Saturday, September 13, 2014

Another memorable season at Jasper's Theater!

On Saturday, September 6, 2014, I was in the audience at Jasper's Theater, Park Rapids, Minnesota, and I had my new Nikon d5300 with my also new Nikon 18-200mm zoom lens. I sat in about the 8th row, on the left aisle and I was able to capture a number of photographs using only the stage lighting, no flash. A PDF of the photos I shot, with captions, can be viewed by clicking here.

We've been to a number of Jasper's shows and this one was one of the best. 'Course, every year the cast adds new acts, songs, and humor to help make each year fresh and new but retaining the traditional quality that Jasper audiences expect.

Jack Sand opens things up with a "pre-show" of magic and humor. He plays a couple of very unusual characters in the show and, of course, offers more of his outstanding magic at various times throughout the performance.

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Darlene Hilde Rolle plays "Auntie Kreamsaugen with "Hector," played by Jack Sand
Dan Brekke, the young fiddler, continues to be a show stopper and, a college friend of mine and JoAnne's, Harley Sommerfeld, performs a wonderful solo number on the clarinet, "Am I Blue," He Shawn Brekke do some fine duet work on the horns, and they back-up the singers and dancers throughout the show. The entire cast is a regional treasure and I encourage you to see one of their shows. They have one "10th Anniversary Show" left, on Saturday, September 20th, Dan Brekke - a talent we watched develop through his high school career - is now a freshman at NDSU and has his own band. He will do the season-ender show on September 27, 2014.
Dan Brekke stops the show with the "Orange Blossom Special"
Harley Sommerfeld and Shawn Brekke do an outstanding job on the horns
For more information and reservations, call 218-255-1333 or visit Jasper's website by clicking here.