november, 2021

12nov7:00 pm10:00 pm*Lake Benton: Elf the Musical7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Lake Benton Opera House, Lake Benton Opera House

elf The Musical. Christmas come early this year.


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Christmas comes early this year! The Opera House bring Buddy the Elf to the stage for nine shows! November 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 7:30 p.m., November 14, 20, 21 at 2:00 p.m. View Lake Benton Opera House Newsletter pdf
Buddy (played by Adam Madsen of Lake Benton), a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The wouldbe elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa (Stu Melby of Brookings), Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. In the process, he meets a new friend, Jovie (Brenna Nuese of Hendricks). Enjoy a veteran cast, led by Ryan Juutilainen of Marshall, Katie Roberts of Tyler and newcomer Michael Rode of Tyler as Walter, Emily and Michael Hobbs. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
BOX OFFICE HOURS: Before evening performances - 6:00 p.m. until showtime Before matinee performance - 12:30 p.m. until showtime Reservations by phone any day - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 507-368-4620, by email at or online at
Tickets may be reserved any day by calling 507-368-4620 (from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. only, please) or email On play days, the box office will be open at the hours indicated at the top of this letter, when tickets may be reserved either in person or by calling the Opera House number. To order by mail, write: LAKE BENTON OPERA HOUSE, INC. \ PO Box 1 \ Lake Benton, MN 56149. Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you wish tickets mailed to you; or tickets may be picked up at the box office on the night of the performance no later than 7:00 p.m. (1:30 p.m. for afternoon performances) If you are unavoidably delayed beyond the 7:00/1:30 deadline, we suggest that you call the box office so your tickets can be held for you. Otherwise, no-shows must be made available to walk-ins who come wanting tickets. You may also email your ticket requests to Please arrive before curtain time to be assured of getting seated in the place you have reserved. It is a distraction to those already watching the play and virtually impossible to figure out seats after the house lights are turned down and the play has begun.
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Lake Benton Opera House has received equipment and operating support grants from Southwest Minnesota Arts Council; This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the SW MN Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


(Friday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Lake Benton Opera House

Lake Benton Opera House


Lake Benton Opera PO Box 1 Lake Benton, MN 56149

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