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The King is Back! Elvis Tribute Artist at State Street Theater

Get all shook up and experience Elvis Forever at the Historic State Street Theater! Internationally recognized and award-winning tribute artist, Anthony Shore, accompanied by a nine-piece band and backup vocals, will perform one night on the main stage of the State Street Theater, 1 North State Street, New Ulm on Saturday, January 19 at 7:30 pm.

Don’t have a suspicious mind. Come out and hear your favorite Elvis tunes the way they were meant to be heard – with passion, precision, and fun! You can’t help but fall in love. Selling out at multiple venues each year, this intimate evening of the King’s most memorable and iconic classics appeals to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Are you lonesome tonight? Don’t stay at the heartbreak hotel. Don your blue suede shoes and join us backstage in the Tiki Lounge at 6 pm for themed cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres. This is an age 21 and over event.

It’s now or never! General admission seating is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tiki Lounge tickets are $10. A cash bar and concessions will also be available. Tickets are available at the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce, online at https://elvisforever.eventbrite.com, or by calling 507-359-9990.

Ballroom Dance Classes

Ballroom Dance Class for Beginners – Classes will include introductions to the Foxtrot, English Waltz, and Waltz. If time allows, we will also explore the beginnings of the polka. Classes will be held on Saturday, January 12, 26, & Feb 2 from 9-11 am. $60/couple or $30/person.

Ballroom Dance Class for Intermediate Dancers – The intermediate ballroom class will be offered to students who have previous ballroom dancing experience or who have been through the beginner classes. Classes will include building on techniques that were taught in the beginner class, offering dancers a chance to advance their ballroom technique and knowledge. Classes will also be held on Saturday, February 9, 16, 23, & March 2 from 9-10 am. $50/couple or $30/person

Community Ed. Registration begins at 7:30a.m. on Monday January 7th. You can register online by clicking hereIf you are in need of a partner, please contact statestreettheater@gmail.com and we will help you find one. 

Learn to Tech

Whether you want to help with the next school play, set up for a business meeting, get involved with theater, or just want to know “how does that work!” You will learn how to work everything that happens behind the scenes, from the sound board to the lighting board to how mics and amps can be set up. For the daredevils in the group, you’ll learn how the lighting works from the very top of the seats in the theater.

Class will take place on Saturday, January 26 from 1-5 pm and $20 per person.

Community Ed. Registration begins at 7:30a.m. on Monday January 7th. You can register online by clicking hereIf you are in need of a partner, please contact statestreettheater@gmail.com and we will help you find one. 

Drinking Habits

‘Drinking Habits’ Auditions

Join the State Street Theater Company cast of Tom Smith’s DRINKING HABITS, a zany comedy with good intentions gone bad.

Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancees, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.

Open auditions will be held from 7 pm to 9 pm on Monday, January 7 and Thursday, January 10. And again on Saturday, January 12 from 1 pm to 3 pm. Those interested in auditioning are welcome to contact the theater in case they cannot make these times, but are interested in being considered for casting. Eight roles (5 Female, 3 Male) are open.

No monologues. No experience needed. First-time actors are warmly welcome. Auditions will be a cold read from the script. Rehearsals will begin as soon as the play is cast. The rehearsal schedule will be determined on cast availability.

Performances will be held April 5-7, 2019 under the direction of Wendy Tuttle. For more information please email statestreettheater@gmail.com or call 507-359-9990. Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. The production is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

SSTC Unplugged

State Street Theater Co. is excited to announce a new concert series for 2019 titled “Unplugged.” It offers three evenings of acoustic music at the State Street Theater. The first concert will take place on Friday, February 22, starting at 7:30 P.M. and will feature Southern Minnesota favorites DD & Rosco, Lori Jean & Dick Kimmel, and Scott Sparlin & Smiley Wiltschek. The concert will take place on stage at the historic State Street Theater at 1 N. State Street, New Ulm, MN.  

Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce, New Ulm Hy-Vee, and online by clicking here. Tickets will also be available the day of the concert at the door for $15. Doors will open at 6:45 P.M. 

Directing Workshop

The Director Workshop is a Saturday of study into the art and craft of directing plays and musicals for Community Theaters. Current directors, stage managers, assistant directors, and anyone who has ever wanted to direct a community theater production are welcomed to join the workshop to hone and improve their skills. The workshop is part lecture and mostly demonstration/activity. All participants will serve as actors, directors, technicians, and stage managers. Participants will have a chance to work on their skills at the workshop.

Paul Warshauer will host the directors workshop and has produced, directed, written, created, and starred in over 500 productions from coast to coast. Mr. Warshauer is a graduate from California State University, Northridge, CA with a degree in theater and film.

Classes will take place on Saturday, February 23 from 11 am to 7 p.m and $60 per person.

Community Ed. Registration begins at 7:30a.m. on Monday January 7th. You can register online by clicking hereIf you are in need of a partner, please contact statestreettheater@gmail.com and we will help you find one. 

Theater After Hours

Nuns Thrive on ‘Drinking Habits’

The State Street Theater Company will present Tom Smith’s DRINKING HABITS, a zany comedy with good intentions gone bad, on April 5 and 6 at 7 pm with a matinee performance on April 7 at 2 pm.

Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancees, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.

General admission seating is $ 12.50 in advance or $15 at the door. Sunday matinee Senior Discount admission is $12.50. Theatre After Hours tickets are $10. Tickets are available from February 5 to April 5 at the Chamber of Commerce or online at https://sstc_drinkinghabits.eventbrite.com.

State Street Theater is located at 1 North State Street, New Ulm. For more information, call 507-359-9990, email statestreettheater@gmail.com or visit statestreetnewulm.org.

Join us for THEATRE AFTER HOURS, an opening night afterglow, on Friday evening April 5 at 9 pm at MonaLena, 225 North Minnesota Street for themed pairings of aperitifs, local wines, and hors d’oeuvres. This is an age 21 and over event.

State Street Theater Company’s production of DRINKING HABITS is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.