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'Why Do Fools Fall in Love?' Musical opens tonight on The Barn stage in Willmar

Erica Dischino / Tribune Florence, played by Ashleigh Cola, from left, Sally, played by Aubrey Ross; Millie, played by Andrea Limoges; and Dee-Dee, played by Maria Novak, talk about love and marriage during a dress rehearsal of “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” The musical is on stage at The Barn Theatre in Willmar.1 / 8
Erica Dischino / Tribune Dee-Dee, played by Maria Novak, eats a snowball dessert during a dress rehearsal Monday of “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” at The Barn Theatre in Willmar. 2 / 8
Erica Dischino / Tribune Sally, played by Aubrey Ross, sings about her past relationships with men during a dress rehearsal of “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” at The Barn Theatre.3 / 8
Erica Dischino / Tribune Sally, played by Aubrey Ross, expresses her frustration during a dress rehearsal Monday of “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” at The Barn Theatre in Willmar.4 / 8
Erica Dischino / Tribune Millie, played by Andrea Limoges, talks to her friends about her engagement during a dress rehearsal Monday of “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” at The Barn Theatre in Willmar.5 / 8
Erica Dischino / Tribune Dee-Dee, played by Maria Novak, Millie, played by Andrea Limoges, and Florence, played by Ashleigh Cola, sit while their friend Sally expresses her frustration with men during a dress rehearsal Monday of “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” at the the Barn Theatre in Willmar.6 / 8
Erica Dischino / Tribune Millie, played by Andrea Limoges, sings in the opening scene of “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” The musical will show at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday, and Feb. 15-17 and 22-24 with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays, Feb. 11, 18 and 25, at The Barn Theatre in downtown Willmar.7 / 8
Erica Dischino / Tribune Dee-Dee, played by Maria Novak, falls into a sugar coma after eating too many sweets in a scene from “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” The musical opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in downtown Willmar. 8 / 8

WILLMAR — The Barn Theatre presents "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and Feb. 15-17 and 22-24 with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays, Feb. 11, 18 and 25.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and are available by calling the box office at 320-235-9500 or online at www.thebarntheatre.com. The Barn Theatre is at 321 Fourth St. S.W. in downtown Willmar.

The musical is about Millie, played by Andrea Limoges, who is getting married.

Three of her girlfriends — boy-crazy Sally, played by Aubrey Ross; very shy Florence, played by Ashleigh Cola; and young tag-along Dee Dee, played by Maria Novak — throw her a bachelorette party.

The girls end up sharing more than a great time — after tequila shots and "Snowball" sugar highs, they dive into the age-old questions about love, marriage and the overwhelming dating game.

It features classic 1960s songs like, "My Boy Lollipop," "I Will Follow Him," and "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me."

Pauline Prawl is the director, choreographer and costumer. Heidi Ahmann is the vocal assistant.

Evie Bartlett is the stage manager and Bob Thompson is the sound technician.

Patrick Gilmore is the lighting technician, mentored by Matt Hegdahl.

The set was designed and constructed by Steve Ahmann and Bill Prawl.

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