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Sign up for theater classes

Creative dramatics classes for students in grades 1-6 are scheduled for four Saturdays, April 5-26, at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Parents are invited to observe the final session.

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  • Students in grades 1-3 meet from 10-11 a.m. for Beginning Creative Dramatics. The fee is $37.
  • Exploring the Actor Within for students in grades 4-6 is offered from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The fee is $49.

    Instructor Andrea Wheeler received her bachelor's degree in theater from Moorhead State University. She has taught classes and directed plays for Minnesota School District 833, the Woodbury Community Theatre, K&S Conservatory of Music and The Phipps. To register, mail the fee to The Phipps Center, 109 Locust St., Hudson WI 54016, call (715) 386-2305 or go online to www.ThePhipps.org and charge the fee to Visa or MasterCard; a $3 processing fee will be charged to all phone, mail and online orders.

    AREA EVENTS

    See 'Sleeping Beauty' ballet

    The Ballet Jubilate youth company of St. Croix Ballet is performing "Sleeping Beauty," at 7 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 29, and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Stillwater Area High School Auditorium, 5701 Stillwater Blvd. N. Tickets are $12 for reserved seating. For tickets, visit www.stcroixballet.com or call (651) 439-2820.

    Old Gem lists events

    The Old Gem Theater, 116 S. Knowles Ave., New Richmond, has announced its upcoming activities. For reservations, call (715) 246-3285. More information is available at www.oldgemtheater.com.

  • The Young Performers' Ensemble is staging "King and I Jr." Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m.; Friday, March 28, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 29, at 10:30 a.m.; and Sunday, March 30, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $11 for adults, $9 for seniors and students (under 18).
  • April Fool's comedy is scheduled Saturday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $15.
  • Tangled Roots Bluegrass Band is performing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3; tickets are $15.
  • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" runs Saturday, May 10, at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday, May 11, at 2 p.m.; with weekday matinees May 5­June 13. Tickets are $11 for adults, $9 for seniors and students (under 18).
  • Colgate Country Showdown country music talent search is at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17.

    Comedy explores weight issues

    "The Ghosts of Gym Teachers Past" is playing at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22, at The Space, a Centre for Creativity, in New Richmond at 156 High St. The solo comedy, written and performed by Amy Salloway of Minneapolis, is about weight loss, "sweat and exercising your demons." Tickets are $20. For more information, visit www.TheSpaceForCreativity.com or www.amysalloway.com.

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