Performance Stories

Theater, concerts, local bands, our region has it all! Here are a few Greater Mankato Area performance stories for your reading pleasure.

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Minnesota Fringe Goes Online with Virtual Festival

Three months after announcing the cancellation of their annual theater celebration due to a global pandemic, Minnesota Fringe will present its first-ever Virtual Festival July 30-August 9.
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The Family That Plays Together – Steve and Katharine Davis

Father and daughter, Steve and Katherine Davis, enjoy the rare experience of playing together in the Mankato Symphony Orchestra
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Luke Smith – Songs From Home

Luke Smith spearheaded a unique musical collaboration during the COVID-19 lock down where musicians recorded individual tracks which Smith then compiled into a new EP releasing May 30
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The Show Must Go On – The Mankato Playhouse

Davori Production's Mankato Playhouse is providing dinner theater to the Greater Mankato Area
Photo by Mike Lagerquist - The song Face of Time, was the audience's introduction to Tucker Sweet, the adult character lead who used a group of kids to help him move west in search of gold.

Charades – Once-In-a-Lifetime Original Musical at West High School

40 years ago this month, the faculty, staff and students of Mankato West High School created an original stage musical called Charades.
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Merely Players – All the World’s a Stage

The Merely Players have been providing a safe and creative place for Mankato Area folks with the itch to act since 1982. Author Grace Brandt provides a high-level view of this community asset.
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The Weekend Spin With Stacy K — Everything You Need to Know About Festival...

Stacy K gives us a comprehensive guide to Festival Solstice Mankato 2019
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New Single, ‘Cheap Thrills’ by Stacy K

On Friday, May 31st, MankatoLIFE friend and contributor, Stacy K, is releasing her new single and video for the song Cheap Thrills. “It was one...
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The Weekend Spin With Stacy K – May the 4th Be With You!

Stacy K has some ideas for your May the 4th celebration this weekend!
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The Weekend Spin with Stacy K – Springing Into Some Fun!

Mankato area musician, Stacy K, welcomes spring with some ideas for your weekend!