Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A Minnetonka High School student is one of 15 finalists in Minnesota Public Radio's Varsity Contest.
A Minnetonka High School student is one of 15 finalists in Minnesota Public Radio's Varsity Contest. Eric Sargent was featured on the radio Tuesday afternoon, speaking and then the song he recorded at MPR's studio was played. Minnesota Varsity, a contest that MPR created for music students in grade 9-12. MPR has judges, but also includes online listener voting, which takes place March 18-24. To participate in Minnesota Varsity, music students from across the state were invited to submit a recording of themselves performing. The recording did not have to be professional quality and could be as simple as a smartphone recording. For the composition category, student composers were invited to submit an original score for flute, oboe and …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Four dad/daughter duos from the Minnetonka and Excelsior area are among those participating in this weekend's Chanhassan performances of "The Music Man" by Chaska Family Valley Theatre.
Paul Twite and his 11-year-old daughter Rebecca joined the Chaska Valley Family Theatre this year to spend more time together. Ever since, the Minnetonka duo have been working behind the scenes to digitally capture all the components that go into the making of a production—as well as cast promotional shots. “My dad is great, and he even lets me take some of the pictures,” said Rebecca, who is also in the cast. “This has been a tremendous way for me to share my passion and to spend quality time with my daughter,” said Paul. Paul and Rebecca are one of four father/daughter partners participating in the Chaska Family Theatre’s current production of “The Music Man”—which includes a total of 19 families from throughout the surrounding area. …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Based on the popular comic strip, the hit musical "Annie" was turned into a 1982 movie starring Carol Burnett as Miss Hannigan.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Tickets are selling quickly to Minnetonka Theatre’s annual holiday musical, presented on the Arts Center on 7 Main Stage Dec. 7-22. This year the theatre is proud to present Annie, the popular show about a favorite 1930’s heroine. Minnetonka Theatre’s all-local cast will dazzle audiences with timeless songs, including “Tomorrow,” “It’s the Hard-Knock Life,” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.” Greta Grosch (last seen on the Arts Center on 7 stage as “Dolly Levi” in Hello, Dolly! And “The Chaperone” in The Drowsy Chaperone) will star as Miss Hannigan. Grosch, with credits at Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop, Ordway, and History Theatre, is also known for her work as a scriptwriter for the Church Basement Ladies series. “Annie …