Shows & Auditions

Keep an eye on this page for your upcoming opportunities!


Shows to be in! Shows to see!

Check out below for the lineup!  

Not a fan of the spotlight, but love theatre? You are just as needed!

We have spots to fill in stage crew, education, costuming, finance, grant writing, the Board and more. Click below and let us know!



Sign up to be a Halloween Warmup Guide! 

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp: https://signup.com/go/nutwaoY 


2. Enter your email address:

(You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp) 


3. Sign up! Choose your spots -

SignUp will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 


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October 14 and 15 from 6:30 - 8:50 pm  

$10 per ticket - limit 25 per group 

Tickets can ONLY be purchased at Jim's SuperFresh until October 13th 
Jim's SuperFresh Address:

2101 4th St NW, Austin, MN 55912

Groups go out every 10 minutes. The walk/event takes about 45 minutes. Select your time slot when you purchase your tickets. Tickets are non-refundable and only good for the time slot on your ticket.

**During the 6:30 pm time slot there will be powered track chairs for use for those in need. This needs to be set up in advance by calling the Nature Center and requesting one.

But what is Halloween Warm-Up anyways? 

For two magical nights, the Nature Center (with the help of Matchbox Children’s Theatre) is under special enchantment! Take a 45-minute hike and enjoy “spook”tacular Halloween and nature skits performed by creatures, critters, and spirits of the night. Then relax inside the visitor center with cider and treats!

Especially designed to appeal to children ages 4-11 (accompanied by an adult), but all ages are welcome!

Jay C. Hormel Nature Center

1304 21st St NE, Austin, MN 55912







Please pick up your scripts & costumes any one of these days:

Sept 26th or 29th

Oct 3rd or 6th

4:00pm - 5:30pm

at Matchbox Children's Theatre


October 9th 3:00pm

Jay C. Hormel Nature Center

Prairie Chicken and Pheasant 

Directed by: Nature Center Interns 

Prairie Chicken - Intern 

Pheasant - Intern 

The Three Wishes 

Directed by: Luke Reese 

Fairy/Narrator - Francesa Bisanti 

Wood Cutter - Luke Reese 

Wood Cutter’s Wife - Kylie Larson 

Meet Dr. Frankenstein 

Directed by: Ike McIntosh 

Dr. Frankenstein - Liberty Anderson 

Igor - Ashlyn Strampe 

Wolfman - Renae Clark 

Dracula - Luke Tapp 

Tombstone - Ryker Edwards 

Vampira - Ella Spear 

Happy Medium - Hannah Zerke 

Boy - Atticus Burhman 

Girl - Ellie Nelson 

Other Children - Caitlin Vasquez, Kyla Nelson, Estelle Ruzek 

The Haunted Waters 

Directed by Kim Zerke 

Laura - Harper Edwards 

Becky - Renee Vossler 

Sarah - Alice Osmonson 

Gingerbread Swamp Style 

Directed by Val Johnson 

Tree Frog - Kortez Bennet 

Mosquito - Ava Lillis 

Little Old Women - Val Johnson 

Gingerbread Man - Mollie Johnson 

Alligator - Kenley Johnson 

Human Training Day 

Directed by Kylie Larson 

Onyx -Navin Britt

Lunar - Aubrey Ruzek 

Giggles - Blake Zimbelman

Blue - Sariah Echols 

Mrs. Thornbe - Haylie Meyer 


Directed by Angela Donovan

Witch 1 - Luka Chumba

Witch 2 - Sebastian Emeline

Witch 3 - Kalli Potter