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Dinner Theater Production of “Vanities”

By Maggie Mills on
Friday, November 11, 2016

The University of Minnesota Crookston Music and Theater Department will present a dinner theater production of “Vanities,” a comedy in three scenes. The performance will be held on both Saturday, November 19, at 6 p.m. and on Sunday, November 20, at 2 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, Goodrich, Hagg, and RodriguezSargeant Student Center. Tickets for the dinner theater are $15 for the dinner and show; $5 for show only (7 p.m. and 3 p.m. respectively). Parking permits are not required.                                

Reservation are necessary, contact George French at (218) 281-8266. Note: this production is not recommended for children, as show contains adult themes.

Written by Jack Heifner, “Vanities” centers on the lives and friendship of three “aggressively vivacious” cheerleaders starting from high school in 1963, continuing through college as sorority sisters in 1968, and ending with the dissolution of their friendship in 1974 as their interests and lives diverge and their relationship is strained and ambiguous.

Starring U of M Crookston students: Isabel Rodriguez, a post-secondary enrollment option student from Crookston, Minn., as “Joanne,” Shaylin Goodrich, a post-secondary enrollment option student from Crookston, Minn., as “Kathy,” and Cassondra Hagg, a senior natural resources major from Pillager, Minn., as “Mary.”  The production is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 34 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 40 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit


Elizabeth Tollefson

University Relations


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