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Roaring '20s come alive in Oct. 14 Hibbing variety show

Jason Scorich, center, and Louisa Scorich, right, take part in the last staging of the Great Northern Radio Show in 2019 in the Hibbing High School auditorium.
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Jason Scorich, center, and Louisa Scorich, right, take part in the last staging of the Great Northern Radio Show in 2019 in the Hibbing High School auditorium.

The “Roaring ‘20s Revue” at the Hibbing High School auditorium celebrates 100 years of that venue, as well as the 30th anniversary of the Hibbing Foundation.

HIBBING — An upcoming variety show featuring local talents in music, acting and vaudeville also highlights its venue’s history, in name and the stage props themselves.

Aaron Brown stands waving to the audience on the stage of the Hibbing High School auditorium for the final Great Northern Radio Show in 2019.
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Aaron Brown stands waving to the audience on the stage of the Hibbing High School auditorium for the final Great Northern Radio Show in 2019.

Century-old hand-painted sets original to the Hibbing High School auditorium will feature during “Roaring ‘20s Revue,” co-hosted by Aaron Brown and Karl Jacob. The show is 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14.

Brown joined the KAXE Morning Show and talked about finding the set pieces to use in the show.

"They hired these brilliant set painters to come up when they were building this ornate classic Italian Renaissance auditorium,” Brown said, “and they had these sets painted by hand like woodland scenes.”

The show features talent from Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club, Sugar on the Roof, a vaudevillian duo of Rosy Kirk and Suzanne Starr, the Hibbing High School jazz band and actors Jason and Louisa Scorich. Admission is free.

Brown hosted Great Northern Radio Show on KAXE/KBXE from 2011 to 2019, and he also produced the podcast Power in the Wilderness along with Jacobs.

Saturday’s event commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Hibbing Foundation, as well as the 100th anniversary of the Hibbing High School auditorium, which was dedicated Jan. 28, 1924.

Brown says he hopes the show will give audience members a chance to experience the kind of entertainment the venue was meant to provide.

Performers stand on the stage before a crowd in the Hibbing High School auditorium during the final performance of the Great Northern Radio Show in 2019.
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Performers stand on the stage before a crowd in the Hibbing High School auditorium during the final performance of the Great Northern Radio Show in 2019.