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Motown theme for “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Stephanie Davidson and Laura Nelson perform a skit on “Over the Back Fence.” They’ll sing ‘Mr. Postman’ along with Lynn Bunge and Barb Keith at this month’s Motown show.

Motown is the theme for the upcoming “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show, held on Friday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn. Michelle Lynn will provide pre-show music beginning at 7:10 p.m. Damon Prestemon will host the show, with Rick Nance on the keyboard. Show highlights will include a dance lesson with the ‘Pips’; readings about The Supremes and Motown; songs like ‘Heard it Through the Grapevine’ sung by Carla Joseph and ‘Mr. Postman’ sung by OtBF cast members; jokes, skits and Diane’s Delectable Desserts Quiz; a comedy routine by Lanesboro Arts Center executive director John Davis along with artist Paul Brokken; and music by The Notorious Rutabaga Brothers—including an audience sing-along to ‘Mustang Sally’. In sponsor interviews, we will learn about Green Gables Inn and Huntington Electric.

The “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show is a program of Lanesboro Arts Center. The show took shape 18 years ago in the St. Mane Theatre, with many of the same cast members involved. “Over the Back Fence” takes the stage at the St. Mane Theatre on 2nd Fridays February through November. Each show is also be broadcast on KFIL Radio 103.1FM at 7 p.m. on the Sunday nine days following each live show. Show tickets: $7 adult / $4 student, available at the Lanesboro Arts Center, 507-467-2446 (open Mon-Thurs 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-7 and Sunday 11-4), and—if any tickets are left—at the St. Mane Theatre beginning at 6:30 p.m. on show nights. Advance purchase is recommended! The St. Mane Theatre is located at 206 Parkway Ave N. in Lanesboro, Minn. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

“Over the Back Fence” sponsors help to make the radio broadcast and affordable ticket prices possible: Associated Bank, Bluff Country Computer Works, Cedar Valley Resort, Coffee Street Fitness Center & Dance Studio, F&M Community Bank, Fillmore County Journal, Green Gables Inn, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Huntington Electric, Lanesboro Arts Center, Lanesboro BP/S&A Petroleum, Lanesboro Christmas Inn Tour, Lanesboro Local, Lanesboro Public Library, Lanesboro Web Management Group, Niagara Cave, Olivia’s Attic, Pedal Pushers Café, Preston Foods, Rhino’s Pizza & Sub Shoppe, Riverside on the Root Restaurant & Outfitters, Sally’s Hair to Dye For, and Thomas M. Manion Attorney at Law. The Lanesboro Arts Center’s mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in providing diverse art experiences for people of all ages. For more information: 507-467-2446 / info@lanesboroarts.org / www.lanesboroarts.org.

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