Art Show - Sunday - July 27 - 1:30pm to 6:30pm - East Ridge High School

Bye Bye Birdie Tickets and Directions

Update: 7/25/14 There are lots of great seats available for purchase at the door for all performances.  

Show starts at 7:00 PM.  Performances are at the Loft Stage at East Ridge High School, 4200 Pioneer Drive, Woodbury, MN 55129.  Please map to East Ridge, as mapping to Woodbury Community Theatre or Merrill Arts Center sometimes lands you in the wrong location as both have multiple locations.

Artists of Woodbury – ART SHOW – Sunday July 27!


Several Woodbury artists will be exhibiting their art in partnership with the July 27 performance of WCT’s Bye Bye Birdie!

Come See “Bye Bye Birdie,” but also say “HELLO” to the Artists of Woodbury!

The event is free and open to the public! (No ticket to Bye Bye Birdie is required to attend the art exhibit.)


Sunday, July 27 from 1:30pm to 6:30pm

Activities Entry, East Ridge High School, 4200 Pioneer Drive, Woodbury, MN 55129


John Acosta
Mary Ann Morgan
Margarita Osorio
Kay Noennig
Sue Swanson
Jane Halbert
Marcie Richie
Heather Hultgren
Maria Paula Falla
Carolina Rubiano

Current News and Events

New Fall Musical Theater Class!

Movement for Musical Theater Class

Instructors: DeAnne Sherman, Michelle Sherman & Jonah Hale

  • Looking for a good foundation of basic dance steps to help you succeed at an audition?
  • Want to get experience with a range of dance combinations and styles?
  • Interested in how to put your best foot forward on stage?
  • Want to laugh and have fun this fall in a low-pressure, affirming environment?

Please join us!

Western – Jazz – Tap – Stylized movement

Although no formal dance training is required, some experience in musical theater is preferable.

** Limit of 30 participants – need to RSVP to secure your place.  **

WHEN:  Sundays 1-2:30pm - September 7, 14, 21, 28

COST: The instructors are donating their time, but there is a $20 fee (total) for these 4 classes. Half of these funds will be a facility fee (to the Merrill Center) and the other half will collectively be contributed to a charity of the class’ choice.  Please bring payment with you at the first class (cash or checks only; checks can be made out to MCAC).

We will also ask each participant to “pay it forward” in whatever way he/she wishes. We will brainstorm possible ways of paying it forward in class.

WHERE: All classes will be held at Merrill Community Arts Center – Rivertown Campus: 380 Rivertown Drive, #200, Woodbury, MN 55125


QUESTIONS? Please contact DeAnne Sherman at deannesherman@gmail.com

TO SIGN UP: CLICK HERE to register.

We look forward to dancing with you! 

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

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Buy Your Bye Bye Birdie Tickets!



Woodbury Community Theatre invites you to attend our summer family musical, BYE BYE BIRDIE -one of the most captivating musical shows of our time. It is a satire done with the fondest affection, and tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. An English Teacher, What Did I Ever See in Him?, Put on a Happy Face, One Boy, A Lot of Livin’ to Do, Kids, Rosie and Spanish Rose are musical theatre classics. This is the tops in imagination and good old fashion fun.The musical won 4 Tony Awards for Musical, Director, Choreography and Supporting or Featured Actor.


Albert Peterson – Jeff Shepherd

Rose Alvarez – Hayley Wender

Kim Macafee - Pari Cariaga

Harry Macafee -  John Sturtz

Doris Macafee – Cyndi Sturtz

Randolph Macafee –  Michael May

Mae Peterson – Lynn Maiers Paulson

Hugo Peabody - Robert Briggs

Conrad Birdie – Garrett Hildebrandt

Mayor of Sweet Apple –  Gary Valencour

Mayor’s wife  -  Diane Zignego

Ursula Merkle  - Kate Witte

Mrs. Merkle – Emily Mueller

Charles F. Maude – Andrew Smith

Gloria Rasputin –  Amy Zaffke

Harvey Johnson – Tony May

Mrs. Johnson/Reporter  - Kayla Nordgren

Mrs. Henkel/Reporter – Melissa Briggs

Photographer/Cameraman – Gary Pye


Rachel Bernstein; Jack Bonko; Sammie Bonko; Nathan Christensen; Megan Deppa; Erin Donovan; Joey Engh; Nadia Franzen; Ben Gotz; Jonah Hale;  Cassidy Hall; A.J. Hofelman; Kelly Holm;  Miranda Kettlewell; Cynthia Kiraguri;  Mika Linke; Mark May; Tony May; Matt Thorsen; Njeri Waititu; Olivia Willett;  Kate Witte; Mason Wold.


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Power Audition Workshops!

Merrill Community Arts Center is pleased to present the following  Power Audition Workshops for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. 

Are you auditioning for a summer musical? Want to improve your auditioning success? Come to our Power Workshop for Musical Theater Auditions! We want to help YOU get ready to be your best on audition day.

  • Hear from experienced directors about what they’re looking for in an audition.
  • Participate/observe mock auditions sessions (We will select five people to perform for us and work through together what makes a good audition. If you are interested in being one of the people “auditioning,” please email kajsa@comcast.net once you have signed up.)
  • Practice your dance audition skills (so wear clothes you can move in!)
  • Go home with a checklist of key points for audition success!

Only $15 per 2 hour power session! Pick one session only.

  • Tuesday, May 6, 7:00pm to 9:00pm - Middle and High School Students, 6th-12th grade
  • Thursday, May 8, 6:30pm to 8:30pm - Elementary School Students K-5th grade
  • Thursday, May 15, 7:00pm to 9:00pm - Middle and High School Students, 6th-12 grade


Workshop Staff: 

Your experienced staff, most recently all in The Drowsy Chaperone, will be Kajsa Jones, Megan McKinney-Downs and Elise Tolish.

All workshops will be held at Merrill Community Arts Center - Rivertown Campus: 380 Rivertown Drive, #200, Woodbury, MN 55125. Please bring payment with you when you check in. Checks and cash only please. Checks can be made out to MCAC. Classes will be filled when 25 students are registered. Parents are encouraged to register with the child, and then leave until the workshop is complete, but you are also welcome to stay in our upstairs lounge area if you’d like.

ALL PARTICIPANTS: Please also prepare 16-32 bars (a verse and chorus) of a musical theater song of your choice. Bring your sheet music to the workshop.


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Youth Summer Stock – Registration Now Open!




More Info & Registration Forms HERE!

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