Lakeshore Players Theatre Celebrates 71 Years of Live Theatre

May 17, 2023

A warm Minnesota welcome awaits you at White Bear Country Inn. Enjoy hometown hospitality, first class accommodations, award-winning food from Rudy’s Redeye Grill, and much more!

Our hotel has an array of amenities like that of a charming inn with the high standards of the Best Western Plus chain. From an indoor saltwater pool to award-winning food like our Bull Bites and our Canadian Pan-Fried Walleye or enjoy one of our Famous Rudytinis, all are worth stopping in for at Rudy’s Redeye Grill. 

Located in the art district and across from Lakeshore Players Club, Children’s Performing Arts Center, White Bear Art Center, and the McNeely Music Center. Also, within walking distance of our beautiful downtown White Bear, where it’s easy to get lost in an enjoyable weekend of shopping, dining, and making memories.  We are within blocks of the lake too, which gives you plenty of options when staying with us.

Our owner operator Bill Foussard is always stopping and talking with guests, making them feel at home.  We welcome the opportunity to serve you with hotel accommodations along with dining at one of our two restaurants, either Rudy’s Redeye Grill or Rudy’s Rooftop, open seasonally.

Have an event? We can help with that! We have large event spaces that are ideal for hosting meetings, weddings, conferences, or a celebration of life. We would love to greet you with a big welcome here at the White Bear Country Inn.

White Bear Country Inn
4940 Highway 61
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
(651) 429-5393

Celebrating seven continuous decades of producing live theatre, Lakeshore Players is bridging its historic past with theatre’s bright future at the Hanifl Performing Arts Center in White Bear Lake.

From humble beginnings in a renovated church in 1953, to opening a state-of-the-art facility in 2018, Lakeshore Players Theatre represents a remarkable 70-year history of community-focused theatre. Featuring seasoned Twin Cities professionals along with stage newcomers, Lakeshore artists gather with the goal of uplifting cultural awareness and enriching lives through entertainment in a welcoming and inclusive environment. By offering unique, hands-on classes & youth productions, Lakeshore Players’ team of devoted educators strive to create authentic learning experiences for the next generation of theatre artists. Between Mainstage productions, an annual new works festival, concerts, Kids & Family series productions, and a robust education program, there truly is something for everyone to enjoy!

Theatre has the power to inspire, transform, and educate in a way that no other art form can. You are invited to join Lakeshore Players Theatre for a thrilling season of live storytelling. Subscribers get the best benefits, including big discounts, first choice of seating, and free exchanges.

The 2023-2024 season has a little something for everyone. From rousing adventures, charming romances, thought-provoking dramas, and gut-busting comedies, the 71st season will have you entertained and waiting for more all year long.

  • What the Constitution Means to Me: Injecting hope into democracy!
  • Ken Ludwig’s The Three Musketeers: A swashbuckling adventure!
  • She Loves Me: A romantic holiday musical!
  • Little House on the Prairie, The Musical: A beloved classic, freshly adapted!
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A gripping modern mystery!
  • I am My Own Wife: An astonishing true story of survival!
  • Urinetown: A modern musical satire!
  • The 20th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival: Short-attention-span theatre at its finest!

Come out to White Bear Lake and see what Lakeshore Players Theatre is about. Less than 30 minutes from Minneapolis & Saint Paul, Lakeshore Players offers fabulous theatre in a fun, relaxed, accessible environment just a few blocks away from the charming downtown of White Bear Lake. More information can be found at, or by calling the Box Office at (651) 478-7427.

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