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 info@hutchtheatre.org, 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 info@hutchtheatre.org.

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 youngstarshutch@gmail.com.

**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 info@hutchtheatre.org 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 info@hutchtheatre.org or send letter or interest and/or resume to Hutchinson Theatre Company – P.O. Box 667, Hutchinson MN 55350

Cast & Ticket Sales for “Shadowlands!”

Congratulations to the new cast of “Shadowlands”!

Director, Mary Haugen, has announced the cast for HTC’s Spring Production of “Shadowlands”. We are delighted to have a mixture of returning and brand new cast members to the stage for this production.

Bill Haas as C.S. (Jack) Lewis
Tracy Hassan as Joy Gresham
Conner Krumrie as Douglas
Adam Krumrie as Major “Warnie” Lewis
Jack Bonniwell as Professor Christopher Riley
Bruce Muecke as the Rev. Harry Harrington
Bill Mose as Dr. Oakley/Priest
Brian Stark as Alan Gregg/ Doctor
Sheryl Mose as Nurse/Registra
Joe Caya as Waiter/Clerk

The story follows C.S. Lewis as he meets an American fan, Joy Gresham, whom he befriends and eventually marries. The story also deals with his struggle with personal pain and grief: Lewis preaches that one should endure suffering with patience, but finds that the simple answers he had preached no longer apply when harsh realities of life, namely illness and death, impact him personally.

Tickets will be available to the general public beginning Monday, March 4th.  Season passes are still available for purchase and you will be able to get your “Shadowlands” tickets at the same time!  Season passes offer a discount on all three productions and early access to tickets prior to the beginning of each show.

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).

Season Passes are also available for purchase through April 13, 2019 either online or at Hutchinson Center for the Arts.

If you have questions regarding Tickets or Season Passes you may email info@hutchtheatre.org, 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.

Shadowlands Character and Audition Information

Auditions for Shadowlands are on January 21-22 from 6-8 p.m. at Hutchinson Center for the Arts.  The audition will consist of a cold read of excerpts from the script.  Please bring your calendar to indicate any potential scheduling conflicts.

Cast:  6 men
           2 women
           1 boy


CS Lewis (Jack): Male, 50s-60s

Oxford don, great writer, devout, an intellectual genius. A life-long bachelor, classically “British” but not priggish, bookish but with a quick wit, he enjoys spirited debate, and is very comfortable addressing large crowds as a lecturer. He is a private person, uncomfortable with strongly expressed personal emotion and totally unprepared for the huge feelings that the brash Joy eventually awakens in him.


Joy Gresham: femaie, 30s-40s

American, New Yorker, Jewish convert to Christianity, an accomplished writer. Aggressive, outspoken, funny, sharply intelligent, intellectual, independent. Doesn’t care too much about social norms. Often disliked by people at first meeting for her big mouth and brash comments, she also possesses a big heart and is capable of real warmth, as well as bite. Mother of eight-year old Douglas, she is coming out of a difficult marriage, and already very much in love with C.S. Lewis.


Major Warnie Lewis: 50s-60s

CS Lewis’ stalwart older brother. Warnie is a former military man, and devoted to Jack, with whom he shares a house. A creature of comfortable habit, he spends his days writing history books and reading newspapers. A man of few words, he nevertheless has a great deal of understated wit. Warnie’s sedate world is turned upside-down by the whirlwind of Joy’s arrival but his initial aversion to her soon turns to admiration. His not-so-secret vice is alcohol.


Professor Christopher Riley: male, 50s-60s

An Oxford professor and a passionate atheist, he is one of Jack’s best friends. Riley is a sharp intellectual with an acid wit. His arrogance and sharp jokes can be cruel, but he has a heart, way down deep. He loves his friend, Jack, and has deep disdain and distrust for Joy, who shocks him by being both as tough as he is, and as smart.


Reverend Harry Harrington: Male, 40s-50s

Harry is an Oxford Chaplain. He is kind and patient and often acts as peacemaker among his amiably quarrelling friends. He is very traditional and though he cares very much for his good friend, Jack, he abides by Church rules that don’t allow him to marry Jack and Joy.


Douglas: Boy, 10-13

Joy’s American son who has been recently transplanted to England, a move he’s not too happy about. He is a gentle, cheerful, quiet, loving boy, with good manners. He is a huge admirer of Jack’s Narnia stories and has a big imagination. He is capable of deep emotion, which comes out when his beloved mother passes away. The character begins the play at 8 years old and ages a couple of years through the play.


Alan Gregg/ Doctor: Male (smaller multiple role)

Gregg is a youngish Oxford academic, new to the job, enthusiastic, and not yet jaded like his fellows dons. The Doctor treats Joy’s cancer, is no-nonsense and honest, and yet also compassionate.


Dr. Oakley/Priest/Clerk/Waiter: Maile (smaller multiple role)

Dr. Oakley is one of Lewis’ traditional, all male, Oxford literary group, and an old friend. The Priest is an extremely warm, compassionate, kind man with a gentle, healing energy.


Nurse/Registrar: female, multiple role

The Nurse is young, sweet, firm-but-caring. The Registrar is an older, somewhat sour bureaucrat with a dry delivery.

2019 Season Passes and Gift Certificates Available!

Season Passes and Gift Certificates are now available for the 2019 Season!

Our 2019 Season includes:

Written by William Nicholson
April 4-6 & 11-13
Happy Days, A New Musical
Written by Garry Marshall / Music & Lyrics by Paul Williams
July 2019
Seasonal Allergies
A comedy written by Katherine DiSavino and Kevin Mead
November 2019

Season passes are $70 and include one seat at each performance and can be purchased online HERE.
Season passes may also available in person at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts.  For phone inquiries – please contact Angela at 952-237-1063

Audition Announcement – Shadowlands

Auditions will be held January 21-22 from 6 – 8 pm at Hutchinson Center for the Arts, 15 Franklin St. SW, Hutchinson MN.
Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script.
Please bring your calendar along to auditions.
You are welcome to contact director Mary Haugen, 320-296-1895, if you have questions.