Make plans now to join us for the 2019-20 theatre season!

Tickets can be purchased at the door for all shows or purchased in advance for the musical. Please call the box office at (507) 233-9114 and leave a message for more information or to purchase tickets.

Fall Musical: Big Fish

November 1-2, 7:30 pm; November 3, 2:00 pm
(WCC Auditorium)

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest . . . and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him—most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Overflowing with heart and humor, Big Fish is an extraordinary musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre—for an experience that’s richer, funnier, and bigger than life itself. This musical features music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by John August. For more information and to order tickets, visit mlc-wels.edu/forum or call (507) 233-9114.

One-Act Play: Off The Beaten Path

December 13-14, 7:30 pm; December 15, 2:00 pm
(WCC Auditorium)

Featuring 4 A.M. by Jonathan Dorf and Oz by Don Zolidis

You may think this pair of one-act plays will present a familiar situation, but each introduces an unusual and unexpected perspective that takes you off the beaten path. Jonathan Dorf’s 4 A.M. asks an intriguing question: what is it like to be awake when the rest of your world is asleep? Meet an early-morning jogger, a radio DJ whose show may have an audience of none, a modern Romeo and Juliet, the author of a most unusual letter, and many other teen characters as they search for connection in the magic hour, as told through a series of connected scenes and monologues. In Oz by Don Zolidis, Beth is reeling from her sister’s death and suddenly finds herself journeying through a world suspiciously resembling the film The Wizard of Oz. But with the yellow brick road sold to foreign investors after a financial meltdown, the Scarecrow reveling in his ignorant bliss, the Cowardly Lion acting like a paranoid sociopath, and the Tin Man embracing his emotional numbness, Beth wonders what role she plays in this classic story gone awry. Tickets are $5 for all attendees and will be sold at the door only. Visit mlc-wels.edu/forum for more information.

Winter Play: The Mouse That Roared

February 21-22, 7:30 pm; February 23, 2:00 pm
(WCC Auditorium)

In this hilarious full-length comedy (adapted by Christopher Sergel, based on the book by Leonard Wibberley), Duchess Gloriana, a pretty girl of 22, is the present-day sovereign of a microscopic country in the Alps, founded centuries ago by a roving band of English bowmen. Gloriana’s unique solution to the near-bankruptcy of her tiny domain is to declare war on the United States! There’s some method to her madness, however, for her study of recent history suggests that the surest way to wealth today is to lose a war with the United States—for that country’s odd reaction is to pour aid, relief, and rehabilitation on the vanquished. When her “declaration” is considered a prank, Gloriana decides to escalate! Tully Bascomb, in charge of the bowmen, is ordered to launch an attack so they can surrender and reap the rewards. Serious-minded Tully, however, upsets all calculations when he and his bowmen do the one thing least expected. Join us for this sharp-witted comedy and enjoy the delight of the “impossible.” Tickets ($8 adults, $6 students/seniors) will be sold at the door only. Visit mlc-wels.edu/forum for more information.

Children’s Theatre: Alice In Wonderland 

May 2, 4:00 & 7:30 pm
(WCC Auditorium)

After Alice tumbles down a mysterious rabbit hole, she finds herself in a strange land where everyone is raving mad. With the help of a Cheshire Cat, an astute Caterpillar, and a righteous Humpty Dumpty, Alice must find her way home and discover who she really is. Faithfully adapted by Jason Pizzarello from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, this classic tale reimagines the experience of Wonderland, and ends with a new and unexpected twist. Tickets are $3 for all attendees and will be sold at the door only.