The Brainerd Community Theatre, part of the Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center, serves as a cultural hub for the Brainerd Lakes area, and enjoys a 45 year tradition of providing year-round theatre entertainment. Students and community members alike are welcome to be a part of the productions, both onstage and backstage. Productions are staged year-round, with a robust summer theatre program serving the resort population of the area.
You do not need to be enrolled at Central Lakes College for a chance to be onstage or to be a part of a production. Volunteers are always needed to assist with backstage crew, set construction and ushering. Auditions are officially announced on our events calendar, by email, and on social media. If you are not currently on our audition email list and would like to be added, email your request to email@example.com. You will receive updates about auditions, upcoming shows, the latest changes, and ticket discounts. We are spam-free and you may opt-out anytime.
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Meet the Cast of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”
Brainerd Community Theatre’s spring 2017 production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof has been cast and rehearsals are underway. We’ve assembled a most exceptional cast of students and community members for what has been called by many Tennessee Williams’ most powerful play. Performances will take place in the Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College, March 1-4, 2017.
Nicole Rothleutner plays the role of Maggie. She has been in several BCT productions, most recently seen as Shelby in the summer production of ‘Steel Magnolias.’ Nicole is a Brainerd native.
Kevin Yeager plays the role of Brick. A veteran of numerous area theatre productions, Kevin last appeared on the BCT stage in the role of Dr. Nemur in ‘Flowers for Algernon.’
Ed Eyestone plays Big Daddy. Ed lives in Crosby, and has appeared at BCT in different plays, including ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ and ‘It Runs in the Family.’
Marc Oliphant plays Gooper. He hails from Baxter and has been seen on stage at BCT in a variety of roles, including Ellard in ‘The Foreigner’ and Ivan in ‘The Seafarer.’
Sharon Hartley plays Big Mama. Sharon is a long-time veteran of the BCT and other area stages, playing a wide variety of roles. Most recently she was seen on the BCT stage in ‘Dearly Departed.’ Sharon also lends her costuming talents to numerous area productions.
Jon Howard plays Dr. Baugh. Jon is a relative newcomer to the stage, having auditioned last spring as a way of challenging himself to do different things. The result was a place in the cast of ‘Spamalot’ and in this production.
Laura Marsolek plays Mae. Laura has been seen in the chorus of ‘Spamalot’ and in the leading role of Ginny in ‘Relatively Speaking’ on the BCT stage. She has also appeared in other area theatre productions.
Bill W. and Dr. Bob
Monty Python’s Spamalot
The Servant of Two Masters
The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel & Gretel
The Rimers of Eldritch
I Hate Hamlet
Jack the Ripper, Monster of Whitechapel
The Glass Menagerie
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
The Diary of Anne Frank
Brighton Beach Memoirs