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2015 marks the Grand Marais Playhouse's

45th SEASON!!

Emily Johnson Dance February 7 at 7:30

MOVIES at the ACA first shoing February 4 at 7PM

MACT Fest One Act entry- local performance- March17 at 7 PM

James and the Giant Peach April 17-19 & 24-26

June Play - June 25-28 & July 2 -5

Grand Marais Summer Theater Festival July 16 - August 11
Monroe Crossing - September 3, 7:30 PM


Stay tuned! More to come!!







Tuesday, January 27 at 7 PM.

The Grand Marais PLayhouse will be sending a one act play to the MACT Fest at the Dassel Cokato Performing Arts Center March 19 - 22.

The show will be selected after asitions to best fit the company of actors.

No Experience necessary! No need to prepare anything for the audition!

For more information contact the Playhouse at (218)387-1284 x2 or




The Grand Marais Playhouse is very proud to present


Emily Johnson/Catayst

Niicugni (Listen)

Performance February 7 at 7:30 pm

at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts

51 West 5th Street in Grand Marais


Tickets: $15 adults $5 students (all seating general admission)


Box office opens at 6:30 evening of the event

Advance tickets available at


Do You Want to be a part of the performance?


Emily Johnson is an Alaska-born choreographer and dancer based in Minneapolis, who creates and performs unique contemporary performances with her company, Emily Johnson / Catalyst. One of the hallmarks of Catalyst's work is finding unique ways to engage with local audiences and communities where they tour to.

For their dance piece called "Niicugni" (nee-CHOOG-nee - a Yup'ik word that means "listen" or "pay attention"), Emily wanted to create an experience that allowed audiences to notice and pay attention to things they might not have seen before - hidden details, subltle moments - that can shift the ways we relate to ourselves, our lives, and each other. One way this is achieved in the show is to have a few small groups of local community members who share a vocation make very brief appearances on stage (30 seconds) to make a gesture that stems from that vocation, at select moments during the dance. Emily works with each group to find the gesture and direct the short excerpt. For example, in New Hampshire, the group of beekeepers walked on stage in the same way they approached a hive - smelling, listening, watching closely for important information. The water aerobics class members all imagined the moment when they first enter the pool at their YWCA in Minneapolis. The Farmers and Gardeners in Tallahassee made a planting gesture into the stage floor.

Being part of a Local Group in Niicugni is an immensely rewarding experience that allows those audience members a chance to get more deeply involved and connected to this performance experience, and allows the piece to truly reflect some of the people and culture of the communities where it is performed. After touring Niicugni across the USA for 2 years, it has become clear that participants are always very glad they joined the show. Parents have brought children (age 3 and up) to be in groups. No performance experience necessary, in fact it is a role for non-performers.

the commitment required for participants is simply two evenings - for the dress rehearsal and the show, 3 hours on both Friday and Saturday, 6-9pm at the ACA Theater.

Friday Feb 6, 6-9pm Dress Rehearsal
Saturday Feb 7 6-9pm Full Show

All participants receive a free ticket for the performance, as well as one comp ticket for a friend or family member. Participants sit in the audience and watch the entire show, getting up from their seats only for their brief appearance onstage.

If you are interested in joining Emily Johnson / Catalyst for this very special performance of Niicugni at ACA, please contact julia bither at for more information and details.

more info at

Auditions for

James and the Giant Peach

by Roald Dahl, dramatized by Richard R. George


Auditions February 10 at 3:30

at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts

Open to grades 1 and up.

Rehearsals after school Monday - Thursday

Speaking roles only considered for those with no or (very, very few) rehearsal conflicts.

Crew also needed for Lights, Sound and backstage.


Performances April 17,18,19 & 24, 25, 26

School performance April 16 (not open to public)

Fridays & Saturdays at 7 PM, Sundays at 2 PM



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First Movie Night is Tuesday, February 24 at 7PM,

$3 each person.


Theatrical, Musical, Shakespeare, Classics, Independents, Family


Dates are set for Summer Theater Festival!


Come to Grand Marais to enjoy high quality Community Theater!

A Comedy and A Musical in Repertory July 16 - August 9. Thursdays - Sundays (sundays at 2 ,except for Aug. 2 at 3PM, Thursday - Saturday at 7 PM)


Monroe Crossing returns to Grand Marais!!

September 3, 2015

"Its Gonna Be a Party!!"

Tickets on- sale NOW!!

These guys sell out - so don't wait! (and there will be cake and stuff too!)

Come experience a theatrical weekend in Grand Marais

Enjoy accommodations at our 2015 season sponsor



Grand Marais Playhouse office

P.O.Box 996

Grand Marais, MN 55604

(218)387-1284 ext.2


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