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Brainerd Community Theatre announces 2017-18 season

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Brainerd Community Theatre at Central Lakes College announces its 2017-18 season of plays and musicals. Director Patrick Spradlin invites the public to audition for any and all productions, as BCT shows are open to everyone.

Auditions for each show will be announced at a later date and publicized on the theatre's website at

Plays are:

• "The Woman in Black" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 26-28, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.

• "Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 2; 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Dec. 7-8; and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.

• "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 22-24, and Thursday and Friday, March 1 and 2, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3.

• "Young Frankenstein" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 26-28, and Thursday and Friday, May 3 and 4, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5.

"The Woman in Black" is a spine-tingling, two-actor play that Spradlin and local actor Kevin Yeager will perform. It is not suitable for those with a nervous disposition or who cannot handle sudden shocks.

"Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play" features survivors, who - after the collapse of civilization - share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of "The Simpsons" episode "Cape Feare" entirely from memory.

"Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" is a comedy that features five very different bridesmaids who find themselves hiding together in a bedroom, hoping to escape wedding reception of a bride none of them really likes. This play contains adult language and subject matter.

"Young Frankenstein" is a Mel Brooks-inspired musical based on the film of the same name. The selection of this show was done with a special purpose.

"This is the final year of teaching and conducting the various bands at CLC for Steve Anderson," Spradlin said. "Steve's been a dear friend and a great colleague ... We're both big Mel Brooks fans, and so when we were brainstorming a final farewell production, 'Young Frankenstein' came immediately to mind."

For tickets to or more information on the Brainerd Community Theatre plays, call the box office at 218-855-8199 or go to