The Wizard of Oz

  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor What young girl wouldn’t jump at the chance to sing “Over the Rainbow,” wear sparkly red shoes and carry around a sweet little dog? Well, Susan Newberger needed some coaxing. But now that “Wizard of Oz” has opened, she’s glad director Jesse Wagner talked her into playing “Dorothy” in […]

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We feel so lucky to live in Elk River. Our family can find education, activity and entertainment easily here. On Saturday, April 28, my family and I were looking for something to do on a rainy day. We went to the Elk River Public Library to return books and was pleased to be educated by […]

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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer Elk River Youth Theatre Workshop’s performance of “The Wizard of Oz” was dedicated to Zimmerman native Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Beise, who died at Camp Pendleton in California on April 6 after having survived combat on the front lines of Afghanistan. Beise served in Afghanistan from October 2010 to April 2011 […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor Munchkins, monkeys, Dorothy and Toto, and many other delightful creatures from Kansas and Oz are in town this weekend and next as Youth Theatre Workshop of Elk River presents “The Wizard of Oz.” “This is the biggest cast we’ve ever had, with over a hundred kids, and we’ve built the […]

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