Performing Arts

Children's Theater

2017 Production - The Grateful Beasts

 
Inspired by the story “Stone Soup.” In this play within a play, a crafty traveler with a flair for storytelling arrives at a village and has to persuade some stubborn farmers to contribute a few of their prized vegetables to his soup pot. The traveler tells the farmers the story of Lionel, a charitable farm lad who saves the lives of five unfortunate animals. Determined to seek his fortune in the big city, Lionel ventures forth with five silver coins his mother gave him for his journey. Along the way, Lionel buys a loyal hunting dog, a faithful horse, a cat with an attitude, a blues-singing nightingale, and a bear who hates puns, saving them from a certain death. When Lionel reaches the city, he discovers that an evil ogre has transformed King Percival into a rat, taken over the kingdom, and has his sights set on marrying Princess Bianca. It is up to Lionel and his animal friends to recover a magic wishing ring and save the kingdom from the clutches of the selfish ogre.
Matinee Performances
(for the younger levels - Kindergarten-5th Gr.)

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 - 10:00 am and 12:00 pm
 
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 9:00 am and 12:00 pm
 
Public Performances
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 7:00 pm
(Open House - 5 pm)

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 4:00 pm

The Grateful Beasts - Cast List

  • TINKER: Christian Fuller
  • CARROT FARMER: Isaiah Zabell
  • POTATO FARMER: Alyssa Scheunemann
  • ONION FARMER: Katherine Kopplin
  • HERB FARMER: Jess Nader
  • CABBAGE FARMER: Josiah Winkel
  • HORSE: Hannah Wendland
  • DOG: Kylie Kozinski
  • GAMEKEEPER: Seth Koelpin
  • BEAR: Izzy Blank
  • COURT JESTER: Megan Waack
  • NIGHTINGALE: Andrew Schuler
  • ROYAL ADVISOR: Phil Snyder
  • CAT: Katrina Buelow
  • GUARD 1: Jonathan Marquardt
  • GUARD 2: Jacob Zabell
  • LIONEL: Luke Schultz
  • COUNT OLDRICH: Lane Korth
  • KING PERCIVAL / RAT: Max Brandt
  • MOTHER / CHAMBERMAID 1: Susannah Demarce
  • STABLE HAND / CHAMBERMAID 2: Alice Smith
  • PRINCESS BIANCA: Jenna Boggs