Old Log Theater to be sold
Photo courtesy the Old Log Theater
The oldest professional theater in the Twin Cities area will soon be under new ownership for the first time in nearly 70 years.
The Stolz family will sell the business to Greg and Marissa Frankenfield. Frankenfield was part of the group that planned to purchase the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres several years ago before the deal fell through.
Stolz has directed hundreds of shows at the Old Log and elsewhere over the past 70-plus years. His sons have continued on in the family business, directing, acting, and running the house. The theater's contributions to the Twin Cities performing-arts community have been honored numerous times, and Stolz himself earned a lifetime Ivey Award in 2008. The 96-year-old could still be found every day at the theater, greeting patrons and giving the curtain speech before each performance.
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