The Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts (GLAPA) is a group dedicated to enriching local culture through performing arts. Since our inception, we have established a reputation of providing well-received, quality performances.
With performances set for each season, we find talent, and raise funds to underwrite programs. The GLAPA board is comprised of multi-community-based, volunteer members.
All of our performances are held in the Pequot Lakes High School Theater and tickets can be purchased by calling 218/568-9200.
We thank our sponsors for supporting the arts in our communities.
  • Central Lakes College Theater
  • Echo/Journal
  • Nisswa Tax Service
  • Lakes Printing
  • Breezy Point Resort
GLAPA mission statement:

Provide high quality, affordable arts programming for the greater Brainerd lakes area.  For tickets or more information call 218-568-9200


In 1983 a group of interested community members and community education personnel met to form the Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts . This group has been providing entertainment for the Lakes Area ever since. Greater Lakes Performing Arts (GLAPA) is responsible for setting a season of performances, soliciting season ticket sales, and raising funds to underwrite programs if necessary. GLAPA has an active membership of 120 plus season ticket holders who enjoy a theatre and arts season of visiting performers, touring theatre shows, and guest artists as well as the Pequot Lakes Community Theater programs.

Pequot Lakes Community Theater was established in 1984. It began with a variety type show called BITS OF BROADWAY which generated the seed money to produce subsequent shows. It has been active each year since, recently presenting two productions yearly which are part of the GLAPA theatre season . The fall show has traditionally been a musical and the spring show a non-musical production.
The past productions include:  PLCT Production List


  • GLAPA Board Members
Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts (GLAPA) Board Structure
GLAPA meetings are held once a month. An agenda is organized by the GLAPA chairperson and the community education director. Agendas and minutes of the previous board minutes are emailed to members of the board.  Members of the GLAPA Board include the director of community education, community theater board chairperson and interested members of the community. There is an acting chairperson.
GLAPA Board Responsibilities
1. Setting the performance season
2. Season Ticket Sales
3. Managing season performances
4. Fund Raising
5. Overseeing Community Theater Production Board

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