Tickets are now on sale for the Grand Island Little Theatre’s summer show, “Annie Get Your Gun,” which opens June 12 at College Park.
This musical from Irving Berlin and Dorothy and Herbert Fields, is the fictionalized story of Annie Oakley, a sharpshooter who starred in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, and her romance with sharpshooter Frank Butler. The 1946 Broadway production was a hit and had long runs in New York and London. It features well-known songs like “There’s No Business like Show Business,” “Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly,” “You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun,”“They Say it’s Wonderful” and “Anything You Can Do.”
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, June 12-15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16, in the College Park auditorium.
Tickets are $15 for adults and are available at Ace Hardware and Hy-Vee or by calling the box office at (308) 382-2586. Tickets will also be available at the door. Tickets for students 12 and younger are $10 and must be purchased through the box office. Group discounts are also available.
For more information about the show, call Jeannee Mueller Fossberg, producer, at (308) 379-2015; or check online at githeatre.org.
Grand to host free movie matinée
The Grand Theater will host a free showing of “Kung Fu Panda” at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Po might just be the laziest, clumsiest panda in the Valley of Peace, but he secretly dreams of becoming a kung fu legend. When the villainous snow leopard Tai Lung threatens Po’s homeland, the hapless panda is chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy and defend the Valley from attack. Training under Master Shifu, Po embarks on an epic high-kicking adventure as he sets out to thwart Tai Lung’s evil plans. A DreamWorks animation. Rated PG.
The matinée is sponsored by Moy Yat Ving Tsun Kung Fu School at 1004 Diers Ave.
Also this weekend at the Grand is “Breakthrough” showing at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
‘Breakthrough” is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son, John, falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction.
From producer DeVon Franklin (“Miracles from Heaven”) and adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (“Seven Pounds”) from Smith’s own book, “Breakthrough” is a reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle. Rated PG.
Admission is $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for children 12 and younger. For more information, call the theater, 316 W. Third, at (308) 381-2667 or visit grandmovietheatre.com.
Lonestar to headline Milligan Jubilee
MILLIGAN — Country supergroup Lonestar is set to headline Milligan’s annual June Jubilee on Friday, June 7.
Country singer Darryl Worley will also take the stage that night in the Milligan Centennial Garden.
Lonestar has charted nine number one hits including “No News,” “Come Cryin’ to Me,” “Smile.” “What About Now,” “Tell Her,” “I’m Already There,” “My Front Porch Looking In,” “Mr. Mom” and “Amazed,” which earned honors as a ACM Song of the year.
Worley has earned eight top 20 songs including “A Good Day To Run,” and three number one hits: “I Miss My Friend,” “Awful Beautiful Life,” and the patriotic song about 9/11 called, “Have You Forgotten.”
The concert starts at 7 p.m. with the regional Forgotten Highway Band. Worley takes the stage at 8 and Lonestar follows around 9:30. Gates open at 6 p.m.
General admission tickets are $30; order online at www.midwestix.com/
Other Jubilee events include a pork ribs and wings cook-off, and entertainment from Angie Kriz and the Polkatoons, and the High Heel Band on Saturday; and music from the Polka Dudes, the Milligan Czech Band and the Czechlanders, starting at 11:30 a.m. and going throughout the day; the Grand Parade (1 p.m.), a drawing for a 2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 4x4, and an auction.
For more information and a complete schedule of events check online at www.milligannebraska.org/june-jubilee
CCC film series looks to ‘October Sky’
“October Sky” will be the featured movie in the “Beyond the Screen” series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at Central Community College-Grand Island.
This 1999 biographical drama focuses on John Hickam, a West Virginia coal miner who loves his job and expects his sons to follow in his footsteps. Instead, Jim gets a football scholarship and Homer becomes interested in rocket science after Sputnik 1 launches in 1957. Despite his father’s disapproval, Homer begins building rockets with help from his friends and a sympathetic teacher. Rocketry, he hopes, will be his ticket to a better life.
The “Beyond the Screen” series is offered free of charge and is open to people who enjoy watching and discussing movies. The movie will be followed by a discussion with CCC English instructor Jim Kosmicki serving as moderator.
Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact the CCC Extended Learning Services Office at (308) 398-7445 or (877) 222-0780, ext. 7445; or by email at email@example.com.
‘Disney on Ice’ coming to Lincoln this fall
LINCOLN — Tickets are now on sale for “Disney on Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment” which is headed to Pinnacle Bank Arena in early October.
Get ready to enter a dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice where Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney-Pixar’s “Cars” perform high-speed stunts and race across the ice as you’ve never seen before! Be amazed and join Ariel as she dives into the underwater kingdom of “The Little Mermaid.” Cheer on Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and other favorites from the Toy Story gang as they try and escape from Sunnyside Daycare in one of their most daring adventures ever from Disney-Pixar’s “Toy Story 3” — proving that the toys are back in town! Plus, enter the world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa from the Academy Award-winning “Frozen.” Join Anna as she embarks on an epic journey with the hilarious snowman Olaf and rugged mountain-man Kristoff to find her sister, the magical Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.
Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, and Friday, Oct. 4; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5; and 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.
Reserved seat tickets start at $18 (plus fees) online at www.Ticketmaster.com/.
For more information, check the PBA website at www.PinnacleBankArena.com/.
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