On Stage

On Stage Lakes Area Theatre

Join Lakes Area Radio Theatre and witness living history! Before television, radio variety shows were the primary source of entertainment. Lakes Area Radio Theatre keeps this tradition alive! Come see the live studio recording!

Friday May 11th, 2018 – Cheese Tasting and Radio Theatre Pairing. 

This is going to be an amazing night.  Redhead Creamery will be adding to the night at Lakes Area Radio Theatre.  Redhead Creamery from Brooten will be pairing each radio show with an amazing cheese.

Redhead Creamery has been making ridiculously good, artisan cheese on our family dairy farm since 2013.  But the dream for this sustainable and eco-friendly creamery has been a dream of founder (and natural redhead) Alise Sjostrom’s since she was 16.


What do you do when you read an obit and the deceased is listed as … you ?  That’s exactly what happens to our hero in our next radio mystery.  Not only that, but as he investigates his own death, he discovers “Murder” is involved.  Come to the Lakes Area Radio Theatre on May 11th for “Album for Murder” and hear the unexpected conclusion.

Not Doin’ Nutin

Three guys try to find something to do on the weekend.  They are tired of just sitting around Carla’s Café and drinking coffee.  They investigate several options with disappointing results.  How do they resolve their situation ?  What do they end up doing ?  Come see “Not Doin’ Nuthin “ a comedy by Alexandria’s own playwright, Bob Sievers at the Lakes Area Radio Theatre on May 11th

No need to look any further for the perfect date than an evening at the Lakes Area Radio Theatre. Lakes Area Radio Theatre presents these two stories on stage on Friday May 11th at 7 pm. 2214 Geneva Road, Alexandria. On the shores of Lake Geneva.


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Displayed at the Shoreline Artist Gallery

Michael Weatherly is a Minnesota based contemporary printmaker living in Elbow Lake. He further his education at the University of Minnesota Morris obtaining a BA in Art history and minor in Studio art with an emphasis in printmaking. During college Michael discovered the printing process of mono-printing and currently incorporates this printmaking technique with manipulated digital images. His art is characterized by vibrant colors, material elements and stark black lines.

Weatherly has been the recipient of several artist grants including the McKnight Foundation Artist Grant, Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants and Individual Artist Grants from the Lake Regions Arts Council. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, including Altered Esthetics (Minneapolis, MN), the Tampa Museum of Art (Tampa, FL), Pagus Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), Minneapolis Institute for the Arts (Minneapolis, MN), and The Harry Wood Gallery (Arizona State University, AZ).

In 2017, his work will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Kaddatz Gallery in Fergus Fall and on the cover of 500,000 Evangelical Lutheran Church bulletins. Weatherly was also featured on season 8 of Pioneer Public Tv show Postcards.




Artist Statement

I do not set out to produce art about one subject matter. I am constantly inspired by everyday events and my work tends to focus on things that reminds us of the natural world, things we see, people we have met, and places we have been. Art can speak to all of us, it can lift spirits, provoke memories, create emotions and connect the past to the present. I am mainly a printmaker working with mono-prints, wood and linoleum cuts.  For me creating is a liberating experience, I love to see the effect of pressure and ink on the paper.

I am currently working on a new series of large scale wood, linoleum, and mixed media prints. These large prints will range from 2/4/8 feet wide and 8/12/16 feet long would consist of both two-dimensional wall base prints and three-dimensional prints mounted on columns and other structures. I have recently been incorporating chine collé into my prints. Chine-collé is a special technique in printmaking, in which the image is transferred to a surface that is bonded to a heavier support in the printing process. One purpose is to allow the printmaker to print on a much more delicate surface, such as Japanese paper or linen, which pulls finer details off the plate.


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