How does one say thank you to so many? Her career at ROCORI started in 1977. Dee Holsinger had just moved here from San Francisco. Everyone seemed so caucasian and she couldn't pronouce most of the names. It took her a year before someone actually convinced here that people really do "pick rocks".
This story features an interview with Dee just before her final concert. It also features a display of her magic as she directs the kids and encourages them to give their very best. Have the tissue box handy, there's probably going to be a few tears before you finish watching this one.
Dee leaves ROCORI after 30 years in the Middle School. Here's a paragraph she wrote on her last performance program:
I leave hoping along the way I've made a difference. I know all of you have made a tremendous difference in my life. Rocori is still my "community". You are my friends and support system. Thank you, thank you to students, former students, parents, grandparents, and teaching staff for 30 years of something very amazing. I love Rocori. It is in my veins and my heart forever. I don't leave with sadness, I leave with a true senses of love.
All the trees around Hermit Lake were painted with three inches of white over night. This music video features Bette Kuss on the piano playing Adagio Cantabile. Videography was done by Duane Kuss just as the sun was rising. The music video is called "Songbirds Dreaming Of Spring". Signs of spring reaching out asking for winter to end. An appropriate meditation gift on Valentine's Day 2013.
This is a tour of the Cold Spring Opera House interior main and upper floor. The Maurin Opera House was built in 1885 and in its heyday featured German language dramas such as "Rosa von Tannenbur," traveling minstral shows and comedies. The last public use of the building was the wedding dance of Barbara George Theisen in 1932. Since that time the building has housed a plumbing and hardware store and a feed & seed coop.
And no one does it better than the Great Northern Theatre Company when they present their 22nd summer of community theatre with Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun directed by Vicki Meyer. Come see Annie Oakley and Frank Butler try to out-do the other to see who really is the best sharp shooter in the whole wide world. Opening night is Thursday, August 9th at 7:30pm in the air-conditioned comfort of Glanville Smith Auditorium at Rocori High School. Performances continue thru the weekend on Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30pm and with a matinee on Sunday, August 12th at 2pm. Tickets are available at the door beginning 1 hour before the curtain. The box-office remains open for ½ hour after the curtain for patrons who want to purchase tickets in person for future shows.
Performances continue next week at 7:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday, with the closing performance on Friday, August 17th. Get your tickets for next week’s shows in person at the box-office on performance dates, or by phone or mail. All of the details and instructions are on the order form on our website – gntc1.com. Don’t miss out as Annie and Frank compete at every and anything to see who can do better!
GNTC’s summer musical Annie Get Your Gun features the familiar music and clever lyrics of Irving Berlin. One of our favorites is “An Old Fashioned Wedding” where Frank Butler sings about the kind of wedding him and Annie Oakley will have. “We’ll have an old fashioned wedding; blessed in the good old fashioned way. I’ll vow to love you forever; you’ll vow to love and honor and obey. Somewhere in some little chapel…a simple wedding for an old fashioned bride and groom.” Annie, however, has other ideas. “I wanna weddin’ in a big church with bridesmaids and flower girls. Alotta ushers in tailcoats, reporters and photographers. A ceremony with a bishop who will tie the knot and say, ‘do you agree to love and honor’ yes, but not obey. A big reception at the Waldorf (Astoria hotel in New York) with champagne and caviar – if it’s not a big wedding then I don’t wanna get married at all.” The best part comes when they each sing about the wedding they want as a duet. With such different ideas about their wedding, will they ever walk off together into the sunset? You’ll have to come see for yourself.
Get your tickets now as GNTC presents Annie Get Your Gun directed by Vicki Meyer. Only 7 performances of familiar music of Irving Berlin will be given in the newly air-conditioned Glanville Smith Auditorium. 6 evening performances at 7:30pm will be given Thursday thru Saturday, August 9-11th and Wednesday thru Friday, August 15-17th. One matinee will be held on Sunday, August 12th at 2pm. The box-office at Rocori High School is now open on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm for you to purchase your tickets in person. You can also find a ticket order form on our website – gntc1.com – to order your tickets by telephone or mail. The box-office will also be open 1 hour before the curtain. All seats are reserved so order your tickets now while they’re still available. We expect another sell-out crowd for this Broadway classic because there really is no business like show business!
Frank Butler (David Stoner) and Annie Oakley (Kristen Loecken) sing about their wedding plans in the duet “Old Fashioned Wedding” as GNTC presents Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun.
ROCORI High School Auditorium Cold Spring, Minnesota USA
GNTC hits the bullseye with Vicki Meyer directing our community theatre’s summer musical Annie Get Your Gun. Vicki Meyer has been with GNTC since it's conception and directed not only the first play and first musical but 9 other GNTC shows. “I'm so impressed with the whole cast,” she enthused. “The leads are exceptional. David Stoner and I have worked together on stage for two productions (South Pacific and Oklahoma) and I've also directed him in 2 other shows. He's got the voice of an angel and really has the character of Frank Butler down to the T. It's an honor for all of us to be working with him again.”
Kristen Loecken is new to GNTC and played the role of Annie Oakley this spring at Albany High School. “She's doing a great job reprising this role and her energy and enthusiasm has been refreshing. It's also a privilege to be working with veteran GNTC cast and crew members Kelly Davis, Chris Groth, Brad Busse, Marv Rothstein, Ron Woods, Leigh Ann Davis, Janet Aaseth, Tim Jarnot, and having Craig Kimmerle at the piano. The GNTC family is ready to give the area a phenomenal show.”
The newly air-conditioned Glanville Smith Auditorium will see GNTC in it’s 22nd summer present Annie Get Your Gun directed by Vicki Meyer. The toe-tapping music of Irving Berlin will have 6 evening performances August 9-11th and August 15-17th at 7:30pm and one matinee on Sunday, August 12th at 2pm.
The box-office at Rocori High School is now open on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm for you to purchase your tickets in person. Find the form on our website – gntc1.com – to order your tickets by telephone or mail. Get ‘em while you can because we expect another sell-out crowd for this Broadway classic. There really is no business like show business!