The Lake Wobegon Brass Band, and DC Community Theatre have events coming in March
By Stephen Wiblemo
DASSEL, COKATO, MN If it feels like it’s been too long since the Dassel-Cokato Arts Association had its last production, back in December, then fans of music, theatre, and the arts can rejoice knowing that the DCAA’s sixth season of events is getting right back into the swing of things this March.
The first show on the DCAA’s March itinerary is a performance from the Lake Wobegon Brass Band of Anoka. This 30-member band is back by popular demand for its second concert at the Performing Arts Center after an enjoyable 2005 performance.
The Band plays a diverse program of marches, classical, quasi-jazz, and popular selections. It is comprised of music educators and professional musicians, and is in its 19th season.
This concert is one night only, Friday, March 4, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $5 for youth.
Community theatre is coming to the Dassel History Center
Later in March, fans of live theatre can take in the Dassel-Cokato Community Theatre’s production of “Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music.”
The show was written by Lee Blessing, co-produced by Dassel-Cokato Community Education and the DCAA, directed by Dave Metcalf, and is presented by the FungusAmongus Players.
“Nice People” is a small, intimate production with just four cast members, and a story that revolves around a couple of patrons to an establishment called the Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music Bar.
Those who don’t like country music shouldn’t be worried by the title of the show, as it is not about country music at all.
The character, Eve, who lives above the bar, is paid a visit by her niec, Catherine, a novice nun who has been asked to leave her convent due to a bizarre illness she suffers from.
Roy, an honest if simple fellow from the bar downstairs, becomes interested in Catherine. Jim, Eve’s boyfriend, tries to set Roy straight and give him the real insight of what love does to a man, while Eve feels she should give her niece the benefit of her experiences with men.
What follows is a comedic, but also romantic and touching story of love.
Adding to the intimacy of this small production is the venue the Dassel History Center and Ergot Museum in Dassel.
The show will have four performances Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m.; Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, March 19 at 7 p.m.
All tickets for the show cost $15, and dessert will be served following every performance.
If you wish to get tickets in advance for either of these events, they may be purchased in the community education office in person, or by calling (320) 286-4120. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Depending on availability, tickets will also be sold at the door one hour prior to each event.