​​​Showing every Friday,

Saturday & Sunday in


Three Nights

in Arid Flats


It's 2017... or is it?  Two gents land back in the old west... again and again!

This is a WORLD PREMIERE play, written and performed by members of the Wadena Madhatters Community Theatre. Last year, they performed Prescription: Murder, which was a classic show with a melodrama spin.

Three Nights in Arid Flats is a more classic melodrama with touches of plot lines you might find in Brigadoon and Groundhog Day! Fun!

August 4, 5, 6
August 11, 12, 13

August 18, 19, 20

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Join us this summer for our 3rd annual Dinner Theater Shows in Betty Jo's Pavilion

Elmer's has teamed up with the Funtastics Theatre Troupe to put together the Otter Tail Lake area's greatest entertainment option: LIVE DINNER THEATRE!

We've spiffed up Betty Jo's Pavilion, right in our backyard, into a performance venue and we're ramping up the old west fun!

Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights; plan to arrive after 6 and before 6:30:

2016 SHOW

Prescription: Murder


Providing the inspiration for the TV series Columbo, the theatrical predecessor Prescription: Murder tells the story of a brilliant psychiatrist and his mistress who hatch a plot to murder his neurotic, possessive wife.  The execution of their plan and the creation of their alibi depends on a bizarre impersonation.  Lt. Columbo must engage the psychiatrist in a duel of wits until the doctor succeeds in having Columbo removed from the case.  However, it is the mistress who proves to be the weak link that leads to a trap and a surprising climax!

2016 SHOW

Goodbodys Gold


Grammy Grumpree and her lovely daughter Sugar Goodbody own and operate the Earnest T. Goodbody Silver mine. Mr. Ignatz Fowler, a person of questionable scruples and evil purpose, plots to obtain the mine from the ladies. He is ably assisted by Teddi Bustier, a saloon lady with a zest for material things. Hero Bob Faithful does his utmost to thwart the villain's plans. Can he and Sugar overcome Fowler's evil plot and find happiness?

Showing every Friday,

Saturday & Sunday in

The Silent



Harlowe Hovelmonger is having a very bad year and it couldn't be happening to a more rotten guy. Hovelmonger owes a pile of money to bookies and bankers who mean business when it comes to collecting. To balance his books and pay off his debts he intends to throw the lovely and talkative Bethany Angel into the street with her sister Lilith.

When he discovers Bethany is about to inherit a fortune he decides to take her as his wife and then take her fortune! Horrible Mr. Hovelmonger wagers Bethany will be unable to stay silent for one week. If she wins she keeps the family home and if she loses he takes her hand in marriage and her inheritance. Can Bethany's childhood sweetheart, and returning solider, Champ Braverman, save her? Or will this battle be one he can't win?


June 2, 3, 4
June 9, 10, 11
June 16, 17, 18
June 23, 24, 25


Dinner Theater Show in Betty Jo's Pavilion

​2016 SHOW

Built Like a Brick Pagoda


It's 1882 and Widder Hachew owns a special dress shop in the old west town of Hawg Holler. Why so special? Because the loot from a long-ago train robbery is said to be hidden within the shop walls and nasty banker Vile Ian plots to find it before railroad detective Eugene InnaBottle. However, Hachew’s beautiful daughter Prudence Purebred catches everyone’s eye. Will the stolen money be found? Will Prudence find love?

Showing most every Friday,

Saturday, & Sunday in


The Phantom

of Dark Grove


The Darkgrove family has been summoned to the family estate to pay their respects to wealthy matriarch Ernestine Elwonga.

She doesn't trust any of the family members and makes the mistake of telling them so. Dottie and Dexter Darkgrove will do anything to insure that the lion's share of the estate goes to them while son Aykroyd Darkgrove has his troubles with the law.

Ernestines's allies include her beautiful ward Tillie Webshuttle and....the mysterious Phantom of Darkgrove!


July 7, 8, 9
July 14, 15, 16
July 21, 22, 23
July 28, 29, 30