OZ! opens tonight (July 17) in Terrace

The Terrace Mill Children’s Theatre celebrates its 20th Anniversary, by presenting OZ! on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 17, 18 and 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Terrace Mill in Terrace MN. Admission is free, and a free-will donation will be accepted to support the program. It is recommended to bring lawn chairs for the outdoor seating.

The 20th Anniversary Spectacular will feature a cast of over 50 youth and young adults, with many past participants featured in cameo roles! Past past participants and guests of honor will be acknowledged during the celebration of 20 years of children's theatre productions in the beautiful village of Terrace, nestled among the cornfields of Pope County. Terrace is located 13 miles south east of Glenwood on State Highway 104, 11 miles west of Brooten on County Road 8 and Highway 104.

The cast includes youth from all corners of Pope County, surrounding communities and the Twin Cities. The full cast list was published in the July 11 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.

Past participants appearing on stage and serving as assistant directors include Blair Andersen (Terrace), and Riley Schumann (Brooten). As of print deadline, additional troupe alumni appearing in cameo roles include Maddi (Flom) Hammer (formerly from Starbuck), William White, Erin Ditmarson, Erin (Reps) Conway and Chris White (formerly from Belgrade), Jadrian Thompson (formerly from Glenwood), Rachel Bakko and Ashley Bakko (Terrace), Lucy Lloyd and Carma Hauge (formerly from Sedan), Sabrina Odigie and Bonita Odigie (Chicago), Cole Mercier (formerly from Glenwood). More will be added as surprise appearances!

The Terrace Mill Children's Theatre was founded in 1999, by the former Terrace Mill Foundation Board President James Torbert, and Board Member Julie Lloyd, who has served as the resident director of the Terrace Mill Children's Theatre. Originally founded as a one week Children's Theatre Workshop, the group began producing musicals in a 10 day stretch beginning in 2002. Due to popularity, Terrace Mill Children's Theatre produced 2 summer musicals for 10 seasons, and has presented 26 musicals in addition to 3 non-musicals when the program first began. Participants reign from Pope County, surrounding communities, the Twin Cities, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Florida, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Maryland. All distant participants had a connection to the Glenwood area through grandparents or other familial ties.

The Terrace Mill Children's Theatre wishes to acknowledge all former participants, by inviting them to join us at a performance of OZ! For those that are unable to attend, a family member or friend can attend in their absence. Any former participants or family members/friends attending, are asked to call Julie Lloyd at 320-424-0107, so proper acknowledgement can be made. Additional former members wishing to participate in the performance can be accommodated.

Don't miss The Terrace Mill Children's Theatre 20th Anniversary Spectacular! The operation of the Terrace Mill is funded in part by a grant from the Lake Region Arts Council through a Minnesota State Legislative appropriation.


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