October 2013


A Victorian Thriller in Three Acts

A Broadway hit first produced on the West End under the title Gaslight and filmed twice, Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams who live on Angel Street in 19th Century London. As the curtain rises, all appears the essence of Victorian tranquility. It is soon apparent however, that Mr. Manningham, a suavely handsome man, is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife Bella, to the brink of insanity with an insinuating kindness which masks more sinsister motives. While he is out, Mrs. Manningham has an unexpected caller: amiable, paternal Inspector Rough from Scotland Yard. Rough is convinced that Manningham is a homicidal maniac wanted for a murder committed fifteen years earlier in this very house. Gradually the inspector restores Bella's confidence in herself and as the evidence against Manningham unfolds, the author has built and sustained some of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theatre.
ANGEL STREET first appeared at the John Golden Theatre in New York.

Directed by Sylvia Newell, this local production, is staged by the Pipestone Calumet Players. Show dates are October 11, 12, 18 & 19 at 7:30 p.m., and October 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center.


February 2014


The Calumet Players will be producing a series of one-act performances scheduled to take the Pipestone Performing Arts Center in mid February 2014. Each of the one-acts includes a different cast and director. You will get a plethora of live theater entertainment; some romance, comedy and drama all in one evening. The show titles include:

Mere Mortals: MERE MORTALS eavesdrops on a lunch hour on a girder 50 stories over the street, as three construction workers share increasingly amazing secrets of their past.

Post-Its: Notes on a Marriage: In this homage to Love Letters, an actor and actress read the Post-It notes between a couple that span the duration of their lives together. Hilarious and moving, Post-Its explores the ups and downs of a relationship that were unexpectedly captured on scraps of paper.

I Dream Before I Take The Stand: A defense lawyer cross-examines a woman during her testimony in a sexual assault case -- and in doing so, horribly distorts her perfectly innocent walk in the park.

The Role Of Della: An eager young actress has her eye set on the role of Della, but can she convince a cold, sarcastic director that she's right for the part? A riveting and riotous look at the contemporary audition process, giving new meaning to the term "stealing a scene."

Ya'll: The Food Channel is coming to Columbus, Mississippi, and the ladies at Carrie's Cake in a Jar couldn't be more thrilled. There's only one problem: Carrie has lost her Southern accent. Don't fret, y'all. Celebrity Southern dialect and etiquette coach Dot Lolly is on the way. But will she arrive in time? Find out in this deliciously comic play about the re-education of a lapsed Southern belle.

Ladies of The Mop: A play in rhyme and rhythm. Annie is a faded, fluttery woman who has not lost her dream of the stage; Mattie, an unimaginative soul with a toneless voice; Hallie, loud, robust, energetic; and Bessie, tall and dignified - sole admirer of her own voice. Annie proposes they entertain themselves while they eat their midnight snack and rest from their scrubbing of the bare stage. So Bessie sings, Hallie dances, Mattie plays a piano number and Annie gives a melodramatic reading. When, after a disagreement, all four perform simultaneously.

Presented by the Pipestone Calumet Players, An Evening of One Acts will be performed February 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. & February 16 and 23 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets for adults are $12 and tickets for children 12 and under are $7. All seats reserved.

The box office can be reached at (507) 825-2020 on Mondays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. On performance days, you can call in to the box office until 7:15 p.m. to purchase a ticket. The Pipestone Performing Arts Center is located at 104 East Main Street in the historic downtown of Pipestone, MN. For more information regarding this production, visit the Calumet Players on Facebook at


June 2014


Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Based on Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats | By T. S. Eliot

Director/Producer: Mark Thode
Producer: Rachel Kuphal
Director of Music: Regina Moffitt-Gorter
Choreographer: Tony Bartholomaus
Artistic Director: Tammy Grubbs

The Calumet Players are proud to announce its upcoming production of CATS, the show that revolutionized musical theater, at the Performing Arts Center in Pipestone. CATS opens June 19 and runs through June 29, 2014.

The performance schedule for CATS is Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. & Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets start are $15 for adults, and children 12 & under get in for $7. The Calumet Players will perform this local production at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center located at 104 East Main Street, Pipestone, MN 56164.

Tickets for CATS are on sale now at the box office at the Pipestone County Museum by calling (507) 825-2020 Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 7:15 p.m. on performance days.


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