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Winning on stage

Zumbrota’s State Theatre is currently in the midst of its summer show “BINGO! The Winning Musical.”

The show opened Thursday evening and continues to run at 7:30 p.m. tonight also Friday July 25; Saturday July 26; and 2 p.m. Sunday July 27.

Audiences will see how nothing will stop a group of girlfriends from getting to their BINGO game.

Gal pals Vern, Honey and Patsy travel through a terrible thunderstorm to get to the annual celebration of the birth of BINGO, where they reminisce about friendships and love, lost and found again, and cart around plenty of good-luck charms.

“It’s just plain fun and speaks to our crazy friendships and loving each other just the way we are,” said Kim Simonson, who plays Patsy in the musical. “Patsy is so neurotic. Everything is an omen or a sign to her. She speaks to us and all of our little superstitions we secretly hold, like crossing our fingers or wearing a rally cap at a ball game.”

Simonson says she loves being part of the theater because of the support received from area business and residents.

“It’s allowed me to make new friends and deepen relationships with old friends. In some small way, I feel I am giving back to the community that has given so much to my family,” she said.

The cast also includes Zumbrota locals Brian Adams, Ronda Anderson-Sand, Tomine Erredge, JC Koepsell, Lori Rauen, Aaron Schumacher and Stephanie Schumacher.

Orchestra members are Charley O’Brien of Red Wing along with Anne Solberg and Dylon Starr of Zumbrota.

All shows are at the Zumbrota State Theatre, 96 E. Fourth Street. Tickets are $12 in advance, $14 at the door and $8 for students ages 18 and under. Find tickets at Busby’s Hardware and Furniture, Main Street Pharmacy and Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota.

Reserved seats are available exclusively at Crossings for $16 adults and $12 students.

Find more information at or call 507-272-1129.

If you go …

What: The show “BINGO! The Winning Musical”

When: 7:30 p.m. today, Friday July 25 and Saturday July 26; 2 p.m. Sunday July 27

Where: Zumbrota State Theatre, 96 E. Fourth St.

Cost: $12 in advance, $14 at the door, $8 students 18 years and under

More info: 507-732-7616 or