Will’s Opening Weekend: June 27-29

WOW button 2014-2

Purchase a $10 WOW Button and enjoy all the opening parties & events.* Not around for all the dates? Not to worry. The WOW Button is such an incredible deal, it pays for itself with just one party! WOW Buttons are available at the GRSF Box Office: 79 East 3rd Street, Downtown Winona.


Friday, June 27th

5:30-6:30 pm Annie Mack Band- Blues, Gospel & Soul Special concert on the Green at Levee ParkScreen Shot 2014-05-15 at 4.46.18 PM

Kick off the season with one of the region’s finest singers & her band!

6:45-7:15 pm Procession from Levee Park to Performing Arts Center

Join the Dixieland Jazz Band, the Trestor Trolly, and all that have that Shakespeare Spirit as we march New Orleans style from the river to the theater.

10:00-12:00 pm Annie Mack Band – After Show Dance Party, Winona Library Reception, and Dancing in the Street

Co-sponsored by the City of Winona, what better place to celebrate the writer Shakespeare than a party in the house of books? Enjoy food and fun while Annie Mack takes it up a notch to have you dancing in the streets!

Saturday, June 28th

3:00-4:00 pm Carlyle Brown & Company “Therapy and Resistance” ($5 dollars off) PAC Recital Hall

A master of his craft, Carlyle Brown uses rich story-telling to shape ideas into theatrical events. Set in 1968, Therapy and Resistance tells the story of the Vietnam War draft resistance movement and the struggles of one draftee. 

4:30-6:00 pm Director’s Reception at Kryzsko Commons

Prior to opening night of “Hamlet,” chat with our directors: Paul Barnes, Jim Edmundson, Gale Childs Daly, and Rick Barbour. Enjoy the food and conversation with your favorite festival friends and family.

 Saturday, July 5th

10:00 pm Rosencrantz & Guildenstern After Party at the Carriage House

Celebrate the opening night of this modern masterpiece with a post performance gathering with food and drink! Don’t miss this chance to celebrate the Holiday Weekend and the official launching of Season 11 at the beautiful, historic Carriage House Bed and Breakfast. 


Sponsored by:

Merchants Bank

*With button, all events are free with a cash bar except Carlyle Brown and Company ($5 off the $15 ticket price, available only at time of purchase). Rain venue for concerts is the Science Atrium at WSU. All events subject to change.

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