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The full cast of the musical "Playing the Bill" by Steve Saari posses for a photo during a rehearsal on Tuesday evening. Seated is Kevin Cease and standing from left are Krista Grover, Vicki Stenerson, DeeJay Arens, Joel Ward, Vicki Wangberg, Charles Deeter and Jacki Davis. The musical will play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with a matinee on Sunday at 2 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29 at the Chief Theatre in downtown Bemidji. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Original musical comedy to open


When the "Saari Safari" bus rolls into Bemidji this Sunday, it will bring a bus load of theater lovers from Grand Forks, N.D., devotees of Steve Saari's original plays.

"Playing the Bill," an original musical by Saari and a Saarens Production, opens this week at the historic Chief Theatre in downtown Bemidji. Curtain time will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 through Aug. 27 and Monday, Aug. 29, and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Aug. 28.

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