Celebrate Theatre And The Music Man


Theatres and newspapers offer unique perspectives on our lives and the world.  Newspapers give us the reality of the world.  Newspapers and theatre both help us understand that reality. Celebrate Theatre is a 45 page Newspapers in Education guide filled with lots of activities and information.  The guide was produced by The League of American Theatres and Producers Inc. and the Newspaper Association of America Foundation. 

Download the guide by clicking on this link legacy.grandforksherald.com/pdfs/CelebrateTheatreR.pdf

Speaking of theatre, Toni Grove, a teacher from Crookston High School sent this information regarding their upcoming musical, "The Music Man."  Thanks Toni!

Crookston High School presents, "The Music Man" April 16, 17, and 18th in the High School Auditorium at 7:30 pm.

The Music Man
By: Senior Student Ben Dufault

The Music Man is the story of a con man Mr. Harold Hill (Max Wolpert), who travels to a little town in Iowa called River City. Harold Hill wastes no time in promoting the fact that River City needs a boy’s band. As Mr. Hill spins his web of deceit the librarian Marian Paroo (Andrea Wright) doesn’t buy the act.

Every other year, the Crookston High School Theater Department puts on a musical. This year, with a large cast and a familiar show, the Crookston High School actors are very excited to showcase their talents. Beth Carlson and Joyce Johnson will direct the show, and Phyllis Hagen created costumes. The Music Man will be performed April 16, 17, and 18th in the High School Auditorium at 7:30 pm. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for students and can be purchased from cast members, Montague’s Flower Shop, or at the door.

The Music Man Cast of Characters

Traveling Salesmen –Shane Chapman, Brandon Lyczewski, Cole Sondreal, Ethan Pilger, Keaton Gast
Charlie Cowell ——–Chris Plante
Conductor ——–Dustin Wohl
Harold Hill ——–Max Wolpert
Newspaper Readers ——–Jordan Rauner, Hannah Edlund, Alex Regeimbal
Mayor Shinn——–Robert Dorman

The Quartet
Ewart Dunlop ——–Dustin Wohl
Oliver Hix ——–Luke Loegering
Jacey Squires ——–Noah Fagerlund
Olin Britt ——–Christian Halos


Marcellus Washburn ——–Ben Dufault
Tommy Djilas ——–Daniel Cooley
Marian Paroo ——– Andrea Wright
Mrs. Paroo ——–Kristin Remick
Amaryllis ——–Emma Gilman
Winthrop Paroo ——–Zach Sanders
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn ——–Caitlin Crane
Zaneets Shinn ——–Michelle Stahlecker
Gracie Shinn ——–Kailey Mykleseth
Alma Hix ——–Krystina Rasmussen
Maud Dunlop ——–Aryanna Ostgaard
Ethel Toffelmier ——–Kathryn Hefta
Mrs. Squires ——–Hayley Sullivan
Constable Locke ——–Cole Sondreal
River City Townspeople/Dancers ——–Monique Burgoz, McKaela Sandstrom, Lucas Butler, Cyrina Ostgaard, Mitchel Wright
Lights and Sound ——–Kathryn Erickson, Addy Peck, Emma Dufault, Abby Wilder    Directors: Beth Carlson and Joyce Johnson 

"The Music Man" is presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International, New York, New York 10019.