Lake Harriet Players Community Theatre

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

By now you may have guessed that producing a full-scale musical in the spring of 2021 won’t be possible as we continue to navigate Covid-19 and the challenges it brings to safely gather and sing together. However, Lake Harriet Players is still committed to bringing you opportunities to connect with each other, be creative, and celebrate 20 years of wild hospitality. 

 

Virtual Pirates of Penzance Viewing Party November 13!

Little did we know when that rollicking band of pirates was put into quarantine that we’d still be limiting crowds and socially distancing almost eight months later. Fate would have it that we picked the right show for the circumstances and we gave it our all for one livestreamed and recorded performance, appropriately enough on Friday the 13th (of March). Our next opportunity to connect with each other will also be on Friday the 13th (of November). Join us for an encore virtual watch party of The Pirates of Penzance! We will send out more information on how to connect with us for this virtual viewing party in the next couple of weeks.

 

Drive-By Nativity Event at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church December 13!

We are also partnering with the church for an exciting holiday opportunity: a Drive-By Nativity on Sunday, December 13, from 5-6:30 p.m. The scripted event will run in 15-minute increments with cars tuning in on their radios as they drive through the church parking lot to see and hear the nativity story come to life. We welcome you to participate as either a member of the cast or a viewer! Please let us know if you are interested in getting involved by contacting Rachel Bridges at rachelgbridges@gmail.com!

 

LHP Winter Project

Finally, we are gearing up for a modified spring show with the guidance and direction of Lon and Kathy! While many of the details are still being worked out, we’re looking at a format that tells a story through a series of scenes that will allow for safe, socially distanced, small rehearsal groups. While it won’t be a large-scale musical, there will be opportunities for acting, song, and dance. Rehearsals will be held in the Fellowship Hall and scenes will be recorded and edited together.  As we continue to work through the details of how to safely plan and execute these events, more details will be forthcoming. Rest assured that our plans will include guidance from the WHO, CDC and state health department guidelines.

 
 
 

Spring Musical 2020 – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

The Pirates Have Been Quarantined In The Brig!
 
To see a recorded version of the March 13 livestream, click here.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
The Pirates Have Been Quarantined In The Brig!
 
 
 
 

Lake Harriet Players present Gilbert and Sullivan’s rollicking light opera, The Pirates of Penzance. The famous musical abounds with both lightning fast patter songs and heart-soaring arias as young Frederic attempts to leave his band of pirates for his new-found love Mabel. Obstacles ensue: departed loves, a mischievous Major General with many daughters, bumbling authorities, and the maligned orphan pirates.

 

The show features song classics like I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major General, and the rousing With Cat-Like Tread. There’s lots of color in our production set in the 1960s, and the dancing is wild and joyous!

 

Our intergenerational cast of 65, our orchestra, our crew, and the Lake Harriet Players all invite you to join us for a show full of laughter, tenderness, and glorious music.

 

Lake Harriet United Methodist Church

4901 Chowen Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55410

 
 
 
 

Once a year in the spring our stage come to life with an intergenerational, dynamic musical. This group offers acting, creative and spiritual growth opportunities to folks of all ages. We welcome those who have a background in acting, whether it’s the high school one-act-play or a lifelong profession, and for those who have no acting background – we open our doors. This is a space to make friends across generations, support and learn from each other and create a musical experience that entertains, provokes thought and brings people together. Lake Harriet Players started in 2001 with their first production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Over the years, Lake Harriet Players has entertained audiences with many family-friendly shows including Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hello Dolly, Wizard of Oz, Godspell, A Year with Frog & Toad, Annie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (for their 10th anniversary), Seussical, Once Upon a Mattress and Godspell.

 
Anyone can be in a Lake Harriet Players show!
 
 
 

Our History

Lake Harriet Players is a collaborative ministry of Lake Harriet United Methodist Church and the surrounding community started in 2001 with their first production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Over the years, Lake Harriet Players has entertained audiences with many family-friendly shows including Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hello Dolly, Wizard of Oz, Godspell, A Year with Frog & Toad, Annie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (for their 10th anniversary), Seussical, and many more.

 

Anyone can be in a Lake Harriet Players show!

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Our Values

1. We practice radical, inter­generational inclusion.
2. All are invited to see our show with no admission cost.
3. We honor our Creator through the honoring of everyone’s creative gifts.
4. We practice wild hospitality.
5. We provide thought around social issues.
6. We support personal and spiritual growth in a non­competitive way.
7. We have no stars and everyone is a star.