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Stage Coach presents: Mamma Mia!

Paradise and the rekindling of lost love can be found this spring in DeKalb.  Opening on the fictional Greek Island of Kalokairi on May 30th and running through June 9th, the romantic musical comedy Mamma Mia! will take you miles away from our cool spring, set your feet a-dancing and make you sing in harmony.

ensemble (002)Mamma Mia! is the modern jukebox musical inspired by and featuring the songs of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of the 1970’s pop group ABBA.  The book was written by British playwright Catherine Johnson based on an original concept by producer Judy Craymer.  The plot revolves around a young bride to be, Sophie, who has grown up not knowing her father or who he is but puts a plan into motion in the hope she can change that.

Mamma Mia! is directed by Amanda Smothers, who last directed The Game’s Afoot in 2016.   Vocal direction is by Terri Crain Goodman with pit director Christine Monteiro.  The cast features newcomers Julie Martin as Donna and Ryan Marcotte as Sam.  Also featured are Blythe Schwaller (Lend Me A Tenor), Chase McIntoush (The Little Mermaid), Patrick Deering (Deathtrap), Jeff Hall (Jekyll & Hyde), Dorcas Keating (The Little Mermaid), and Allison Scigalski (The Little Mermaid).

Rounding out the cast are Alison Anderson, Celine Bennetts, Antoinette Binder, Zack Eckhardt, Leigh Foulk, Sabrina Helton, Brittani Jackson, Joel Ledbetter, John Linderoth, Emmaline  Linton, Jacob Morton, Andrew Russo, Andy Small, James Small.  The backstage ensemble Shannon Becker, Bryan Fowler, Scotty Fleetwood, Terri Crain Goodman, Keely Haag, Cheri Heinz, Cortney Jo Newby, and Tessa Poffenberger.

With all of the songs in Mamma Mia! being songs from the music catalogue of the pop group ABBA from 1974 to 1981, it’s difficult not to think back on those days in music, but the songs tend to transcend eras.  “While there are many things about that era a lot of us would want to forget, the music is fun, light and easy to sing along to,” said Patrick Deering, who plays Bill, one of the men who is potentially Sophie’s dad.  Adding, “My daughter is currently 20 years old, so there are a lot of connections to my real life.”

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Stage Coach Players Presents

Continuing its 2019 summer season, Stage Coach Players invites you on a trip to the Greek Island of Kalokairi and to listen to the euro-pop songs of 70’s pop group ABBA.  Mamma Mia! is the modern jukebox musical inspired by the songs of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus.  The book was written by British playwright Catherine Johnson based on an original concept by producer Judy Craymer.

Directed by Amanda Smothers, the musical comedy Mamma Mia! opens on May 30th at Stage Coach Theatre and runs through June 9th.  Including vocal direction by Terri Crain Goodman and pit director Christine Monteiro, Mamma Mia! finds young Sophie shortly before the day of her wedding with a quest: To have the most perfect, magical wedding.  For this to come to fruition, she must discover the identity of her father and have him at the ceremony to give her away.  Her mother, Donna, former singer of a 1970’s pop group “Donna & the Dynamos,” however refuses to talk about the past forcing Sophie to take matters into her own hands.

Months before her wedding, Sophie secretly goes through Donna’s diary and finds the names of three men who she believes could be her father – Sam, Bill and Harry.  Without telling her mom, Sophie invites them to the wedding and all three arrive to Donna’s surprise.  The story-telling of ABBA’s timeless songs moves this enchanting story of love, laughter and friendship, and creates an unforgettable show.

Mamma Mia! opened in the West End at the Prince Edward Theatre on April 6, 1999, and transferred to the Prince of Wales Theatre on June 9, 2004, where it played until September 2012.  The musical also ran for 13 years on Broadway, becoming the ninth longest running show where it was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Orchestrations.  In 2008, a film version of Mamma Mia! starring Meryl Streep was released to great success.

Popular ABBA songs included in the production are, “Dancing Queen,” “Take A Chance On Me,” and of course the title song, “Mamma Mia!”  To prepare for the show, the original Broadway soundtrack, along with the entire ABBA catalogue can be found on Spotify.

Performances for Mamma Mia! are May 30th through June 1st and June 6th through June 8th with a curtain time of 7:30, along with Sunday matinees on June 2nd and June 9th with a curtain time of 2:00.  Tickets are $20 each or $18 for seniors and children age 13 and under.  To purchase tickets, visit our online website at www.stagecoachers.com.  You can also call the Stage Coach box office which opens Sunday, April 21st.  The phone number is 815-758-1940.  Put on your dancing shoes and come join us!

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Northern Rehab Offers 4 Free Events with Get Active Week

Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists is excited to be a partner with Live Healthy DeKalb County’s inaugural Get Active Week. During the week of May 17-26, 2019, health and wellness organizations throughout DeKalb County will offer activities in a collective effort to raise awareness about the resources available to residents in our community. Being active is critical to your health and happiness as well as the overall well-being of our community. We hope this week of awareness will encourage residents to begin a new personal health initiative. As a partner in Get Active Week, Northern Rehab will offer 4 different FREE events for our community:

  • Genoa Clinic – 540 E. Main Street, Genoa: Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30pm

Runners Enhancement & Injury Prevention Free Event

This presentation led by Melissa Payne Wagner, PT, MSPT, will include interactive dynamic warm ups where attendees will actively participate, running strategies for the beginner to expert runners, learn/review proper self foam rolling techniques (foam rollers will be provided), and a short presentation on injury prevention, common injuries, and how to avoid and heal from them. There will be a short Q&A at the end of the event and light refreshments will be served. Attendees are encouraged to wear running shoes/running gear and enjoy an interactive event to improve your running strategies. For more information, call 815.784.6417.

  • Sandwich Clinic – 523 E. Railroad Street, Sandwich: Wednesday, May 22 at 5:30pm

Body Mechanics: Gardening & Computer Ergonomics Free Event

This interactive presentation led by Andrea Carter, PT, DPT, will include several topics that members will actively participate in as they learn the proper way to lift and carry items, proper ways to sit and exercises you can do at your work or home computer desk to minimize stiffness, pain, and injury. Gardening ergonomics and tips to remain injury free will also be discussed. Various stations will be set up to try during the presentation. A short Q&A session will also be available at the end of the event and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 815.786.1888.

  • DeKalb Sycamore Road Clinic – 3266 Sycamore Road, DeKalb: Thursday, May 23 at 7:00pm

Golf Enhancement & Injury Prevention Free Event

Come dressed to move and bring a club to this event led by Aaron Nevdal, PT, DPT, OCS, which includes a short presentation followed by interactive warm ups and tips to help improve your game. Attendees will also actively participate in demonstrations including injury prevention, golf tips, and self-care skills to maximize success and performance. A short Q&A will be available at the end of the event and light refreshments will be served. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable golf attire and bring a club to enjoy an interactive event to help improve your golf game. For more information, call 815.756.8524.

  • DeKalb Sycamore Road Clinic – 3266 Sycamore Road, DeKalb: Tuesday, May 21 & Thursday, May 23, 1:00-2:00pm

Strength & Stability Class Free Trial

Enjoy a free trial at one of our Strength & Stability Classes this week at our DeKalb Sycamore Road location in DeKalb! Strength and Stability classes are intended for anyone hoping to improve their balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, and overall well-being. These classes include various activities and exercises in a circuit-style environment. Individuals must be comfortable exercising in a group setting and be able to stand and move independently without a cane or walker. There are a limited number of spots in each class – the first 5 people to call and register will receive a free trial class; call 815.756.8524 in advance to reserve your spot. Wear comfortable clothes and expect to have an interactive, fun workout experience.

During Get Active Week, Northern Rehab will also offer a free 15 minute wellness/injury screening available at all 5 clinics located in DeKalb Sycamore Road, DeKalb Lincoln Highway, Genoa, Rochelle, and Sandwich. Appointments are required; please call 815.756.8524 for more information and to schedule your appointment. A physician’s prescription is no longer required for physical therapy. This means you can start feeling better right away and be one step closer to living pain free. For more information on Get Active Week and Northern Rehab’s free events, visit northernrehabpt.com or livehealthydekalbcounty.org/get-active-week.

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KVAL Presents the Northern Illinois Art Show

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Stage Coach Players Presents: Calendar Girls

Mark your calendars for the opening of Stage Coach Players’ 73rd Summer season in DeKalb County.  Coming April 25th thru May 5th is the heartfelt comedy, Calendar Girls, a play inspired by real events and based upon the 2003 film of the same name.  Written by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth, the story follows two women and their friends as they attempt to raise money to purchase a new and comfortable couch for a hospital waiting room by creating a calendar.

The endearing comedy is directed by Mike Groark, who is making his directorial debut with Calendar Girls.   Asked how the process went, Groark answered, “(It) has been a really great experience, combined with flashes of extreme terror of the unknown.”  The cast features Jan Booth (The Dixie Swim Club) as Annie Clarke and Darlene Hillman (Twelve Angry Jurors) as Chris Harper along with Sue Mullins, Donna O’Hagan, Wendy Tritt and Michelle Wade.  Rounding out the wonderful cast are Judy Harris, Dan Hyde, Susan Johnson, Bri Kness, Roberta Maxfield, Korey Miller, Norm Read and Christian Romero.

The play follows the film closely.  Best friends Annie and Chris wait to visit Annie’s husband John, who is being treated for leukaemia but the couch they sit on is extremely uncomfortable.  After John dies, Chris suggests raising money to buy a new couch to replace the old one in his name.  The plan?  To create and sell calendars featuring both of them and other women from their local Women’s Institute chapter.  That they will be asked to discreetly pose nude raises more than just a few eyebrows.  After the calendar sells out, news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press descend on their small village.

As Calendar Girls is inspired by a real story, the cast felt they needed to bring that reality to the audiences.  “These are REAL woman, each with an impactful background story,” said Donna O’Hagan, who plays Ruth.  “These are women who laugh and enjoy the simple moments.”  Groark added, “It’s about the tremendous power one gets from attempting unexpected, crazy things.  It’s about change.  And it’s about friendship.  Those are powerful, heartwarming themes. “

Although a comedy, Hillman noted that Calendar Girls is so much more than that.  “A simple goal to raise enough money for a settee explodes and that explosion causes more than anyone thought possible – in individual growth, in relationships that are tested and eventually, in making a mark on the world!”

Performances for Calendar Girls are April 25th through April 27th and May 3rd and 4th with a curtain time of 7:30, along with Sunday matinees on April 28th and May 5th with a curtain time of 2:00.  Tickets are $15 each or $13 for seniors and children age 13 and under.  To purchase tickets, visit our online website at www.stagecoachers.com.  You can also call the Stage Coach box office which opens Sunday, September 16th.  The phone number is 815-758-1940.  Come join us!

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Andrea Carter Completes Functional Capacity Evaluations Training

SANDWICH – Andrea Carter, lead Physical Therapist at Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists’ Sandwich clinic, recently completed training to perform Functional Capacity Evaluations in occupational rehabilitation. If injured at the workplace, a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is an assessment that focuses on major physical tolerance abilities related to musculoskeletal strength, endurance, speed, and flexibility.  Carter attended a training program through Matheson, a company that has gained a reputation over the last 45 years as being the leader in occupational rehabilitation.  This company trains professionals to become “thinking evaluators”.  As defined by Matheson, a thinking evaluator is someone who has skills, interest, and time to consciously structure the evaluation, administer tests, gather and interpret data, report the results of their evaluation at a high level, and make informed decisions with regard to the gathered facts.

The Functional Capacity Evaluation is an invaluable tool frequently performed to assess a client’s physical abilities in comparison to demands of a target job. The purpose is to collect and estimate reliable and valuable information about current functional and vocational status, and address general work ability beyond a specific job. FCE’s also assist in assessing a client’s ability to return to work in a specific job or the appropriate next step options for rehabilitation.

Andrea Carter is now accepting new patients for Functional Capacity Evaluations and Work Conditioning/Industrial Medicine rehabilitation at the Sandwich clinic. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call Northern Rehab’s Sandwich clinic at 815.786.1888 or visit www.northernrehapt.com. Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists is a physical therapist owned and operated physical therapy practice dedicated to providing clients with the very best customized care, and has built a solid reputation and strong relationships within the communities it serves. You may find Northern Rehab on the web and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google Plus.

Deb Loitz

Director of Community Relations

Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists

815.756.8524

Deb@northernrehabpt.com

My Office Hours: Tues/Wed/Thurs 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

www.northernrehabpt.com

 

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