Get ready for some wholehearted fun and Minnesota humor when Tina and Lena take the stage at Pathways Community Church.
The two ladies, with a resume that boasts performances in 21 states, including appearing eight times at the Minnesota state fair, bring their clever comedy and musical harmonies to Pathways, May 19, 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.
The event is part of a community outreach, said Colleen Graber co-chairperson, who subscribes to the old adage laughter is the best medicine.
“It’s hard times for everyone right now,” Graber said. “We want to give people a chance to come, relax and lighten their load a little.”
The performers, aka as Annette Hustad (Lena) and Sue Edwards (Tina) have been hitting the road for 28 years with their act. Both are former teachers. They were best friends in Canby, Minn., where they grew up and attended high school together.
For Hustad, a former K-12 music teacher, the best part of performing is hearing the laughter and seeing the smiles on audience members’ faces.
“We just don’t laugh enough,” Hustad said in an interview.
After a performance, people have come up to us and said, I live in constant pain and for that one hour of your show I was able to forget about the pain, Hustad said.
“It’s that gift of laughter and joy,” she said about why she so enjoys her gigs.
For more information on Tina and Lena, visit their website at www.tina-lena.com.
Other co-chairpersons of the Pathways Community event are Penny Ranzinger and Diane Allen.
Graber invites community members to come and see the show, a family-oriented event filled with antics, humor and music.
“It should be uplifting to your spirit,” she said.
Pathways Community Church presents “Tina and Lena,” Saturday, May 19, 12:30 p.m. $8. For reservations make checks out to PCC Joy Ministry and mail to Pathways Community Church, 6341 167 Ave. N.W. Ramsey 55303. Tickets available at door if not sold out prior to performance. Church’s address is above. For more information, visit www.pathwaytolife.org or call 763-242-2191.
Elyse Kaner is at [email protected]