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‘Two’ for the show

Production opens this week in Sandwich

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 7:01 a.m. CDT
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Cast members Kathie Hart, Deb Heibel, Michele Wade, Tom Merkel and Matt Johnson put the finishing touches on their characters for in preparation for the opening of the ‘Two By Two’ this week.

SANDWICH — Indian Valley Theatre’s current production, “Two By Two,” opens this week.

Matt Frantzen of Sandwich heads up a crew which is building a large ark that will appear to hold many animals as well as Noah’s family. His skills are needed to make the art appear realistic while sitting on the stage of the Sandwich Opera House. Creating the sound and lighting effects of animals and a very big storm are Deb Merkel of Sandwich and Jeff Nix of Plano. Chris Huntoon of North Aurora has designed a special slide show and a wonderful surprise special effect for the end of the show.

Contributing to costuming demands is cast member Deb Heibel of Plano and Kristina Schwab of Sandwich. Many more people are helping out behind the scenes to make this production a memorable one for the audiences.

Producer Mimi Bryan and stage manager, Kari Frantzen, both of Sandwich, and musicians Paula Svendsen of Plano and Deb Matthews of Somonauk join director, Linda Johnson to round out the crew that supports the talented actors in this show.

“Two By Two” has music written by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Martin Charin. These songs are relatively unknown, but will leave audiences humming the tunes.

“Two By Two” will be presented at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich, on April 26, 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. and on April 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets prices are $12 for adults and $10 for students and can be reserved by calling (815) 786-2555. Tickets may also be available at the door.

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