Editor’s Mailbag

ECFE Community Baby Shower

NEW ULM — ECFE is sponsoring a Community Baby Shower for everyone who is currently pregnant, has had a baby or adopted a baby in the past 12 months, or is a licensed child care provider caring for at least one infant.

Mark your calendars for this event, which will include speakers on important topics related to your baby and vendors with products and information relevant to parents. Gift packets will be given to the first 70 parents in the door. There will also be door prizes!

The event is 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 4 at Washington Learning Center

Cost is free. Registration is not required.

“Little Mermaid” auditions

WINTHROP — The T-Bird Community Arts Group announced its 4th summer musical, a production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” The Broadway musical is based on the classic Disney movie. A fully staged version will be performed August 1-4 at the auditorium at GFW High School in Winthrop. This version features adults in leading roles and some minor roles for children. Tickets will be on sale in July.

Auditions for all roles will be held at the GFW Elementary school on Thursday, May 16, a 7 p.m. for children (grades 6-8) and 8 p.m. for adults and high school students, (grades 9-12) and on Sunday, May 19 at 7 p.m. for children in grades 6-8 and 8 p.m. for adults and high school students, (grades 9-12). The address for auditions is 323 E. 11th St., Gibbon.

Nothing is necessary to prepare for audition. See details and a complete character list is available on the TCI Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/tbirdcommunityarts/

Most rehearsals occur on weeknights between 7 -9 pm and Saturday mornings. No rehearsals on Memorial Day or the 4th of July weekend. A detailed schedule will be published in advance so performers can plan ahead. No one is required to attend ALL rehearsals.

The production is directed by Paul Warshauer who directed last year’s “Wizard of Oz.” Warshauer also directed South Pacific, Fiddler on the Roof, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the State Street Theatre and many musicals, plays, and murder mysteries nationwide.

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