Sweet Land, the musical

Book by Perrin Post and Laurie Flanigan Hegge
Lyrics by Laurie Flanigan Hegge
Music by Dina Maccabee
From the film Sweet Land by Ali Selim and the short story “A Gravestone Made of Wheat” by Will Weaver
Directed by Perrin Post
Choreography by Joe Chvala
Musical Arrangements by Robert Elhai
Musical Direction by Jason Hansen

April 29–May 28, 2017

Sweet Land, the musical is on tour Summer-Fall 2017!

Saturday, June 17

Dawson-Boyd Arts Association

Memorial Auditorium, 601 9th St, Dawson, MN | 320-312-2311

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Tuesday, June 20-Sunday June 25

Theatre L’Homme Dieu

1875 County Road 120, Alexandria, MN | 320-846-3150

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Saturday, October 7

Historic Holmes Theatre

806 Summit Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN  | 218-844-7469



Monday, October 9

Myles Reif Center

720 NW Conifer Drive, Grand Rapids, MN | 218-327-5780



Thursday, October 12

Shattuck St. Mary’s

1000 Shumway Ave, Faribault, MN | 507-333-1620 | feslerlampert@s-sm.org


Saturday, October 14

Sheldon Theatre

443 West 3rd St., Red Wing, MN | 651-388-8700

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Sunday, October 15

Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center

714 13th St, Worthington | 507-376-9101


A poignant, lyrical celebration of land, love, and the American immigrant experience

1920. Inge Altenberg journeys to America to marry a bachelor farmer, sight unseen. But in the wake of WWI, Inge’s German heritage turns her new neighbors against the match. Under cathedral skies, the determined young immigrant and her stoic farmer fight for their lives, facing their own misgivings and the harshness of an unforgiving land. A lyrical celebration of hard-won independence and a reflection of generations past, Sweet Land reminds us of who we are - and where we came from.

Did You Know?
After purchasing the film rights to “A Gravestone Made of Wheat” by Will Weaver, director Ali Selim spent much of the 1990s working on the script as he worked as a director of TV commercials.

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