Elk River High School Theatre

  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor Actors in Elk River’s fall play “MASH” are intrigued to be presenting a play that previous generations seem to be eagerly anticipating. “My grandparents used to watch it, so I ended up watching it a lot when I was younger, and I saw the movie (on TV) with my [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor Elk River theater director Michelle Brooks made an unusual choice for the fall play in “MASH,” the Korean War field hospital comedy that was a huge success as a movie in 1970 and a later as a TV series but is seldom seen in live theater. It could be [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor Actor, singer, jazz musician, playwright, director, clutch pinch-hitter, theater student leader … all these are roles Adam Harbaneh has filled with aplomb at Elk River High School, especially the past two years.   The 2013 graduate’s resume includes 11 plays and all-conference recognition, plus the school’s Louis Armstrong award, [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River High School’s spring play “Seussical the Musical” will close its two-weekend run with a performance tonight (Saturday) at Zabee Theatre. One of the highlights has been senior Grace Heyne’s vibrant, soulful solos in two scenes as Sour Kangaroo. “Isn’t her voice absolutely amazing?” director Michelle Brooks said. [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor We first meet ERHS newcomer Tabetha VanDeventer on stage playing Mayzie La Bird, sitting on an egg, when Horton, an amiable elephant played by Adam Harbeneh, enters. Mayzie charms Horton into taking the egg off her hands. After that, carefree as a bird, she sings and dances into everyone’s [...]

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  Elk River High School Theatre will present “Seussical the Musical” over the next two weekends, with the opener Friday evening. Director is Michelle Brooks. Adam Harbeneh has the lead role of Horton. Jordan Meyer, Elk football star, makes his stage debut as Cat in the Hat. The cast also has Cara Fromm, Ali Brady, [...]

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  Bruce Strand, Arts editor Adam Harbaneh, an ERHS senior standout actor and musician, has tried  his hand at playwriting for the first time. His one-act tale of a doomed teenage love, “The Music Box,” was nicely done and well-received Saturday evening when presented at Zabee Theater along with the school’s competition play, “The Puppet [...]

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  Following is a schedule of theatrical productions coming up, or current, in the area. HIGH SCHOOL ONE-ACTS ELK RIVER Play — “The Puppet Show” Conference festival — Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Champlin Park, 7:30 p.m. Sub-section — Saturday, Jan. 26, at Buffalo, 1:50 p.m. Local — Saturday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m., non-competition play, “The [...]

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