How to Talk Minnesotan: The Musical

By Howard Mohr,
former SMSU professor and former writer for
A Prairie Home Companion

Music by Drew Jansen, Lyrics by Drew Jansen and Howard Mohr

October 19 - 21 and 26 - 28 at 7:30 p.m.
October 29 at 2 p.m.
Fine Arts Theatre

Dinner Theatre: Saturday, October 21 and 28
Culinology Restaurant, IL 117


If you want to learn the fine art of living and talking Minnesotan (even if you've lived in Minnesota all your life!), come join Ed and Lucy Humde up at the Lost Walleye Lodge.  The Humde's and their friends will teach you all you need to know, like the positive power of the negative, how to accept food on the third offer, the basic uses of "You bet," "Whatever," and "That's different," and the perfect recipe via the song "Hotdish Hallelujah."

Show Tickets

For on-line reservations, visit  Free admission for SMSU students with valid ID (no advance reservations; tickets available at the Box Office only).  All seating is reserved; accessible seating is available in Row M.  For more information, or if you have complimentary tickets, please call (507) 537-7103.

BOX OFFICE HOURS.  The Box Office is open one (1) hour prior to each performance.  Any sold out performances will be posted on this page.

Dinner Theatre $22

Dinner is available as an option before the show with a 5-7 day advance reservation.  For on-line reservations, visit  Dinner is served between 5:45 - 6:15 p.m. in the Culinology Restaurant which is located in Individualized Learning (IL) 117.  The menu and dinner is created, prepared, and hosted by the Student Hospitality Opportunities (SHO) Club.

MENU.  A 3-course meal with salad, meat and vegetarian option, sides, and a scrumptious dessert menu will be posted after the SHO Club finalizes the menu.  TBA mid- to late-September.

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Last Modified: 7/6/17 5:57 PM