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Theatre du Mississippi’s 3rd Annual Short and Sweet: Cabaret!


Please Have a Seat and Someone Will Be With You Shortly

  • Written by Garth Wingfield
  • Directed by Rachel Rougas
  • Starring Celeste Russell as Due and Matt Wenzel as David
  • Local Banjo plucker, Chris Datta!
  • Aspiring comedian, Tom Buege!


  • Written by Paul Dooley and Winnie Holzman
  • Directed by Brittany Splittstoesser
  • Starring Cynthia Knouft as Actress and Lee Gundersheimer as Actor
  • Goofy love songs with vocalist Anne Williams and pianist Jennifer Prigge!
  • Closing poetry reading with Rachel Kitchens and Brittany Splittstoesser!


  • Thursday February 13th @ 7pm
  • Friday February 14th @ 7pm
  • Saturday February 15th @ 7pm

Tickets: $10 at the door

Location: Wesley United Methodist Church, 114 W Broadway, Winona

The Bootleg Blues Cast Announced

Theatre du Mississippi is proud to announce the cast list for their fall production of “The Bootleg Blues” by Winona’s Kathleen Peterson. Carew Halleck will be playing World War I vet and speakeasy owner, ‘Sam Zaborowski.’ Beth Halleck will be playing ‘Lucille Mitchell,’ a biology professor at Winona Teacher’s College. Drew Melius will be ‘Mattie… Continue Reading


Welcome to Theatre du Mississippi’s all-new web site. Please take a moment to bookmark us as we’ve moved to a new URL.   This site looks a lot like our old site, we know, and it’s been a bit of work for Heidi Bryant/design-on-call to get it that way. We did that on purpose so… Continue Reading


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Historic Masonic Theatre Winona MN

Founded in 1997, Theatre du Mississippi is committed to the development and production of high-quality programs in the performing arts, particularly those that address important contemporary or historical issues. Our aim is to integrate artistic excellence and originality with a sense of community in the Winona area and beyond.

Theatre du Mississippi | P.O. Box 184 | Winona, MN 55987 |

As a non-profit organization, we are grateful to the generosity of our sponsors and volunteers for helping us provide community outreach, education, entertainment and, in particular, dedication to original works. We are located in the Historic Masonic Theatre in the heart of Winona, Minnesota, in the bluff country of the upper Mississippi River Valley. We appreciate the following foundations and institutions for supporting our organization through their generous grants:
  • The Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation
  • SEMAC - McKnight Emerging Artist Grant, in cooperation with the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature
'Friends of the Masonic' is a citizens group focused on the preservation and restoration of the Historic Masonic Theatre, its building, and its collection of historic painted scenery. Please join us and share your ideas about how we might assist the City in preserving this historic building and the drops collection. Join us at: