The Free Press, Mankato, MN


June 9, 2013

'Grand' farewell

Popular MSU Theatre instructor directing two more shows before departure, including musical revue opening Wednesday


Hustoles praised the "extraordinary" job he did with the dramatic rock musical. Wayne called it his "greatest triumph."

For his part, Finocchiaro said he officially starts his new job on Aug. 1 and will remember fondly his time in Mankato.

"I've been really blessed to be here for nine years," Finocchiaro said. "To move on with my career, it felt like the time to go in a new direction."

If You Go What "A Grand Night for Singing" Where Ted Paul Theatre of the Earley Center for Performing Arts Performances 7:30 p.m. on June 12-15 Tickets Available at or by calling or stopping by the Theatre & Dance Box Office 4-6 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 507-389-6661. Cost is $22 for regular, $19 for discounted (available through the box office only) and $15 for current MSU students.

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