Category Archives: Theatre

Main reACTion – Third Space Performance

Tuesdays | 6:30-7:30pm
June 11, 18, 25; July 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6
Third Street (between Main & Lafayette)

The public is invited to eight weekly 1-hour performances by Main ReACTion lead by Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts’ (MCA) Theatre Instructor, Catherine Deysach. (No performance July 2.) Stroll downtown on Third Street and you will be sure to find the young actors and actresses wearing brightly colored shirts accompanied by a sign identifying the group. Locations will also be announced on the MCA Facebook page on the day of performances.

Main reACTion is a new improvisational theatre troupe made of Winona Area youth who auditioned to join. The young performers are: Charlotte Beyers, Halli Davis, Eric Gustafson, Emma Mielke, Uvonne Olcott, Lucy Sanders, Seamus Schwaba, Iris Smith, Abby Thrumer, and Kaia Van Tol. This activity is part of Artists on Main Street, a partnership between Winona Main Street, the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, and Springboard for the Arts with support from the Bush Foundation. Where: Various locations on Third Street

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MCA Main reACTion Auditions (ages 8-13 years)

Sunday | May 19 | 6:00-8:00pm Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts | 1164 W. Howard (10th) Actors/Actresses ages 8-1 are invited to audition for an improv troupe performing weekly in various locations throughout Winona’s historic downtown during summer 2019. Weekly performances on Tuesdays: 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6 (+4 rehearsals, TBD).… Continue Reading

Mister James & Mister Jeff Correction

Please note: The time for the performance on Sunday is 1:00pm. Thursday | May 16 | 7:00pm Friday | May 17 | 7:00pm Saturday | May 18 | 7:00pm Sunday | May 19 | 1:00pm Masonic Theater | 251 Main St. What happens when two escaped slaves from the war-torn south find their separate… Continue Reading

Margaret Shaw Johnson to Speak at Laureate Writers Series

Tuesday | May 7 | 7:00pm Blue Heron Coffee House | 162 E 2nd St Playwright Margaret Shaw Johnson will present a “page to stage” talk about her upcoming play “Mister James & Mister Jeff” at the May Laureate Writers Series. Depending on rehearsal demands, her presentation may be followed by short readings from… Continue Reading

Saint Mary’s Theatre and Dance: She Loves Me

Thursday | March 21 | 7:30pm Friday | March 22 | 7:30pm Saturday | March 23 | 7:30pm Sunday | March 24 | 3:00pm Page Theatre | Saint Mary’s University|saint-marys-theatre-and-dance-she-loves-me|5457 Book by Joe Masteroff Music and lyrics by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick Directed by Judy Myers Set in a European perfumery, shop clerks… Continue Reading

Page Series: ODC’s The Velveteen Rabbit

Sunday | January 27 | 3:00pm Page Theatre | 700 Terrace Heights ODC/Dance brings to life Margery Williams’ classic tale of a well-worn nursery rabbit that becomes real. Told through music, dance, and a powerful narrative, The Velveteen Rabbit celebrates the unique relationship between a little boy and his stuffed rabbit, and the enduring… Continue Reading