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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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Marion Alice Pesek Hutton

Thu, Jul 31st, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Marion Alice Pesek Hutton Bicknese-Flatwoods, Tennessee. A dear lady has left us, on Sunday June 22, 2014, at the age of 97. Marion was born in New Prague, Minnesota on June 29, 1916 to John Frank and Emma (Chromy) Pesek. Her family moved to Austin, ..... 
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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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Western Days Stampede registration opens

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Health & Wellness

Registration is now open for the 20th running of the Chatfield Western Days Stampede. Online registration is available at stampede.zapevent.com. The race will once again offer four-person team competition in addition to individual competition. Dis ..... 
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Chatfield School Board discusses revenue opportunity; approves senior passes

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Education

By Mitchell Walbridge At the Chatfield School Board meeting on July 21, Superintendent Ed Harris explained that there was an opportunity from the state allowing for the school board to take advantage of a minor increase in revenue for the district. ..... 
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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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Neva Ann Horsman

Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Neva Ann Horsman, 71, of Chatfield, Minn., passed away July 20, 2014 at her home in Chatfield. Neva was born in her family’s home on December 17, 1942 in Jordan Township near Spring Valley, Minn. to Howard C. and Theone Geneva (Wallace) Horsman ..... 
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Help Our Neighbors/tourism center

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the July 14 Chatfield City Council meeting a proposal from Help Our Neighbors (HON) to share space at the Tourism Center was approved. This non-profit organization was established in 2012 to help senior citizens stay in their homes. HON will s ..... 
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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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