December 2018

December 2018 Mouse River Players Newsleter
1971-2018
BEHIND THE BEAM
A Fox on The Fairway
Show dates
Jan 4-6, 11-13
Be Prepared to laugh!
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Two country clubs, Quail Valley Country Club and Crouching Squirrel Country Club are squaring off and the stakes are ridiculously high. Henry Bingham, Executive Director of Quail Valley Country Club, is in a difficult position. With his job on the line and the best golfer in the city deciding to swap teams after being recruited by his rival, Dickie Bell, Executive Director of Crouching Squirrel Golf and Racquet Club, Henry’s only hope lies with a young man named Justin, his newly-hired-love-struck assistant.

Hopes run high until the weather takes a turn for the worse and rains down nothing but bad luck for everyone at Quail Valley Country Club. As events begin to spiral out of control, it looks like all may be lost. With a sizeable wager at stake, a disappearing diamond, and one unlucky break, it’s anyone’s game in this farcical romantic comedy. Will Henry keep his shirt? Can Justin win back his sweetheart? Who is behind those hideous knit sweaters? And just who will take home the trophy?! We won’t kiss and tell

“A Christmas Story” A Crowd Favorite

The quote from Lynda (Mom) said, “The Christmas show was one of the biggest -spreading the love of the season!” This quote says it all.

Humor-wise, it seems everyone has something different that tickles their funny bone.

Some enjoyed the Santa scene while others thought the sandwich scene was funny.

Joslin (Randi) thought the scene where they dragged her along the floor in her snowsuit was the most fun. Mom’s favorite was the bunny suit scene or the soap scene.

The director, Justin Anderson, wanted to say thank you again to the cast crew for their efforts in putting together such a great show. It was complicated to create but worth it in the end.

Koo Koo Kanga Ru
Dance along for kids
Jan 22nd, 2019
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Adam Henjum: Mini-Mouser to Director
Adam began his journey on the stage in 1986 as a 2nd grader at St. Leo’s Catholic School. He says, “My parents were told by a teacher that getting involved with Mini-Mousers would help me with my reading comprehension (dyslexia) and build my self confidence.” He says he was bit by the performance bug from his first show, Fire Demon and the South Wind
“I have memories of taking classes (Mouse Hole) in the small rehearsal room and playing games on the small stage…I remember crying when when she (Sandi Karnack) called my name . I owe Sandi my life and deepest gratitude for all that she taught me and has given to me.” Adam says that the older and cooler kids taught him what it meant to be a leader and a real theatre kid.
Adam also says, “ I am proud of the work that I got to do with the Minot Police Department and Mouse River Players in the 80’s and the Just Say No campaign.”

He says that Mouse River Players gave him his first opportunity to direct and work with younger people teaching them the love of theatre that he had been given in the same theatre.

Adam’s list of accomplishments are extensive. He has a degree from NDSU in vocal performance, and a degree in education with a focus in Communications from MSU. He taught acting and theatre tech to middle and high school students in Houston, Texas for 7 years before moving to Hong Kong to teach at the International Christian School. He has directed: Into the Woods, Les Miserables, Spelling Bee, All my Sons, Noises Off, and the list goes on.

Hats off to you Adam! We are proud of you!
Condolences
Mouse River Players send our condolences to Paula Lindekugel-Willis, former board member, in the death of her husband, Tom Willis.

Tom passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30th in Lubbock, Texas.

Paula’s address: 2513 58th
Street, Lubbock, TX 79413-5631