Little Theatre of Owatonna was organized in April 1966, to bring “culture, art, and entertainment to Owatonna and the surrounding communities with active participation by all interested.” Although only 13 people were involved in starting the theater, the number has since swelled to 220 charter members. Little Theatre is run by a board of directors which consists of 12 members and an executive secretary. In addition, hundreds of citizens have heard the “roar of the crowd”. Plays have included musicals, dramas, comedies and children’s plays. LTO does four plays each season including a fall, winter, spring and summer show. On occasion, a fifth show is added during the Christmas season.

A theatre production is like a community in itself. Involvement may take such faces as directing, acting, set construction, painting scenery, decorating a set, designing a poster, sewing costumes, gathering props, stage management, lights or sound, playing in the orchestra, accompanist, doing make up or hair, managing the house, ushering and publicity. All volunteers are welcome!

Community theatre is an opportunity to see your neighbor, lawyer, husband, wife, children, doctor or dentist portraying such character roles as Harold Hill, Mame, Horace Vandergelder, Dolly, Tevye, Jesus. It is a chance to express yourself creatively, in whatever capacity you choose.

For more information about LTO, call 507-451-0764.

Click here to see a list of the shows Little Theater of Owatonna has brought to the stage over the years.