Elk River Community Theatre

  Following is a schedule of theatrical productions coming up, or current, in the area. HIGH SCHOOL ONE-ACTS ELK RIVER Play — “The Puppet Show” Conference festival — Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Champlin Park, 7:30 p.m. Sub-section — Saturday, Jan. 26, at Buffalo, 1:50 p.m. Local — Saturday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m., non-competition play, “The [...]

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    by Bruce Strand, Arts editor “Noises Off,” an uproarious, door-slamming, pants-falling-down comedy about a theatrical production unraveling, had its first four showings at Zabee Theatre last weekend and will conclude with performances Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. A small audience opening night was rocking back and forth in laughter, whistling [...]

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  “Noises Off,” a door-slamming farce about real actors playing fake actors playing characters in a play, will be presented by Elk River Community Theatre beginning next Friday at Zabee Theater. The story starts with rehearsals for a play called “Nothing On,” a comedy with girls running around in their lingerie and men whose pants [...]

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Last summer, during the run of ERCT’s “Phantom of the Opera,” it was announced that the summer show for 2012 was going to be “The Music Man.” Indeed, up until about a month ago, it was understood by those of us in the theater community that the summer show was set to be “The Music [...]

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For those questioning why Elk River Community Theatre’s last production of “Clue: The Musical,” bombed at the box office, I would offer the relatively high cost of ticket prices as a possible clue for the low attendance of your last production. Please compare ticket prices of $14 and $12 per person to recent area school [...]

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This letter you’re about to read is a farce (like the style of play with the same name). When you get to the end, you’ll know what the word means. We’ve just finished a successful seven-performance run of “Clue: The Musical.” The audience loved it, except that the total attendance was only 500. For the [...]

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  Theatre-goers have four  more chances to see “Clue the Musical” being staged by Elk River Community Theatre in seven shows over two weekends. Curtain time Thursday, Friday and Saturday is 7:30 p.m., and Sunday 2 p.m.  ERCT has achieved nicely-paced and skillfully choreographed performance. The talented, veteran cast includes Earl Milton, Kevin Hunter, Paul [...]

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  by  Bruce Strand, Arts editor “Clue the Musical” is basically eight cartoon characters pulled out of a board game box and placed on a stage where they act out a murder mystery spiced by humor and  music, with the crowd encouraged to figure out who done it. In fact the patrons get cards to [...]

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