Summer’s first act

Published 3:00 pm Friday, June 7, 2013

John Deyo, playing Eric Swan, rehearses the opening scene of upcoming Summerset Theatre presentation of "Cash on Delivery!" with Kaye Perry playing Linda Swan Friday night at Frank W. Bridges Theatre. - Eric Johnson/

John Deyo and Kaye Perry rehearse the opening scene of “Cash on Deliver!” last year at Riverland’s Frank W. Bridges Theatre. Starting Tuesday, the two will play the lead roles in the Summerset Theatre’s “I Do! I Do!” – Herald file photo

The Summerset Theatre hopes area residents say “yes” to the proposal of their summer debut next week.

Summerset’s 46th season opens with the musical “I Do! I Do!” at 7:30 p.m. June 11 at Riverland Community College’s Frank W. Bridge’s Theatre, with additional performances at 7:30 p.m. June 12 to 15.

The story follows Michael and Agnes as they navigate married life from their wedding day vows to their 50th anniversary.

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“‘I Do! I Do!’ played for over 22 years at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, so that’s a testament to the popularity of this show with Minnesota audiences,” Summerset Theatre Executive Director Lindsey Duoos Williams said in a press release. “The music is wonderful and the show is both funny and sentimental; I think it’s the perfect way to kick off our summer season.”

“I Do! I Do!” is directed by David Dahlquist and stars John Deyo as Michael and Kaye Perry as Agnes. Both actors have performed in many Summerset Theatre shows.

“I picked Kaye and John because they are excellent singers and actors,” Dahlquist said in a press release. “They work well together and are experienced in acting and marriage. They have been friends for many years and have done many shows together as stage husband and wife.”

The show is appropriate for all ages.

Individual tickets for “I Do! I Do!” are $15 for adults and $10 for children age 16 and under. Tickets are on sale at the Summerset box office in room E107 of Riverland’s east building. Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before performances. The box office can be contacted at 507-433-0595 or by emailing Tickets can also be purchased at www.summerset

‘I Do! I Do!’

When: 7:30 p.m. June 11-15

Where: Frank W. Bridges Theatre,

Riverland Community College

Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for children

Coming up at Summerset:

“Steel Magnolias” — Playing July 9-13

“Spamalot” — Playing Aug. 1-10