Pipestone, Minnesota

Welcome to Pipestone's Center for Performing Arts

  The Pipestone Center for Performing Arts is housed in a Sioux quartzite building which dates back to 1897. Located at 104 East Main Street, it is close to the County Museum and the Calumet Hotel in Pipestone's Historic District.

This 300 seat theater gives Pipestone County great entertainment, including drama, musicals, concerts and comedy shows. The Opland Singers are a favorite at the Center, and the regularly appear on stage much to the delight of the Center's supporters.

This is the 9th season and presentations will include The Calumet Players Travelogues and The Center's Presenter Series. A variety of quality presentations during the year gives a choice for everyone to see a show they will enjoy. Why not check out the performances in the schedule for 2002, which follows.

Support comes from SMAHC, the Minnesota State Arts Board, as well as patrons and friends of the performing arts in Pipestone.


2002 Schedule

February 2: Tina & Lena (see the side panel for more details)
February 8-10 & 14-17:
Calumet Players Faith County / Comedy
February 23: Barbershop ­ "Sweet Adelines" and Male Barbershop Quartet
March 1-3:
Calumet Players / Children's Theater - TBA
March 7:
Chamber Travelogue / The Truly Great, Great Lakes
March 16:
St. Patrickšs Day Show - TBA
March 17:
Main St. Jamboree Radio Show
March 23:
SAGIO Art Show
April 11:
Chamber Travelogue / Return to Sweden
April 12-14 & 19-21:
Opland Spring Festival of Song
May 2:
Chamber Travelogue / Bavaria and the Black Forest
May 19:
Main St. Jamboree Radio Show
Late May:
2 performances "Granny" Dorothy Stager - Chamber Event
June 21-23 & 28-30:
Calumet Players Love Rides the Rails / Melodrama
July 14
: Main St. Jamboree Radio Show
July 27:
The Great Pretenders
August 3 or 10:
Danielle Daniel & Co. /Afro-American Song & Dance
August 23 & 24:
Calumet Players / Prairie Fire Children's Theater

All artists and programs are subject to change

Box Office / Gallery On Main Box Office Hours
12 to 4:30 pm ­ Tuesday through Saturday
stop in or call the box office about discount season tickets

507 825-2020 ­ Toll Free 877 722-2787

Pipestone Performing Arts Center Box 100, Pipestone, MN 56164,

E-Mail:[email protected]

Press Release:

Back by Popular Demand . . . Tina & Lena
Saturday, February 2 at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center

In November of 1996, Tina and Lena performed to a full house at the center, thrilling the audience with their Scandinavian antics, and it's time they're back.

Like two favorite aunts arriving at church in their Sunday best, "Tina" and "Lena" make their way through an audience shaking hands, waving at acquaintances, picking lint off a lapel and chit chatting with people along the aisles. But rather than launching into a hymn, they break into a rousing version of "Walking in My Winter Underwear."

You could say that Tina and Lena are throwbacks to another age ­- a kinder, gentler age when neighbors knew their neighbors, when the jokes were clean and clever, and ladies wore flowered hats, white gloves and carried purses that matched their shoes.

Although their values are firmly rooted in the past Tina and Lena are women of the present, too. "We're bosom buddies, just like Thelma and Louise," Tina whispers confidentially in her soft, Scandinavian accent. "But we drive a Studebaker," Lena chimes in, "We donšt have hot flashes, we have power surges."

So just who are these classy, likable, entertaining ladies? They're the alter egos, the performing personae, of Sue "Tina" Edwards of Alexandria, Minn., and her long-time chum, Annette "Lena" Hustad from nearby Glenwood. Both hail from musical, story-telling, joke-loving families. During their high school years in Canby, Minn., they sang in choir, played in the band, and performed in school plays together.

For an afternoon or evening of fun-filled, carefree laughter and humor that will keep you in stitches, don't miss one of the engagements of Tina and Lena at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center, February 2nd. The shows are at 2:00 and 7:30 pm, and reserved tickets are $12. Reserved tickets call the Meadowlark Shop Box Office, 825-2020 or 877 722-2787.



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