Our Summer Musical and Theatre Camps

“Our Own Treasure Island”

July 26 – August 1


Co-Sponsored by NUACT and

New Ulm Park & Recreation

Presenting an original, “Our Own Treasure Island.” Kids will learn the classic tale of pirates and adventure dramatizing Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island.” No costumes or pros but lots of imagination.

Director: Paul Warshauer, Executive and Artistic Director of New Ulm Actors Community Theatre. Mr. Warshauer has nearly 50 years of theatre experience including a theatre degree and ten years of teaching theatres in high school and junior high. He is considered one of the best teachers of improvisation for kids and has written, directed and acted in over 500 productions. In New Ulm he has directed “It’s A Wonderful Life, The Front Page, South Pacific, Dogs in the Hot Moon,” and for kids he has workshopped and directed “Hansel & Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin and The Elves and the Shoemaker.”

Where:  Community Center, 600 German Street

When: July 26-August 1

Times: Monday-Friday 1:00 – 3:30 pm

Fee: $50.00 Resident, of New Ulm, $55 for a non resident of New Ulm,  Call (507) 359-8344.

Registration: Must be in person at the Vogel Arena, 122 S. Garden Street, New Ulm!

Who: Kids in grades K-6

Performance:  Friday, August 1, 7:00 pm at New Ulm Community Center, 600 German Street, Nerw Ulm. No charge but parents get “reserved seats!



“Our Own Peter Pan”


August 4-8

Nicollet Theatre


Once again in less than a week a production of Peter Pan will arise from the imaginations of the theatre camp participants.  This will be an original version of Peter Pan as the KIDS remember or re-imagine it.

No experience necessary.

Ages: K-12

Dates: August 4-8

Times: 1:00 – 3:30 pm Mon Tue Wed Thurs

On Fri. Workshop from 1:00 – 4:00

Break at 4 -4:30 for snacks

4:30 -6:00 costumes,  make-up, tech final

House opens to the public at 6:30

Showtime: 7:00 pm

Cast party after the performance in Community Room

Registration: Call Jenna Silva at (507) 232-3411 ext 3104

Visit www.newulmact.com or call (507) 359-9990 for more information.






proudly presents

its Summer Musical

Fiddler logo

Click  HERE for Tickets

Performances Dates:

Thursday, July 24  •  7:30 pm

Friday, July 25  •  7:30 pm

Saturday, July 26  •  7:30 pm

Sunday, July 27  •  2:00 pm




15 North State Street, New Ulm, Minnesota

All seats are reserved!

Tickets: $15.00, $12.50 and $10.00


FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a musical theatre tradition. Join a local cast of talented singers, actors and dancers.  Winner of 10 Tony Awards when it debuted in 1965, the show is the brainchild of Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, songwriters Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, and book writer Joseph Stein. Touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty, this universal show is a staple of the musical theatre canon.

Set in the little Russian village of Anatevka in 1905,  the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with tradition in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

Reserved seat tickets went on sale June 15. For group sales of over 154 call (507) 359-9990.

Tevye: Kent Menzel, A Dairyman

Golde: Anita Prestidge, His wife

Yente: Brenda Nielsen, A Matchmaker

Lazar Wolf:  Philip Henning, The Butcher

Tzeitel: Danica Scharlemann, Tevye’s Oldest Daughter

Motel Kamzoil: Alex Schotzko, The Tailor

Hodel: Leah Boeder, Tevye’s Second Daughter

Perchik/Fiddler: David Wendland, The Radical Student

Chava: Kyara Grunst, Tevye’s Third  Daughter

Shprintze: Magdala Diersen, Tevye’s Fourth  Daughter

Bielke: Ashley Schaeffer (Fri/Sun), Izzy Wurster (Thu/Sat), Tevye’s Youngest Daughter

Fyedka: Nicholas Schisel, A Young Russian Man

Rabbi/Hazzan: Paul Henning, Kevin Sweeney, The Religious Leaders

Shaindel Kamzoil: Betti Kamolz, Motel’s Mother

Morcha:  Bryan Reising, The Innkeeper

Mendel: Zack Scharlemann, The Rabbi’s Son

Avram: Sam Patet, The Bookseller

Nachum: Tom Kaehler, The Beggar

Grandma Tzeitel: Judy Sellner, A Kindly Spirit from the Past

Fruma Sarah: Mary Kissner, A Scary Spirit from the Past

Constable: Mark Santelman

Sasha: David Henning, Fyedka’s Friend

Yussel: Derek Helget, Fyedka’s Friend

Dimitri: Nicholas Wellmann, Fyedka’s Fiend

Shayna Punim: Bentley Rethwill, A Red-headed Infant

Villagers, Russians, Chorus

Gene Brand     Aidan Hendrickson     Evie Sellner

John Bergstrand     Kerry Hoffman     Dawson Sellner

Abbey Guggisberg     Stephanie Dose     Ella Wurster

Monica Reising     Miriam Henning

Cloe Cedillo     Maria Reising     Olivia Menzel

Anna Knowles     Elizabeth Menzel     Leticia Adame


Director: Paul Warshauer

Producer: Judy Sellner

Music Director–Vocal: Kathy Wurster

Music Director–Conductor:  Miles Wurster

Stage Manager:  Vickie Kuehn

Assistant Director/Intern: Andrea Broman

Choreographers: Missy Marty, Anita Prestidge

Set Design: Reed Glawe, Paul Warshauer

Properties:  Kerry Hoffman, Vickie Kuehn

Set Construction:  Clifford Hare, Derrick Hare

House Manager: Jodi Skillings

Lighting Design: Blake Bruns, Sarah Willems

Sound Design: Josh Menzel

Costume Design: Molly Smith, Lolly Foy

Fiddler on the Roof presented by special arrangement with the Music Theatre International.

This fine production is sponsored in part by the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council.

NUACT Season 2013-2014

Peter Pan, Aug 5 – 9, 2013.  Summer Theatre Camp, for grades K-6. Kids create their own Peter Pan, with the City of New Ulm, Parks & Recreation at the Comm. Center.

German Day Parade.  October 5, 2013 on Minnesota Street Once again, NUACT volunteers, (new and old) will March in costume, with chimney sweep brooms, down Minnesota Street. 

Rumpelstiltskin.  October 5 & 12, 2013. Marketplazt Mall, Downtown New Ulm. A Children’s workshop for Grades 1 – 6 on October 5 at the former Middle School and three public performances for Oktoberfest at the NU Marktplatz Mall on October 12 at 11:00 am, noon, and 1:00pm  

The Superhero Project.  October 23 – November 20, 2013. Open to ALL students in grades 4-6 with workshops held at Washington Elementary School on Wednesday afternoons. Create a Superhero or Villain and participate in a show and pizza party on Nov. 20

Hansel & Gretel. October 26, 2013.  Red Rock Center, Fairmont, MN. NUACT travels to Fairmont to conduct a children’s workshop in the morning for kids in all grades, followed by a performance in the afternoon in Fairmont, MN at the Red Rock Arts Center.

Who Stole My Schnitzel?  November 2, 2013  Turner Hall, New Ulm, MN A Season Opener! An original Murder Mystery Dinner theatre performance for NUBRA, New Ulm Business Retail Assoc., Turner Hall.

The Elves & the Shoemaker.  November 30, 2013 NU Event Center. For Christkindlmarkt 3 public performances at 11 am , 1 pm and 3 pm on Nov. 30 in the NU Event Center

Who Kidnapped Santa Claus? December 7, 2013. New Ulm Country Club. An original play for The Rotary Community Holiday Party open to all at the New Ulm Country Club.

A Seussified Christmas Carol  December 13-15 , 2013.  Martin Luther College New Ulm, MN.  Our annual radio play, classic tale told in Seuss language!

Acting/Directing Workshops on selected Saturdays from Jan. – Apr. 2014. An opportunity for new and experienced performers to study acting/directing.  Open to the public for ages 18 and older. 

Valentine’s Day Show February 14-16, 2014.  Holiday Inn, New Ulm, MN. NUACT continues its tradition of a lovely musical dinner/theatre performance at the classy New Ulm Holiday Inn

Murder at Bock Fest February 28 & March 1, 2014. Grand Kabaret NU, MN.  A tradition of a hilarious “WhoDunit” dinner theatre returns to the Grand Kabaret during Bock Fest.

April 5, 2014: A DIRECTING WORKSHOP A one day symposium in the 900 seat community auditorium in New Ulm. This is for all veteran and new community theatre directors. Call (507) 359-9990 for a syllabus, information and to register. Limit 30 participants. $50.00 per person.

Murder at the Red Rock Art Center April 25 & 26, 2013. NUACT returns again to the scene of the crime for another original dinner theatre murder mystery in Fairmont, MN. 

Shakespeare in the Park & Mankato Shakespeare. May 29, 30, 31. Scenes with the Mosaic Theatre Company of Mankato. A very humorous look at Shakespeare in short scenes and funny interpretations. Outdoor in German Park on May 30.

Bavarian Blast Parade July 20, 2014. NUACT will show off its summer musical, “Fiddler on the Roof” with a large parade float during the parade with actors, singers and dancers.  

Fiddler on the Roof July 24-27 2014. DAC Auditorium, New Ulm, MN. Our large regional summer musical at the air conditioned New Ulm Auditorium.   

Theatre Camp for Kids August 11-15, 2014. This year kids in grades K-8 will create their own “Treasure Island” from the classic by Robert Louis Stevenson at the New Ulm Community Center.

Peter Pan in Nicolett.  August 4-8, 2014. Exciting summer camps for kids coming to the beautiful Community Theatre. To register, contact Jenna Silva at 507-232-3411 ext 310.