Performing Arts — Feb. 1

This calendar lists theatrical productions and other unique entertainment events.

Red curtains of a theater parting open.

Brainerd Community Theatre presents ‘9-to-5: The Musical’ at CLC

BRAINERD — Brainerd Community Theatre will put on a production of the Dolly Parton musical “9-to-5: The Musical” at Central Lakes College’s Chalberg Theatre in Brainerd at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, and Thursday.

The stage musical is based on the 1980 movie that stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Parton as working women who fantasize about getting even with and overthrowing the company's "sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot" they call their boss played by Dabney Coleman.

Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for those under 18 and Central Lakes College students.

For more information, call 218-855-8199 or visit .


Pequot Lakes Community Theatre announces cast for ‘The Great Gatsby’

PEQUOT LAKES — The Pequot Lakes Community Theatre will put on a production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” with performances Feb. 17-19 and Feb. 24-26 as part of the Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts theater season.

The Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts organization celebrates the 100th anniversary of Fitzgerald’s literary masterpiece “The Great Gatsby” on the Pequot Lakes stage under the theatrical direction of C.J. Anderson.

On the wealthy north side of Long Island, New York, a mysterious multimillionaire throws lavish parties, frequently with food, music and dancing, and even though it is the 1920s era of Prohibition, there is lots of alcohol and no police, according to a news release about the plot.

His mansion is open to everyone without invitations yet he never attends his own parties, according to the synopsis, and few have ever met him except for his neighbor Nick Carraway, who sees him at night staring across the bay from his balcony at a mysterious green light.

“We eventually meet the man and hear his story, so amazing that we wonder if any of it could possibly be true. Money, music, mystery and murder sweep us into the glamour of the Jazz Age and the Roaring ‘20s,” GLAPA Chair Stephanie White stated in a news release.

Call 218-568-9200 to purchase tickets or visit .

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