Scroll down for information on upcoming auditions, employment & volunteer opportunities, and other ways you can get involved in Summerset Theatre.


Announcing auditions for our 52nd season:

Disney's The Little Mermaid
Saturday, May 4, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Monday, May 6, 2019
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Mamma Mia!
Saturday, May 18, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Monday, May 20, 2019
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Frank W. Bridges Theatre, Riverland Community College
Austin Campus, East Building
1900 8th Ave NW, Austin, MN

For more information, please contact John Deyo ( or Randy Forster (

Employment Opportunities

Summerset Theatre is currently seeking applications for directors for our 2019 season (Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Mamma Mia!).

Click here to download the application

For more information, please contact John Deyo ( or Randy Forster (


Summerset Theatre is funded entirely through ticket sales and donations from patrons like you. Your donation helps us to continue providing quality theatre to the Austin area for seasons to come.  No amount is too small, and all donations are tax-deductible. Donors at the following levels receive tickets as a "thank you" for your generous support:

Benefactor ($250 and above): 2 season passes
Headliner ($150-$249): 1 season pass
Stagehand ($100-$149): 2 tickets to the show of your choice

All Summerset donors also receive:

  • Guaranteed Best Seats in the House
    Patrons have the option of reserving their seats before they go on sale to the general public.

  • Program Credit
    Patrons are able to share with others their support of Summerset Theatre!

  • Discounted Tickets
    At the Benefactor and Headliner level, you can purchase extra show tickets at student prices.

Summerset Theatre also accepts non-cash donations of clothing items, hand props, and furniture on a case-by-case basis.

For more information about donating to Summerset Theatre, please contact Laurie Minehart at the Riverland Community College Foundation, 507-433-0630 or


Summerset Theatre is extremely grateful to those who volunteer their time to help us make great theatre! We can always use more help.  Opportunities vary depending on time available and experience. For more information, contact John Deyo ( or Randy Forster (