Month: October 2017

The Woman in Black at CLC is Spooky Good

With it’s atmospheric lighting, sound effects, and grim story, The Woman in Black is a spooktacular way to start your Halloween weekend. CLC Theater Director Patrick Spradlin directs and acts in this play along with Brainerd area theater veteran Kevin Yeager. The two play the various characters that occupy the creepy story of a English countryside, a man who needs to purge himself of the story, and his friend who doesn’t know what he’s getting himself into by bringing those characters to life. The show is filled with ghostly images, eerie sound effects, and a story that sends a chill down your spine. I don’t know if it was the chilly theater, the first snowstorm of the season blowing in, or the great theatrical effects, but I actually felt my skin crawl during this show!

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Hospital Ships – Mercy and Hope – #WATWB

Quote of the Day: In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it. Marianne Williamson, American Spiritual teacher Today’s post is part of the We Are the World Blogfest, where bloggers are asked to post about something positive in the news. Please visit this sight for more information or to join! Do you know about Mercy Ships that are international floating hospitals? They are able to travel from port to port providing care to people in nations where medical care is very limited....

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Man of La Mancha is an Exquisite performance at Theater Latte Da

Quote of the Day: To win or lose does not matter, only that you followed the quest. from Man of La Mancha, written by Dale Wasserman, Music by Mitch Leigh, Lyrics by Joe Darion, on stage now at Theater Latte’ Da  in NE Minneapolis, MN, directed by Peter Rothstein, Music Direction by Denise Prosek. It truly is an exquisite performance. All the vocals are excellent, especially by the leads, Don Quixote played by Martin Sola (who comes to us from Broadway and many outstanding creds in NYC), Aldonza/Dolcinea played by Meghan Kreidler (a local musical theater star), Paco/the Padra played by...

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Review of Sam’s Son by Bucket Brigade Theater

Quote of the Day: Creating new work is demanding, exhausting, invigorating, and… at the end of it all… completely worth it. The main idea of the show is truth.What is it? What do we do with it?And what happens when we tell it, or withhold it? Jeremiah & Vanessa Gamble, co-creators of Sam’s Son, and co-founders of Bucket Brigade Theater.  I love supporting new work. When I read the description for this new musical, I was intrigued. It’s a new musical based on an old story, set in a new venue that was once an old church. I also noted that...

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Review of Watch on the Rhine at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN

Quote of the Day: I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions. Lillian Hellman speaking in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947. Hellman was bold, opinionated, and seemingly unafraid of challenging beliefs, and willing to take action to raise the social conscience. She wrote Watch on the Rhine in 1940, as the United States was still trying to stay out of the war in Europe. The entire play has a strong voice, each character complex and searching, and most of all, they show us what it means to fight for a cause....

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