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LAT to present excerpts from ‘Lakes Region Review’

The How Melvin Saved Christmas cast and crew include (left to right) Bob Piotrowski, Kevin Lee, Kip Sundlee, Ben Klipfel, Christy Meier, Jamie Sandberg, Irene Pratt, Carolyn Giannone, Claudia Bursch, Scott Giannone and Ken Garlinghouse. (Contributed)

Lakes Area Theatre (LAT) in Alexandria is offering the following productions this week:


The LAT show on Friday, December 6 at 7 p.m. will have writing talent from throughout Minnesota gracing the stage and reading excerpts from their published works in the Lake Region Review literary magazine.

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The show will include excerpts from fiction and non-fiction, as well as poetry. The writers will be joined by some LAT voice actors who will portray various characters in featured works.


LAT will offer another holiday show from Massachusetts playwright Mike Murphy, entitled How Melvin Saved Christmas, on Sunday, December 8 at 12:30 p.m. on KXRA 1490 AM. The action takes place at the North Pole when all Santa’s reindeer come down with the flu.

The show was directed by Claudia Bursch and stars Kevin Lee, Ben Klipfel, Irene Pratt, Kip Sundlee, Scott Giannone, Carolyn Giannone, Christy Meier and Kent Garlinghouse. Jamie Sandberg and Garlinghouse performed the sound effects, with Bob Piotrowski arranging and performing the music.

For information, call the box office at (320) 808-3841.