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Commonweal Theatre Company

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Address: 206 Parkway North, Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone Number: 800-657-7025; 507-467-2525
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10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 7:30 pm

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Woody Guthries The American Song is great

I like everything about this presentation. The actors, the songs, the theatre itself were all great. Some singalongs made it even more fun.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Minnesota
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I like everything about this presentation. The actors, the songs, the theatre itself were all great. Some singalongs made it even more fun.

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Charley's Aunt was billed as a family show and it was, there was slapstick humor involving a man dressed up as a woman and very dramatic language and facial expressions. My kids loved it, no complaints about anything and they easily stayed up past their bedtime to watch it. The theater is beautiful, very modern and funky (I wrote a... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The six performers spoke and sang without amplification. They were easy to hear and understand in this cozy theatre. I think that there were about 150 people in the 200 seats available. It was interesting to hear the music and learn the history surrounding the Woody Guthrie ballads. We enjoyed it. A couple of the singers were a bit over... More 

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Eagan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great presentation of '39 Steps'. Cast was talented; nice pace to the action. Had the opportunity to mingle with the cast during a 'Happy Hour' after the show. Will do it again someday!

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Iowa
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We spent a lovely weekend in Lanesboro that included an evening at the Commonweal Theater. Charley's Aunt is one of the great shows on the program through October. We were not familiar with the play despite its popularity over the last 100+ years! This timeless farce is a delightful comedic romp. The production is top notch from acting to directing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Lanesboro is an annual biking outing for us that wouldn't be complete without an evening at the theater. Exercise and fresh air on the trail followed by dinner and lively acting in a very intimate theater setting. The actors are enthusiastic and obviously dedicated to their profession. You are so close to the stage and action no matter where you... More 

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Shell Lake, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My wife and I and friends enjoy taking in a show at the Commonweal Theatre when we stay in Lanesboro. We saw Woody Guthrie American Song in May 2015. I enjoyed this musical.

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Hastings, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great performances and an intimate theater. However, the Woody Guthrie show was not their best. The ticket prices are reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This play is both engaging and entertaining. It is so good that I will be seeing it for the 4th time this Saturday and taking guests with me again. Though there is nothing objectionable about it, it probably won't interest children. I am looking forward to taking my grandchildren to see Charlie's Aunt this summer.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Have been avid fans for all 27 years. It is remarkable how this theatre has been able to achieve such a high level of excellence and to sustain it for so long. The dedication and talent combine to give memorable theater.

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Additional Information about Commonweal Theatre Company

Address: 206 Parkway North, Lanesboro, MN 55949
Phone Number: 800-657-7025; 507-467-2525
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Lanesboro
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm

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