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Upcoming Shows Here and in the Metro

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I've been getting invitations and press releases for some great shows coming up in the lakes area and in the metro. I'll highlight a few for you here. I won't make it to every show to view and...

Review of Balloonacy at CTC

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Balloonacy is a play for preschoolers about a man, a birthday, and a balloon that is full of surprises. The entire show is expertly choreographed to music and sound effects as Robert Dorfman...

Local Writers Enjoy a Lovely Luncheon at Prairie Bay

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Yesterday, I had a power lunch date with some fabulous women writers in our area! We met at the Prairie Bay Restaurant in Baxter, MN. Most of us ordered the chopped wedge salad with apple, bacon,...

Review of The Scarecrow and his Servant at CTC

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"The Scarecrow and his Servant" is based on the book by Philip Pullman, adapted for the stage at The Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) by Jeffrey Hatcher, and directed by Peter C. Brosius. Once...

Reivew of Wait Until Dark at AAAA

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I was thrilled to see two old friends on stage in AAAA’s current production of "Wait Until Dark," directed by Sharon Thalmann. Written in the 1960′s by Fredrick Knott (Dial M for Murder), this is...

Theatre Classes for Kids

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Theatre Classes for Kids will take place at the Franklin Arts Center, Saturday mornings,
April 12 – May 10, 2014.

Puppet Plays for Elementary Grades 1-4: Kids will create their own...

Wait Until Dark, Playing at Alexandria Theatre

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Hey there, Lovers of Theatre and Thrillers, Alexandria community theatre, AAAA, is presenting "Wait Until Dark" in March. I plan to get to this one the first weekend and write a review. I hope I...

Review of I Hate Hamlet at CLC

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Erik Steen has directed a fine performance of Paul Rudnick's play "I Hate Hamlet" at Central Lakes College. Kevin Yeager is in fine form, and tights, throughout the show. He plays the ghost of...

Review of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Favorites by Eric Carle

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Favorites by Eric Carle is a touring show from The Mermaid Theatre, playing at The Children's Theatre in Minneapolis, Jan. 14 - Feb. 23, 2014. The Mermaid...

Flipside Fun for Kids at Franklin Arts Center

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I taught a class for the Crossing Arts Alliance Flipside class this past Saturday. Flipside is for kids in our area to experience the arts in various ways. Every month on the 2nd Saturday, you can...