Songs of the Stage Returns!

Back in January we tried something new for the Heritage Players and hosted a “Songs of the Stage” event at the Pine Center for the Arts.  A sold-out crowd enjoyed hearing some of our favorite Broadway Musical songs.  Shrek: The Musical, Les Miserables, Nunsense, Little Shop of Horrors, and Wicked were just a few of the shows that were highlighted during an evening of song.

This spring we have a new line-up of songs and some new talent to add to the stage.  We’ve also moved our event to a new location this time around in order to accommodate a larger audience, but still keep the intimate feel of the “Songs of the Stage” cabaret.

Tickets are on sale today for this special evening, coming to Pine City on Saturday, May 21st at 7:00 PM.  Tickets are available from Cabin Coffees and the Pine City Chamber Office.  Advance tickets are $10.  Purchases at the door will be $15 per ticket.  Guests that are from outside the community can email us at heritageplayers@gmail.com for reservation options.

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Backstage, Performance Collide on Pine City Stage

Special thanks to our marketing assistant, Sarah Odendahl, for preparing the first press release for the upcoming production.  If you see this article in your local paper… be sure to let us know so that we can thank the editors!

 

Enjoy the behind-the-scenes actions of Noises Off, a comedy about the foils, fights, and follies of producing a play. Written by Michael Frayn, this play-within-a-play explores the concept that theater can be “funnier from behind” than what is seen by the audience.

The cast of 9 local actors will bring to life three different moments in the development of the fictional play “Nothing On” – the final dress rehearsal, one month into the run, and one of the final performances. The zany antics of “Nothing On” are no comparison for the actors’ backstage confusion, deteriorating relationships, and general incoherence. Led by the direction of Jay Schueller, Noises Off shows April 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th, and 9th at 7:00pm and April 3rd at 2:00pm. All performances will take place in Pine City High School’s Fine Arts Auditorium.

Advance ticket prices are $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors. Advance tickets are available at Pine City Area Chamber of Commerce, Cabin Coffees, and online. Tickets at the door are two dollars more.

Noises Off is made possible by a grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the state’s General Fund. The Pine City Heritage Players’ mission is to enrich, educate, and entertain our community by providing a superior theater experience.

Advertise With Us!

The Pine City Heritage Players is busy preparing for the upcoming production of “Noises Off”, coming to the Fine Arts Auditorium in Pine City the first two weekends in April.  We are looking for businesses and organizations that are seeking new promotional opportunities, or simply have an interest in supporting the arts in our community.

Become a SHOW SPONSOR for any one of the 6 performance dates.  Your sponsorship includes 2 tickets to see the show, lobby promotional signage, and an ad spot on the back cover of the program.  In addition… we welcome our SHOW SPONSOR to set up an informational booth in the lobby prior to the start of the show and during intermission.  A great way to meet new customers!

We also have ADVERTISING spots in the program available for local businesses and organizations.  For as little as $25 you can reach 500+ guest during the run of “Noises Off”.

If you’d like more information about advertising with us for our spring production, email us at HeritagePlayers@gmail.com or contact Becky (320-298-0014) or Sarah (320-237-7119)  for more information.

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“Noises Off” Rehearsals Begin

 

True love for the theater brings together a wild bunch of actors and actresses on this Valentine’s Day as they enjoy the Sunday rehearsals for the spring production of “Noises Off”.  The spring production for the Heritage Players is being directed by Jay Schueller and he is thrilled with the casting of the production.  “We have a wonderful group of actors and actresses for this production, many of which are making a debut performance on the Heritage Players stage,” says Schueller.

So… what is the show about… so glad you asked!

“Noises Off” is a play that highlights the development of the fictional production ‘Nothing On’ and the relationships of the cast both on and off stage.  As the show begins we meet the production director and the cast and crew in their final dress rehearsal and quickly learn that they are nowhere near ready for opening night.  Missed lines, missed cues, and missing actors make for a frazzled director.

In the second act of the show the audience will be given a different view of the production as we catch up with the cast one month into the run of the production.  The view from backstage reveals deteriorating relationships, offstage shenanigans, and onstage bedlam.  The chaotic action will cause nothing but laughs for the audience in attendance.

“Directing a play-within-a-play creates some wonderful challenges and this cast has embraced the show with enthusiasm,” says Schueller, “There is no shortage of laughs with this show and this cast.”

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Welcome!

As the Heritage Players begins a new year, we are excited about the plans that are coming together for a great year ahead.  Our board of directors has expanded to include some new faces as well as many returning members and we are excited to work together on creating more theater opportunities in our community.

In order to accomplish that goal, we will be busy creating some new ways to communicate with our friends and fans!  The first of which, will be this new website.  We hope that you’ll find this tool valuable… and share it with your friends and family to help our organization to grow.  And be a little patient with us as we get new content added to the site over the next several weeks.

We’d love to hear from you… about your ideas for future shows or your interest in being a part of our volunteer team.  Email us at pinecityheritageplayers@gmail.com.

“Anything can happen… if you let it.” ~ Mary Poppins

Until next time…

Becky ~ Heritage Players President