Central Lakes College will stage "Seussical: The Musical," based on the works of Dr. Seuss, at 7:30 p.m. July 5-7 and 10-14 and 2 p.m. July 7 and 11 in the Dryden Theatre on the Brainerd campus.
Tickets, priced at $5, are available at the CLC box office at (218) 855-8199.
Music is by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics are by Lynn Ahrens, who co-wrote the book with Eric Idle.
Dennis Lamberson will direct and Lauren Nickisch is the vocal music director. Kari Erickson is the choreographer, Dwana Paplow is the theater technician, David Wilson is the costumer and Tammy Haberle is the stage manager.
Jade Hagberg (top) of Ironton is the Cat in the Hat, Anne Spartz of Brainerd is Sour Kangaroo and Ben Gordon of Pine River is Horton the Elephant in the Central Lakes College Theatre production of "Seussical," to be staged July 5-14.
The cast includes Brent and Brian Sterriker, Staples; Chad Anderson, Verndale; Brianna Keran, Ann Spartz, Melissa Ruud, Joe Wall, Marc Oliphant, Bob Spears, Shawn Steinkraus, Kerstin Martin, Rachel Cleveland, Jazmin Crust and Andrew Schweder, Brainerd; Lauren Oldman, Gretah Kangas, Anthony and Riley Sloan and Andy Hopps, Baxter; Jade Hagberg, Ironton; Ben Gordon, Pine River; Kari Erickson, Cushing; Jessica Huppler, Onamia; Kalen Stoneking, Pequot Lakes; Sydney Darkon, East Gull Lake; and Kyle Sellner, Connor Gunsbury and Ethan Waytashek, Nisswa.
Bus trip planned to Guthrie performance of '1776'
CROSBY - Unlimited Learning is offering a bus trip to Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater for a backstage tour and matinee performance of "1776," the Tony Award-winning musical, on Aug. 11.
Audience members will experience the creation of the Declaration of Independence in a show laced with music and culminating with the delegates being called forward to sign the Declaration.
The bus will load at 6:30 a.m. at the Hallett Community Center in Crosby and depart at 6:45 a.m. Following a 10 a.m. backstage tour of the Guthrie's Wurtele Thrust Stage, theater-goers will enjoy a box lunch and the 1 p.m. performance. The bus will return to Crosby by 7 p.m.
Cost is $70 for Unlimited Learning members and $75 for non-members. Scholarships are available. Reservations must be received by July 10. Send checks to Unlimited Learning, Gerry Altonen, P.O. Box 605, Ironton, MN, 56455.
For more information, call Altonen at (218) 546-5789 or visit www.ci.k12.mn.us and select the community education link.
'Disney's Aladdin Junior' to be staged
DEERWOOD - The Young Artists Initiative, featuring youths from the Twin Cities, will stage "Disney's Aladdin Junior" at 7 p.m. June 29, 2 and 7 p.m. June 30 and 1 p.m. July 1 at Bay Lake Camp's Church Island at 16257 Brighton Point Road near Deerwood.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for students and seniors and $2 for ages 5 and younger.
Pontoon shuttles will depart from the shore a half-hour before each show. Audience members should bring a lawn chair, as seating is limited.
For more information, call (651) 222-KIDS or (218) 678-2271. The group's Web site is www.youngartistsmn.org.
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