The sold-out “Ring of Fire” musical production and growing buzz of “Shrek the Musical” are only two feats Rochester Civic Theatre Executive Director, Kevin Miller, has secured in his five months on the job. Actionable items for Miller’s “big vision” have clearly already taken place; and, it’s just the beginning.
Read Karsell has been a part of The Civic's family for many years. Currently a junior at John Marshall High School, Read signed up for his first STAR session when he was in 2nd grade. He continued attending STAR for five more years, and eventually became an assistant instructor within the program. In 5th grade, he appeared in The Civic’s production of Gypsy. From there, he also appeared in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; and Grease. In addition to main stage shows at The Civic, he has appeared in multiple productions at John Adams Middle School and has been a member of the Otherwise Actors for five terms.
I know I say this every month, but the most recent Women on Wednesdays events were truly eye-opening and inspirational. Again, I went into the event on Wednesday, Modern Day Sister, Shattering an Image thinking it would be difficult to relate to the topic and the panel. I consider myself to be a faithful Christian and have a very personal relationship with God, but have never been a big “fan” of the more formal organization of the church and its hierarchy. My naivety about the role Sisters play in the church and outside of the church, especially in the Modern Age, was indeed shattered.
Grant Dubbels and Kayley Dahle (Photo by A.D. Drumm Images)
As we inch through February into March and dream of Spring, I find myself getting more and more restless and seeking more and more ways to get out of the house. Thankfully, I have discovered the Rochester Civic Theatre, which has a jam-packed schedule of great events to get me through my cabin fever!