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Broadway comes to Minden with ‘Some Enchanted Evening’

by Caryn Haller

Photos by Jim GrantThe cast of 'Some Enchanted Evening' rehearse the opening number.

Dressed in long, flowing gowns and sharp tuxedos Tuesday evening, the cast of “Some Enchanted Evening” twirled around the dance floor, and rehearsed their harmonies.

The musical revue, presented by Carson Valley Community Theatre, consists of 34 Rodgers and Hammerstein numbers including songs from “Oklahoma,” “South Pacific,” “The Sound of Music,” “The King And I,” and several more.

“I chose it because in the previous Broadway revues I directed I was impressed by the local vocal talent, and I wanted something that would showcase that,” Director Norris Edson said. “It’s all music. There really is no dialogue. It’s a musical revue in a Broadway style.”

Hannah Maxwell is no stranger to the stage having sang with the Douglas High Madrigals for three years and winning first place in Stars of Tomorrow for singing last year.

“I love how music can touch people in certain ways. I love the passion and the emotion and feeling different people can bring,” the Minden resident said. “I have a deep appreciation of Rodgers and Hammerstein, and this is a beautiful collection of all their songs. It shows that the classics are still good.”

This is the community theatre’s third musical revue featuring music from Broadway shows.

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“I grew up watching musicals. I love singing,” Ruhenstroth resident Lacey Tank said. “I like all the different songs. I think people will enjoy it, and see what our local talent can do.”

Gardnerville resident Melanie Bratsch has been performing in musicals since she was 8 years old.

“Being able to portray someone else who’s not you and putting on somebody else’s shoes is fun,” Bratsch said. “It’s Rodgers and Hammerstein so all the stuff they’ve made is so memorable. I grew up with them.”

Musical director Sue Kinney said the cast definitely does justice to the classic songs.

“This cast is awesome to work with. We had many people audition and it was hard to choose,” she said. “People can expect excellent singing. It’s a show of talent Carson Valley has never seen before.”

Performance dates are weekends, Jan. 25 through Feb. 3 in the CVIC Hall. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Jan. 27 and noon on Feb. 3.

Tickets are available at the CVCT box office located at 1572 Highway 395 in Minden. The phone number is 292-0939.

Tickets are also available online at

A dinner and show package is available to Minden Food Company.

Cast in order of appearance:

Carolyn Lancaster

Jim DeZerga

Ann Delahay

Skip Brown

Sonya Maness-Turner

Melanie Bratsch

John Jeppson

Hannah Maxwell

Chris Wortman

Lacey Tank


What: “Some Enchanted Evening”

When: 7:30 p.m., Jan. 25-26 and Feb. 1-2, 2 p.m., Jan. 27 and noon Feb. 3

Where: CVIC Hall

Tickets: 292-0939, or

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