Wednesday, June 27, 2012


It's going to be a hot one this week....but we have something to cool you down. 

The Dragonfly Theater Arts Camp is performing "Off the Wall, the Mother Goose Mystery Musical" this Saturday, June 30th at the Chaska Community Center. Show times are at 1PM and 2:30 PM. Air conditioning is FREE and so are the performances!

The play, directed by the beloved, Charlie Title is a festive tale of well-known Mother Goose Characters. Just when you thought you knew their stories, all your favorites find themselves standing in a lineup, trying to sing and dance their way out of a sticky situation. A perfect afternoon delight for the kids and kids at heart. 

We hope to see you there!
Dragonfly Theater Camp is a summertime must for kids, ages 8-13, who are interested in the theater. The week long camp is lead by Charlie Title and runs daily M-F 8 AM to 2 PM with performances on Saturday.  Due to popular demand, the camp will be offered twice this year. Next session is August 13 - 18, 2012.  All camps and performances are conveniently held at the Chaska Community Center.  For more information please visit us online at

Friday, June 8, 2012


Theater Friends....Summer is here!  The kids are home. I actually got to sleep in. NIce. 

Before you all dash off to the beach, I wanted to let you know there are some VERY exciting things going on at your favorite community theater this summer....CVFT is gearing up for an AMAZING show this July/August...Into the Woods. I was thinking we probably couldn't beat the Oliver! performances, but I don't know. This cast is off the hook. Not to mention the Production Team. More than 90 talented people, from all over the Twin Cities, tried out for the production. Jim Lund, our esteemed Artistic Director, said he was amazed by the talent. I am sure the Casting Team had quite a time.

I am lucky enough to be working on the Into the Woods Production Team - under the direction of our very own and greatly talented Dianne Strandberg. She is letting me see the behind-the-scenes interworking of the show and it is facinating. More on that later.....

In the meantime, we have a lot of activities and events happening this summer to keep you plugged into the fabulous world of CVFT. Whether you are new to the group or have literally been in 20+ shows (you know who you are !), we welcome you to join in the fun. Please "Like Us" on Facebook to ensure you are in the loop....

EVENT NEWS: Here is our first one...
Our very own Into the Woods Vocal Director....Bobby Ragoonanan. This weekend he is performing and Charlie Title (Producer, Into the Woods) said it should be amazing...

On Saturday, June 9th at 7:30PM at Peace Lutheran Church in Lauderdale (1744 Walnut Street, Lauderdale, MN, 55113) Bobby will be participating in a Keyboard Concert, featuring Caitlin Miller, Bobby on Piano, and Michael Berndt on Organ. Works on the program will include:

Grainger: Zanibar Boat Song for Piano, 6-Hands
Mozart: Sonata in F Major K332
Buxtehude: Toccata in D Minor
Beethoven: Sonata in C Minor Op. 10 No. 1 Mvt. I
Mendelssohn: Sonata for Organ Op. 65 No. 1
Debussy: Estampes Suite, The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Bartok: Allegro Barbaro
Rachmaninoff: Romance for Piano, 6-Hands

Word has it the concert is going to ROCK and it is definitely worth your time to traverse on over to Lauderdale, which is just north of St. Paul and just east of Minneapolis. Best of all, the concert is FREE (donations are accepted). 

Questions?? Please contact: 
Bobby Ragoonanan 651-354-6512
Accompanist at Luther College

That's all. Time to weed the garden.