This activity is funded, in part, by a grant from the SW MN Arts and Humanities Council through appropriations from the MN State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

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2017 Production


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Congratulations to our art contest winners!  In the student category Riley Bakke with an oil painting entitled "The Nutcracker" (above) and in the adult category Ron McKenzie with a painting entitled "Mouse King" (below)


Over 1000 members of Southwestern Minnesota have participated in PDA's productions!


Nutcracker 2017

with all new choreography by
Annie Deutz and Breanna Thompson


Performances December 1-3, 2017


Congratulations Cast!  
Thank you to all who auditioned!

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The Nutcracker--1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2011, 2013 & 2015

Babes In Toyland--2003, 2005

Alice in Wonderland--2009  

Participants in our productions come from more than a dozen SW Minnesota communities



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