Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Un-Abridged Closing Night: Let It Snow! Austin, MN

Wow, the run came and went pretty fast. As usual, I got caught up in the show and didn't chronicle much in between. Still, I wanted to take a second to talk about closing night.

We did Let It Snow! and Tara came back from Maine to be in the show. (She was also in Theater the Musical that weekend, helping us do a fun David Mamet musical set in a museum.) Tara created Let It Snow! back in 2004, and I have a show summary for every town we've ever done for the show on this blog. I couldn't let this one go un-documented:

Pack 'Em In! - Saturday, August 18
As poet laureate of Austin, MN (pop 24,718), Jennifer (Susan) is working on a new poem for the holiday Spam parade when she finds out that no one in town really likes her poems. To add insult to injury, neighboring town and arch-rival Albert Lea (pop 18,016) has appointed its own poet laureate, Mary Beth (Tara). Meanwhile Wally (Alan) finds himself at the eye of the storm when he starts dating Mary Beth.  Will the mayor of Albert Lea (Bryce) swallow his pride? Can the town wrestling coach (Scott) save the day? We really pack ‘em in in Austin.

As you may have guessed, Austin is home to the Spam factory and museum:

The show marked the third time Let It Snow! had ventured to Minnesota, having previously visited Hector and Hastings. If you want to check out every town the show has visited over the years, here's an interactive map:

View Let It Snow in a larger map

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