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Summer musical performances set for Friday, Saturday at Holmes Theatre canceled

The final two performances of "The Music Man Jr.," set to take place tonight (July 22) at 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 23 at 2 p.m. in Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre, have been canceled "due to COVID," according to Holmes Theatre director Amy Stoller Stearns. A makeup date of Wednesday, July 27 has been scheduled, with tickets from both the canceled shows to be honored for the 7 p.m. performance.

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The young cast of the Historic Holmes Theatre's 2022 summer musical, "Music Man Jr.," had a little fun posing for a cast photo before starting their last week of rehearsals leading into opening night on Thursday, July 21, 2022.
Vicki Gerdes / Detroit Lakes Tribune
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DETROIT LAKES — The two final performances of the Historic Holmes Theatre's summer musical "The Music Man Jr.," set to take place Friday, July 22 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 23 at 2 p.m., have been canceled.

Holmes Theatre director Amy Stoller Stearns sent out an email Friday afternoon, announcing that both shows were being canceled "due to COVID," but a makeup date has already been scheduled.

The new date is Wednesday, July 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets for both the canceled shows will be honored for this performance.

The cast of "The Music Man Jr." includes a total of 35 local kids who attended a summer musical theater camp at the Holmes Theatre, running from June 20 through this past week. It is directed by Kendra Gilsdorf, with Nick Larson as music director and Hope Hansen as choreographer.

A reporter at Detroit Lakes Newspapers since relocating to the community in October 2000, Vicki was promoted to Community News Lead for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and Perham Focus on Jan. 1, 2022. She has covered pretty much every "beat" that a reporter can be assigned, from county board and city council to entertainment, crime and even sports. Born and raised in Madelia, Minnesota, she is a graduate of Hamline University, from which she earned a bachelor's degree in English literature (writing concentration). You can reach her at vgerdes@dlnewspapers.com.
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