• Musical 
    Book and lyrics by Keith Ferguson, Music by Bruce Greer
    From the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, Joe Swerling

    St. Odilia Musical Ministry presents its 30th Anniversary show (Shoreview Press, Jan. 31, 2023)

     It's A Wonderful Life is an inspiring, timeless tale that faithfully depicts the story of the central character, George Bailey, and the heart-warming townspeople of Bedford Falls. On this journey, we are reminded of the true meaning of life, the power of faith, and the blessings of friendship, family & community. This musical will capture your heart and stir your soul with the resounding truth that every life has significant value.

    Show Dates and Times:

    • February 16, 2023: 7:00 pm “Preview Performance”
    • February 17, 2023: 7:00 pm
    • February 18, 2023: 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm   
    • February 19, 2023: 3:30 pm

    Ticket Information:  Tickets are on sale in the Courtyard after Mass each weekend.

    How much do tickets cost?

    • Adults - $14.00
    • Children, students and seniors - $10.00
    • Thursday night “Preview Performance” - $8.00
    • “Seniors Special” Saturday 1:00 pm only - $8.00

    Where can I get tickets?

    • In the courtyard after Mass on Saturdays & Sundays starting January 28
    • At the door before each performance
    • By calling 651-415-3367

    Performance Location:    
    St. Odilia Catholic Community
    3495 North Victoria Street, Shoreview, MN 55126

    General questions? Contact Deb at djdarling@usfamily.net
    Questions about crew opportunities? Contact Jerry at jmruhland3@gmail.com

    Join us for our 30th-anniversary musical ministry production!

    “It’s A Wonderful Life A New Musical” is produced by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing. www.broadwaylicensing.com

    St. Odilia Musicals
    The MISSION of the St. Odilia Parish Musical is to share the good news of God's unending love and to spread the message of Jesus Christ, by sharing Biblical and life-changing stories through theater and song.

    Our purpose is to build community by involving people of all ages, in all aspects of the production, including cast, choir, band, directors, crew and audience.

    Our goal is to create a ministry that brings all generations together. God has blessed all of us with many gifts that we are called to share with each other. We will support and encourage one another as we work to spread the message of God's love to all who would hear.
    The St. Odilia yearly Parish Musical is produced and presented by parishioners of all ages. 
    The Musical is presented typically just before the beginning of Lent in February.  It is a fun event and a wonderful opportunity to get to know members of our community.  This is a large effort for the community and there are "roles" for actors, singers and musicians as well as people who may not want to act or sing. 

    Calls go out late in the year for casting and people who can also build sets, work with sound and lighting and other behind-the-scenes activities.  Watch the bulletin for details on when and where you can sign up for this fun activity.       

    St. Odilia Muscial History

    1991 ~ Cool in the Furnace
    1992 ~ Oh, Jonah
    1992 ~ Story Telling Man
    1994 ~ He Lived the Good Life
    1995 ~ Love Will Be Our Home
    1996 ~
    no musical due to construction
    1997 ~ Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    1998 ~ GODSPELL
    1999 ~ Awesome Adventures
    2000 ~ Mary's Mission
    2001 ~
    no musical this year
    2002 ~ Oh, Jonah!
    2003 ~ Two from Galilee
    2004 ~ Children of Eden
    2005 ~ The Borrowed Tomb
    2006 ~ Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    2007 ~ Fiddler on the Roof
    2008 ~ Church Musical
    2009 ~ Jesus Christ Superstar
    2010 ~ HONK!
    2011 ~ The Sound of Music
    2012 ~ Magical Musical Tour
    2013 ~ Godspell
    ​2014 ~ The Music Man
    2015 ~ Two From Galilee
    2016 ~ The Happy Prince
    2017 ~ The Wizard of OZ
    2018 ~  The Borrowed Tomb
    2019 ~  Mary Poppins
    2020 ~ ANNE of GREEN GABLES
    2021 ~ 
    cancelled due to pandemic
    2022 ~ Postponed
    2023 ~ It's a Wonderful Life