Sod House Theater of Minneapolis will offer free music and acting workshops led by professional theater artist Luverne Seifert and professional musicians Brian Laidlaw and Ashley Hanson in Red Wing, Minnesota onJune 6th for ages 12 and up.

6:00p to 7:15 Kick in the Pants: Physical Comedy Routines – We will begin with a vocal and physical warm- up with Luverne Seifert. We will then introduce stage techniques of physical comedy; slaps, kicks, trips, falls, fixed points and awkward timing decisions. Participants will develop a 1-2 minute comedy routine that they will develop and perform. No preparation necessary. Dress to move comfortably.

7:30 to 8:45p Hometown Ballad Songwriting Workshop – In this workshop, you will share stories about your community, discuss the craft songwriting, and start to turn stories shared into original songs. Open to all ages and levels of experience; singers, musicians, and writers encouraged to attend; instruments are invited, but not required.

During the workshops they will also hold an information session and call for actors, musicians and volunteers to participate in their performance of “An Enemy of the People” – a site-specific performance that will take place August 7 through August 12. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY We provide a playful and safe environment to learn skills for performance.

It’s Little Grandpa’s 100th birthday and everyone was too busy to remember…but not for long! With the help of her animal friends, an amazing cake recipe, and a few sneaky tricks, his granddaughter Zadie will bring the whole neighborhood together for the biggest party of the summer! Open Eye’s award-winning Driveway Tour delights and inspires the young and young-at-heart with this for all-ages outdoor puppet show.

The Sheldon welcomes the heartwarming “Driveway Tour” back to Red Wing for one performance and a “puppet picnic,” all deliberately located outside the theater for summer outdoor fun. While the Sheldon is temporarily closed for renovation, this event takes place on the upper level of Central Park. Picnic food is available for purchase. A pre-show, hands-on puppet making activity is provided by Art Reach to add to the event. Picnic and puppet-making begin at 12:30, with show at 1:00. Rain location under the Central Park Bandshell. No Tickets Required.

Join us to see the progression of the Sheldon renovation and learn more about all the exciting plans for the upcoming season at the Sheldon!

July 18 at 4 PM or 6 PM.

Please RSVP by July 12 with Jennifer Staley at with the time and number of people planning to tour.

*Please, no one under 14 will be allowed to tour and wear closed toe shoes.


Rolling River Music Festival, co-presented by Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts, is proud to celebrate 10 years of great music in historic downtown Red Wing with:

The Lone Bellow

Eric Hutchinson & The Believers

and Natalie Stovall

With local opener Alexander Natalie

In Red Wing’s living room, Central Park, festival attendees may bring lawn chairs and blankets and make themselves at home.

The Lone Bellow burst onto the scene with their self-titled debut in 2013. The Brooklyn-based band quickly became known for their transcendent harmonies, serious musicianship and raucous live performance — a reputation that earned them their rabid fan base. It’s been three years since the band’s victorious Then Came The Morning was released. Produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, the album was nominated for an Americana Music Award.

To see an Eric Hutchinson show is to be fully entertained. Hutchinson and his band, The Believers, have toured extensively, building a reputation for a high-energy live show, full of four-part harmonies, incredible musicianship, humility, and humor. A show for any music lover, Eric brings the audience to him, playing his unique songs and telling the funny, moving and one-of-a-kind stories that made him the artist he is today.

Natalie Stovall and her band, The Drive, are relentless road warriors. Playing over 200 dates a year across college campuses, clubs, festivals and military bases around the world. Natalie, a Tennessee native, is a powerhouse vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, who has been playing professionally since she was ten. A fiddle phenom, Natalie made her Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 12, and has performed everywhere from the White House to The Oprah Winfrey Show. Natalie was named one of CMT’s “Next Women of Country’ & was recently awarded “Best Female Artist” + “Best Music Artist” by Campus Activities Magazine.

Alexander Natalie is a musical endeavor borne out of the life experiences of Red Wing native: Noah Alexander Topliff. He is accompanied by additional Red Wing members: Daniel O’Keefe, Samuel Ketcham, and Michael McGough, as-well-as non-Red Wing-ite Sophie Warrick. Getting the five of them into a room together culminates in a unique brand of alternative folk music deeply centered around honesty.

 A new, bluegrass-infused adaptation, of “An Enemy of the People,” written by Henrik Ibsen

This classic play, “An Enemy of the People” examines how a community responds when a local doctor threatens to expose that the water it relies upon for tourism is being poisoned. The play questions how far a community will go to protect their town’s secret in order to avoid financial ruin.

Known for their fantastically fun productions, Sod House will join forces with local talent and audiences to celebrate summer and community through the experience of live, site-specific theater. The play will be performed at Colvill Park and Sod House Theater actors and local talent will workshop, develop and perform the play.

This event is present by Sod House Theater and adapted by Darcey Engen, Luverne Seifert, Brian Laidlaw, and Ashley Hanson.

“This event features free education and outreach activities, led by artists. Click here for details.



This event is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


Join the fun in this hilarious madcap holiday romp!

August 16 & 21 from 6:00–8:00 PM
@ First Presbyterian Church 503 W. 6th St. Red Wing (use West Ave. entrance)

Please bring your calendar and prepare a 1-minute monologue.

No appointment needed.

Parts for men & women ages 14-ish to -70-ish.
Tech and Performance dates are Nov 25 – Dec 2 at the Sheldon Theatre.
QUESTIONS? Call Marcy @ 651-380-3858 or Helene @ 651-380-0193