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ABC Theatre to perform historical play at Rodeo Jubilee Days

Posted by Dawn Holmquist on July 7, 2015 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Published in the Chisago-Isanti County Star July 9, 2015 

In 2012, ABC Theatre Company produced "Pickled or Pickles?" an original, historically-based play set in Cambridge, Minnesota during the summer of 1894. As the story goes, a mysterious shanty appeared on the north side of town and no one would admit who built it. The townswomen were sure that the men are up to no good, but did nothing until a speaker from the Woman's Christian Temperance Union stirred them to action. The WCTU...

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'Mama' coming to Event Center

Posted by Dawn Holmquist on April 9, 2015 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Published in the Braham Journal March 1st 2015

In 2008 the ABC Theatre Company performed four sold-out shows of "I Remember Mama" by John van Druten at the Isanti County Historical Society. The company received rave reviews and much interest in future shows. After almost seven years and many performances, the troupe wants to revive "Mama" and bring it to the beautiful new Braham Event Center for four performances in March. 

Producing that first "I Remember Mama" was the catal...

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ABC Theatre Company presents "The Mousetrap"

Posted by Dawn Holmquist on April 9, 2015 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Published in the Isanti County News, Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ABC Theatre Company is a local amateur non-profit theatre organization with a mission to produce plays that provide opportunities for inter-generational involvement and family participation. They strive to include, educate and train those who may not have had the opportunity to be involved in theatrical productions in the past. ABC stands for A Bunch of Characters. Since its inception in 2008 they have produced se...

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ABC Theatre Company's "Tilly" production a success

Posted by Dawn Holmquist on February 11, 2014 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Published in the Isanti County News, Wednesday, February 5, 2014 and the Isanti-Chisago County Star, Thursday, February 20, 2014

Despite the winter storm advisory Jan 26, more than 100 people attended the ABC Theatre Company's production of "Tilly " by Frank Peretti.

The cast and crew did a wonderful job presenting this touching story of life, love and forgiveness. The show was put on as a fundraiser for the Pregnancy Resource Center of Cambridge. The Friday before the show a...

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ABC Theatre presents "Tilly" in Cambridge

Posted by Dawn Holmquist on February 11, 2014 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Published in the Isanti County News, Wednesday, January 15, 2014

‘Tilly’ is an unforgettable story of life, love, and forgiveness.

It was originally presented as a radio drama on Focus on the Family. Now, with the permission of the author, Frank Peretti, ABC Theatre Company will be presenting it as a play. (Story content not appropriate for children under the age of 12).

The performance will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Hardy Performing Arts Center a...

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ABC Theatre Company to present 'Pickled or Pickles?' at the Fair

Posted by Dawn Holmquist on August 2, 2012 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Published in the Isanti County News, Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ten years ago, a fascinating story was related to me about Cambridge's past. I remember thinking, "Someone should really write a play about that!" July 18-22 is the 135th anniversary of the Isanti County Fair. With "Discovering Living History" as its theme, I knew it was time to start writing.

The play is set in Cambridge during the summer of 18...

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Getting to know 'A Bunch of Characters'

Posted by Dawn Holmquist on May 6, 2012 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

This article was published in the Isanti County News on April 11, 2012

ABC (A Bunch of Characters) Theatre Company is a nonprofit, inter-generational, amateur theatre company with a preference for historical and classic literature productions. Even though this local organization has produced three plays since their inception in 2008, they know that plenty of people still are not familiar with who they are and what they do best.

 ABC presented their first play I Rem...

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ABC Theatre to present "Pride and Prejudice" Valentine's Day weekend

Posted by Dawn Holmquist on January 27, 2012 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

This article was published in the Isanti County News on January 25th 2012.

After finishing a successful run of "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" last October ABC Theatre Company took a short break for the holidays before beginning their next production. "Pride and Prejudice."

This classic romantic comedy, adapted by Jon Jory from the novel by Jane Austen, is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Once again the show will be at Spectacular Events Banquet Center (1...

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ABC Theatre Company gearing up for fall play The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Posted by Dawn Holmquist on November 14, 2011 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

This article was written by Elizabeth Sias and published in the Isanti County News on September 14, 2011

On a quiet Thursday morning, a mother and daughter sit with scripts in hand reading lines.

They were practicing for the upcoming performance of ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,’ produced by the local ABC Theatre Company.

Sara Snell, left, and Emily McLean practice their lines for the upcoming production of ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe...

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ABC Theatre Company plans upcoming shows

Posted by Dawn Holmquist on August 3, 2011 at 10:57 AM Comments comments (2)

This article was published in the Isanti County News on July 20, 2011.

Do you Remember Mama? If you remember the first play produced by the ABC (A Bunch of Characters) Theatre Company, then you do. They are referring to the 2008 production of "I Remember Mama" by John van Druten. The ABC Theatre Company put on four sold-out shows at the Isanti County Historical Society that September. The company received rave reviews and much interest in future shows.

Last summer, ABC was involve...

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