Craft fair, Christmas show on Mielke playbill


Ann Van Grinsven, Leader Columnist

Another Box in the Wood Production is in the books. The comedy “Spirit!” ended its run on Sunday. Despite rainy, cool weather and a noon Packers game, loyal patrons came to the

Mielke for the final performance. We appreciate that!

on to the remaining events in 2017 and a peek at 2018.

The Shawano Community Arts Council’s annual Merry Mielke Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11.

Besides the craft vendors, food from the Bluebird Cafe in Clintonville, including their huge cinnamon rolls, will be served. Entertainment by Irma Timmons on the violin. Denise’s Decadent Desserts will provide special bakery delights. Lots of holiday surprises in store for everyone!

No admission charge, but donations are welcome and appreciated.

Our holiday show this year will be “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” directed by Mary Madsen, assisted by Karen Fuller and Ryan Winn. There will be three performances, at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 and 2 p.m. Dec. 3.

The cast has been chosen with children from our theater workshop, plus newcomers. It will be fun to watch the kids bring this popular holiday story to life.

We hope you’ll make plans to come and bring the family.

Sneaking a peak at 2018, we welcome back “Lombardi” to the Mielke stage on Jan. 26, 27 and 28 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the last time Vince Lombardi coached for the Green Bay Packers.

This special dinner theater presentation will be for one weekend only. General seating will also be available for the show. More details later.

Ralph Beversdorf is reprising his role as Lombardi and Geoff Madson returns as Michael McCormick. Jodi Angeli will play Marie Lombard, Lloyd Frieson as Dave Robinson, Dave Stuewer as Paul Hornung, and Dave Woosencraft as Jim Taylor.

Mark your calendar to attend.

Ann Van Grinsven is vice president of the Box in the Wood Theatre Guild.