October 19 & 20, 7 PM
“Ole Runs for Office”
A Musical Within a Comedy
October 19 & 20 at 7 PM
Arrowhead center for the Arts
It’s time again when Muskrat Lodge 3412 elects officers and Ole has decided to throw his hat in the ring and run against longtime nemesis, Knut Knutson, lodge president for the past 20 years. Knutson, proprietor of Knutson’s Heating, Air Conditioning and Live Bait Shop is one of Potsdam’s “shakers and movers” and has been a thorn in Ole’s side since they were kids in school.
Ole and Sven have already decided that they need to put together a sneaky, tough, and no holds barred campaign if Ole is ever going to ever have a chance of winning.
Lena says Ole spends far too much time at that smelly old lodge already and thinks this is one of the most hair brained ideas Ole has ever had.
Will Lena talk Ole out of the political limelight or cave in to the glamour of being “first lady of the lodge”? Can Ole and Sven make it through the election without causing an international Muskrat lodge investigation looking into dirty campaign tricks? Be a part of all of the craziness yourself when you, the audience, determines the outcome in this laugh riot “Ole Runs for Office”!
Two Fantastic performances!!
Tra Ti Ti Tran Tran Toro
A one-of-a-kind flamenco puppet show 3 PM
Choreographed and directed by Susana di Palma, "Tra Ti Ti Tran Tran Toro" is a one-of-a-kind flamenco puppet show. This story of Olie Olson a Minnesota farmer, and the glamorous flamenco dancer Carmencita and her pet bull Torito, are brought to life by the flamenco dancers, a singer, and musician. "This colorful family-friendly performance focuses on friendship and moving to a new culture. Children will learn about Spain, the art of flamenco, acceptance of newcomers, and a song to sing for Torito!
Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School brings the soul of southern Spain to Grand Marais Playhouse. "Café Flamenco" is a concert of traditional flamenco dance and music that brings the expressive and rhythmic excitement to the stage that only flamenco can. Susana di Palma founded Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre in 1982. One of the few American Spanish dance companies that present both traditional flamenco programs as well as original theater flamenco works; the company is comprised of an ensemble of international artists, dancers, and musicians who are renowned for bringing the power, passion, and virtuosity of the art of flamenco to American audiences.