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HISTORIC HOLMES THEATRE

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Country music superstars Lonestar will perform live on the stage of Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Local residents who would like to be part of a fun holiday show at the Historic Holmes Theatre are invited to audition for 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,' which will be presented at the theater on Dec. 2-3. Auditions will take place Sunday, Oct. 2, starting at 1 p.m., with rehearsals starting Oct. 8. A variety of adult and children's roles are available.
Tickets are on sale now for the Historic Holmes Theatre's 20th anniversary season, which starts next month with a Sept. 10 outdoor concert by Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome and concludes on May 20, 2023, with a Doobie Brothers tribute concert, "Takin' it to the Streets."
Rustin Lippincott and Elle LaMere started work this month as the Holmes Theatre's new executive director and marketing manager, respectively. Lippincott has already settled in at his new home in Detroit Lakes, while LaMere is living with family in Osage.
Renovations to Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre complex are expected to be complete when the 2022-23 theater season officially gets underway in September, while construction of the adjoining Becker County Museum building should be finished in time to open at the start of the new year.
A two-day retirement celebration for longtime Detroit Lakes Public Schools vocal music instructor — and muslcal theater director — Kathy Larson is planned for this coming weekend, Aug. 13-14. A Saturday evening cabaret and retirement reception will be held Aug. 13 at the Historic Holmes Theatre, with a mass choir concert to take place the next day, Sunday, Aug. 14 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

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Matt and Nancy McKenzie and their children Isaiah, Caleb, Thomas and Malia have all been a part of the high school choirs and fall musicals at Detroit Lakes High School during Kathy Larson's 34-year tenure with the district, and all six plan to sing as part of her two-day, musical retirement celebration this weekend.
The final two performances of "The Music Man Jr.," set to take place tonight (July 22) at 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 23 at 2 p.m. in Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre, have been canceled "due to COVID," according to Holmes Theatre director Amy Stoller Stearns. A makeup date of Wednesday, July 27 has been scheduled, with tickets from both the canceled shows to be honored for the 7 p.m. performance.
A total of 35 kids signed up for the summer theater camp at Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre this year — which means that the cast of "The Music Man Jr." will be the largest for the Holmes' summer musical to date. Three shows are planned between July 21-23 on the theater's main stage.

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