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2965the zany and colorful cast of “Schoolhouse Rock Live!”— (front row, from left) Jill Klostermann as Dori, Laurie Diamond as Shulie, Jennifer Klostermann as Dina, (back row) Lori Kuper as Tami, Sean Thomas as George and Greg Streetman as Joe.    The Clinton County Showcase 25th season continues with “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” on stage at the historic Avon Theatre in Breese the weekends of Friday, Feb. 5, through Sunday, Feb. 7, and Friday, Feb. 12, through Sunday, Feb. 14.
    Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday ­­— both weekends.
    General admission tickets cost $12; students, seniors and active military tickets are $10. To order tickets, call 526-AVON or email ccshow case.com.
    “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” is the stage adaptation of the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and more through clever, tuneful songs.
    It follows Tami, a nerve-wracked schoolteacher nervous about her first day of teaching. While watching TV, various characters representing facets of her personality emerge from the set and show her how to win her students over with imagination and music, through such beloved “Schoolhouse Rock” songs as “Just A Bill,” Lolly, Lolly, Lolly,” “Nouns” and “Conjunction Junction.”
    Join Clinton County Showcase for a fun and educational show for the whole family!
    Cast members are: (in order of appearance) Tami - Lori Kuper; George - Sean Thomas; Dori - Jill Klostermann; Shulie - Laurie Diamond; Joe - Greg Streetman; and Dina - Jennifer Klostermann. 
    The show is directed by Tiesha Boeker and Adam Klostermann.
    Other crew members are: Paul Klostermann - vocal director; David Wilton - music director/accompanist; Jill Klostermann, Tiesha Boeker and cast - choreographers; Rob Otrembiak - producer; cast - costumes; Maddy Kuper - stage crew; Rachel Luebbers - lighting design; Cale Loddeke, Chris Streetman and Greg Streetman - tech set-up; Allan Elling, Dorothy Elling, Rob Otrembiak, Mary Helen Otrembiak, Tiesha Boeker and Adam Klostermann -  set construction and painting; Steve Klostermann - sound; Brian Niemeyer and Chris Streetman - lights; David Wilton, Paul Klostermann and Eric Seiffert - pit band.

oldmessageboardOld Message BoardnewmessageboardNew Message Board    The Breese Chamber of Commerce and the city of Breese are working together on the proposed purchase of a new electronic message board to promote community and organizational events in town.
    The message board would replace the Chamber’s existing sign, located at the corner of Old Highway 50 and Main Street. A sample video board was on display in Breese on Tuesday and Wednesday.
    Mayor Charlie Hilmes said the groups are exploring their options right now and speaking with other local organizations and businesses who may want to share in the cost for the new sign.
    “We want to make sure we have our financing in line before we move forward,” Hilmes said.
    The proposed electronic message board is capable of storing and displaying multiple messages in dozens of formats and at varying intervals. It will allow the Chamber to change the messages frequently, but without the cost of replacing missing or broken letters, and without the physical labor involved in changing copy.

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