnesota river town, Thompson was playing Christmas carols on his mother's upright piano by age three, and began formal lessons at six. He studied clarinet in high school and led his first professional jazz group as a teenager. Here's a video!
Saturday, March 9, 7:30 pm
featuring Laura MacKenzie, Ross Sutter & Danielle Enbloom
Tickets: $15 / $12 LAC member. In advance 507-467-2446, and at the door. A plucky, lively Irish affair with fiddle, pipes, whistles, flute, guitar and voices. Plus a little Irish step dancin' (Danielle is doing graduate study on traditional dance in Ireland).
Saturday, May 11, 7:30 pm
John Smith Singer/Songwriter
Tickets: $15 / $12 LAC member. In advance 507-467-2446, and at the door. Above all else, John Smith is a Bard. The role of the Bard in every society is to hold up a mirror to that society, to convey and reveal - through the mysterious alchemy of music and words and performance - the secret inner language of the heart - delivered with that ineffable feeling called 'Soul'. Watch a video!
Saturday, June 1, 7:30 pm "I Left My Heart in Rhubarb Country"
Concert: The Rhubarb Sisters
Tickets: $15 / $12 LAC member. In advance 507-467-2446, and at the door. Featuring the Rhubarb Sisters, with guests Rita Dalzell & Barbara Benson Keith, The Bethlehem Boyz, and the CBB Jazz Combo & Friends. Pure entertainment, as the Sisters weave clever lyrics into familiar tunes!
Saturday, July 13, 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15 / $12 LAC member. In advance 507-467-2446, and at the door. A working farmer, Chuck Suchy writes and performs his own ballads and songs, providing audience members with a sensitive and honest portrayal of contemporary American farm life. Singing, and playing guitar and accordion, his themes have expanded to include songs about human relationships, spirituality, motorcycles, and even sailing. "His mature voice hovers over the Great Plains like heat ripples above summer blacktop. This is country music with its fingers in the soil and its heart heading down the highway on an Indian motorcycle." - Acoustic Guitar Magazine. Watch a video!
Friday, Dec 20, 7:30 pm
Annual Old-Fashioned Holiday Sing-Along with Dan Chouinard
And special guests, tba
Tickets: $15 / $12 LAC member. A fundraiser for the St. Mane Theatre! In advance 507-467-2446, and at the door as available. Enjoy this holiday tradition at the St. Mane Theatre - Dan Chouinard is a charming and talented host - with voice, piano, and accordion - and he will welcome to the stage a special guest as well as local talent such as the Bethlehem Boyz, the Rutabaga Brothers, and the Rhubarb Sisters. Audience members can alternately sing along, and sit back to listen to Dan's heartwarming stories.
Lanesboro Community Theater
Lanesboro Community Theater produces two plays and one weekend of homemade movies a year. Each winter you will find a play in the St. Mane Theatre, 206 Parkway Ave N, a musical every summer in the theater, and movies in Sylvan Park every fall. For more information, please visit our website or visit us on Facebook.
Over the Back Fence
A Community Variety Show — featuring music, literary readings, food, skits, poems, jokes, guest artists and more. With host Damon Prestemon and a fantastic cast of local talent.
On Stage in 2013: 2nd Fridays February — November, 7:30 p.m., with pre-show music at 7:10 p.m. Advance tickets recommended. $7 / $4 students. 507-467-2446.
2013 Show Themes
Feb 8 - The 1950s
March 8 - On Broadway
April 12 - April
May 10 - Highways and Biways (Planes, Trains and Automobiles)
THANKS to our SPONSORS: Associated Bank, Bluff Country Computer Works, Cedar Valley Resort, Coffee Street Fitness Center & Dance Studio, F&M Community Bank, Fillmore County Journal, Green Gables Inn, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Huntington Electric, Lanesboro Arts Center, Lanesboro BP/S&A Petroleum, Lanesboro Christmas Inn Tour, Lanesboro Local, Lanesboro Public Library, Lanesboro Web Management Group, Niagara Cave, Olivia's Attic, Pedal Pushers Café, Preston Foods, Rhino's Pizza & Sub Shoppe, Riverside on the Root Restaurant & Outfitters, Sally's Hair to Dye For, and Thomas M. Manion, Attorney at Law.
The show will feature host Damon Prestemon, with his quick wit and affinity for good music and comedy. Guest artists will include professional musicians, comedians, published authors, visual artists, and others (you name it – professors, doctors, clergy, politicians, athletes . . . ).
Tickets: $15 / $12 LAC members. In advance at Lanesboro Arts Center, 507-467-2446, and at the door.
Sundays at 7 p.m.
Third Friday Film Series
Third Friday Film Series is a cooperative educational series sponsored by the Lanesboro Arts Center in partnership with volunteers. 2013 will feature films on the topic of "Energy and Climate Change". Each screening is followed by a discussion led by a local expert on the film's topic. Free-will donations help to cover costs of film licensing. Films tba.
3rd Fridays May — Oct at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre
July 19 (location tba; not at the St. Mane)
Lanesboro Arts Center | PO Box 152 | 103 Parkway Ave N | Lanesboro, MN 55949
507-467-2446 | [email protected]
GALLERY HOURS: Open year-round. . .
Memorial Day through Oct. 31: Mon-Thurs 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-7, Sun 11-4.