Hutchinson Theatre Company will open its six-show production of “The Fantasticks” at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at the Hutchinson Middle School. Additional shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 31-Aug.1, and Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 6-8. Reserved-seat tickets are $18 and available at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts, Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and online at www.hutchtheatre.org. For more information, call 320-587-7278, or www.hutchtheatre.org.
OPENING FRIDAY, JULY 31: Tom Cruise returns in "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation," the fifth installment of the lucrative "Mission Impossible" movie franchise. The movie begins with IMF disbanded and Ethan Hunt out in the cold. A new threat soon emerges. Called the Syndicate, it's a network of highly skilled operatives who are dedicated to establishing a new world order via an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Faced with what may be the most impossible mission yet, Hawk gathers his team and joins forces with Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), a disavowed British agent who may or may not be a member of this deadly rogue nation. Also starring Ving Rhames, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Alec Baldwin.
Denise Johnson, owner and CEO of RiteWay Conveyors Inc. at Lester Prairie, was recently elected to the Central Minnesota Workforce Development Board. She represents private industry in McLeod County. In addition, she will serve on the board’s youth committee.