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"Lab School Legends": A Tribute to Ken Butzier and Dr. Leslie Hale

Film star Annabeth Gish and Gary Kroeger of "Saturday Night Live" fame will headline a tribute to longtime Malcolm Price Laboratory School music and drama directors Dr. Les Hale and Ken Butzier, who joined the MPLS faculty in 1960. For more than a quarter of a century they launched actors, designers, playwrights, directors, opera (and other professional) singers, instrumentalists and composers. The tribute will consist of an evening of special performances from MPLS alums, including songs from Broadway musicals sung by Kroeger, Kristin Teig Torres, Chris O’Connor, Rhonda Williams, Gavin Mauer and Stephanie Althof. Tony Tomlyanovich will perform an opera selection. Annabeth Gish will appear via video as she will be filming a mini-series with Pierce Brosnan.

An hors d’oeuvres and cash bar reception will begin at 6 p.m. in the Auditorium lobby along with a silent auction. Tickets for the event are $25. All funds will go to support MPLS' mission as the state’s research and development school.  Reservations can be made by calling 273-2185.

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