‘Root Beer Lady-the Musical’ world premiere in Ely

Bottle Cap Volunteer Production’s “Root Beer Lady-the Musical,” is making its world premiere in Ely, Minnesota on Thursday Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. in Washington Auditorium,.
The premiere will be followed by three more performances: Friday, Aug. 4 – Saturday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m and a Sunday Matinee, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Kess Gallery, 130 E. Sheridan St. Ely 218-365-5066 or online at brownpapertickets.com
The musical tells the inspiring story of Dorothy Molter through song and dance and is based on Bob Cary’s popular book ‘Root Beer Lady.’
The production is the vision of Barb Cary Hall, Bob’s daughter.
“This has never been done before in Ely. Dorothy Molter is a well-known local legend and I want to get it right. Luckily for me, everyone involved is so enthusiastic and supportive that this has already gone beyond anything I imagined. Folks will certainly be entertained.”
A portion of every ticket sold supports the Dorothy Molter Museum.
The musical is seeing a local groundswell of support under the umbrella of several local non-profits including the Dorothy Molter Museum, The Dondald G. Gardner Trust, Ely Folk School, ARAC and others.

Pictured: The Cast of ‘Root Beer Lady-the Musical’ Photo by Cecila Rolando. Vince O’Connor, Lukas Morgan, Karin Schmidt, Laurie Kess, Andrea Strom, Dean Dewberry. (L to R Back) Lynn-Anne Vesper, Rebecca Spengler, Caleb Littler and Hanna Littler. (Not pictured: Ethan Shiffman)