Month: April 2017

We Are the World Blogfest and TEDx Gull Lake, 2017

Quote of the Day: The #WATWB was inspired by a simple conversation about how all the negativity on social media was weighing on us. Wanting to make a difference we decided to try to do our part to infuse social media with all the good stories that are out there, the stories that show kindness, compassion, hope and the resilience of the human spirit. With your help, we hope to change the current landscape of social media, blogs, and news. I am participating in the We Are the World Blogfest (WATWB), posting on the last Friday of each month. This...

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Review of The Bluest Eye at The Guthrie Theater

Quote of the Day: Along with the idea of romantic love, she was introduced to another — physical beauty. Probably the most destructive ideas in the history of human thought. Both originated in envy, thrived in insecurity, and ended in disillusion. Toni Morrison, author of the novel The Bluest Eye, adapted for the stage by Lydia R. Diamond, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, on stage now at The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN through May 21, 2017. In the post-play discussion after Sunday’s matinee performance of The Bluest Eye at the Guthrie Theater, the cast members talked warmly of their director Lileana Blain-Cruz....

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Review of A Year with Frog and Toad at The Children’s Theatre Company

Quote of the Day: Frog said, ‘I wrote ‘Dear Toad, I am glad that you are my best friend. Your best friend, Frog.’ ‘Oh,’ said Toad, ‘that makes a very good letter.’Then Frog and Toad went out onto the front porch to wait for the mail. They sat there, feeling happy together. Arnold Lobel Think of one of your dearest friends. Think of the fun things you like to do together, where you go, what you talk about, little things you do for each other to make the other feel happy and loved. Think about how sometimes you have different ideas...

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Youth Theater Opportunities in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Scriptfrenzy! Play off the Page play writing class for students currently in 4th – 9th grades. Students can work on their own plays or write one as a group. We will meet on Thursdays, 5:30-7:00, April 27 – May 25, with a staged reading of our plays on the final day. $55, Please register by calling the CLC box office, 218-855-8199. Please leave a message if no one answers. They will get back to you as soon as someone is in the office. Thanks! Summer Youth Theater Workshops: Week long workshops where the students create a script together and...

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Rene’ Clausen’s The Passion of Jesus Christ, a marvel to behold

Quote of the Day: “It’s a joyful process,” Clausen says. “This is our 125th year as a college and it’s coming into the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It’s an opportunity to create a piece of new art that can celebrate the college and our Lutheran heritage.” from the program for The Passion of Jesus Christ, a new choral opera composed by Rene’ Clausen, conductor at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, with text from Concordia religion professor Roy Hammerling. We had the great pleasure of being in the debut audience of this concert at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, MN. In a...

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