Arts

The Merrill Community Arts Center is celebrating theater adapted from original written works with this season’s theme, “A Season of Stories: From Page to Stage.” What better way to celebrate than with one of Woodbury’s own?

When Donna Lloyd starting snapping pictures in 2009, she had no idea it would lead to her becoming a published author.

The Music Man tells the humorous tale of Harold Hill, an outsider conman hoping to dupe a town through a marching band scheme. In High School Musical, Troy Bolton defies the norm of high school society and participates in both basketball and theater.

About a year ago, when Michelle Witte rounded up a group of Woodbury artists to bring more visual arts to the Merrill Community Arts Center, she didn’t plan on handing over the reins and walking away.

Imagine yourself on a September afternoon, sitting up in the stands at a University of Minnesota Gophers’ football game. Smell the popcorn and the hot dogs, feel the late-summer sun on your face.

This summer, community members can get out and enjoy the Woodbury Lakes plaza with the fifth annual Summer Concert Series, a weekly offering of free family-friendly musical events.

Woodbury hip hop artist and entrepreneur Ryan Daniel.

Ryan Daniel chooses his words carefully. He’s thoughtful, articulate, and deliberate in a way that makes you feel as if he’s searching for an absolute truth.

Although turntables are a thing of the past, albums are finding a new generation of fans. Woodbury Community Theatre’s The Drowsy Chaperone celebrates music’s transformative power. The show opens with a die-hard musical theater fan placing his favorite album on a turntable.

High school orchestra students generally play with their peers. Once a year, the student performers from South Washington County Schools collaborate with an older generation and play side by side.
   

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