Archive for Thursday, September 11, 2008

Traveling theater company preps Basehor-Linwood district students

Basehor-Linwood School District students Lexus Campbell, Jacob Robinette, Madisyn Winters, Tara Sitzmann, Zach Kamm and Makayla Atkinson, who played Town Criers in "The Little Mermaid," presented by the Missoula Children's Theatre, announce that the Prince is home from college during the Saturday afternoon performance at Basehor-Linwood High School. Students auditioned, rehearsed and performed the play during the span of one week. Missoula Children's Theatre is brought to the Basehor-Linwood School District annually by the Basehor-Linwood Education Foundation.

Basehor-Linwood School District students Lexus Campbell, Jacob Robinette, Madisyn Winters, Tara Sitzmann, Zach Kamm and Makayla Atkinson, who played Town Criers in "The Little Mermaid," presented by the Missoula Children's Theatre, announce that the Prince is home from college during the Saturday afternoon performance at Basehor-Linwood High School. Students auditioned, rehearsed and performed the play during the span of one week. Missoula Children's Theatre is brought to the Basehor-Linwood School District annually by the Basehor-Linwood Education Foundation.

September 11, 2008

The Missoula Children's Theatre, based in Missoula, Mont., is in town this week working with students in the Basehor-Linwood School District on musical theater. The annual event is sponsored by the Basehor-Linwood Education Foundation.

About 80 kindergarten though 12th grade students auditioned Monday afternoon for this year's production, "The Little Mermaid." Sixty students were cast along with four technical directors.

The young actors and actresses will learn songs, lines and dances during daily four-hour practices this week and will then perform a full production complete with costumes, make-up and sets at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, in the Basehor-Linwood High School auditorium.

This new version of "The Little Mermaid," written by Jim Caron, mirrors the classic tale, but incorporates a few surprises and humor.

MCT tour actors/directors Mackenzie Sherburne and Jon Gregory are both in their second season with the touring theater company. For more information, visit mctinc.org.

Cast list:

Celia - Brittany Laney

Delia - Moriah Manford

Amelia - Kristin Taylor

Ophelia - Kaitlin Allen

Gil - Andi Thomason

Prince - Nick Lopez

King - Alec Smith

Queen - Bridget Davis

Scouts - Lisa Tadlock, Cassandra Shaw, Sydney Stallbaumer, Danielle Ridder, Kristin Mance, Brittany Purrington, Brooklyn Hogfoss, Katie Eberth, Kayla Smith, Daniel Robinette and Abilgail Schif

Seasiders - Ethan Davis, Calder Hollond, Jill Espinoza, Melanie Johnson, Jenna Espinoza, Kyra Reece, Cassandra Eberth, Lee Seitter, Lyndon Seitter, Joliena Albrecht, Amber Gaffney, Shay Albrecht and Jada Mitchell

Town Criers - Lexus Cambell, Makayla Atkinson, Tara Sitzmann, Madisyn Winters, Zach Kamm and Jacob Robinette

Seahorses - Annie Grigsby, Sterling Hollond, Molly Blankenship, Mason Winters, Gabby Dicdow, Margaret Turrel, Sierra Salazar, Aubree Dutton, Delaney Farris, Delainey Wilson, Lillian Bogard, Jaedyn Roberts, Chloe Bogard, Sonya Zamora, Clarissa Kiefer and Amy Eberth

Assistant Directors - Lindsay Taylor, Rachel Eberth, Nicole Giomi and Kaylee Mather

Accompanist - Wendi Bogard

Mrs. Merman and Starfish - Mackenzie Sherburne, Tour Actor

Director - Jon Gregory, Tour Actor

Comments

dcarver 5 years, 7 months ago

I am very excited to watch this production with my daughter. However, I must express my disappointment at the times of your auditions and rehearsals. My daughter was deeply saddened by the fact that she would not be able to participate due to the fact that auditions were held @4:15 pm. Like most working parents, it is nearly impossible to accomodate that time. I hope that next year they will consider this and realize that this was somewhat discriminatory towards children with working parents who would like to have participated in this production as well.

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