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General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

Great to see a musical grace the Van-Far stage

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 1:10 pm

Kudos go to the entire cast, crew, staff, and countless others who poured in many hours to help make Van-Far’s “Beauty and the Beast” musical a success. Advisor Jenniffer Hanson was hoping this performance would get a speech and drama department off and running after being stagnant for too many years. I believe what they did this past Friday and Saturday night has done exactly that. The entire cast gave

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    General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

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    General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

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    General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

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