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Wayne State Students to Perform 'Little Shop of Horrors' March 24-27

Published: 3-16-2011 11:05 am

WAYNE, Neb. - Wayne State College students will perform "Little Shop of Horrors" at 7:30 p.m. March 24-26 and 2 p.m. March 27 in Ramsey Theatre. The musical comedy will feature an orchestra.

In the musical, a down-and out skid row floral assistant discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon the exotic plant grows into an ill-tempered rhythm and blues singing carnivore who offers fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite.

Dr. Gwen Jensen, a professor at Wayne State College, will direct the production. Other Wayne State production team members include: Carrie Chapman, technical director and scenic designer; Dr. Ronald Lofgren, vocal director; Dr. David Bohnert, orchestra conductor; Phillip Pfaltzgraff, rehearsal accompanist; Justin Pommier, stage manager; Mechelle Poessnecker, assistant stage manager; Dr. Melissa Derechailo, venue technician; and Lesley Gangwish, box office manager. Kevin Earlywine, a University of South Dakota undergraduate in musical theatre, is guest choreographer.

Tickets will be $7 for adults, $5 for students older than 12; or $3 for children 12 and younger; WSC students, staff and faculty admitted free with their college identification cards.

No reservations will be taken. Groups of more than 25 may call ahead for special rates to (402) 375-7422.

The box office will open 60 minutes before curtain on performance days. The House opens 30 minutes before curtain time.

For information: Dr. Gwen Jensen at (402) 375-7422

Cast members and their hometowns:
Katie Thornsburry of Arnold
Michaela Reicken of Ashland
Aaron Scheffler of Columbus
Sherry Dorman of Concord
Riley Dohmen of Creighton
Jill Stara of David City
Kayla Seefus of Fort Calhoun
Heather Bowen of Fremont
Matthew Johnson of Pierce
Kai Friis-Hansen of Oakland
John Joseph Hawk of Omaha
Rachel Ware of Omaha
Mechelle Poessnecker of Page
Andrew Halsey of Pierce
Jeremy Anderson of Stanton
April Osnes of Stapleton
Patrick Mencke of Tekamah
Aaron Holt of Wayne
Ryan Lewon of Wayne
Joshua Schmidt of Yutan
Ebony Shanklin of Sioux Falls, S.D.
William Miller of Sioux City, Iowa
Will Green of Victoria, Minn.
Shelby Vickery of Worthington, Minn.

Production Team:
Lighting Designer . . . . . . . Matthew Weinrich of Pierce
Makeup Designer . . . . . . . Andrew Halsey of Pierce
Makeup Crew . . . . . . . . . . Shelby Vickery of Worthington, MN, Michaela Reicken of Ashland
Properties Manager . . . . . . . . April Osnes of Stapleton
Properties Crew . . . . . . . . . . .Michaela Reicken of Ashland
Set and Backstage Dresser . . Blair Sommerfeld of Wayne
Costume Coordinator . . . . . . . .Rachel Ware of Omaha
Costume Crew . . . . . . . . . . . Heather Bowen of Fremont, Shelby Vickery of Worthington, Minn.
Combat Coordinators . . . . . . .Joshua Schmidt of Yutan, Michaela Reicken of Ashland
 
Orchestra
Clarinet . . . . . . . . . Katie Bencken of Lincoln
Bass Clarinet and Clarinet . . . . . . . Miranda Musgrave of McCook
Soprano Saxophone . . . . . . . Zachary Nathan of Norfolk
Flute . . . . . . . . . . . Emily Derby of North Platte
Drums......................Andrew Gould of Omaha
Baritone Saxophone . . . . . . . Lincoln Havranek of O'Neill
Keyboards . . . . . . . Karen Tschida and Christina Laska, both of Wayne                         
Guitar . . . . . . . . . . . D.J. Smith of Wayne
Piano.......................Philip Pfaltzgraff of Wayne
Percussion..................Michael Horton of Bellevue and Eric Klima of Norfolk
Trumpet . . . . . . . . Kimberly Garhart of York
 

 

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