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Travelers return to the Old Log

Published 5:13pm Saturday, June 16, 2012

“Fox on the Fairway,” another hilarious comedy  at the Old Log Dinner Theater,  was our most recent visit, located on 10 acres on the Lake Minnetonka. One of the most popular theaters in the U.S., the Old Log offers contemporary plays and comedies, year around.

This is another story line written by Ken Ludwig and including one of our favorite long–time actors, Steve Schaffer.

Whether you are a golfer or not, the story revolves around rival country clubs, with Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel heading into their annual inter-club golf tournament.

With a sizable wager at stake, the contest plays out amidst mistaken identities, three love affairs, a disappearing diamond, and well, you get the picture. It’s a charming madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with golf.

The Old Log Theater and its founder, Don Stolz  have logged over 70 years with this unique cherished Midwestern take on the stage arts.

They have hoseted many productions such as the annual holiday children shows, Summertime Children’s productions.

Tom Stolz’s one man show “The Gospel According to St. Mark” has become a tradition every Lenten season.

The  Old Logs’ own kitchens have served hundreds of thousands of dinners and luncheons throughout the years. You just must try their seasoned broiled Minnesota walleye with almonds.

Tom Stolz, Don’s son, has appeared in over 150 shows since 1944. Writing the musical Mahalia, based on the life of Mahalia Jackson and premiering at the Old Log, Don had a 50-city national tour of this show.

We have set Nov. 1 to see their next production which will be announced later.

 

Upcoming

•June 19: A visit to the Villa Commengena of Inge Schmenke in Iowa.  Departure is 7:45 p.m. Inge will delight the group as you first meet her. She will share with you her stories of fleeing Austria with many stories to tell. The noon meal is  perhaps the  most special dinner we will have this travel season.

•June 26: Okoboji, Iowa.  Enjoy the best of one of Iowa’s most popular resorts. Departure is 11 a.m. and return time will be after the 8 p.m. summer show. A full day is planned, including free time to explore the areas, a boat ride on the Queen,  Hawaiian dinner on the beach, and a show at their summer theater,   “Crimes of the Heart.” We have a couple of openings if you are still considering joining  us. Departure is 11 a.m. and we will return around 11:15 p.m. You won’t want  to miss this special outing.

•July 12: Annual mystery Trip. These turn out to be very popular trips. Fee is due by June 21. Departure is noon. Return time will be about 10:30 p.m.

•July 25: “Xanadu” At the Chanhassen. This is an electrifying tale of endless fun with roller-skating, disco-dancing, and a story that will keep the audience in stitches. Last day to pay is June 25.


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