Blue Water eyes historic Wayzata church for new theater space

Blue Water Theater Company Director Charlie Leonard leads a rehearsal for “Oliver!” in 2015 at the group’s current rehearsal studio in the Wayzata Home Center. The youth theater company has submitted a development application to purchase a century-old church on Rice Street for its new rehearsal and performance space. (Sun Sailor file photo by Jason Jenkins)

Leaders of the Blue Water Theatre Company, the Wayzata-based youth theater group, hope to turn a century-old church into its new home for rehearsals and community theater productions.

Talks are underway at the city after city officials received a development application from Blue Water and Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka, the current owners of the property at 605 Rice Street. The church began looking for a potential buyer once its plans were approved for a new building, which is set to open next year in Wayzata’s Holdridge neighborhood.

The early stages of the plans were discussed at the Dec. 19 Wayzata Planning Commission meeting.

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