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Listen to 'Cannonball Cipelli' on stage

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


Since 1877 at the Royal Aquarium in London when Zazel, a 14-year-old girl became the first human cannonball, people have gathered at circuses around the world to watch people make this mind-blowing, death defying flight.

On Friday, August 9 at 7 p.m., Cannonball Cipelli will join the list of human cannonballs. Written and directed by Bob Sievers, the show will star Benjamin Roers, Keri Mohror, Mike Roers, and Gary Lund. Bob Piotrowski is arranging and performing the music. Hillary Ninman is designing and performing the sound effects.


Drugged and locked in an attic, sisters Rose Martin and Philomena Byrnes try to negotiate for release with their captor, who is in possession of their grandmother's piano. He believes there is treasure hidden in the piano. When he meets his untimely death, the sisters race the clock trying to find a way out of the attic as the house fills with natural gas.

Tune in to KXRA 1490 AM at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 11 for the mystery by Seattle playwright Sable Jak, The Treasure in the Piano: a Phil Byrnes Mystery.

The show was directed by Ann Hermes and stars Mary Pohl, Karen Gladen, Zach Blashack, Jim Thoreen and Rexford Sweetwater. Bob Piotrowski arranged and performed the music. Mike and Daniel Roers provided sound effects.

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For information, call the box office at (320) 808-3841. Past shows are available on the LAT website at