IF YOU GO: What: "Hairspray: The Broadway Musical" Where: Chief Theater, 314 Beltrami Ave., downtown Bemidji. When: Today through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. Sunday; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8; 7:30 p.m. shows Thursday-Saturday next week. Tickets: General admission is $27, with a student ticket of $15; (218) 751-7270 or online at www.thechieftheater.com/tickets.html .
BEMIDJI -- Opening at 7:30 Friday, the Paul Bunyan Playhouse will present “Steel Magnolias,” a timeless tale of six strong women facing life’s trials and tribulations, as well as bad hair, together.
BEMIDJI—Make sure your pencils are sharpened for the Paul Bunyan Playhouse production of "Clue the Musical," opening Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Chief Theater, as the entire audience will have the opportunity to participate in the infamous, who-done-it game. Checking off dubious suspects, treacherous weapons and perilous murder sites from the comfort of their seats, with a few fortunate accessories-before-the-fact helping set the puzzle onstage, it may seem the conundrum is solved quickly and easily ... but like all great mysteries, there are always unexpected twists and turns.
BEMIDJI—Premiering tonight at 7:30 in the historic Chief Theater downtown Bemidji, the Paul Bunyan Playhouse presents "The Complete History of America: Abridged." Although written by Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor in 1992, it's silly, satirical theme is perhaps even more timely today.
BEMIDJI—The Paul Bunyan Playhouse is "ringing" in the new season Friday night with the premiere of "Ring of Fire" at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji. "Ring of Fire" is a fascinating stage presentation focusing on the music of Johnny Cash, also known simply as Cash or The Man in Black. Regardless of the moniker, the American legend has sold more than 90 million albums with 400-plus songs to his credit, is a member of the Nashville Writers Hall of Fame, and just the name garners respect, if not reverence.
BEMIDJI—"Legally Blonde," winner of three Laurence Olivier Awards (including Best New Musical), opens at the Chief Theater tonight in the grand tradition of musical finales for the close of Paul Bunyan Playhouse's 67th season.
If you go What: 'Almost, Maine' by Paul Bunyan Playhouse When: Opens Wednesday. Through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and a 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23, matinee at 2 p.m. Continues Wednesday, July 26, through Saturday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m. Where: Chief Theater, 314 Beltrami Ave. NW, downtown Bemidji. Tickets: Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at (218) 751-7270 or online at www.thechieftheater.com/tickets.html . Opening nights and matinees are $17, with regular admission $22; student tickets are $12.
IF YOU GO What: "Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery" production by Paul Bunyan Playhouse When: Today through Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 25, matinee, 2 p.m.; Continues June 25-July 1, 7:30 p.m. Where: Chief Theater, downtown Bemidji Tickets: May be purchased by calling the box office at (218) 751-7270 or online at www.thechieftheater.com/tickets.html . Opening night and matinees are $17 with regular admission tickets at $22, and student tickets are $12. Up next: Schoolhouse Rock Live! will play July 5-15
BEMIDJI -- The Los Angeles Times describes “The Marvelous Wonderettes” as “deliciously enjoyable!” The New York Times said it is “an utter CHARM bomb!” After enjoying a recent dress rehearsal of this jubilant jukebox of a musical, written and created by Roger Bean, both quotes were unquestionably proven correct.
BEMIDJI -- The Paul Bunyan Playhouse’s highly anticipated musical finale for their 2016 summer season, “9 to 5,” opens at 7:30 Wednesday at the Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji.