Performing Arts - Jan. 19

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Pequot Lakes Community Theater names cast for 'Recommended Reading for Girls'

Performances of “Recommended Reading for Girls,” a heart-warming comedy/drama play by Ellen Struve, will be at the Pequot Lakes Community Theater.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 and 12, and 2 p.m. Feb. 13. Tickets are available online at or prior to showtime at the door.

“Recommended Reading for Girls” centers around Amy Saunders who already has a lot on her mind when she arrives at her childhood home. Reeling from a recent layoff and a broken heart, she is staying over to help her mother through a round of chemo.

Somehow, all the heroines from Amy's favorite childhood novels, from A Little Princess to Heidi, have appeared in her house — and just to make things even more perplexing, her sister, Jackie, can see them, too.


This show is recommended for audiences ages 12 and older due to a few instances of language and some mature subject matter.

CLC postpones performing arts events due to COVID

Central Lakes College has postponed its January and February performing arts events due to the impact of COVID-19 in the community.

“We are working to re-schedule these events in the not-too-distant future,” CLCPAC Director Patrick Spradlin said in a news release. “Once we have done so we’ll reach out to all current ticket holders for these events and give them updated information and options. We’ve suspended online sales for all these events.”

The decision was under the guidance of MinnState, the governing body of Minnesota’s state colleges and universities and the Minnesota Department of Health.

According to a Jan. 6 email sent by the community college: “The Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center is an affiliate of Central Lakes College, and as such we must adhere to masking protocols at all our events as set forth by the college.”

Those protocols require all audience members to be fully masked for the duration of performances at the Brainerd campus, including these previously scheduled ones that are now postponed:

  • Jan. 21: “I Am — He Said,” a celebration of Neil Diamond.
  • Feb. 10-12 and 15-17: “Amadeus.”
  • Feb. 18: Chris Koza.
  • Feb. 26: Monroe Crossing.

The CLC Performing Arts Center plans at this time to resume its spring season of performances with events beginning in March.
“We’re hoping the need for such cautionary measures will have subsided by then, but we will be monitoring the situation,” Spradlin stated in the news release.


Updates will also be posted on the Central Lakes College Performing Arts Center website at .

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