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HUDSON BRIEFS

Hudsonite in 'Oliver Twist'

Caleb Wagner of Hudson will play Charles Dickens in "Oliver Twist," staged in St. Paul March 6-15 by CB Productions. The theater company for pre-professional teen actors from around the Twin Cities will perform the drama at the Student Center Theater on the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus.

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According to Wagner, "Much of 'Oliver Twist' is Dickens' own story -- particularly the conditions for children in the workhouses. Learning what people had to go through and the conditions they lived in has made me very grateful for what I have. This play will have a little bit of everything -- drama, comedy, romance and adventure. It's a true classic." Ticket prices are $10 each, $7 for groups that purchase 20 or more tickets to one performance. For more information, visit www.cbproductions.org. Order tickets online or call (612) 600-6875 and leave a message.

'East of Sun' ends Sunday

The Phipps Children's Theater is ending its run of "East of the Sun and West of the Moon," a Norwegian interpretation of "Beauty and the Beast," with four performances this weekend. John H. Potter, who most recently staged "Aladdin Jr.," directs a cast of 21 young actors from area schools in grades 10-12. Barb Zak and Stephanie Campbell are the choreographers. Performances are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14 for children 4-12 years old, $17 for students 13 and older with a current I.D. as well as seniors, and $19 for adults. For reservations, contact The Phipps ticket office at (715) 386-8409.

AREA EVENTS

Artists exhibit in Lake Elmo

The opening reception of "Living Creatively," the third annual exhibit of art work presented by Art St. Croix, is from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at the Lake Elmo Regional Art Center, 3585 Laverne Ave. N., Lake Elmo, Minn. Featured will be music by local performers, refreshments, artist-recognition awards, and the artists themselves.

"Living Creatively" is an exhibit of creative work by visual artists, writers, music composers, and performers, all with disabilities. The exhibit runs March 1-30 on Wednesdays-Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from noon to 8 pm. The gallery is wheelchair-accessible. There is no admission charge, but donations are welcome.

Adults sing 'Malt Shop Memories'

The Adult Community Choir directed by Cindy Kongshaug is performing "Malt Shop Memories" Friday-Sunday, April 11-13, at the Spring Valley Theater. Times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. The concerts feature songs from the late 1950s and early '60s with songs such as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," "Duke of Earl," "My Boy Friend's Back" and a Beach Boys medley. Also performing are the Trigger Happy Band and the Over 50s Band. For tickets, call Kongshaug at (715) 778-5583.

Justice program has exhibit

The St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program will exhibit local artist Maren R. Zabel's paintings in a show titled "Prayer for Peace" through April 25 at the restorative justice office, 215 N. Second St., Suite 108, River Falls.

An open house is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. March 7. Office hours vary during the week; visitors are encouraged to call ahead for specific hours, (715) 425-1100. For more information about the exhibit, or to volunteer for the restorative justice program, should contact volunteer coordinator Catherine Cranston at SCVRJPcranston@gmail.com or (715) 425-1100.

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