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BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES ITS SPRING SEMESTER DEAN'S LIST PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Valerie Mason   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 14:09
Bemidji, MN (June 27, 2013) - The Spring Semester Dean's List was released by Dr. Martin Tadlock, vice president for academic affairs at Bemidji State University, and included Melissa Youngblut from Davenport, Iowa. Bemidji State students carrying 12 or more semester hours during any one term and earning at least 3.25 (B-plus) grade point average are listed on the Dean's List.

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‘THE MUSIC MAN’ Cast His Spell at TLP PDF Print E-mail
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Written by James Beaudry   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 13:27

Mount Carroll, IL-- Executive Director James Beaudry directs and choreographs The Music Man, one of the most beloved musical comedies of all time, at Timber Lake Playhouse. The show, a valentine to the American small town in a more innocent time,and was last seen at TLP 24 years ago, opens Friday, July 5 for only 12 performances.


Meredith Willson’s classic story of a fast-talking salesman who knows nothing about music but sells bands to unsuspecting small towns until he meets his match in a piano playing librarian became an instant hit in 1957 and has since been turned into two films and seen countless productions all over the world. Songs like “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Till Theatre Was You,” “Goodnight My Someone,” “Lida Rose” and  “Marian The Librarian” are now American standards. The score, the dances and the timeless and hilarious writing still delight audiences of all ages.


Cody Jolly of Atlanta and Sarah Larson of Milwaukee star as Harold Hill and Marian Paroo. TLP favorites Time Wessel and Judy Knudtson return to play Marcellus and Mrs. Paroo, respectively. Featured in the show are Matthew C. Webb and Hannah-Jo Weisberg, as well as fifteen performers from the region including Will Boze and Vivian Lobdell, both of Sterling, IL, in the roles of Winthrop and Amaryllis. Cindy Blanc of Monroe, WI vocal directs and Emily Bressler of Mount Carroll directs the musicians.


“Classic musical comedy is one of the most american arts forms, and it’s also one of the hardest to get right,” Beaudry said. “But the commitment of the cast to creating a fun and spectacular show that celebrates a kind of mythical small town Americana, is turning The Music Man into a show that I think our audiences will just love.”


The Music Man runs July 5-14 for 12 performances only. TLP is located at 8215 Black Oak Rd. in rural Mount Carroll, IL. Tickets are $15-23 and are available at the box office, by calling 815-244-2035 or visiting www.timberlakeplayhouse.org. The show is appropriate for all ages, and a few performances are already sold out. Opening July 9, TLP will also present Seussical, an hour-long musical based on the books of Dr. Seuss for children and families. All tickets for Seussical are $6.


Full Cast List:


Harold Hill …........................................................................ Cody Jolly

Marian Paroo …............................................................... Sarah Larson

Charlie Cowell  …................................................................. Brad Field (Mount Carroll)

Mayor Shinn ….................................................................... Matt Webb

Eulalie MacKecknie Shinn ….................................. Hannah-Jo Weisberg

Marcellus Washburn …........................................................ Tim Wessel

Mrs. Paroo .................................................................... Judy Knudtson

Winthrop Paroo  …................................................................. Will Boze (Sterling)

The School Board

Ewart Dunlop ….................................................... Elliot Marach

Oliver Hix …...................................................... Gilbert Domally

Jacey Squires ….................................................. Alex Johnson

Olin Britt …........................................................... Brandyn Day

Tommy Djilas ….............................................................. Zak McMahon

Zaneeta Shinn …................................................... Genna-Paige Kanago

Amaryllis …..................................................................... Vivian Lobdell (Sterling)

Alma Hix  …....................................................................... Terrie Miller (Savanna)

Maud Dunlop …................................................................... Lexie Plath

Ethel Toffelmier …............................................................. Tayloir Pace

Mrs. Squires .......................................................... Kathleen Brinkmeier (Pearl City)

Constable Locke ….......................................................... Kevin Strunk  (Morrison)

Gracie Shinn ….............................................................. Kallie Zuidema (Sterling)

Citizens of River City ….................................................... Joe Capstick,

Caden Foster (Sterling), Elise Foster (Sterling), Abby Frank-Taylor, Angie Lobdell (Sterling), Natalie Masini, Dylan Passman, Levi Skoog (Chadwick), Kallie Timmons (Lyndon), Katie Woods (Savanna), Morgan Zuidema (Sterling)




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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Children's Theater production. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Vanessa McNeely   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 13:21
Venture into the terrifying Black Forest with Snow White and her friends on July 13, 2013 when the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) and more than 45 local students, from the ages of six to sixteen, perform SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS. An original musical adaptation of this classic tale, sure to thrill audiences of all ages.

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS will be presented at 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Central Performing Arts Center, 519 E. 11th Street DeWitt, Iowa. Tickets are $8.00 each and are available online at Midwestix.com, at the DeWitt City Hall; 510 9th Street, and at the door.

The Missoula Children’s Theater has been touring for 41 years from Montana to Japan, and will visit nearly 1,200 communities this year with up to 47 teams of Tour Actor/Directors.

The Missoula Children's Theatre residency in DeWitt, Iowa is brought to you by the Central Performing Arts Center with grants from The Giving Organization for Iowa Teens, The Alliant Energy Foundation, and The DeWitt Fine Arts Foundation.

 
DISTRICT THEATRE BECOMES NON-PROFIT ENTITY NEW DIRECTION FOR THE COMING SEASON PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lora Adams   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 10:04

ROCK ISLAND, IL – The District Theatre (formerly Harrison Hilltop Theatre) has entered a new era.  The theatre, located in downtown Rock Island on 2nd Avenue has completed the process to become a non-profit theatre and has inducted a board of directors, which includes Bryan Tank, Deborah Shippy, Georgia Jecklin, Thomas Hanson, Joseph Maubach, Dana Copell, and Lora Adams.  Matt Mercer is the board president.

“I had wanted to complete the season as planned, but the board and I met and felt that rather than wait to implement our new business strategies with the beginning of the sixth season, we roll them out now,” said Tristan Tapscott, District Theatre Artistic Director.

“We looked at our projected expenses and revenue and made the decision to unveil our ‘new vision’ for the District Theatre immediately,” said board president, Mercer.  That new vision included changing some of the lineup for the remainder of the year, partnering with other arts organizations and producing special events like the upcoming roast of Tristan Layne Tapscott on July 20th.  The theatre’s website is undergoing a change and will be unveiled later this summer.

Opening June 28 is “Reasons to Be Pretty” followed by, James Fairchild's one man cabaret titled “Out of Character.”  New offerings begin August 1st with “Twelve Angry Men” “Let’s Face the Music,” a musical revue, in September; “The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” in early October and “The Rocky Horror Show” in late October. November 15-24 will be “The Tempest” with and rounding out the year will be the critically acclaimed musical “A Christmas Carol” by Tapscott and Danny White running December 6 to 15.

“In many ways we are returning to our roots presenting a classic play, a new musical and a contemporary show this fall,” said Tapscott

The District Theatre formerly known as Harrison Hilltop theatre, opened in 2008 and moved to their Rock Island location in June 2011. At that time the theatre changed its name to better define its new location in The District of Rock Island.  

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Moonlight and Magnolias opens July 11 on The Old Creamery’s Studio Stage PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelley Klimes   
Monday, 01 July 2013 14:53

Amana – Who’s not familiar with Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind? One of the screenwriters of the play, that’s who! Moonlight and Magnolias is the hilarious behind-the-scenes account of three men who spent a weekend locked in an office rewriting the screenplay for the movie, Gone With the Wind, while the cameras were already rolling. See what “really” happened as the producer and director act out key scenes for the screenwriter for what eventually became one of the greatest movies ever made.

A comedy by Ron Hutchinson, Moonlight and Magnolias opens July 11 on The Old Creamery’s Studio Stage in Middle Amana and runs through July 28. The cast consists of Sean McCall of Marengo, Nicholas Hodge of South Amana, Lisa Crosby Wipperling of St. Albans, Vermont and Adam Lewis of Monmouth, IL. Directed by Tom Schwans of New York City, Moonlight and Magnolias is rated theatre R for adult language.

Tickets are $27.50 for adults and $18 for students. Show times are Thursdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Student rush tickets are available half an hour before performances. A student ID is required to get this special rate of $12 per ticket. Group rates for 15 people or more are available

Moonlight and Magnolias is sponsored by The Gethmann Foundation with Z102.9 as the media sponsor.

Call the box office at 800-35-AMANA or visit the website at www.oldcreamery.com for tickets or more information. Walk-ins are always welcome if seats are available. Reservations are highly recommended.

The Old Creamery Theatre Company is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. The company is celebrating 42 years of bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest.

 
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