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Volume XIV Issue XVII The Ogden Valley news Page 5 November 15, 2007 Local Resident Summer Kilgore Lands Lead Role in Musical Summer Kilgore of Huntsville, Utah Millie Dillmount, who leaves small town just finished playing the role of “Millie” in Casper College’s production “Thoroughly Summer as “Millie” with guest production director Kurt Stamm. Modern Millie.” For Summer, it was a dream come true. Anyone who knows the petite, 5 foot Kilgore knows of her passion for music and especially musical theater. Summer fell in love with “Thoroughly Modern Millie” a few years ago when she attended the off Broadway production at the Capital Theater. The show is based on Kansas and heads to New York City circa 1922 to become a modern woman against all odds. It is based on a 1967 film of the same name that starred Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore. It was adapted to stage in 1994 and won 11 Tony Awards after its first run on Broadway. “This is like a dream come true for me to do this show,” Kilgore said. “I’m this little Utahn, and coming to Casper College was the biggest shock of my life when I could have just stayed in Utah and lived at home where I was comfortable. I can definitely relate to Millie.” Kilgore was in Millie’s shoes for most of October running off stage to change from regular to tap shoes again and again. Summer also had the opportunity to work with Casper native and New York director Kurt Stamm. He choreographed and directed the production as a guest artist. Stamm is a professional actor and director who has directed on and off Broadway. Summer is in her second year at Casper College where she received a full ride scholarship in Musical Theater. Casper is a two year school, so Summer is keeping her options open of where to continue her college education next year. Wherever it is, you can bet it’ll involve more music, dance, and theater. Wisebird Bookery Hosts Local Writer at Book Signing and Reading Wisebird Bookery in Ogden is proud to announce a book signing for Eden Writing Group author Barbara Passaris. Passaris is Barbara Passaris, the author author of “Through of Through Te m p e s t Tempest Forged.” Forged, a historical novel based on an epic family drama set during the American Revolution. The author will also be offering a reading from her new book. Critic John Weaver calls Passaris’ new book “. . . a remarkable novel for a first time author setting herself on the literary ladder of such great and best-selling historical authors such as Margaret Mitchell, Charles Frazier, and Alex Haley. Passaris’ voice is clear and her attention to detail and character is masterful.” Passaris is an amateur historian and avid reader of history and historical fiction. She is also the author of several short stories and poems. Her sequel to Through Tempest Forged is due out in 2008. The book signing and reading will be held Saturday, November 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Wi s e b i r d Bookery is located at 4850 S. Harrison Blvd. in South Ogden. For more information, visit w w w. b a r b a r a p a s s a r i s . c o m or < w w w. c o m m u n i t y p r e s s h o m e . c o m > Eden Montessori School to Host Renowned Teacher and Trainer Amanda Scheuermann and her staff from Eden’s Montessori school are hosting a presentation by Montessori teacher and trainer Randall Klein of Bozeman, Montana. The presentation is titled “Early Reading Mastery.” The community event will be held Thursday, November 15 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Montessori school located at 5460 E. 2200 N. The presentation, primarily geared toward parents and teachers, will cover beginning reading skills, phonemic awareness, and games and activities that promote literacy in the home. Klein states, “It is my desire to create a heightened awareness of the need for systematic, explicit and developmentally appropriate reading instruction for Pre-K, Kindergarten and at-risk learners. With sequence and structure and hands-on materials, we can dramatically increase the reading readiness of children before they enter first grade and thus drastically reduce the instances of reading failure among first graders.” The presentation is free to the public. All are welcome to attend. For more information, please call Amanda Scheuermann at 391-1656. You may also visit Klein’s website at <www. earlyreadingmastery.com> Ogden Valley Library Hosts Screening of Film by Ogden Screenwriter By Shanna Francis Ogden Valley News Known to many Valley residents as the “nice guy” working at the Maverik station in Eden, Jamie Edward’s real passion is screenwriting. On November 20, the Ogden Valley Branch Library will present a showing of Edward’s first film, “Pain Within,” at 6:45. The film was initially shown at the Sundance Film Music Festival in 2007, and also screened at Warner Brothers in May of 2007. “Pain Within” was produced by Blue Diamond Entertainment. Edward has been working on the production of a second film called “Value of a Life” based on another one of his screenplays. Shooting of the film was completed late this summer, and is currently undergoing post production editing. The film is due out next spring. Produced by Raincrow productions with technical assistance from SCREENWRITER cont. on page 10 Cast member Zach Wimmer of Eden, producer and Liberty resident Beth Ewing, screenplay writer Jamie Edward of Ogden, and cast members Bailey and Alec Rhodes of Liberty.