ABOUT GREATER LAKES AREA PERFORMING ARTS (GLAPA) AND PEQUOT LAKES COMMUNITY THEATER (PLCT)The Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts (GLAPA) is a group dedicated to enriching local culture through performing arts. Since our inception, we have established a reputation of providing well-received, quality performances.
With performances set for each season, we find talent, and raise funds to underwrite programs. The GLAPA board is comprised of multi-community-based, volunteer members.
All of our performances are held in the Pequot Lakes High School Theater and tickets can be purchased by calling 218/568-9200.
We thank our sponsors for supporting the arts in our communities.
GLAPA mission statement:
- Central Lakes College Theater
- Nisswa Tax Service
- Lakes Printing
- Breezy Point Resort
Provide high quality, affordable arts programming for the greater Brainerd lakes area. For tickets or more information call 218-568-9200
In 1983 a group of interested community members and community education personnel met to form the Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts . This group has been providing entertainment for the Lakes Area ever since. Greater Lakes Performing Arts (GLAPA) is responsible for setting a season of performances, soliciting season ticket sales, and raising funds to underwrite programs if necessary. GLAPA has an active membership of 120 plus season ticket holders who enjoy a theatre and arts season of visiting performers, touring theatre shows, and guest artists as well as the Pequot Lakes Community Theater programs.
Pequot Lakes Community Theater was established in 1984. It began with a variety type show called BITS OF BROADWAY which generated the seed money to produce subsequent shows. It has been active each year since, recently presenting two productions yearly which are part of the GLAPA theatre season . The fall show has traditionally been a musical and the spring show a non-musical production.
The past productions include: PLCT Production List
Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts (GLAPA) Board Structure
- GLAPA Board Members
GLAPA meetings are held once a month. An agenda is organized by the GLAPA chairperson and the community education director. Agendas and minutes of the previous board minutes are emailed to members of the board. Members of the GLAPA Board include the director of community education, community theater board chairperson and interested members of the community. There is an acting chairperson.GLAPA Board Responsibilities1. Setting the performance season
2. Season Ticket Sales
3. Managing season performances
4. Fund Raising
5. Overseeing Community Theater Production BoardVisit our Facebook page: Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts
GLAPA / PLCT 2021-2022 SEASON
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Founded in 2002 in the Brainerd Lakes Area, The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota is a multi-community choir promoting creativity and imagination in the communities it serves by delivering beauty and joy through choral music. We hope you will come to our next performance, and we invite you to audition to sing with us.
F | Ap 29 | 7:30 PM
Based on the 1992 Disney film, Newsies is the tale of newsboy Jack Kelly, who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. When Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies his army of newsies to strike.
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F | July 15 | 6:30 PM
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Sa | July 23 | 2:00 PM
Su | July 24 | 2:00 PM
Individual show prices:
Adults $14 / Seniors (60+) $12 / Youth (18U) $10
1. Season ticket holders have reserved seating specific for each show.
2. Tickets may be purchased in advance: Payment is required at time of reservation
- At the Community Education Office: 30805 Olson Street, Pequot Lakes (enter door 4 of the High School)
- Call the Community Education office 218-568-9200
- Online: GLAPA Online Ticket Sales (you will be able to view the seating chart and reserve your seat(s)).
3. Tickets are also available at the door the night of the performance starting 1 (one) hour prior to performance start time.
4. Door to ticket counter opens 1 (one) hour prior to show, doors to theater open ½ hour before performances.
5. There is a “no refund” policy on purchased tickets.
GET INVOLVED .....
There are so many ways to be involved in the Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts! We want you!
We are always looking for volunteers, whether they serve on the GLAPA or theatre board with monthly meetings or want to work in some other way. Listed below are a few ways to volunteer.
- Ticket sales
- Hosting the performers on their performance dates
- Collecting props for a production
- Technical Assisting and Directing
- Sponsorship Sales
- Grant Writing
- Program Planning
- Vocal Directors
- Poster Delivery
- Hair Styling
Chances are we have a job for you and you would be giving back to the arts by volunteering. Call 218/568-9200 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org