Wadena Area Madhatter’s Community Theatre, established in 1954, produces musicals, dinner theatres, plays, lab theatres and Camp Madhatter. “Class in Dramatics, Play Production Offered to Public” read the headline that started it all for the Madhatters Community Theatre. Headed by Miss Marlys Meland, the speech instructor at the high school, the class first met on January 6, 1954 in room 114. The goal of that initial class was to bring quality, live entertainment to the Wadena area and the Madhatters Community Theatre has done that very thing for the past 60 years. We hope to keep live theatre alive for another 60 years.