YoungStars “Caught In The Web” Postponed until Summer 2021

Latest Update: Out of an abundance of caution during the current COVID-19 Pandemic, The Hutchinson Theatre Company YoungStars 2020 Program has been cancelled and Caught in the Web tentatively rescheduled for summer 2021. Click on the YoungStars Tab for more information.

Everybody Loves Opal Cancelled

UPDATE: Out of the desire to ensure the health and safety of our audiences, cast and crew, the Hutchinson Theatre Company has made the difficult decision to cancel all performances of Everybody Loves Opal (March 26-28 and April 2-4). Those who have already purchased tickets will be contacted regarding options for a refund. The Hutchinson Theatre Company wishes to thank all who have worked so diligently to bring this play to the stage and to express our disappointment and regret that current circumstances are preventing us from presenting what would have been a wonderful show. 

Hutchinson Theatre Company president Ruth Hamlow

Board members

Angela Brandel

Jamie Broll

Melanie Brown

Janet Hall

Cathering Libor-Huse

Jamey Rosenau

Ari Zaske

Congratulations to the upcoming cast of

Everybody Loves Opal!!

We look forward to seeing everyone at the performance March 26 through March 28 and April 2 through April 4 at Hutchinson Center for the Arts.
Ticket sales will begin for the general public on March 2.
Opal Kronkie – Betty Ruskamp
Gloria Gulock – Melanie Brown
Bradford Winter – Joe Theis
Solomon Bozo – John Beck
The Doctor – Kathleen Thies
Officer Joe – Brian Stark

Casting Call – “Everybody Loves Opal”

Join us for auditions for “Everybody Loves Opal,” Written by John Patrick, Directed by Bill Haas

Auditions will be held on Wednesday, January 8th and Thursday, January 9th from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts (15 Franklin St SW, Hutchinson, MN).

Performance dates will be: March 26-28 & April 2-4, 2020

Parts for 4 males and 2 females age 20 to ?

No preparations necessary: just come!

Not ready to be on stage but want to be involved behind the scenes? We also need light, sound, and stage help. Stop by during audition times if you’re interested in getting involved!

Dinner Menu for “Seasonal Allergies”

Once again Chef Craig will be catering our meal for the Fall Dinner Theatre at Crow River Winery and they have a great menu planned for us!

This year’s meal will be:

Caramel Apple Salad w/pumpkin bread (mixed greens, apples, blue cheese, walnuts, and a caramel vinaigrette dressing)

Stuffed Pork Chop w/maple bourbon gravy

Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Green Bean Casserole

Vanilla Cheesecake with berry coulis


Cash Bar hosted by Crow River Winery

We look forward to seeing you on October 31-November 2 and November 7-9, 2019 for another GREAT Dinner Theatre experience!

Tickets on sale NOW for “Happy Days: A New Musical”

Throw on your poodle skirts and cardigans, ladies and gents!  “Happy Days: A New Musical” is almost HERE!

Under the direction of Jason Olson, this nostalgic trip back to 1950s Milwaukee features all the beloved characters from the popular television series “Happy Days”: Richie, Joanie, Mr. and Mrs. C., Arnold, Lori Beth, Ralph, Potsie, Chachi and, of course, “the Fonz.” Tap your toes to a variety of doo-wop and rock-n-roll tunes and watch Richie and the gang fight to save Arnold’s from the wrecking ball.

The cast features community actors in a range of ages, some performing in a Hutchinson Theatre Company production for the first time.

Richie Cunningham – Parker Duesterhoeft
Fonzie – Landon Butler
Ralph Malph – Anthony Zeuli
Postie Weber – Austin Willhite
Chachi – A.J. Olson
Howard Cunningham – Daryl Patrick
Marion Cunningham – Stacy Patrick
Pinky Tuscadaro – Libby Carlo
Pinkette – Bailey Fields
Pinkette – Ashley Locy
Arnold – Jamey Rosenau
Joanie Cunningham – Samantha Hagberg
Leopard Mac, Jumpy Malachi – Jeremy Carvell
Leopard Manny Moon, Count Malachi – Anthony Patrick
Patty Moon – McKenna Rosenau
Lori Beth – Caitlin Hartsuiker

Advance tickets are available for purchase through the online box office or at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts (15 Franklin St SW – 320-587-7278).  Tickets will also be available at the door prior to each performance.

If you have questions regarding Tickets you may email, contact the Hutchinson Center for the Arts at 320-587-7278, or contact Angela at 952-237-1063. Please leave messages when calling so we can follow up with you as quickly as possible.

Performances will be held at the Hutchinson High School Auditorium on July 25, 26, 27 & 28, 2019.  Tickets are $20.00 per person for adults and $10.00 each for students 18 and under.

UPDATED LOCATION!! Casting Call for Summer Musical: “Happy Days – A New Musical”


MAY 21, 22, & 23, 2019

We need energetic, young, old, male, female cast members for a fun rockin’ family musical. All your favorite characters from the nostalgic, smile generating show “Happy Days”……Aaaayyy!

Join us at the Hutchinson High School Choir Room on May 21, 22, or 23 from 6pm – 8:30pm to audition for your favorite characters.

Click on the following links for more in-depth information regarding auditions and what to expect.  Actors will be invited to read from the script and sing either music of their choice (may bring sheet music or sing acapella) or they may use the sample music below.

Director’s Audition Information Sheet: Audition Info Sheet-Happy Days

Character Descriptions: Happy Days Casting Call[328]

Sample Music for Auditions: SummerNights_Grease

YoungStars Registration Opens May 6th!

Hello to all our awesome YoungStars Families!

We are excited to announce our new ONLINE registration process for the 2019 workshop.  Make sure to visit the YoungStars Page for all the registration details!

Step 1:  Payments are made through our regular online box office – where you can pay for multiple children at once to ensure their spot in the program.  Once payment is complete, you will get a payment confirmation code that you will enter when filling out the online registration form.  If you purchased multiple spots – you may use the same code for each subsequent registration form.

Step 2:  Once you have your payment confirmation code (aka “Ticket Code”), you can start filling out the online registration form.  Use the link on the YoungStars Page.  You will need to fill out a separate online form for EACH child who will be attending the workshop.

Step 3:  A welcome email will be sent out approximately mid-May from the directors with additional information regarding the program.

Step 4:  HAVE FUN!  We can’t wait to see everyone this summer!

If you have any questions regarding the online application process, please contact Angela at 952-237-1063 or email

Teen Mentors Wanted!

Are you between the ages of 16-19?  Do you like working with kids and theatre?  Do you have some free time this summer and want to make a little extra money?  And maybe have something extra to put on your college resume?  Check out our Teen Mentor Program! Applications are available on the YoungStars Page as well as HERE: HTC Young Stars Teen Mentor Form (1).  Please email all completed applications and/or inquiries to Cassie Jurgenson at

Youngstars Online Registration










**UPDATED** Potential Inclement Weather Notice


UNFORTUNATELY, THE THURSDAY, APRIL 11TH SHOW IS CANCELLED.  All current ticket holders will be contacted as quickly as possible.  You may also call the Hutchinson Center for the Arts at 320-587-7278 to exchange your tickets for either Friday or Saturday night.  We will NOT be rescheduling a performance at this time.

Thank you for your co-operation as we get everything figured out and switched over.



We are aware that there is a potential for inclement weather that may affect the “Shadowlands” performance on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

In the event that the show will need to be cancelled, a cancellation notice will be determined by 12:00 pm on Thursday.  If, at any time, there is a “MNDOT No Travel Advised” announcement, the show will automatically be cancelled.

If you would like to exchange your tickets in advance, please email or call Angela at 952-237-1063.

Any remaining ticket holders, will be contacted as soon as possible should the show be cancelled.

Watch for announcements on our website, our Facebook page, email alerts, KDUZ/KARP radio.

If you have any concerns or questions, you may also contact Angela at the information above.

Opportunity Knocks….

The Hutchinson Theatre Company has been Busy!  Did you know that from 2002 – 2018, HTC has presented 50 shows to Hutchinson audiences and provided support for 6 other productions? We are now starting our 18th season of providing a quality community theatre experience to Hutchinson and surrounding communities. That is something we are very proud of but did you know we also provide opportunity!  We are in constant need of people who want to act, direct, play an instrument in a pit band, build and paint sets, locate props and costumes, run sound and lights, work on publicity and promotions, etc., etc., etc.!  And the really great news is WE CAN TRAIN YOU to fulfill any of these rolls.  We are currently seeking two (possibly three) individuals who would like to direct.

This summer we will be producing ‘Happy Days the Musical’ and need either a dramatic director/musical director or a dramatic director and a musical director.  Also we are in search of a director for the fall production of ‘Seasonal Allergies’. There is a small stipend available for directing. If interested, please email or send letter or interest and/or resume to Hutchinson Theatre Company – P.O. Box 667, Hutchinson MN 55350