On the heels of their summer production of The Color of Stars, Little Theatre of Owatonna (LTO) is looking ahead to their 2022-2023 season, the 57th season of producing shows in Owatonna. In a mailing to members, LTO proclaims, "Owatonna is so incredibly fortunate to experience the energy and emotions of live theatre on a regular basis."

The season begins with A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, a fall musical scheduled for October 13-16 and 20-23, 2022. Auditions are set for August 14-15.

A winter comedy hits the stage February 17-19 and 24-26, 2023. Auditions for Arms and the Man are December 12-13.

A spring drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? will run April 21-23 and 28-30, 2023. Auditions occur February 19-20.

The season concludes with a children's presentation of Miss Nelson is Missing on June 16-18 and 23-25. The auditions happen from April 23-24.

Little Theatre of Owatonna recently awarded its 2022 Sarah Foreman Post-Secondary Scholarship to Lila Bartkowiak, Class of '21 at Owatonna High School. The $1,000 scholarship honors Foreman who worked as a director at LTO for 30 years, directing 18 shows. She passed away in 2006.

A press release from LTO states, "This scholarship recognizes and supports a Steele County resident who studies and/or participation in theatre distinguish him/her and that offer promise of continued participation in community theatre."

Bartkowiak will be a sophomore at Northern Michigan University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Technical Theatre and Design degree. She was a backstage crew member for a college performance of ELF, The Musical and The Producers.

LTO also honored the Veta Alexander Scholarship winners, Jackson Hemann of Owatonna and Melanie Winzenburg of Blooming Prairie during The Color of Stars opening night at West Hills Auditorium.

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