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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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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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Concert in the Park July 24

Thu, Jul 17th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Rochester Community Band, under the direction of Mr. Michael Mangan, will perform Thursday for the Chatfield “Music in the Park” summer concert series. The concert will be on Thursday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chatfield City Park Band Sh ..... 
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Brass band concert at the care center

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Chatfield Brass Band will perform this week’s “Music in the Park” concert at the Chosen Valley Care Center. The concert is on Thursday, July 17 at 7 p.m. in the back parking lot of the Care Center. The band will perform traditional favorit ..... 
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Chatfield Concert series- Ravensfire

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

Ravensfire, a traditional Celtic band, will perform at the Chatfield “Music in the Park” summer concert series on Thursday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in the Chatfield City Park Band Shell. This talented ensemble includes La ..... 
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Live at Chatfield Center for the Arts

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Chatfield Center for the Arts is dedicated to bringing excellent entertainment of all genres to southeastern Minnesota. Join us for some of our upcoming events. •Veterans Funeral Benefits Seminar - May 14, 2014, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the Legio ..... 
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Singer-Songwriter Drew Nelson to appear in Chatfield

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

CHATFIELD, Minn. – As part of the highly acclaimed Chosen Bean Concert Series, Drew Nelson will appear Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the Chatfield Center for the Arts, in Chatfield. Michigan-born Navy veteran Drew Nelson is a storytelling s ..... 
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Live at the Chatfield Center for the Arts

Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Chatfield Center for the Arts is dedicated to bringing excellent entertainment of all genres to southeastern Minnesota. Join us for some of our upcoming events! •The Memory Brothers: April 6, 2014, 6-9 p.m. in Potter Auditorium. The area ..... 
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