LST announces 2009 summer line-up

by Nikke Nason

Lake Superior Theatre, Inc. proudly presents their 2009 summer season. This year, the theatre recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts will present four productions in the Frazier Historic Boat House.
0905ah33The boathouse is located at 270 Lakeshore Boulevard between the lower harbor marina and Coast Guard break wall along the shore of Lake Superior. The theatre is air conditioned, has cushioned seating and new and improved stage views.
The summer’s season will feature Guys on Ice, Anatomy of a Murder, MacSith and The Orphan Train, beginning July 8 and continuing through August 16.
The season opens with the musical, Guys on Ice by Fred Alley and James Kaplan. This charming musical comedy brings to life the story of Lloyd and Marvin, two ice fishing buddies from Northern Wisconsin who talk and sing about life, love and the one that got away. The men keep warm with a mutual appreciation for good bait, cold beer and the Green Bay Packers. With songs like “De Wishing Hole” and “Ode to a Snowmobile Suit,” this is a story to which every Yooper can relate. Guys on Ice has played to sold-out houses across the country and now LST will bring it hometo the boathouse. The show runs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, July 8 through 12 and 15 through 19.
0905ah32The next show will be Elihu Winer’s Anatomy of a Murder. The scene of the crime? The Lumberjack Tavern, Big Bay. Where the story unfolds? Lake Superior Theatre. Anatomy of a Murder is a classic courtroom drama. Does temporary insanity justify murder? And what really occurred in the darkness of the great north woods? Come along to find out as LST celebrates the anniversary of the cinematic great with local connections. Anatomy of a Murder runs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, July 22 through 26 and July 29 through August 2.
The third show of the season, an adaptation written by Orion Couling, adapter of last season’s Treasure Island, is MacSith, a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s darkest anti-hero. What happens when you mix Shakespeare and science fiction? Follow General MonBeth down a road of darkness with the forces of good in an evil clash with space battles, lighting and lightsaber duels. Made for all age groups, this adventure is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for youngsters, as well as a fresh take for Shakespeare lovers of all ages. MacSith runs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, August 5 through 9, with special 10:00 p.m. performances on August 6 through 8.
0905ah31Closing the 2009 season is Aurand Harris’ The Orphan Train in conjunction with the Marquette Arts & Culture Center Youth Theatre. A wonderfully moving, amusing and tellingly human story of nine orphans on an Orphan Train that left New York City on May 28, 1914 and traveled to Midwestern towns in search of homes for the children. The lonesome whistle wails as the train chugs between encounters of anxiety, laughter, wistfulness, rejection and acceptance. Nine stories unfold, each a memorable surprise in this charming, heart-warmer. The Orphan Train runs at 7:30 p.m. from August 12 through 16.
The Lake Superior Theatre box office is located in Elwood Mattson Lower Harbor Park near the water’s edge. Look for the small lighthouse. The box office will open on June 24 for individual ticket sales, but season tickets can be purchased through the Marquette Arts & Culture Center or by calling 228-0472.
Prices are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $7.50 for youth eighteen and younger and groups more than ten are $10 each. Season tickets will be available for $45 for adults, $35 for seniors and $20 for youth. Season tickets must be ordered by July 1 and are first come, first served.
Season ticket holders receive discounted ticket prices and are offered ticket exchanges if in advance. Order by Visa or Mastercard by calling 227-ROCK(7625) beginning June 1.
For details, call 228-0472 or visit

— Nikke Nason
Twitter Digg Delicious Stumbleupon Technorati Facebook Email

No comments yet... Be the first to leave a reply!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.