This was a challenging few weeks for director Brad Busse. Early in December he held auditions for the Great Northern Theatre Company?Äôs winter dinner theatre, ?ÄúErnest in Love,?Äù a musical based on the play ?ÄúThe Importance of Being Earnest,?Äù by Oscar Wilde. Oscar Wilde?Äôs outlandish ?ÄúThe Importance of Being Ernest,?Äù is one of the most clever comedies in the English language and the basis for this beguiling musical version. Featuring a score teaming with frothy melodies and clever lyrics, ?ÄúErnest in Love?Äù is a delightful romp through love and manners.
Busse completed his casting list. The cast includes familiar faces as well as some new to the theatre company. Karla Reichel, Diana Kuhl, and Sherry Ask, all of Cold Spring are the respective characters of Effie, Alice and an opening scene character. Brad Busse, formerly of St. Joseph, hails from Rockville. His previous directing experience with GNTC includes Deer Camp, Spring Break, Two by Two, and Guys and Dolls.
Wric Larsen of St. Cloud attained the role of Jack, Jessica Sherer is Gwen. Two returning actors are Cory Quinn, Waite Park, Amanda Culver, Avon, Rebecca Simpson, Matt Tuomi, Tamara McClintock and Ken Schoerphoerster all of St. Cloud. Ron Woods continues his run of being in every GNTC production as an opening scene character.
The production will be held at The Great Blue Heron in Cold Spring, running February 10,11,12 with Sunday being a matinee performance. Tuesday, Feb. 14, is a special Valentine?Äôs day performance and the show ends with a run on Feb. 16, 17, and 18, 2017.
Tickets are $38, which includes the show, dinner, salad, dessert and gratuities.
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