Zimmerman High School Theatre

  by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor “Alice in Wonderland” gives Zimmerman High School actors a chance to act a little crazy and dress up in funny costumes, and can’t we all use a little merriment after this dreary April. The public can join in that experience Friday through Sunday. “We get to be completely insane [...]

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Zimmerman will host the Granite Ridge Conference Art Show on Thursday and Friday, April 25-26. The public may view the students’ art work 5-7 p.m. Thursday. On Friday, for students, there will be viewing, demonstrations, and voting for people’s choice, from 10-11 a.m.; a keynote speaker, Kim Hiel, at 11:45 a.m.; and awards and door [...]

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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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  One-act play competitions are coming up for theater departments at Elk River, Rogers and Zimmerman high schools. Elk River Elk River’s entry will be “The Puppet Show,” a drama, directed by Michelle Brooks. The play will debut at the Northwest Suburban Conference Festival at Champlin Park Tuesday, Jan. 22. Sub-section competition will be held [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor While watching a dress rehearsal of Zimmerman’s fall play “Hello, Dolly!” move along Tuesday it started to dawn on this reviewer that there was a lot of dancing in this play, far more than we’ve ever seen in a ZHS production. Actors are  dancing in the streets, dancing in [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor Zimmermam High School Theatre entered the challenging genre of whodunit drama for its spring play and seems to have solved the case pretty well, presenting a good rendition of “The Mousetrap” on opening night Friday. The ensemble cast led by Laenea Halter, and directed by Jon Palashewski, will be [...]

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  People are not who they seem to be in the murder mystery “The Mousetrap,” to be presented by Zimmerman High School next weekend. James Kossilla and Laenea Halter are leads in ZHS’s rendition of the Agatha Christie favorite. “This suspenseful drama takes place in an English guest house,” explains ZHS director Jon Palashewski. “The [...]

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