NEGAUNEE – It may have been different from the more typical musicals “Bye Bye Birdie” or “Sweeney Todd” put on by the Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council at the Vista Theater this summer, but “Kalevala: Land of Heroes” has grown far beyond the normal weekend or two run of a show.
First, “Kalevala,” based on a Finnish mythic cycle, was written by Ishpeming resident Paul Olson, using the original poem as its base.
Second, the entire production, including 16 of the original 18-member cast, was taken on the road to be shown at the Detroit Finnish Cooperative Summer Camp Association in downstate Wixom for two performances last month. …
Aw man, I would have liked to see that. Not being Finnish gets in the way of seeing some cool things.