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Brave Community Theatre of Spring Valley does Nunsense


Fri, Jul 15th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

Spring Valley -As the story goes, the good Saint Wilfred founded the Order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken in the seventh century. Centuries later, a small group of pioneering nuns set out to establish a Mother House in Cleveland, Ohio but got off the plane in Newark instead. After the lost nuns were found by the Newark Airport Police, the sisters, extremely grateful for their reception on the Jersey shores(some may even say, relieved to be rescued from the Jersey shores), decided to express their gratitude by establishing their Mother House in Hoboken, New Jersey.

The current "conventional" nuns, found themselves in dire financial straits due to an unfortunate set of circumstances. Their solution to solve this dilemma is nothing if unconventional and utilizes the God given talents of the sisterhood. Get thee to a nunnery and enjoy the hilarious antics of the five zany Little Sisters of Hoboken as they move heaven and earth to bury their frozen dead.

When regionally recognized director Laurie Helmers offered to reprise her interpretation of Dan Goggin's "Nunsense", Brave Community Theatre of Spring Valley recognized the opportunity as heaven sent. The Brave Community Theatre Board of Directors, wishing to capitalize on 2010's successful Alice in Wonderland and the success of their 2011 Charlie and Chocolate Factory, accepted the offer with heavenly gratitude. With an established tradition of featuring family-pleasing favorites, BCT gave the nod and the wink to Helmer's proposal.

Running the show is Mother Superior, Sister Mary Regina, played by Laurie Helmers. As outrageous as Sister Mary Regina is, she is quick- witted enough to never get her Irish up. Her show business background serves her well, not only running the convent show, but also running the variety show.

Pam Crawford portrays the ever unflappable, dignified Sister Mary Hubert, the mistress of the novices. Sister Mary Hubert highsteps out of character to belt out a holy rolling- in- the- aisles gospel number.

A BCT perennial, Sarah Kohn, is streetwise Sister Robert Anne, who hails from Brooklyn. A tough nun to crack, with a heart of gold, Sister Robert Anne is a special favorite of the students. They appreciate the pranks Sister Robert Anne pulls on the other nuns. Besides keeping the other nuns on their toes and on edge, Sister Robert Anne has a way with the school's rattletrap old bus.

On her toes as she pirouettes through day, the young n .....
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Story-tellers and Irish Minstrels at Dream Acres Farm

Fri, Jul 15th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative on DreamAcres Farm welcomes Austin and Albert Lea Story-tellers Mike Cotter and Bev Jackson, along with Spring Valley's Irish Minstrels, for an evening of stories and music on July 23 at 8pm. This is part of the su ..... 
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Food and film: Queen of the Sun at the St. Mane Theatre on Saturday, July 16

Fri, Jul 8th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. (June 30, 2011) - What are the bees telling us? See the Academy Award winning film Queen of the Sun on Saturday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Saint Mane Theatre in downtown Lanesboro. Queen of The Sun follows the voices and visions ..... 
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The stage is set - "The Music Man" will soon have you marching along with the rhythm of fun

Fri, Jul 8th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

"Seventy-six trombones led the big parade, with a hundred and ten cornets close at hand..." These words invoke a familiar happy march melody that most everyone knows. They are some of the famous lyrics from the well-known musical, "The Music Man" by ..... 
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RASA's summer musical production

Fri, Jun 24th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

RASA's Summer musical production July 13th through July 17th will be NUNSENSE II, The SECOND COMING. This is a change and should be noted on all Rushford Days Posters. Original plans for "Bye, Bye, Birdie" were abandoned when too few auditioned.
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Go with your heArt

Fri, Jun 24th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

Art fascinates me. Art in the "music" form is my forte and my major in college as a future educator who creates music, but any type of art I appreciate and enjoy observing. Artists from many walks of life put much work into their art, which then cre ..... 
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Support needed from our communities...

Wed, May 25th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Rushford-Peterson Theater Program needs your help.  For the past few years, the R-P Drama Club has been making efforts to fix and update the theater's facilities, which are sorely in need of improvements.  In the past two years, throug ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company awarded grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Mon, May 23rd, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MINN. - Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, today announced that the Commonweal Theatre Company has been recommended for a grant of $12,000 to support their upcoming production of Harper Lee's classic To Kill ..... 
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DreamAcres' performance series opens with a BOOM!

Mon, May 23rd, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative on DreamAcres Farm in Southeastern Minnesota launches its summer Play! in the Barn performance series with BOOM! An International Lost and Found Family Marching Band on Friday, June 3, at 8pm. This is the first in ..... 
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