FAQ

Q: What’s your next show & when are auditions?

Traditionally, Prior Lake Players (PLP) produces two performances per season: one “straight” show in the fall (A non-musical, oftentimes with an adult cast), and one musical (usually a larger, family-oriented) in the spring. Some seasons we’ve added summer and/or winter children’s shows.

Between seasons, we focus on community involvement and member events.
  • We have an annual membership meeting (usually in May), where we elect our new board of directors, recap the season, and announce the winner(s) of our annual scholarship.
  • During the summer, we participate in community events like the Dan Patch Days & Lakefront Days parades.
  • In the fall, we participate in events such as Fall Community Fest and Scott County Senior Expo.

Q: How can I get involved with Prior Lake Players?

Join our (e)Mailing List

Sign-up for our email list to stay informed of audition dates, member meetings, showtimes, and new offerings.


Connect on Social Media

 


Attend Shows

The bottom line for any theatre group to exist is having “butts in seats”. Revenue from ticket sales is our primary source to pay our production expenses. In a society that’s becoming polarized by the current political climate and feeling isolated by our “always-on-connected” mobile devices, attending performing arts events is more important than ever. Attending shows gives you a chance to put down your device, meet new people, and support community members who’ve put untold amounts of time & energy into producing LIVE theatre.


Audition

If you love getting onstage, or if it’s something that’s always been on your bucket list, audition early and often. Most adults who get onstage have an absolute blast. Community theatre is a supportive environment, so it’s a great place for people new to theatre and a good way for established actors to keep up their auditioning chops.


Become a Member

Our memberships are very affordable and most include FREE show tickets. Becoming a member gives you a voice (vote) in the direction of our group. When you become a member of PLP, you help us demonstrate our community’s interest in the performing arts, allowing us to seek grants and sponsorships for future seasons.

Membership dollars directly support the work we do, including theatre productions, education initiatives & funding the Nick Sotis Memorial Scholarship.


Volunteer

In addition to actors you see onstage, we’re always looking for help off-stage, at events, and on our committees. Because we’re a 100% volunteer organization, we rely on new volunteers to step in fresh energy, perspectives, and ideas to help us grow our program. Because we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, your time invested in PLP fulfills most workplace volunteer program requirements.

Off-Stage opportunities
  • Tech
  • Stage Management
  • Green Room
  • Box Office
  • Lobby
  • Hair/MakeUp
  • Set Construction

Community Events

Committees

  • Publicity
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Programming

Board of Directors


 Apply for our Scholarship

We offer an annual scholarship to high school seniors with a passion for theatre.


Sponsor Us

If you’re a small business owner or if your workplace has a policy of contributing to nonprofits, consider placing program ads or sponsoring shows

Q: When do you begin seating for the show?
A: We begin seating 30 minutes prior to showtime.


Q: Do you have assigned seats?
A: The seating for most performances is general admission, which means first-come, first-served. If your ticket doesn’t have a seat number, the show is general admission. We recommend coming early if you want to be seated in a specific section of the auditorium.


Q: Can you accommodate individuals who can’t climb stairs?
A: We have auditorium-style seating at Twin Oaks, and there is a flat area between sections. When you arrive at the school, check in at the ticket area, and we’ll have an usher escort you to either an end row or seating the flat area – depending upon your need/request. No stair climbing is necessary.


Q: Can I buy tickets at the door and is that the same price?
A: We offer cash or credit card purchases at the door. Some shows will sell out, so if you want tickets for a specific show, we highly recommend ordering online.


Q: Why do you charge a fee when I order tickets online?
A: This fee is paid directly to Eventbrite for their service. Eventbrite helps us manage our audience by informing us how many tickets are sold ahead of time, tracking how much income we’ve received, recording audience data for future planning, and allowing us to check people at the door without processing cash transactions. As a 100% volunteer organization, people working in the lobby are doing multiple tasks for the theatre while managing families and jobs of their own. We make the ticket fee transparent rather than rolling it into the price, because we pay fees for each performance based on the sales price for the tickets, so more of your ticket dollars go into supporting future shows locally.

Q: What theatre education options do you offer?
A: We realize there’s strong demand for theatre education in Prior Lake, and we’re exploring ways to offer programs through community education or in collaboration with local groups. In the meantime, there’s a list on our website of nearby theatre education options you might want to explore.


Q: Do you perform any summer theatre?
A: We don’t currently have a summer production scheduled. We suggest checking Minnesota Association of Community Theatres (MACT) and Minnesota Playlist for local production/audition dates. If we add a summer show to our programming, we’ll announce it to our mailing list and social media channels, so we encourage you to subscribe if you haven’t already, and/or connect with us at the social media links below.