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Saturday’s selection program, emceed by sportscaster Dan Coughlin, followed a day of interviews and area appearances the previous Saturday. This year’s judges were Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough, 1981 Ohio Rose and Strongsville resident Maureen Hennessey, and radio newscaster Jim McIntyre.
Growing up in Ireland, Maria Walsh watched the Rose selection program every August. The nationwide broadcast was an annual sign that summer was coming to an end and the new school year would soon begin, she recalled.
“Don Pasquale” is a comedic opera with a message – don’t get married in old age. Performances take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 and 3 p.m. Feb. 22 at the 800-seat auditorium at Westlake High School.
OPA will not go out of business, as its arts programs are self-funded and managed separately from the building fund, its executive director said. And regardless of whether or not the $99,000 is raised, OPA’s 2015 schedule of plays and musicals will go on as scheduled at its current facility.