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Erin Gassner

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March 8, 2019

Erin ’s current news

Winter 2018:

My next show is Annie with Theatre 301 in Excelsior! I will be playing Sophie/Star to Be/Bonnie Boylan. Click here for ticket information: Annie at Theatre 301

November/December 2018:

My next show is Sister Act with Minnetonka Theatre! Tickets are available now: Minnetonka Theatre - Sister Act Tickets

September/October 2018:

I will be returning to ValleyScare this fall! Check out the Peanuts shows at The Great Pumpkinfest, where I will be performing as JT. Sticking around for nighttime Haunt? I'll be part of The Awakening, the opening show!

July 2018:

We are midway through the summer and Valleyfair shows are going great! And don't forget to check out Rocky Horror! Here's a link to the Facebook event: The Rocky Horror Show - PIM

June 2018:

I'll be in the ensemble of the Rocky Horror show this summer with the Performing Institute of Minnesota! Buy Rocky Horror Tickets Here!

May 2018:

I'm all signed up to be an extra in a new student film, Hip. Filming starts in June and I cannot wait to get started!

April 2018:

I'm so excited to be returning to Valleyfair as a performer this summer! Come say hi to Lucy after Snoopy's Dog Days of Summer and Party with the Peanuts! Showtimes here: Valleyfair Live Entertainment Shows 

February/March 2018:

These past few months have been busy rehearsing Hairspray! The show plays at the Lakeville Area Arts Center March 16-25! Tickets are only $15 and they're going fast! Here's a link for more info: Lakeville Area Arts Center: Hairpray

Here is a link to Minneapolis St. Paul magazine - Hairspray is featured! March Madness, Theater Edition: What to See This Month.

January 2018:

I will be playing Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray with The Play's the Thing Productions! Performances are March 16-25th at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. For more information, here is the Facebook event: The Play's the Thing Productions presents Hairspray

December 2017:

I traveled to Reno, NV with National Theatre for Children's production of The Energized Guyz. I taught K-8th grade students about electricity and energy through theatre - definitely more fun than sitting in class all day!

November 2017:

I made my comedy debut as an improviser in Smartmouth Comedy's Director's Cut: Friends and also made my film debut as KC in Best Four Years, directed by Shayna Jurrens through UMN-Twin Cities. 

September/October 2017:

Come check out ValleyScare! I'll be hanging out with my friends, the Peanuts, during the day, and at night you can find me in the Skeleton Key rooms in the haunted mazes!


Originally from Wausau, WI, Erin is an emerging theatre artist based in Minneapolis, MN. She took piano and dance lessons as a child, learned flute and saxophone for school band, and found that she liked telling stories and making other people laugh. When she was 13, her mom found the soundtrack to Rent in the sale section of Barnes and Noble and gave it to Erin for Christmas. Through this musical Erin fell in love with musical theatre and started taking voice lessons and participating in community theatre.

Erin received a liberal arts education at UW-La Crosse with a degree in Musical Theatre Performance and Arts Administration. Erin also participated in the 2014 Open Jar Institute in New York City, directed by Jeff Whiting. 


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