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Brainerd Community Theatre stages two outdoor musicals

Two bouncy, up-beat musicals featuring popular songs will be performed outdoors when Brainerd Community Theatre presents ‘Sh-Boom, Life Could be a Dream’ and ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes.’ The shows perform the week of July 20 (‘Sh-Boom’) and August 3 (Marvelous Wonderettes’), beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the Brainerd campus of Central …

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Brainerd Community Theatre stages play on virtual stage

Even though current health directives don’t allow for an audience of more than 10 to gather in one place, Brainerd Community Theatre (BCT) anticipates a large turn-out for its next production. That’s because it will be performed entirely online, with spectators watching via computers, smart TV’s, and cell phones. Performances …

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CLC debuts programming with social distancing

A piano. A performer. Lights, microphones. And absolutely no one sitting in the auditorium. Yet, the show went on, live streamed to a stay-at-home audience who clapped with emojis, offered song suggestions via a chat box, and responded enthusiastically to the 90-minute show. This was the event on May 8 …

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Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center cancels remainder of season

The Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center at Central Lakes College is canceling the remainder of its season, following yesterday’s announcement from Minnesota State Chancellor Devinder Malhotra that all events with more than 100 attendees are cancelled until May 1 at all campuses. This move is part of the system’s …

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Direct from Nashville—Farewell Angelina to Perform at CLC

Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, Farewell Angelina will perform on March 21 as part of the Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center’s Cultural Arts Series. The 7:30 show will be in the Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College. Farewell Angelina is an all-female country …

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‘Neither Wolf Nor Dog’ to Screen at CLC, author in attendance

From the pages of an award-winning novel to the big screen is the journey of ‘Neither Wolf Nor Dog,’ a independent film that has been making a gigantic impact on communities since its release in 2017. The film will be screened in the Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus of …

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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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