theatre

  Zimmerman High School’s fall play “The Music Man” played for a standing-room only crowd on Saturday evening, with the audience enjoying some large-scale song and dance numbers, a pleasing barbershop quartet that included three teachers (Jeff Downing, Lance Dalbey and director Jon Palshewski along with student Joey Briggs), and strong lead performance by Parker […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor Parker Sturlaugson as Prof. Harold Hill and Olivia Hanson as Marion the librarian head the cast as Zimmerman High School presents “The Music Man” this weekend. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. “This is a delightful musical for the whole family,” […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor Theater and music departments at Zimmerman and Rogers are hoping for a Nov. 4 verdict that would give them auditoriums to perform in for the first time. “We appreciate what we have and what we’ve been able to do,” said Jon Palashewski, Zimmerman’s play director, “but I can only […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor The audience packed into Zimmerman High School’s small “cafetoreum” rose for a standing ovation upon completion of the third and final performance of the spring musical “Beauty and the Beast” on Sunday afternoon. Watching from up very close, the crowd clearly enjoyed ZHS’s rendition of this tale of an […]

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  by Bruce Strand, arts editor You’re gonna laugh. That’s what we can predict will happen if you take in “Once Upon a Mattress,” Elk River’s spring musical that abounds with physical humor and some delightful individual performances along with splashy, colorful costuming and sets and big production numbers. The play has had two runs […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor The Disney musical “Beauty and the Beast” will be presented by Zimmerman High School with Olivia Hanson and Joey Briggs in the title roles. “The play is filled with beloved, well-known characters, entertaining dialogue, touching moments and lively songs and dances,” said director Jon Paleshewski. “It is truly a […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor The Von Trapp children and their captivating governess Maria will be singing “Do-Re-Mi” and “My Favorite Things” and other classic songs at Spectrum High School next weekend. “The Sound of Music” is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, directed by Dan McLaughlin. “The play is shaping up really well,” said […]

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