Brainerd High School alum Tom Schmid made his cabaret debut in New York this week with his solo show, "Had It Only Begun."
A lawyer-turned-singer-dancer, Schmid is a cast member in Broadway's "Annie Get Your Gun," a job he landed through audition last year.
His solo show, which opened Tuesday for a four-performance run at Manhattan nightspot Don't Tell Mama, offers Broadway show tunes with a sprinkling of original songs.
A lawyer for West Publishing Co. of St. Paul, Schmid moved to New York City several years ago to represent the company in the Big Apple. An aspiring singer and dancer, he turned to the theater full time after landing a series of roles in off-Broadway productions, including "The Last Empress" and "Queen of Hearts."
He plays Mac in "Annie Get Your Gun" and is chief under study to the lead role. His career can be followed through his web site, www.tomschmid.com.
Betsy Lindstrom of Brainerd will participate this weekend in "So It Goes," a production by the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley. She is a boarding student at the state's art high school.
The play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Monday and Tuesday at the school's Black Box Theater. Admission is $5. Call (763) 591-4769 for more information.
Kinship Partners' Taste of the Lakes and Art Auction fund raiser is slated for 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Breezy Point Resort. Tickets are $40 and are tax deductible.
Taste of the Lakes is a gourmet dining experience. Chefs from around the lakes area are preparing their finest dishes, vying for the People's Choice traveling trophy. Artwork from 75 artists will be available by silent auction. Tickets are available at Kinship Partners: 829-4606.
The Grand Old House Tour, Heartland Symphony's fund raiser, will be Saturday, Dec. 2. The tour will feature four homes in the Brainerd area; a brunch is included. Tickets can be purchased at The Brainerd Dispatch.
If you are looking for something unusual to do during the holiday season, you might consider the "Season of Light" show at Paulucci Space Theater in Hibbing.
A planetarium program produced by Loch Ness Productions of Groton, Mass., "Season of Light" traces the origins of many holiday traditions and speculates on the celestial significance of the "Christmas Star," according to a recent Paulucci news release.
The program will run Nov. 24-Jan. 7 with day and evening show times. For more information, call 262-6720.
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