Monday, September 29, 2014

The Haylofters ~ Local Theater Group

We have a fantastic local theater group in our area. They are called the Haylofters. A small local theater group that performs a few times a year. 

The Haylofters perform three shows a season also adding a children's show in the summer and a holiday event.  They are one of the oldest continually running local theater groups in Wisconsin.  

They perform at the Historical Malt Theater in Burlington Wisconsin The Malt Theater is a quaint theater with so much history located on the corner of Hwy. 142 & Hwy. 11 right on the beautiful Fox River. It was built in 1800's as the Jacob Muth Brewery and later Finke Uhen Malt House. The Malt House was purchased by the Haylofters after WWII for $850 in back taxes.  It is said that the Malt House is haunted  - there are even steps leading to a tunnel under the Fox River.  Read more about the haunted Malt House on the Burlington Wisconsin UFO & Paranormal Center's website.
On October 17th Isa & I along with a co-worker and her 2 nieces will be going to the Friday evening show to see Young Frankenstein presented by the Haylofters.  This show will be extra special since I know two of the actors. Both work at the hospital ~ one of the doctors is Igor and our night security guard is Ziggy. 

Young Frankenstein the musical by Mel Brooks is a perfect way to start our Halloween season. The show is goofy and offers great dry humor. Perfect for the two of us to enjoy.  I can hardly wait till the curtain rises!!!  A Girls Night Out!  The arts  ~ especially theater is something that I am positive she will enjoy and have great memories for years to come. 


I also purchased us two tickets for Scrooge the Musical.  Playing on December 12th at 7:30pm.  

If you like theater ~ give your local theater group a try. You will be amazed at the quality of the events.  Show are usually very reasonable priced. Tickets for the Haylofters cost only $15.00 a person!

Do you enjoy the theater? If so - Have you ever been to your local theater house?

54 comments:

  1. We have a few small, local theaters like this around here and my husband and I absolutely love them!! They always put on such great shows.

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  2. I would love to see Scrooge at a local theater! We don't have any in our area though!

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    1. We saw Scrooge at a small theater in RI a few years ago. It was one of the best shows we ever saw.

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  3. I have been to a few theaters in NYC and one in Pittsburgh, but never to my local theaters. I have always wanted to and they are always putting on great shows. Don't know why we haven't..

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  4. I love local theaters; they're so much fun! Young Frankenstein sounds like a great October date night.

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    1. That's a show I've never seen in any theater. I really want to!

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  5. I DO enjoy the theater, but I don't get to go as often as I'd like. I really should make more time to get to the theater.

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  6. I do enjoy the theater. I haven't found any local groups though.

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  7. I've found that the local theaters tend to show the best, especially classic and cult movies. Loved going to the small local theater in Milwaukee when I lived there! - Katy

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    1. Yeah. You can always count on great niche stuff from a local theater.

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  8. I love supporting our local theater groups. We have some great ones here.

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  9. Our local theater group is so great and fun to watch! It's been a couple of years since we've attended a show, but I hope we can make it this year.

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  10. I grew up doing local theater. Such good programs!

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  11. I love the small theater groups like yours. We don't have one locally, but when we go on vacation we like to stop in some of those. There's a couple in TN that we love!!

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  12. It will probably be really great to see your co workers perform :-)

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  13. i have been more impressed more than once with a local theater performance than at a professional show. i think it's because the actors are there to fuel their passion and do it for love more than the money!

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  14. I'd love to see both of those shows too. I think local theater is one of the best things we all have going for us.

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  15. I do enjoy the theater but since becoming a mom, don't get to go as often as I would like to. I used to love catching performances from local theater groups though!

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  16. I love the feel of a local theater group, but we don't have any nearby. I've been to a few before, though, and they're so much fun!

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  17. I love the theater! I was a drama geek all thru high school so I spent many many hours on stage.
    So much fun! We take in the odd show every now and then...such a wonderful experience to get lost in a story!

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  18. I've always loved the theater, and local troupes are my favorite. They and their venues just have this energy about them that you can't get anywhere else.

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  19. these sound great. i would love to see the Scrooge, I can tell Christmas is not too far away with great shows like these!

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  20. There is a thriving theatre scene in our town. We have a group that sounds a lot like the Haylofters, and we have a theatre that often has off-Broadway tours or other special events.

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  21. I love a good musical. I would rather go to a musical than to the theatre.

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  22. We like to see shows when good ones come around - we have a gorgeous old theater here in Rockford IL - and I just looked up this theater, Burlington is only like an hour away from me!

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  23. I like to go to good shows when they come around.

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  24. We have a theater down the street to and its so much fun going to see shows there.

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  25. I'm hoping to get involved with the local community theater now that we've settled in one place. I miss the stage!

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  26. I love local theaters like this. We have one in our town and always try to make shows whenever we can, they do such a great job with them.

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  27. i love local theater performances and stage shows. I have seen a few in the past

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  28. Young Frankenstein sounds pretty awesome.

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  29. It has been far too long since I've been to a show. You've inspired me!

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  30. I haven't gone to a local theater in a while now. There are lots of good shows playing now too. Hmmm...

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  31. Oh this is great! Sounds so awesome!!!

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  32. I have not gone to our local theaters in quite a long time. I had forgotten until I read this post. I am going to have to share this love with my children.

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  33. The closest I have ever been to the theater was a kids production when my oldest daughter was little. I would love to go though.

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  34. I've never seen a theater show but would absolutely love to. This looks fantastic!

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  35. We have a few theatres here but I have yet to go to one of them. I would love to see Young Frankenstein though so maybe if it shows here I'll go.

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  36. I've never been to the actual theater but I do want to attend. My oldest is trying out for Footloose this year so I may actually get the opportunity. :)

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  37. I love local theatre! Well, really all theatre, but it's really great to be able to support local.
    I bet Young Frankenstein would be a great show to see!

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  38. We are really fortunate that we have a great local theater where I live. They put on some pretty fantastic musicals throughout the year. Right now its CATS!

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  39. Both of the shows sound really great. I will have to see if we have a local theater in my area.

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  40. We do have a few local theaters and they do well becasue people come out to support them. I've seen a few musicals at them.

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  41. I love supporting our local theater too. I love the holiday shows!~

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  42. I love local theater. They have such a great energy. You really feel like you could know these people outside of the show. And maybe you do!

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  43. I love theater! My family had season tickets to the broadway movies at our local outdoor theater this summer. We loved it!

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  44. We love the theater. With a young baby, we don't get to attend near as much as we'd like to.

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  45. I'd love to see Scrooge the musical. I think that would be fun for the kids to see too.

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  46. Small theaters can really put on some great shows! I would love to see Scrooge The Musical.

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  47. I wish they had something like this in the town I live in! How neat!

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  48. Oh, I love Young Frankenstein! I never saw it in the theaters, so that would be such fun!

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  49. Classic!!! I've seen the movie a zillion times of course, but never in a play. Lucky you to have such a wonderful group of thespians so close by.

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  50. I don't think we have theaters like this around me.. or maybe we do. I need to check it out!

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  51. We have a local theatre. We just moved here though and we haven't been to check it out just yet.

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