Barrett Doss(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Groundhog Day The Citizens of Punxsutawney have been announced! Barrett Doss and more will appear alongside Andy Karl in Broadway’s Groundhog Day. The much-buzzed about tuner is set to begin performances on March 16, 2017 at the August Wilson Theatre and officially open on April 17.Newcomer Doss (You Can’t Take It With You) will star as Rita Hanson. The ensemble company will feature Rebecca Faulkenberry (Rock of Ages), John Sanders (Matilda), Andrew Call (Found), Raymond J. Lee (Honeymoon in Vegas), Heather Ayers (Young Frankenstein), Kevin Bernard (Billy Elliot), Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening), Rheaume Crenshaw (Amazing Grace), Michael Fatica (She Loves Me), Katy Geraghty (Shrek), Camden Gonzales (Matilda), Jordan Grubb (Mary Poppins), Taylor Iman Jones (American Idiot), Tari Kelly (Something Rotten!), Josh Lamon (Finding Neverland), Joseph Medeiros (Matilda), Sean Montgomery (Matilda), William Parry (Sunday in the Park with George), Jenna Rubaii (American Idiot), Vishal Vaidya (1776 at Encores!), Travis Waldschmidt (Wicked) and Natalie Wisdom (Billy Elliot).Directed by Matthew Warchus, the musical features a score by Matilda scribe Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin (who co-wrote the original 1993 film). Karl originated the role of Phil in the world premiere at London’s Old Vic opposite Carlyss Peer as Rita.Groundhog Day follows TV weather man Phil (played by Bill Murray on screen), who reluctantly goes to cover the story of Punxsutawney Phil for the third year in a row. Making no effort to hide his frustration, he covers the story and moves on, expecting his job to be finished. However, he awakes the “following” day and discovers that it’s Groundhog Day again, and the fun happens again and again and again. He soon realizes he must take advantage of it in order to secure the love of a coworker. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 17, 2017 Related Shows
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson will visit with South Ripley students on Thursday.Upperclassmen at South Ripley High School will have the opportunity to receive financial advice from one of Indiana’s top officials.Secretary of State Connie Lawson will give a presentation on financial literacy to the junior and senior class on Thursday at 8:30 a.m.South Ripley Superintendent Rob Moorhead hopes the presentation will help students avoid money mistakes in the future.“An opportunity to have a dignitary such as Secretary of State, come to your school and really express her feelings on financial literacy, really sends a message,” Moorhead said.Lawson has been reaching out to high school students throughout the state to educate them on financial literacy. Last month she made a stop at Switzerland County High School and Rising Sun High School.
Westport, In. — The Westport location of the Napoleon State Bank at the corner of State Road 3 and Underwood Drive has officially opened and celebrations are planned all week.The public is invited to stop in and register for door prizes valued at more than $2,800, meet the staff, and take home a complimentary goodie bag. “We would love to meet the residents of Westport,” Becky Tichenor, Westport Assistant Branch Manager said. “Everyone is encouraged to stop in and say hello.”It has been a year-long process to get the Napoleon State Bank Westport location ready for business. The bank purchased the building and property in March 2018, and then the car wash next to it soon after. The car wash was torn down to allow for a more seamless drive-thru, and the interior of the building was completely remodeled.“From the beginning, the Westport community has been very welcoming and we are excited to be a vital part of this community,” said Mark Comer, CEO/President. “We are happy to be serving the residents of Westport and the surrounding areas, and growing our locally owned community bank.”The Napoleon State Bank has been locally owned since 1903 and serves the Ripley and Decatur counties of Southeastern Indiana with locations in Napoleon, Holton, Osgood, and Greensburg. The mission of The Napoleon State Bank is to remain a locally owned financial institution, dedicated to providing a broad range of services to our customers and communities, through a friendly, trained, qualified staff that provides unsurpassed personal service to our customers. The Napoleon State Bank has a total of 74 full and part-time employees. Member FDIC & Equal Housing Lender.