GRANITE CITY RADIO THEATER


Wednesday, March 15, 7:30 PM
Main Stage
$12 Advance, $15 Door

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GRANITE CITY RADIO THEATER

KVSC 88.1 FM in partnership with the Pioneer Place on Fifth is so proud to present season FIVE of the Granite City Radio Theater.  This live radio show will be broadcast live on KVSC 88.1 FM from the historic Pioneer Place on Fifth Theatre in front of a live audience.  Granite City Radio Theater will be tipping its hat to everything Central Minnesota has to offer and then some. Comprised of a radio drama serial, live music, and various comedic sketches in-between, local professionals and students will be putting their best foot forward in this production that is sure to take the Granite City by storm.

We are happy to welcome back all your favorite aspects of the show! Collective Unconscious will continue to serve as the house band under the direction of Muggsy Lauer, with new special musical guests each show.  Join host, Jay Terry, and his team performers as they pick fun at all things Central Minnesotan.  You’ll continue to laugh with Dan Barth and his trivia competition, and of course, one of the main staples of the show will return as Eric Webster and his team will be back performing all new Shades Brigade serial dramas!

Each show will begin at 7:30pm, and we kindly ask that you stay in your seat once the ON-AIR sign is up, or wait to return to your seat until the next commercial break. Feel free to applaud, laugh at appropriate times, and there will be commercial breaks in which you can get up and visit the restrooms or refresh your drink.

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SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST:  ANN MICHELS
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Originally from Faribault MN, and graduate of U of M, Morris, Ann Michels makes the Twin Cities her home. Throughout her career she’s charmed audiences and critics alike with performances in a wide variety of roles. The Pioneer Press described her as BYE BYE BIRDIE’S “secret weapon” with her portrayal of Rose Alvarez; by Star Tribune as “perfect,” in her portrayal of Lucille Frank in Latte Da/Jewish Theater’s production of PARADE, “summon[ing] aching hurt and dignity,” and for Nautilus Music Theater’s, MAN OF LA MANCHA, City Pages wrote, “Michels nails Aldonza’s earthy cynicism, ” and the Pioneer Press, “[as]Dulcinea. Michels has the vocal cords to give a pretty singing to the role.  In 2007 Ann starred in Chanhassen Dinner Theater’s world premier production of “Easter Parade,” creating the Judy Garland role of Hannah Brown.  Her starring role in Mary Poppins this past year at The Chanhassen garnered rave reviews.
Ann sings in The George Maurer Jazz Group, appearing on four of their albums. The group is known as a “rambunctious, irreverent gathering of nine jazz musicians” (City Pages) and “one of Central Minnesota’s sparkling contributions to the arts.” (MPR’s The Morning Program). They are featured regularly on Minneapolis’ KARE-11 TV’s Saturday Morning Program, and MPR’s Morning Program.


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