Auditions will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of Rapunzel on Monday, June 20th, at the Boone Central Gym in Albion from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
All those auditioning should arrive between 11:30 and 12 p.m. to register and plan to stay until 2. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the auditions. Among the roles to be cast are Rapunzel; Scarella; the Princes; Madame Gothel; Rapunzel’s parents; the Wood Elves; Ears of Corn and a Potato; Unicorns; Pixies; Gremlins; Billy Goats Gruff; a Troll; Three Bears; a Beaver; Ogres; and Mushrooms. Students who have completed Kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant Directors will also be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week, and to take on essential backstage responsibilities.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup.
MCT Tour Actor/Directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. It is important for children to attend all rehearsals.
Rapunzel will be presented at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 25th at the Boone Central Gym in Albion.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency is sponsored by the Albion Area Arts Council with generous support from the Wesley & Irene Mansfield Foundation. For more information, please contact Paul or Lori Hosford at (402)395-6727 or by email at email@example.com. The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, supports this program through a matching grant funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
Visit www.nebraskaartscouncil.org for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council can assist your organization. Additional funding is being provided by the Boone County Visitors Promotion Fund.
The Elgin Community Club will hold a meeting on Monday evening, June 20.
The meeting will be held at the Elgin Community Center, beginning at 7 p.m. No meal will be served that night.
A benefit breakfast will be held later this month for Ron Wilkinson of Elgin.
Organizers Laurie Waterbury and Noreen Weidner said the event will be held Sunday morning, June 26, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Elgin Public School gymnasium.
A breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice coffee and water will be served. Free will donations will be accepted.
Also, there will be silent auction items in the gym to bid on.
Donations can also be made to the Ron Wilkinson Benefit Fund recently set up at the Bank of Elgin.
For more information, contact Waterbury (402-843-8463) or Weidner (402-843-0012).
June 2, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
St. Boniface Parish of Elgin and St. Bonaventure Parish of Raeville are planning special farewell events for their pastor, Father Ross Burkhalter, who is being transferred July 1.
On Sunday, June 5, St. Boniface Parish will hold a supper in honor of their pastor. It will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall. A short presentation will take place after the meal. The following Sunday, June 12, St. Bonaventure Parish will hold a BBQ for Fr. Burkhalter, at 5:00 p.m. in the Raeville Hall.
Fr. Burkhalter’s last Masses are on the weekend of June 25 and 26. He will then leave for a retreat before reporting to his new parish on July 1.
June 2, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
We’re into June and that means one thing — members of the Elgin Ko-Ed Group are getting ready for their annual Bull-A-Rama.
The event will be held Saturday evening, June 11 in the vacant lot directly north of the Elgin Post Office.
Activities will get underway with a ‘Calcutta.’ Bull riding will start at 7 p.m.
Providing the animals for the bull riding is the McKay Rodeo Company. Following the conclusion of the Bull-A-Rama, there will be a street dance.
Advance tickets for the bull riding and live music are $8 per person. Tickets at the gate will be $10.
Advance tickets are now on sale at the Bank of Elgin.