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 updated 09/13/15



Advance Ticket Sales Required for October Dinner-Theatre!

Reserve your tickets via Paypal with the link, below, or by paying a visit to the Mantorville Chocolate Shoppe during their normal business hours.

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October Dinner Theatre:

"11 Million Dollar Murder" by Michael J. McKay & Julia McDowell Original lyrics by Julia McDowell - Our All Hallows Feast murder-mystery dinner theatre

Dwight and Mamie Van der Hogan are convinced they've won the $11 Million Dollar Pigeon Publishing Sweepstakes.  After all, the envelope said "You are Guaranteed to be a Winner." So, they sell everything in Wisconsin and come to Mantorville with their crazy entourage, buy a yacht on credit (the check hasn't arrived yet??) and invite us to the going away party for their 'Round the World Cheese Tour. Of course, since they know no one in Mantorville to invite to their party, we have graciously offered to share our fifth annual All Hallows Feast with the Van der Hogans for a fabulous combo bash!

Ah, but a couple of cheeseheads coming to start their world cruise in the only county in Minnesota without a navigable lake isn't the only mystery in this show! Please come and help ace detective Nicky Spillene and his able assistant Tuesday Fulbright as they try to uncover the details. They can't do it without your help!

While you help us unravel the mystery, you'll enjoy a fine meal prepared by Omar's Kitchen. The show plays weekends from October 2 - October 25. The house opens at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with the action and meal beginning at 7:00 p.m. On Sundays, the house will open at 12:30 p.m. with the action and meal beginning at 1:00 p.m. Advanced ticket purchases are absolutely required, so Omar and his team know how many and what kind of meals to make.

Adult tickets are $35. Reduced Rate tickets (students, seniors, Mantorville Theatre members, and a few other groups) are $33. Price includes dinner and the show. It does not include tips for our student wait staff which will be used to support their school theatre and music programs. Shows start at 7:00 Friday and Saturday evenings and at 1:00 on Sundays.


Auditions for "Meshuggah-Nuns" by Dan Goggin will be September 20 and September 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Opera House. 4 women and 1 man needed. Please come prepared to read and sing.


Mantorville Theatre Gift Certificates are available at the Box Office, when open, and at the Mantorville Chocolate Shoppe.




NOW ACCEPTING CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS AT THE DOOR! (Cash, checks and large quantities of gold still accepted!))


We are looking for a few good people to volunteer to take tickets and host a sales table during the rest of our 2013-14 season. Contact us is you are interested.


Audience participation is a requirement for the melodramatic portion of our season. Come prepared to cheer for the hero and heroine, boo the villain or villainess, and applaud the efforts of our characters (or groan at their jokes!)



We are excited with all of our shows of the 2014 - 2015 season.  Watch our Schedule Page for more information.


Many, many thanks to our generous corporate sponsors who help us keep the costs to our patrons down throughout our 2013-2014 season.


We are also grateful for a grant received from IBM's Fund for Community Service, which combines funding with volunteerism from IBM employees and retirees.

Feel generous? What we appreciate most is your joining our audience, but if you'd also like to join the Mantorville Theatre Company, or give a tax-free donation, click on this text.




Volunteers for Publicity needed - If you'd be willing to volunteer to help out with distribution of posters, design of posters, writing press releases, working on programs, organizing mail and email lists, sending letters to specific groups that might be interested in our shows, and the like - please contact us.


Seeking talented, energetic dramatists for our  future productions!  Directors! Pianists! Set Builders! Costumers! Box Office Managers! We are in need of your talents and we would like to hear from you.  Please send your interest, availability, and if we don't know you, a brief resume to PO Box 194 in Mantorville, MN 55955. Directors - please also include at least two play titles that you would like to direct, with some background on each. You can find topical and schedule information, and even an on-line (sort of) application on our "Join The Fun" page.


Our season is just part of the many exciting things to do in Mantorville.  There are antique buildings for touring from the Mantorville Restoration Association and the Dodge County Historical Society, antique stores and other businesses for browsing and buying and fine dining.  Check out  for more information. For information on the city, in general, try


We encourage LARGE groups (of ten or more). To learn about group discounts, examine our shopping page.


Need to find us? We are just a half block west of Highway 57 on 5th Street in Mantorville (Hwy 57 and 5th is the closest thing Mantorville has to a "major" intersection.)

You can call our answering machine at (507) 635-5420.

Our postal address is PO Box 194 ... Mantorville, MN 55955

and our email is


Need to find Mantorville? We're about 70 miles south of the Twin Cities and 15 miles west of Rochester on Minnesota Highway 57: map