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

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

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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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Auditions for The Drowsy Chaperone Announced!

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 ANNOUNCEMENT: Looking for the ideal show that blends musicals with comedy? Then come audition for Woodbury Community Theatre’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” directed by Lenore Weir. WCT will present “The Drowsy Chaperone” in March – a much beloved “musical within a comedy” during it’s long run on Broadway and at the Ordway here in Minnesota, which won Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score in 2006. It’s a parody of musical comedy of the 1920s and is by far the funniest musical we have ever seen. WCT is looking for a large adult cast with 13 major roles and ensemble roles for 12. We will also cast 12 teens (must be 16 years or older).

Auditions at Merrill Rivertown Campus – 380 Rivertown Drive, #200, Woodbury, MN 55125

  • Sunday, Monday & Tuesday, January 26-28, 2014

Performances at The Loft Stage – East Ridge High School – 4200 Pioneer Drive, Woodbury, MN 55129

  • March 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7pm
  • March 23 & 30 at 3pm

Rehearsals: Rehearsals begin February 6 and go through March 9 at Merrill Rivertown Campus. Final rehearsals, tech, dress and performances start March 10 at the Loft Stage.

Audition Information:

  • Please sign up for a 5-minute audition appointment – Click HERE
  • Plan to arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time, and prepare to stay 30 minutes past your time.
    • Come dressed and prepared for a short dance/movement audition.
    • Bring sheet music and be prepared to sing at least 32 bars of an up tempo song that showcases your vocal range and strength. (If needed, sheet music can be found online at musicnotes.com and at sheetmusicplus.com.)
    • Bring with you a completed audition form, which will be emailed to you once you sign up to audition.
    • Be sure to list ALL conflicts on your audition form.
    • Bring also a photo (that you don’t want back).
    • People will be notified if they are being called back. NOT being called back does not mean you are not cast. Often times, only certain parts need call backs. We will let all auditioners know the results via email no later than Saturday, February 1.


  • Auditions will be held at the Merrill Community Arts Center, 380 Rivertown Drive, Suite 200, Woodbury, MN 55125.
  • Rehearsals will be held at the Merrill Community Arts Center – Rivertown Campus.
  • Performances are held at the Loft Stage, East Ridge High School, 4200 Pioneer Drive, Woodbury, MN 55129.

Additional questions may be directed to mwitte@merrillartscenter.org.

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