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Albert Lea Community Theatre

Adults $20 / Students $10

July 11, 12, 13, 14(M), 17, 18, 19 & 20

Performances at 7:30 p.m.

July 14 matinee (M) at 2 p.m.

Marion Ross Performing Arts Center

147 N. Broadway, Albert Lea

Click on the ACT logo to purchase your tickets online

A $4 convenience fee is charged for each ticket purchased online.
Tickets also available from 24/7 Call Center at 1-877-730-3144 (service fees apply).


Set against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, State Fair travels with the Frake family as they leave behind the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on blue ribbons while their daughter and son find romance and heartbreak on the midway. Set to the magical strains of an Academy Award-winning score, State Fair is the kind of warm-hearted family entertainment only Rodgers & Hammerstein could deliver!


  • Andrew Anderson – Abel
  • Melissa Griffith – Melissa
  • Grace Chalmers – Margy
  • Jareth Cross – Wayne
  • Christie Ness – Emily
  • Luke Zacharias – Pat
  • Charley Fleek – Charlie
  • Brian Mattson – Dave Miller, M.C.
  • Emma Barclay, Logan Petersen, Noah Weiss – Fair Tones
  • Betsy Smith – Ensemble, Dancer
  • Erin Lowe – Ensemble, Dancer
  • Connie Dianda – Mrs. Metcalf, Ensemble
  • DeAndre Anderson – Hoop-a-Loop Barker, Ensemble, Dancer
  • Phil Hanson – Chief of Police, Ensemble, Dancer
  • Patrick Menning – Judge Heppenstahl
  • Selah Griffith – Ensemble
  • Erika Saindon – Ensemble
  • Ava Cunningham – Ensemble
  • Zsofi Eastvold – Vivianne, Ensemble
  • Trinity Johnson – Jeanne, Ensemble
  • Isabelle Brown – Dancer
  • Bailey Abrego – Dancer
  • Emma Barclay – Eleanor, Dancer
  • Jordan Habana – Dancer
  • Madison Doyle – Dancer
  • Neil Lang – State Fair Announcer
  • Callie Brownlee – Violet, Chorus, Dancer
  • Lia Cunningham, Connor Hanson, Luke Jansen, Nathan Johnson, Taylor Klocke, Hayden Lowe, Isaac Lowe, Nora Smith, Brooke Tufte – Kids Chorus and Dancers

ACT is a non-profit, volunteer organization providing quality theatre and entertainment for our community. If you’re not interested in being on stage, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in other ways, such as backstage crew, building and painting sets, costumes, props, lights, sound, usher or in the box office. If you are interested in volunteering, contact