ELLSWORTH — Be a guest at the Ellsworth High School production of "Beauty and the Beast" this November. A classic interpretation of the Disney film brings to life the story of an independent, young girl's journey to change the life of a beast. The show kicks off with Gaston, played by Cedric Kosnopfal, and Lefou, played by Connor Price. These two create a goofy duo and are guaranteed to make you let out a little giggle.
After training dogs through Helping Paws Minnesota, Jane Ward found 8-week-old Tori, a golden retriever. She trained him to be a service dog for a person with physical disabilities who needed help to be independent. Now, over 10 years later, Ward and Tori still prove to be an inseparable team.
A musical about about the joys and struggles faced by pioneer women in everyday life grasped the attention of Mary Ellen Halverson back in 2009. The Red Wing woman saw the show "Quilters" and realized how relatable it was to life today with life lessons that span the ages. Eight years later, her efforts, along with the help of many others, are bringing the story to the Zumbrota State Theatre stage.
Four student actors busted out of Red Wing on July 8 to pursue an adventure that would change their understanding of theatre forever. Jessica Scheerer, Amelia Reinitz, Jordan Carpenter and Hannah Coyle were joined by Natasha Yates, Scheerer's mom and Julie Martin, a local director, on a trip to the Broadway Student Summit in New York City.
Taking the Central Park stage Wednesday, July 12, is newly local but longtime musician Tony Cuchetti and his band, The Afterwhile. The Afterwhile are no rookies when it comes to music. Tony Cuchetti, Chris Cuchetti and Alex Ceserani blend their folk, country and Detroit roots to produce music that reflects old time sound with a modern influence. The Republican Eagle had the opportunity to chat with Cuchetti and discuss everything from the beginning of his love for music to what music has taught him about life. Where did your love of music stem from?