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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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  “It’s time to get out the dictionaries!” So announces Hope Murray, referring to Rogers High School Theater Department’s upcoming musical “Twenty-fifth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” The Tony-award winning play will be presented in four performances March 20-23 — Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. — at Rogers [...]

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