TRR photo by Richard A. Ross
The stunning Hedy La Rue (Ashley Horton) leaves Mr. Bratt (Evan Laput) speechless.

Eldred drama ‘Succeeds’ in staging Broadway hit

Kids rise to the occasion to bring off ‘How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.’

By RICHARD A. ROSS

ELDRED, NY—The charming story of a window washer who ascends the corporate ladder with advice from a book enchanted audiences at Eldred on March 23-25 as students of Drama of ’07 overcame some daunting last-minute challenges to stage Abe Burrows’ 1961 Broadway smash “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Frank Loesser wrote the music and lyrics.

Being in a dramatic production is all about making adjustments and following the credo that “the show must go on.” The Eldred students rose to the occasion and brought to life the notion of how to succeed with their efforts.

Splendid lead performances were turned in by Matthew Terpening as clever J. Pierrepont Finch, and by Dustin Cook as his jealous adversary, Bud Frump.

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What's at the Movies
by Ian Pugh

Adolescent fantasies: ‘300’ and ‘TMNT’

I had heard a cacophony of buzz over the past few weeks about Zack Snyder’s film “300:” about how it would revolutionize the movie industry; how it would come to be seen as the great allegory for the injustice of the war on Iraq; how it would be really, really awesome. Upon seeing it, there’s not much to say, except—Lord, how did those notions get thrown around?

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Tulley featured at Artery’s spring show

MILFORD, PA—Madeline Tulley is the featured artist at the Artery Gallery’s opening show for the spring season, which opens on April 12 and closes May 7. There will be a reception with Tulley and other gallery artists present from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14.

Tulley is a veteran member of the gallery, and her watercolor paintings have been widely collected. She lives in Milford, and her paintings reveal her focus on color as it flows throughout the subjects of her paintings. Her subject matter is mainly still life and landscape.

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