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      by Bruce Strand, Arts editor Zimmerman High School’s one-act play “Of Winners, Losers, and Games” was presented Tuesday evening as a free performance for the public and as a tune-up for sub-section competition coming up Saturday. Written by O.B. Rozell, this was a kind of morality play set “somewhere in the cosmos” [...]

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  Zimmerman High School will enter the one-act play competition with “Of Winners, Losers and Games,” announced director Jon Paleshewski. “This is a drama about life, where a husband and wife play out a tragic scene against a background of fantasy,” said Paleshewski about the plot penned by O.B. Rozell. They will debut at the [...]

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  Zimmerman High School actors were challenged to present a long-beloved American story last weekend. The youngsters succeeded in eliciting an emotional response from the audience with their rendition of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” directed by Jon Palashewski. Audience members were seen craning their necks to intently follow pivotal scenes that were acted out in [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor When he heard that “It’s a Wonderful Life” would be Zimmerman’s fall play, ZHS junior Parker Sturlaugson decided to pursue a long-deferred ambition. “I’ve thought about trying out for a play for years, but I was always busy with something else,” said Sturglaugson, whose activities include drumming for the [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor “James and the Giant Peach,” a tale of a lonely boy who finds strange new friends and harrowing adventures after crawling into the peach’s pit, was presented cleverly and colorfully by Spectrum High School in three performances last week. “I am pleased with how the play turned out,” said [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor Never has an Elk River theatre audience gotten closer to the action than at Spectrum’s “Wizard of Oz” opening Friday night. Along with watching the play unfold right in front  of them, the near-capacity crowd also was won over by a charming and funny performance by Dorothy (Susan Newberger) [...]

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  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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