Anoka-Ramsey Community College’s winter theater production, “Sweet Land, The Musical” opens Feb. 14

Anoka-Ramsey Community College’s winter theater production, “Sweet Land, The Musical” opens Feb. 14

January 21, 2020

Anoka-Ramsey Community College’s production of “Sweet Land, The Musical” will open Friday, Feb. 14. Performances are scheduled for Feb. 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm at the Coon Rapids Campus Performing Arts Center. “Sweet Land, The Musical” showcases the talents of Anoka-Ramsey students.

Synopsis
“Sweet Land” is a poignant, lyrical celebration of land, love and the American immigrant experience. In 1920, Inge Altenberg journeys to Minnesota to marry a bachelor farmer, sight unseen. But in the wake of World War I, Inge’s German heritage turns her new neighbors against the match. Under cathedral skies, the determined young immigrant and her stoic farmer fight for their lives, facing their own misgivings and the harshness of an unforgiving land. “Sweet Land” reminds us who we are and where we came from.

The musical was written by local playwrights, Laurie Flanigan-Hegge and Perrin Post, who also created “Hormel Girls.” Flanigan-Hegge and Post have been a part of the production, working directly with students at rehearsal and helping Anoka-Ramsey’s production include a new musical number.

“Sweet Land, The Musical” Production
Feb. 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22│7:30 pm
Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids Campus
Performing Arts Center
11200 Mississippi Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Ticket Information
$8 to the general public

Tickets are available online at anokaramsey.edu/theatre, in advance at the Coon Rapids Campus bookstore, or at the door one hour prior to performances.

Cast List
• Caitlin Sparks: Inge Altenberg
• Torvik Logan Douglas: Olaf Torvik/Lars
• Sam Fish: Alvin Frandsen
• Sara Kuntz: Brownie Frandsen
• Austin Scott: Pastor Sorenson
• Taysia Roering: Esther/Ensemble
• June Haider: Olaf’s mother/Ensemble
• Natalie Bahnemann: Anna/Ensemble
• Hannah Kelley: Gail/Ensemble
• Cody Johnson: Judge/Ensemble
• Luke Martin: Nelson/Ensemble
• Derrick Smith: Larson/Ensemble
• Sam Babkin: Harold/Ensemble

For more information about the production of “Sweet Land, The Musical,” or the Theatre Department at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, visit: AnokaRamsey.edu/theatre