Blue Water Theatre Company presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Blue Water Theatre Company will bring to the stage “The Wizard of Oz” for the group’s latest production. The show will feature actors in grades 3-8 from the Wayzata-based community theatre troupe The musical, which is based on the 1939 film, tells the story of Dorothy Gale, a young girl living on a Kansas farm …

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Wayzata High theatre explores tragedy, forgiveness in ‘The Sparrow’

Wayzata High School theatre students are in their final weeks of rehearsal of the spring play “The Sparrow,” which takes the stage beginning Friday, April 28. “The Sparrow” tells the story of Emily Book, the sole survivor of a bus accident that happened when she was in second grade and claimed the lives of all …

Blue Water Theatre Company ready for second act in Wayzata 

On a cold morning, Charlie Leonard unlocks the doors to the century old church. Inside, he offers a tour and excitedly lays out his plans for the building, which as of March 1, officially belongs to the Blue Water Theatre Company. Founded in 2007 by Leonard, who also serves as Blue Water’s executive and artistic …

Blue Water eyes historic Wayzata church for new theater space

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 …

‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ hits the Wayzata High School stage Nov. 11 

The 2016 Wayzata High School fall musical will take audiences back in time to the roaring ‘20s in “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” The play hits the stage Friday, Nov. 11 through Saturday, Nov. 19. Wayzata theatre veteran Kate Piering plays Millie Dillmount, a Kansas farm girl who moves to New York City in search of a …

Blue Water alumni to debut original musical, ‘The Brave and the Bold’

It was roughly four years ago when Timothy Radermacher and Adam Hebeisen began working on a story. During their down time while rehearsing for a local theater company’s winter musical, “Les Misérables,” the two young actors would take out a notebook and brainstorm a plot that included kings, queens, dragons and zombies. “It was kind …

Blue Water presents ‘Oklahoma!’ at Wayzata Central Middle School July 28-30

Blue Water Theatre Company of Wayzata will be presenting Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” at Wayzata Central Middle School, 305 Vicksburg Lane, Plymouth. Performance times are 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28; 7 p.m. Friday, July 29; and 4 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Set in a western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the …