Cast members Xena, JLee, and Casey perform in costume at July’s “Pirates” show.
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The Lost Faculties is October’s musical guest. Contributed photo.
The Lost Faculties is October’s musical guest. Contributed photo.

“Seven Deadly Sins” is the theme of the next Over the Back Fence Community Variety Show presented by Lanesboro Arts on Friday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the historic St. Mane Theatre in downtown Lanesboro. Songs like “You’re So Vain,” “I Can’t Say No” and “There’s a Hole in My Bucket,” as well as a skit about virtue and vice written by Scott Dixon of Lanesboro will each be part of a prideful evening that includes a mix of humor, stories, and sing-alongs.

October’s show features musical guest The Lost Faculties, a five-piece band formed in 1997 with a classic rock ‘n roll repertoire that includes a touch of country and swing. A versatile group of experienced musicians led by vocalist Bobbi Vogel and multi-instrumentalist Nathan Davidson, The Lost Faculties always leave audiences in a positive, upbeat frame of mind.

Host Damon Prestemon brings comedic wit and spot-on improvisational instincts that move the show forward while bringing out the best of the performers and guests on stage. The show’s musical director is Robyn Loewen of Rochester. Doors open for seating at 7 p.m. and The GrassRun Band, a bluegrass band from Decorah, Iowa, and La Crosse, Wis., will provide pre-show music beginning at 7:10 p.m.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online at, in person at the Lanesboro Arts gallery (103 Parkway Avenue North), or at the door at the St. Mane Theatre — as available — beginning at 6:30 p.m. on show nights. The St. Mane Theatre is located at 206 Parkway Avenue North in Lanesboro, Minn.

Over the Back Fence Community Variety Show is produced by Lanesboro Arts and is staged at St. Mane Theatre on the second Friday of the month, March through November, 2018. Every show is unique, with a different theme and brand-new material. Upcoming shows include “British Invasion” on November 9.

Each show is broadcast on Winona State University’s KQAL 89.5FM on the Wednesday five days after the show at 6 p.m. (It’s also available for streaming at Additionally, Over the Back Fence is published as a podcast on the iOS Podcasts app and many other podcast services.

Over the Back Fence sponsors help to make the affordable ticket prices possible.

Lanesboro Arts’ mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in providing diverse art experiences for people of all ages. For more information call 507-467-2446, email, or visit


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