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June 6, 2017
From left, Lizzie Rainville, Sarah Shervey, Sierra Glosson and Libby Sorenson star as the “The Marvelous Wonderettes” in the Paul Bunyan Playhouse’s premiere production in its 66th summer season of professional theater, opening Wednesday at 7:30 at the historic Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
Take a marvel at ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’: Paul Bunyan Playhouse opens 66th season
June 6, 2017 - 8:07pm
March 17, 2017
TEDx comes to Bemidji: Local speakers, live music event at Chief Theater on April 14
March 17, 2017 - 8:39pm
February 26, 2017
Jim Miller performs during a Great Northern Radio Show held in April 2012 at the Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji. The Great Northern Radio Show, set for Saturday, March 4, will pay tribute to Jim and the entire Bemidji music scene. (Great Northern Radio Show Facebook)
A 'Great' show for Jim: Great Northern Radio Show to honor Jim Miller during live Bemidji broadcast
February 26, 2017 - 8:00am
February 1, 2017
From left to right are Steven Mayer, Amanda Mix and Steve Saari, who will all perform in Bemidji Community Theater's presentation of "The Elephant Man," which opens Friday, Feb. 3, at the Historic Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Message of mercy: Bemidji Community Theater to stage drama ‘The Elephant Man’
February 1, 2017 - 5:43pm
December 11, 2016
A new screen was installed in August at the Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji. The screen has allowed the theater to host movie nights. A holiday movie night featuring “The Muppet Christmas Carol” and “White Christmas” will take place Sunday. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
Show time: Paul Bunyan Playhouse holds movie nights at Chief Theater
December 11, 2016 - 8:02am
November 4, 2016
Pictured on the stairs are Mary Anderson who plays Mary Poppins and Chuck Deeter who plays George Banks in the Bemidji Community Theater’s upcoming production of “Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical.” Standing from left are Tim Pinkerton who plays Michael Banks; Julia Montebello who plays Mrs. Banks; Clara Anderson-Cameron who plays Jane Banks and Robert Saxton who plays Bert. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
Pop in to see 'Poppins': Bemidji Community Theater to stage ‘Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical’
November 4, 2016 - 2:23pm
August 2, 2016
Jamie Finkenthal plays Judy Bernly in Paul Bunyan Playhouse’s presentation of “9 to 5.” (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
PAUL BUNYAN PLAYHOUSE: Working ‘9 to 5’ in Bemidji
August 2, 2016 - 8:47pm
July 19, 2016
Pictured in the front row are Betti Battocletti playing Mom; Michael Lee playing Dad and in the back row are Brett Lawlor playing Don Browning and Siri Hammond playing Sis in Paul Bunyan Playhouse’s presentation of “Leaving Iowa.” (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
Don’t leave home without Iowa: ‘Leaving Iowa’ debuts Wednesday for Paul Bunyan Playhouse
July 19, 2016 - 7:07pm
July 5, 2016
Darin Kerr (left) plays Vanya and Siobhan Bremer is Sonia in the Paul Bunyan Playhouse's presentation of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," which will open at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the historic Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” debuts at Paul Bunyan Playhouse
July 5, 2016 - 8:17pm
August 30, 2015
JILLIAN GANDSEY | BEMIDJI PIONEER
“A Flower for Death in the Wild, Wild West” opened this past Friday at the Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji. A 2 p.m. matinee is set for today and the play runs again Sept. 3-5. Pictured from left to right are Blair Treuer as Dixie Hollander, Ali Daniels as Clover, Anna Larranaga as Ella, Norwood F. Hall II as Boi Caldron and Mark Thorson as Billy Cash.
The Wild West comes to Bemidji: Author Mark Thorson and director Greg Gasman team up for show
August 30, 2015 - 12:08am
(From left) Actors Emily A. Grodzik, Grant Henderson, Randall J. Funk and Melanie Wehrmacher pose during rehearsal on Tuesday morning for “Prints,” which opens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night at the Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Chief Theater. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
PAUL BUNYAN PLAYHOUSE: Mobsters, molls, money and mayhem. ‘Prints’ a classic tale of 1930’s Minnesota
June 30, 2015 - 7:14pm
June 16, 2015
Pictured from left to right are Betti Battocletti, as Gertrude, Mitch Berntson, as Versati, and Bonni Allen, as Loise in Steve Martin's "The Underpants." The Paul Bunyan Playhouse will open with the adaptation at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Over the moon. . . for underpants? ‘The Underpants’ debuts Wednesday at Chief Theater
June 16, 2015 - 6:17pm
February 28, 2015
The Jingle Dress, an Ojibwe inspired film, will be shown at the historic Chief Theater in Bemidji on Saturday.
Ojibwe film hits silver screen: 'The Jingle Dress' to be shown at Chief Theater
February 28, 2015 - 6:29pm
August 5, 2014
(In front left to right) Sarah Pullins listens to Addie Dauner, who plays Annie, as she sings. Also listening along in the back, from left to right, are Lindsey Hildenbrand, Berit Dybing, Dominica Bernstein, Sofia Hamilton and Carlie Burgoon. “Annie” is the summer season finale for the Paul Bunyan Playhouse. The play opens at 7:30 tonight in the Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer
It's a hard knock life for Annie; Classic play rounds out Paul Bunyan Playhouse season
August 5, 2014 - 6:56pm
June 4, 2014
The Paul Bunyan Playhouse opens it's 64th summer season with the humorous farce "Noises Off" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji. (From left) Bonni Allen and Katherine Tieben-Holt react to Mitch Berntson with his britches down during rehearsal on Tuesday morning.
PAUL BUNYAN PLAYHOUSE SEASON OPENER: Nothing quiet about 'Noises Off'
June 4, 2014 - 4:01pm