Century College’s theater department was founded 51 years ago and has since thrived as a vibrant part of the college experience for many students. Students can earn an Associate of Fine Arts in Theatre degree. Classes include theater appreciation, acting, technical theater and more. Read more about Half a Century Later, No Curtain Call in Sight for Century College's Theater Department
The Lakeshore Players Theatre has a new home, the Hanifl Performing Arts Center. Since its beginning in 1953, it has been based in two different churches. Now for the first time, the White Bear Lake-based theatre has a performance space to call its own.
Read more about An Inside Look at White Bear Lake’s New Hanifl Performing Arts Center
Directed by Gorden Hedahl, Noises Off, a comical play staged at Lakeshore Players Theatre, is a fun, backstage farce.
The production begins as a normal play—until, that is, an actor playing the director walks on stage and begins directing. Behind-the-scenes hilarity ensues and features “showmances” between actors, diva performers and actors with mediocre acting ability.
“It’s a comedy that is light-hearted and fun to watch,” says Ben Ratkowski, artistic director. Read more about Lakeshore Players Theatre Breaks Up Winter with Comedy
Shakespeare & Co. was founded as an outdoor theater in 1976 by director George Franklin Wade, and can claim to be “the longest-running outdoor classical repertory theater” in Minnesota. Read more about Shakespeare & Co. of White Bear Lake Celebrates 39 Years