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Brainerd Community Theatre takes home awards at annual gala

Brainerd Community Theatre took home some top honors at the Theatre and Actors Guild Awards annual gala, held recently. In addition to Brainerd Community Theatre, the other affiliate theatres are: Pequot Lakes Community Theatre, Lamplighters Theatre (Staples),  Stage North Theatre, and Great River Arts (Little Falls). Awards were given for …

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“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” opens spring BCT season

One of the most celebrated, critically-acclaimed, and controversial plays in American theatre history will debut the spring season for Brainerd Community Theatre. Edward Albee’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ will hit the Chalberg Theatre stage with performances February 20-22 and 27-28 at 7 p.m., and end February 29 with a …

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Hip-hop duo The Reminders at CLC

Blending soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics, the husband/wife hip-hop duo known as The Reminders will electrify CLC’s Dryden Theatre when they perform on January 22. The 7:30 performance is part of the Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center’s Cultural Arts Series. Series producer Patrick …

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Cantus’ “One Giant Leap” Lands in Brainerd January 17

Acclaimed as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare), Cantus will perform “One Giant Leap” in the Chalberg Theatre on January 17. As part of the Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center’s Cultural Arts Series, the 7:30 concert features a group the New Yorker called ‘engaging,’ and …

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A Play for Our Times: Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’ at BCT

A classic of the American theatre, a play which set into motion the career of one of the most important playwrights of the 20th Century, a modern version of classical Greek tragedy. These are each a description of ‘All My Sons,’ written by Arthur Miller, and which will be the …

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Her Crooked Heart Opens Dryden Cabaret series

Fueled by a lifetime of love, loss and leaving it all behind, Minneapolis singer/songwriter Rachel Ries brings her music group called Her Crooked Heart to Brainerd on November 7. The show debuts the Dryden Theatre Cabaret Series of events, a subset of the Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center’s Cultural …

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Triple Espresso hits Chalberg stage November 2

Take 3 guys with big ambitions and an utter lack of common sense. Add a coffee house, hand shadow puppets, a trip to Zaire, things that disappear (and reappear), a gorilla running loose at a piano contest, and a very unfortunate appearance on national television. Result: Triple Espresso, the funniest …

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‘Mamma Mia!’ at Brainerd Community Theatre

One of Broadway’s most enduring and endearing musicals will explode on the Chalberg Theatre stage when Brainerd Community Theatre presents ‘Mamma Mia!’ as the final production of its 50th Anniversary Summer Theatre Season. The musical opens on August 27, continuing through the 30th, and resumes for a final run of …

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BCT Presents ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”

The second offering in Brainerd Community Theatre’s summer season is the zany comedy ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. July 15-17 and 22-24 in the Dryden Theatre on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College. Originally conceived and written by Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield, …

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‘The Sunshine Boys’ Kicks off BCT Anniversary Season

From the late master of American comedy, Neil Simon, comes Brainerd Community Theatre’s first summer theatre production commemorating the organization’s 50th anniversary. ‘The Sunshine Boys’ will open on June 25, with performances nightly through the 28th, and finishing with additional shows July 1-3. All shows are at 7:30 p.m. in …

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