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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Below are links to video snippets that we have linked to our web site in the past, mostly to promote upcoming productions.

The cast rehearses "Seasons of Love" from Rent, presented September-October 2011. Our 1988 alum Rick Anderson worked in the box office for the original Broadway production of Rent, serving as the gatekeeper for each night's limited number of house seats.


Artistic Director Paul J. Hustoles gives an introduction to the 45th annual Highland Summer Theatre 2011.

Director Michael James looks at Clue: The Musical.

Owl and Pussycat
Zillah Glory and J. Alexander Coe talk about The Owl and the Pussycat on "Talk of the Town" with Pete Steiner.

Coupla White Chicks
Director Michael James and the entire cast of A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking. Yes, they're sitting around talking about the show. They are Libby Slater and Megan Volkman-Wilson.

Dustin Jackson, in the title character, and Charisse Danker (Lucy Seward) talk about Dracula. See a clip from the show.

Dance faculty member Daniel Stark on the Spring Dance Concert 2011.

Clayton Rutschow

Spring 2011 graduate Clayton Rutschow talks about his career at Minnesota State University, Mankato, which in his senior year included a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship nomination—and eventual First Alternate finish at the regional festival—for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the title role in The Odyssey, which went all the way to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and starring as Max Bialystock in The Producers.

Evil Dead: The Musical, Dec. 1-4, 2010: Aaron Alan, who plays Ash, and Jake McInerney (Scott) talk with Herb Kroon on KMSU radio's "Best of Broadway," which will air Sunday, Nov. 21.


Students had a little fun playing zombies rocking out to "Thriller" in the Centennial Student Union (with short behind-the-scenes preparation video).

First-year students Callie Syverson and Jake McInerney (that's Callie seen above as a zombie) recount their first couple of weeks in the Department. Then they return at the beginning of their second semester.

The Odyssey, Nov. 11-21, 2010: Clayton Rutschow, Kim Steffen and Megan Volkman-Wilson (Odysseus, Athena and Penelope, respectively) talk about the show, as does director, Paul J. Hustoles. Then, a few months later, Dr. Hustoles returns to talk about the honor of being chosen to perform The Odyssey at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Oct. 14-24, 2010: Robb Krueger and Shelley Whitehouse (George and Martha) talk about the show. A scene from the second half.

Chicago, September-October, 2010: Director/choreographer Paul Finocchiaro with Aaron Alan (Billy Flynn) and Megan Volkman-Wilson (Velma Kelly). A series of clips from the show.

High School Musical, July 2010: Director Paul Finocchiaro goes on location to talk about the show.

The Sunshine Boys, June 2010: Stars E.J. Subkoviak and Michael James talk about their roles and director Paul J. Hustoles talks about Neil Simon and the play.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, June 2010: Director Paul J. Hustoles's description, "Magic Foot" from rehearsal.

On Golden Pond, May 2010: Director Michael James talks about the show; a snippet from the second act.

42nd Street, April 2010: Promo, director's description.

On the Razzle, February 2010: Clip from final rehearsal; interview with actors, Clip 1, Clip 2, Clip 3.

Rikkie Recycle & the Eko-Kidz, children's theatre tour, Jan.-March 2010: Performance clip.

Twelfth Night, Jan.-Feb., 2010: Performance Clip 1, Clip 2.

The Rocky Horror Show, December 2010: Sweet Transvestite, Time Warp, Once in a While.

Spring 2009 Dance: Montage clip.