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Legally Blonde is a smash


Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

Everyone is talking about Wits’ End Theatre’s funny, smart, thoroughly engaging 2014 production, Legally Blonde The Musical. The story of California girl Elle Woods’ unlikely, inspiring career at Harvard Law School, Legally Blonde opened last weekend at Potter Auditorium and continues this week on Thursday and Friday evenings (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday afternoon (5 p.m.) on the big stage at the Chatfield Center for the Arts. You won’t want to miss it.

“The audience reaction to Legally Blonde has been wonderful,” said cast member and co-producer Emily Whitcomb. “This show has great musical and dance numbers that light up the theater. Combine that with the humor that runs throughout the story, and you have a marvelous entertainment.”

Legally Blonde The Musical is based on the hit 2001 movie of (almost) the same name that starred Reese Witherspoon. It is the story of Elle Woods, the UCLA fashion merchandizing major who goes to Harvard Law School for the sole purpose of following the boyfriend who just dumped her because she was not “serious” enough to fit in with his life plans. At Harvard, Elle—as well as her classmates, professors, and that ex-boyfriend—find out that there’s much more to this girl than pitch-perfect fashion sense and great legs. It’s a story of personal discovery with an edgy, hilarious script, unforgettable music and great characters. And the cast of Wits’ End’s production has brought Legally Blonde to life with fabulous performances and great energy.

“Kathy Johnson Keech directed the show,” said co-producer and cast member Emma Strand. “And Kathy’s signature professionalism, humor, imagination and attention to detail are all over this production.” Kathy Keech is, of course, a Chatfield girl who has brought her great talents as a performer and director to the Potter Auditorium stage for decades—most recently as director of Wits’ End’s very successful 2010 production, Footloose. “We are extremely fortunate that Kathy agreed to return to Chatfield to direct this wonderful show,” said co-producer Strand. “Her knowledge of stagecraft is incomparable. She set the bar high for this young cast, and inspired by her, have they delivered!”

The Legally Blonde cast is large, talented, and thrilled to be on the Potter stage. Gabrielle Hensrud is electric in the lead role; she seems to have been born to play the beautiful, vivacious, resourcefu .....
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Students perform at Flourish Summer Camp

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Arts & Culture

What: Flourish Summer Camp Public Performances Where: DreamAcres Farm, Wykoff, MN When: August 8, 8:30 p.m.; August 9, 3 p.m. Who: All welcome Cost: Pay-what-you-can Flourish Summer Camp welcomes the public to student performances on Frida ..... 
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‘Blood Brother’ documentary film will be shown at the St. Mane Theatre

Thu, Jul 31st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

In a partnership with Frozen River Film Festival, Lanesboro Arts Center will host a screening of ‘Blood Brother’, which won the 1st Place and People’s Choice Winner of the January 2014 festival held in Winona, Minn. The film will be shown on F ..... 
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‘Big Top’ is theme this month for the “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show

Thu, Jul 31st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – It’s a circus-themed ‘Big Top’ show this month for the “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show, on Friday, August 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre. The ‘Big Top’ show will feature circus antics, poem ..... 
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Lanesboro Arts Center presents a new exhibit: Selections from Minnesota Museum of American Art’s ‘2014 Minnesota Biennial’

Thu, Jul 31st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – The upcoming exhibit at Lanesboro Arts Center features selections from the ‘2014 Minnesota Biennial’, a juried exhibit of the Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA). The exhibit, just finishing up its run at MMAA in St. Pau ..... 
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Lanesboro, Minn. named in Foder’s Travel as one of “10 Charming Midwestern Towns to Visit This Year” list

Thu, Jul 31st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. - Population: 743. Dubbed the bed-and-breakfast capital of Minnesota, Lanesboro features eateries that are just as charming as its B&Bs. From old-time pies at The Aroma Pie Shop to housemade root beer at Pedal Pushers Café, you w ..... 
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Damon Prestemon’s “Lanesboro Live” Show features the Slick Newhouse Band and more

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Damon Prestemon’s upcoming “Lanesboro Live” show will feature Chef Johnny Mango -- of catering fame in Rochester, Minn., and University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse Political Science Professor -- and frequent Wisconsin Public ..... 
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Wit’s End theatre to host “Pink Ribbon Night”

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

Chatfield, Minn., – In theme with our “pink” 2014 production: Legally Blonde — the Musical, Wits’ End Theatre is hosting a pre-show, breast cancer benefit and awareness evening. The event takes place August 2, from 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. at Cha ..... 
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Swing Street Big Band’s final concert

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Swing Street Big Band will perform for the final concert of Chatfield’s “Music in the Park” concert series on Thursday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chatfield City Park Bandshell. This popular 17-piece big band is made up of some of the top ..... 
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