Performing Arts

Performing Arts Ministry has become an essential thread in the fabric of what makes Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd so unique and valuable. The drama, music and dance that comes from our ministry provides church members and non-members from the surrounding communities opportunities to enjoy the comradery and artistic satisfaction of being involved in theater.

All events are freewill offering. 
Contact Tor Johnson, Director of Performing Arts, for more information on any of the events listed here.

Annual Holiday Musical

At 7:00 p.m. on December 6, 7 and 8, come and enjoy the music and acting of the Good Shepherd Players as they present the ninth annual holiday musical, “The Little Mermaid Jr.,” directed by Tor Johnson. Ella Krafve plays the role of Ariel, and Gus Johnson plays Prince Eric. Another 75 people are involved in acting roles, with many more behind the scenes. There is no fee, but a free-will offering is gratefully accepted. Bring your friends (especially the young ones), enjoy the music and make your Advent magical! Learn more.

Lenten Drama

“An Inn Keeper’s Tale" and "The Inn Keeper and the Donkey Man" by Mike Sparks

Please join us for our 8th Annual Lenten Drama. This year's two one-act plays include a dramatic interpretation of the Good Samaritan story and a different, imagined telling of the days following Jesus’ death on the Cross. Performances are March 20, 22 and 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome. 

The Good Shepherd Follies

The Good Shepherd Follies offer an evening of musical theater songs, opera arias and several other genres of music for your listening pleasure. We invite you to their next performance on April 28. Come and enjoy fine dining on coffee and cookies in a candle lit atmosphere that would make Chanhassen envious.

Summer Musical Theater Camp

This camp has quickly become the go to place for theatrical fun and education for 1st through 8th graders. Not only do we provide an enriching experience for children, we also make it very affordable. We offer two camps every summer. We provide classes for kids from all over the Twin Cities in drama, dancing, singing, drumming, juggling and prop making. Our camps are punctuated by two performances at the end of each camp, showcasing a wide ranging medley of show tunes, plus drumming performances. Looking ahead, the dates for the 2018 camps are June 18-29, 2018 for kids going into 1st grade through kids going into 4th grade; and July 9-20, 2018 for kids going into 4th grade through kids going into 8th grade.  Learn more!

Summer Classical Comedy

The Summer Classical Comedy has become a “studio” showcase for members of our church and guests while experiencing the unique fellowship of doing theater at Good Shepherd. This year we will perform two one-act plays, “The Boor” and “The Proposal” by Anton Chekhov. Performances are September 6, 7 and 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Enjoy the performance with candlelight, coffee and cookies!