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'The Magical Pied Piper' to be presented

The Paul Bunyan Playhouse and Bemidji Community Theater will present "The Magical Pied Piper," a play with a cast of 37 actors and elaborate costumes. Mary Knox-Johnson directs the play, which will have a special performance at 4 p.m. Thursday. All seats are $5 and tickets are available at the box office. Regular performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and a matinee showing at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $6 for children, and are available at Iverson's Corner Drug, Ken K. ...

There is trouble in Hamelin Town! The village is overrun with rats and not even the Kitty Cat Patrol can resolve the problem. Peter comes to the rescue with his magical pipe but is deceived by the unscrupulous mayor, but like all these tales, everyone manages to live happily ever after. The play is faithful to the legend with the addition of some new entertaining characters and songs.

Watch this wonderful fable come alive on the stage of the historic Chief Theater, the enchanting and enjoyable result of a collaborative between Bemidji Community Theater and the Paul Bunyan Playhouse.

There will be a special preview performance on Thursday, April 12th at 4:00 PM, with all seats $5, available only at the box office.

Regular performances will be Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th at 7:30 PM with a matinee on Sunday, April 15th at 2:00 PM.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children and are available at Iverson?s Corner Drug and Ken K. Thompson Jewelry at the Mall and will also be available at the box office one hour before each show.

Directed by Mary Knox-Johnson with musical direction by Karen Bradley and accompanied by Wayne Hoff.