Corey Cott, Laura Osnes & Beth Leavel Tapped for The Bandstand at Paper Mill

first_imgBroadway alum Corey Cott, Tony nominee and Audience Choice Award winner Laura Osnes and Tony winner Beth Leavel will headline the world premiere of The Bandstand at Paper Mill Playhouse, according to Variety. Directed by Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuhler, the show will begin performances on October 8 and open on October 18.Cott appeared on Broadway earlier this year opposite Vanessa Hudgens in Gigi. He made his Broadway debut as Jack Kelly in Newsies and has appeared on screen in Madam Secretary and the upcoming films The Intern and The Teacher. Osnes made her Broadway debut in Grease, and has since starred in South Pacific, Anything Goes, Bonnie and Clyde and Cinderella. She also appeared in the off-Broadway revival of The Threepenny Opera and in Chicago Lyric Opera’s Carousel opposite Steven Pasquale. Leavel won a Tony Award in 2006 for her performance as The Drowsy Chaperone’s title character. She was also nominated for Baby It’s You! Her additional credits include Mamma Mia!, Elf, Young Frankenstein and 42nd Street.The musical, which features a swing score by Richard Oberacker, who collaborated on the book and lyrics with Robert Taylor, tells the story of a group of soldiers who returns to Cleveland after fighting in World War II. They enter a song competition, the winner of which gets to perform his or her tribute to the troops on a live broadcast.The production will feature set design by David Korins, costumes by Paloma Young, lighting design by Jeff Croiter and sound design by Nevin Steinberg.Additional casting will be announced later. Though it seems aimed for Broadway, there is no official word on whether the musical will play the Great White Way following its Paper Mill production, which runs through November 8. View Comments Star Filescenter_img Laura Osneslast_img read more

Friday is Military Appreciation Day at the Fair

first_imgSubmitted by Thurston County FairThe Thurston County Fair is honoring the men and women who proudly serve in the military with special Military Appreciation Day discounts on Friday, August 1.Fairgoers who present their military ID at the fair gate can get $2 admission tickets to the fair on Friday, August 1. Davis Shows NW, the carnival ride provider for the fair, is also offering a special one-day discount for military families—show your military ID at the carnival ride ticket booth and get $5 off each carnival ride armband you purchase. The regular armband price is $24. Armbands purchased with the military discount are good for unlimited carnival rides only on Friday, August 1.Military IDs for active duty, reserves, retired military personnel and dependents must be presented at the time of purchase to receive the discount admission tickets and the discount carnival ride armbands. The fair is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday.Enter the Dessert of the Day contest on Friday, August 1 and get free admission to the fair! Come celebrate the quintessential snack-size treats at the Best Cookie Contest on Friday. All cookie varieties are welcome between noon and 2 p.m. at the Thurston Expo Center. All entries must include the recipe with contestant’s name, address, and phone number. Final judging begins at 4 p.m. Check the 2014 Exhibitor’s Guide for all of the Dessert of the Day contest rules at, August 1 is packed full of activities and entertainment for the whole family. More than 45 events, contests and performances are scheduled, including a performance by the I Corps Army Band, Washington National Guard exhibits, the opening day of the Savor South Sound beverage tasting, the Live & Local concert series with The Blackberry Bushes, the annual antiques appraisal event, and much more. (Complete August 1 events schedule below.)For more information about these events and other fair entertainment, go to and click on “Daily Events Calendar.”Aug. 1 Thurston County Fair Events7 a.m.Entry and Vet Check for Open Class Goats – Hicks Lake Barn10 a.m. 4-H Dog Showmanship – Chitty Barn4-H Small Animal/Exotics Fitting & Showing – Benoschek Building4-H & FFA Dairy Cow Show followed by 4-H Beef – East Arena4-H Equine Stock Seat Equitation, Disciplined Rail, Bareback Equitation, and PracticalHorsemanship – Andrews Arena4-H Rabbit Judging Contest Part 1 of 2 – Petersen Barn, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.4-H Public Presentations – Sharp & Benoschek BuildingsHome Arts Demonstrations – Heritage Hall4-H Goat Knowledge Bowl – Willuweit Pavilion11 a.m. Paramount Martial Arts – Main StageFFA Swine followed by 4-H Swine – West Arena-111:30 a.m.Professor Bamboozle – Food Court Stage12 p.m.Kid’s Tractor Pull – Main StageKids Games – Heritage Green, noon to 3 p.m.Enter Cookie Contest – Thurston Expo Center, noon to 2 p.m.Predators of the Heart – in front of Heritage Hall12:30 p.m.Sunday Speedtrap – Food Court Stage1 p.m.4-H Small Animal/Exotics Judging Contest – Benoschek BuildingMelarouge and the John Hansen Trio – Main Stage1:30 p.m.Professor Bamboozle – Food Court Stage2 p.m.4-H Cat Game – Petersen BarnHome Arts Demonstrations – Heritage HallDylan Cragle – Main Stage2:30 p.m.4-H Dog Rally Obedience – Chitty BarnFFA & 4-H Swine meeting with Judge prior to showing – Swine BarnI Corps Army Band – Food Court Stage, 2 to 4:30 p.m.3 p.m.Predators of the Heart – in front of Heritage Hall4-H Pack Goat Type – Hicks Lake Barn4-H Rabbit Jumping Contest (Part 1 continued) – Petersen Barn, 3 to 6 p.m.Kid’s Tractor Pull – Main Stage4-H, FFA & Open Class Llama/Alpaca Obstacle Course – West Arena4 p.m.Antique Appraisal Event – Heritage Hall, 4 to 7 p.m.Cookie Contest Final Judging – Thurston Expo CenterOpen Class Dairy Goat Paper Check-In – Hicks Lake Barn, 4 to 6 p.m.4:30 p.m.Paramount Martial Arts – Food Court StageKid’s Tractor Pull – Main Stage5 p.m.Savor South Sound: Wine, Beer & Cider Tasting (must be 21+) – Gazebo Green, 5 to 10 p.m. Open Class Dairy – East ArenaDylan Cragle – Food Court Stage6 p.m.4-H Equine Haul In & Out – Andrews Arena, 6 to 9 p.m.Predators of the Heart – in front of Heritage Hall4-H Cat Costume Contest – Petersen Barn4-H, FFA & Open Class Llama/Alpaca Handler Class & Showing Demonstrations – West Arena4-H Pack Goat Fitting/Showing with Obstacle Course – Hicks Lake BarnDown Home Fiddlers – Food Court StageKid’s Tractor Pull – Main Stage7 p.m.4-H Dog Activities – Chitty BarnProfessor Bamboozle – Food Court StageLive & Local concert series: The Blackberry Bushes – Main Stage8 p.m.Backlash – Food Court Stage*Food Court Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.*Carnival Rides Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more