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Commonweal Theatre Company

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Address: 206 Parkway Ave N, Lanesboro, MN 55949-9795
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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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We were camping in the area and we knew there would be same rain that night. We decided to see if we could get tickets for the Three Musketeers. Hal was working the ticket booth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 12, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We were camping in the area and we knew there would be same rain that night. We decided to see if we could get tickets for the Three Musketeers. Hal was working the ticket booth and was helpful and kind. I took my 13 year old son and 9 year old daughter. Very fun performance. My son said when he... More 

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minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

We went with my wife's family to see "Souvenir" at the Commonweal and were blown away by the performance. The play has a cast of two and initially I thought that we may have made a mistake in choosing this production but the "singing" began and we were swept into the story! I am hesitant to see the movie, about... More 

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Commonweal_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Commonweal Theatre Company, responded to this review

Thanks a million for sharing some time with us and I am so pleased that the time was so enjoyable. "Souvenir", Stela and Stephen are such a treat and we are having a blast introducing audiences to Madame Flo and her story. I hope you will come back and see us again soon. Jeremy van Meter More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We saw Three Musketeers. Really fun. It was a little over the top, but better than your typical community theater.beautiful theater space. Packed house.

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Were we ever surprised that this tiny little town known more for its bike trail and Bed & Breakfasts actually has a very good theater as well! I guess we were the ones in the dark, because Commonweal has been around for 28 years. This gem of a theater is a small in the round venue, and the two productions... More 

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Thank CayUcusZ
Commonweal_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Commonweal Theatre Company, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for this kind review and for directing others to both Lanesboro and the Commonweal because of your experience. I am so pleased that your time, with us at the theatre especially, was so enjoyable. We feel as though we have a pretty miraculous thing here in SE Minnesota and love sharing it with folks like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about this theater! The theater itself is very comfortable, the seats were awesome. There wasn't a bad view in the place. The performance was A+. The actors were quite talented. The play was exciting and funny! This is by far the best theater we have been to yet!!! Look forward to another trip to... More 

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Commonweal_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Commonweal Theatre Company, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing some time with us and I am pleased to know that your experience was a pleasurable one. We think we have a pretty miraculous thing going on here in SE Minnesota and the best part is sharing it with folks like you. I hope you will join us again soon and will look forward to your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Uncommon even in a large city but to find such a delight in small town USA is fantastic! We loved our visit and the showing of The Three Musketeers was impressive! The actors enthusiasm was contagious! Lanesboro must be very proud of it's Commonweal Theatre Company!

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Rochester, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

The Commonweal never fails to disappoint. They do great shows in an intimate setting. The beautiful lobby area is a nice spot to hang out while waiting to be seated (general admission but not a bad seat in the house) and at intermission. Worth the drive from Rochester or even Minneapolis or a great add on to an overnight in... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Hubby & I have found ourselves traveling to Lanesboro, MN multiple times per year, loving the area; people; shops; attractions;...AND of course, the Commonweal Theatre! We finally gave up & bought season tickets...yes, it's that wonderful. Commonweal was a real gem of a find...small, charming, cozy, yet classy and professional, with all of the shows we've attended being well produced... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I have seen several performances here on various weekend visits. The production quality and talent are very good for a small town theater. I have enjoyed every performance I have gone to. Well worth a visit while you are in town. Many of the places to stay will give you a $5 off coupon which will save you on admission.

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Oronoco, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I are not big theater buffs, but this seemed like the local "thing to do" - plus it was our anniversary. The theater's look and feel was classy and comfortable. It was nice, yet unpretentious. The venue is small which gives a cozy feel. The actors were very good and we enjoyed the show League of Youth. It... More 

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