Author: Celia Wirth

Young actors will star in ‘Guys and Dolls Jr.,’ the movie

Stillwater Gazette - April 2, 2021 In years past, teenagers who signed up for theatre classes at The Zephyr expected to be on a live stage. This year, they ended up in the movies. The pivot from live theatre to film was another example of The Zephyr Theatre’s ability to be nimble and responsive during the challenging year of strict coronavirus rules.

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In the works since September, ‘Newsies’ will be staged in May

Stillwater Gazette - March 26, 2021 “Newsies,” a rollicking Broadway musical, will hit The Zephyr stage in May. It has been a long time coming. The 26 students, in grades one through 12, are bringing the1900s rough-and-tumble streets of New York City to life through song and dance. They have been learning their parts at North Presbyterian Church in North St. Paul since September.

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What’s amiss in the neighborhood? Join Zoom mystery game to find out

Stillwater Gazette - March 19, 2021   Professor Plum in the library with the candlestick is not the solution to the Clue-like murder mystery being hosted by The Zephyr Theatre on April 18.  But similar game-like sleuthing will be required to join the fun during “New Neighborhood: Welcome to Running Springs,” a virtual fundraiser for The Zephyr in collaboration with StoryArk.

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Ice Palace Maze: Now you see it, now you don’t

Stillwater Gazette - March 12, 2021 By all accounts, The Zephyr Theatre’s Ice Palace Maze was a great success. More than 30,000 tickets were sold to visitors from 924 cities. The wintertime attraction opened Jan. 22 and was scheduled to run through Feb. 28, weather permitting. But weather didn’t.

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Winter at The Zephyr will be a-MAZE-ing

Backstage at the Z - Edition 9 - January 12, 2021 The Zephyr Theatre has come up with a very cool way to celebrate winter, and it’s all about ice. Construction on the theatre’s Ice Palace MAZE began Jan. 7. By opening night Jan. 22, this icy delight will include 8-foot-tall exterior walls, a half-mile long interior ice maze, ice thrones, ice sculptures, and ice slides. More than 1,500 blocks, each weighing 260 pounds, will be transformed into this winter playground. A tower of colored lights will be a focal point.

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