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Feb. 24, 2010

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LA CROSSE, Wis. – Strega Nona, the musical tale of a friendly magical witch who strives to cure the ills of her tiny Italian town of Calabria, will come to life in the Viterbo University Main Theatre at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 21.

Strega Nona is based on the series of children’s books by Tomie dePaola. When Big Anthony fools with Strega Nona’s magic pasta pot and doesn’t know how to turn it off, the pasta threatens to engulf the whole town. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this fantastic tale and production.

This performance is presented by Maximum Entertainment in association with Active Arts Theatre for Young People. The Active Arts Theatre for Young People was founded in 2004 with the mission of enchanting children with live performances. It is sponsored by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Wisconsin and Southeastern Minnesota and by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board, with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

Tickets are $14 for adult and $12 for child for main floor seating and, $12 for adult and $10 for child lower balcony seating. For more information, contact the Viterbo box office at 608-796-3100 or visit

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