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Hennepin Theatre Trust Adds to Season

Hennepin Theatre Trust, owner of the State, Orpheum, and Pantages Theatres, gives theater aficionados several reasons to don their suits and opera glasses for a night on the town.

Shows to be added are Annie, Movin’ Out, and Rent—the latter will feature original Broadway cast members Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp.

President and CEO Tom Hoch says, “Each year, the Trust endeavors to surpass itself in crafting a season that not only encompasses the newest and most innovative Broadway touring shows, but includes appealing classics that have withstood the test of time.”

Tickets are already on sale for the new shows, as well as the seven other previously announced productions. Regular and season tickets, as well as group rates, are available through the box office, via the Internet, or by mail. Call 1-800-859-SHOW (7469), or visit

Rainville and Kahn Vie for Minnesota House District 59B Seat

Joel Rainville is running for the Minnesota House of Representatives in Minneapolis District 59B. He faces off against DFL incumbent Representative Phyllis Kahn, who has served for the past 18 terms. The Primary Election is September 9.

“We need a fresh perspective,” Rainville comments. “I saw that our focus was on an agenda that wasn’t serving the community”

Twin Cities native Rainville, former Marketing Coordinator at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and board member of the Minneapolis Television Network, intends to focus heavily on issues pertinent to voters within the district. Infrastructure, education, health care, and GLBT rights rank high on his list as immediate concerns. With his long history of leadership and volunteerism within the community, he believes he would be a powerful voice for change and progress.

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