‘Lombardi’ back for another round at Mielke

Happy New Year!

“Lombardi” is back in town. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the last game Vince Lombardi coached for the Green Bay Packers. A special encore presentation of “Lombardi,” written by Eric Simonson, comes to the Mielke Arts Center on Jan. 26-28.

Ralph Beversdorf returns playing Lombardi, and Geoff Madsen again plays the reporter, Michael McCormick. Jodi Angeli plays Marie Lombardi, and the cast is rounded out with Lloyd Frieson as Dave Robinson, Dave Stuewer as Paul Hornung and Dave Woosencraft as Jim Taylor. Tom Madsen is directing, assisted by Early Fuller.

The Friday and Saturday shows will be dinner theater with seating commencing at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. The play starts at 7 p.m. General seating will also be available. Sunday is a 2 p.m. matinee with general seating only.

Dinner and show tickets are $40 each. Menu choices are baked cornish game hen, sliced roast beef with mushroom sauce (both served with mashed potatoes and supreme gravy) or pasta vegetable alfredo. All meals include a fresh garden salad with French baguette rolls and butter. Also included will be a ticket for dessert cupcakes at intermission. The deadline for dinner reservations is Jan. 20; call 715-526-2525. We need your name and telephone number so we can call back and confirm your reservation and answer any questions. Seating capacity for the dinner will be limited to 48 each night.

Cost for general seating is $12 for adults and $7 for children. Reservations are recommended, but general tickets will be sold at the door for all shows. Major credit cards are accepted.

It’s going to be another memorable event at the Mielke. I hope you’ll join us.