Past Productions & Photos

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Archival videos of performances from 2006 on are available via WSHS Drama Alum, Chad Bystrom at Bystrom Video


2018 Fall Play
Chorus Line production photos are posted here.

November 8, 9, 10 and 14, 15, 16 

Synopsis:
Leon Tolchinsky is ecstatic. He's landed a terrific teaching job in an idyllic Russian hamlet. When he arrives he finds people sweeping dust from the stoops back into their houses and people milking upside down to get more cream. The town has been cursed with Chronic Stupidity for 200 years and Leon's job is to break the curse. No one tells him that if he stays over 24 hours and fails to break the curse, he too becomes Stupid. But, he has fallen in love with a girl so stupid that she has only recently learned how to sit down.
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Cast 
  • Jade Brunner - Snetsky
  • Jonah Elbaum - Dr. Zubritsky
  • Lucy Gerston - Sophia Zubritsky
  • Isabella Hale - Mishkin
  • Evelyn Hicks - Slovitch
  • Wilder Law - Gregor Yousekevitch
  • Henry Parker - Leon Tolchinsky
  • Noah Schexnayder - Magistrate
  • Ruby Sullivan - Yenchna
  • Ruth Whitby - Lenya Zubritsky

          2018 Spring Musical
          Chorus Line production photos are posted here.

          March 29, 30, 31 and April 4, 5, 6

          Synopsis:
          A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, Zach, the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about themselves. Discomfort opens into revelation, confession leads to redemption, and within the bright, outwardly homogeneous chorus, the audience begins to see each dancer’s individuality. From Cassie, the star who just needs the “music and the mirror and the chance to dance,” to Val, a small-town girl with a brand-new big-town body, to Mike, who took his sister’s
          place in dance class, saying “I can do that.” Based on real Broadway
          dancers’ stories, as told to fellow dancer and choreographer
          Michael Bennett, 
          A Chorus Line is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest.
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          Cast 
          • Zach: Sam Cleary 
          • Lori: Sarah Brown
          • Judy (23): Natalie Brown 
          • Diana (2): Jade Brunner 
          • Kristine (10): Julie Schexnayder 
          • Val (179): Isabella Hale 
          • Sheila (152): Ruby Sullivan 
          • Connie (9): Kim Le
          • Bebe (37): Sawyer Guzek 
          • Maggie (149): Ella Quinn 
          • Cassie: Kate Williams 
          • Don (5): Manny Williams 
          • Richie (44): Jonah Elbaum
          • Mark (63): Henry Parker 
          • Mike (67): Wilder Cufley 
          • Greg (81): Jake Webley
          • Bobby (84): Daven Rikhof 
          • Al (17): Dante Novito (Zane Cufley)
          • Paul (45): Theodoric Greenleaf
          • Dancers:
            • Shelbi Andersen
            • Gabby Vulcano
            • Sarah Gleason
            • Amanda Johnson


          2018 Student Directed Play (Kim Le) 
          Killjoy

          Rick: Wilder Cufley
          Claudia: Isabella Hale
          Carol: Tris Heiden-Lundberg
          Vicki: Katy Jones
          Sonny: Henry Parker
          Victor: Will Rasmussen











          2018 Fall Show

          The Star Wars: Verily a New Hope 

          Synopsis
          Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike.  Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearsome Stormtroopers, signifying...pretty much everything.
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          Cast 

          Morgan Bolman: Darth Vader
          Natalie Brown: Chewbacca
          Max Browning: Admiral Motti, Commander, Gold Leader
          Jade Brunner: Jawa 2, Greedo, Officer 3, Rebel Chief, Red 6, Gold 2
          Molly Cooke: R5-D4, Captain, Officer 4/5, Envoy
          Bianca Custer: R2-D2
          Theodoric Greenleaf: Trooper 2/4, Guard 1, General Dodonna
          Isabella Hale: Han Solo
          Kimberly Le: Obi-Wan Kenobi
          Gabe McBride: Beru Lars, Commander Willard, Innkeeper, Red 7, Gold 5
          Henry Parker: Princess Leia
          Ella Quinn: Owen Lars, Trooper 8, Red 10
          Katya Rose: Trooper 1/3/5, Officer Cass, Wedge Antilles
          Katie Savage: Luke Skywalker
          Julie Schexnayder: Grand Moff Tarkin
          Cadence Sturgeon: Rebel (Lead) 1, Being 1, Guard 2, Trooper 9, Red 9
          Ruby Sullivan: (Chief) Pilot, Being 2, Officer 2, Biggs Darklighter
          Ruth Whitby: Commander Tagge, Officer 1, Red Leader, Jawa 1
          Kate Williams: C-3PO


          2017 Spring Musical

          Bonnie & Clyde
          a thrilling musical with a non-traditional score combining blues, gospel and rockabilly music. 

          Music by Frank Wildhorn
          Lyrics by Don Black
          Book by Ivan Menchell

          March 30, 31 and April 5, 6, 7
          7:30pm

          Special Benefit - April 1
          6pm Reception & 7:30pm Show
          Synopsis:

          At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America's most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement's worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless and alluring, the Tony-nominated Bonnie & Clyde, from the legendary Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & HydeCivil WarDracula) is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country.

          When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual craving for excitement and fame immediately sets them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers' thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo's fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer.

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          Cast 

          Eleanor/Ensemble: Abby Alishio 
          Governor Miriam Ferguson/Ensemble: Morgan Bollman 
          Marvin “Buck” Barrow: Wilder Cufley
          Stella/Ensemble: Bianca Custer
          Bob Alcorn/Ensemble: Maximillian Czerwinski
          Ensemble: Alessia De Gregoio 
          Young Clyde: Owen Finley
          Young Bonnie: Lucy Gerston
          Bud Russel/Ensemble: Theodoric Greenleaf
          Bonnie Parker: Isabella Hale
          Emma Parker/Ensemble: Zoe Harper
          Capt. Frank Hamer/Ensemble: Jah Kirby
          Henry Barrow/Ensemble: Wilder Law
          Teller/Ensemble: Maxwell Lemke
          Sherriff Schmid/Ensemble: Andrew Nesheim
          Clyde Barrow: Meir Parent
          Blanche Barrow: Linda C. Rigor
          Ensemble: Lexi Russ
          Cumie Barrow/Ensemble: Julie Schexnayder 
          Preacher: Mees Warmerdam
          Ted Hinton: Jake Webley
          Ensemble: Lucinda Wickersham
          Trish/Ensemble: Kate Williams


          2017 Student Directed Show
          The Odd Couple - Female Edition 
          January 11, 12, 13 @ 7:30pm

          Synopsis:

          Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. Never fear, the hilarity remains the same.

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          2016 Fall Production

          Synopsis:

          In 1930s Berlin, a group of left-leaning friends struggle to understand the world around them as Hitler rises to power. However, while they claim to have lofty ideals, they do not partake in active resistance against Hitler. The main character, Agnes, is mainly concerned about keeping her rent-controlled apartment. Meanwhile, these events are contrasted with a parallel presentation of events in America in the present day by a modern day activist, Zillah, who insists on taking action to fight repression and authoritarianism.

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          Cast 

          Zillah Katz: Maddy Wyse

          Agnes Eggling: Linda Cardona-Rigor

          Paulinka Erdnuss: Tris Heiden-Lundberg

          Vealtnic Husz: Maximilian Czerwinski

          Annabella Gotchling: Kim Le

          Gregor Bazwald: Maxwell Lemke

          Gottfried Swetts: Ryan Dean

          Emil Traum: Jahlil Kirby

          Die Alte: Katie Savage

          Rosa Malek: Zoe Harper 



          2016 Spring Production

          Synopsis:

          That lovable family of creepy kooks is alive and well and living in their super-spooky mansion in Central Park. The Addams family, led by the elegantly gaunt and seemingly undead Morticia and her ever-devoted husband Gomez, is in turmoil. Their daughter Wednesday, now 18, finds herself falling in love—a sensation that is unsettling for both her and her family of endearing misfits. When the teen invites her new boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, over with his “normal” family to get better acquainted with the Addams household, comic chaos (including everything from an amorous giant squid to mixed-up potions to a scorching tango) ensues.

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          Cast 

          Gomez Addams: Meir Parent

          Morticia Addams: Delia Finney

          Wednesday Addams: Kate Williams

          Pugsley Addams: Carli Evanson

          Fester Addams: Andrew Nesheim

          Grandma Addams: Asia Hemmerling

          Lurch: Henry Hossner

          Malcolm Beineke: Max Czerwinski

          Alice Beineke: Maddy Wyse

          Lucas Beineke: Brandon Weglin

          Addams Ancestors: 

          Meredith Boyer

          Grace Evanson

          Isabella Hale

          Tris Heiden-Lundberg

          Cole Isaacs

          Kate Savage 

          Daphne Sweetland

          Jake Webley

          Lucy Wickersham

          Tatiana Winge


          2015 Fall Production
          The Dead Guy 
          by Eric Coble

          The Pitch: You get one million dollars to spend over the next seven days. A camera crew follows your every move and broadcasts your adventures on national television. The Hook: At the end of the week…you die. The Best Part: The viewing audience gets to vote on the method of your death! For hard-luck Eldon Phelps, the deal is irresistible. But does America have the stomach for this much reality? What would you do if you had one week until you became…"The Dead Guy"? Stay tuned…

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          Cast 

          Gina Yaweth: Delia Finney
          Eldon Phelps: Mic Parent
          Dougie: Peter Bryson
          Intern Cabel Puller: Grace Evanson
          Roberta Phelps: Linda Cardona-Rigor
          Virgil Phelps: Wilder Law
          Christy Moline: Tris Heiden-Lundberg
          Woman #1: Elizabeth Luchino
          Woman #2: Katie Savage
          Security Guard: Max Czerwinski
          Nancy: Lucy Wickersham
          Leon: Andrew Haggerty
          Sheila: Julia Shexnayder
            


          2014 Winter Production

          The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon  ~ 

          The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like
          Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil's Grandmother andThe Girl Without Hands. A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun.

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          2013 Fall Production 

          The Diary of Anne Frank ~ The story of a Jewish family hiding from the German occupying forces in war-torn Amsterdam. To escape the horrors of Nazi persecution, Otto Frank hides with his wife and two daughters in attic rooms above an Amsterdam warehouse for two years. Also hiding with the Franks are four other people - the Van Daans, their son Peter, and a dentist, Mr Dussel. In her diary Anne recorded an account of the trials and tribulations of the people around her, alltrying to live a normal life in cramped attic accommodation, whilst under the constant threat of discovery by the Gestapo. This is a story made all the more dramatic because it is based on a true account, and concerns the lives of real people who lived at a time of unspeakable horror for the Jewish population in many European countries.

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          Cast:

          Anne Frank ~ Kaya Hubbard

          Otto Frank ~ Andrew Haggerty

          Edith Frank ~ Jo Clark

          Margot Frank ~ Brooke Larson

          Peter Van Daan ~ Peter Bryson

          Petronella Van Daan ~ Shaneen Walter-Edwards

          Putti Van Daan ~ Ezra Sarmiento

          Jan Dussel ~ Troy Nelson

          Miep Gies ~ Linda Rigor

          Mr. Kraler ~Simon Rehm




          2013 Spring Production 
          THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

          Cast:
          Vice Principal Douglas Panch ~ Stephen Mansfield
          Rona Lisa Peretti ~ Delia Finney
          Olive Ostrovsky ~ Hannah Feodorov
          William Barfée ~ Ezra Sarmiento
          Logainne SchwartzandGrubenierre ~ Taryn Smith
          Marcy Park ~ Hannah White
          Leaf Coneybear ~ Matthew Bohl
          Charlito "Chip" Tolentino ~ Chandra Lim
          Mitch Mahoney ~ Austin Medlock


          2012 Fall Production 

          Lend Me a Tenor 

          In this classic farce, its a historic night at the Cleveland Opera Company, world-famous tenor Tito Merelli is to perform in Otello. Through a series of mishaps, Tito receives a double dose of tranquilizers, causing the house manager to believe he is dead and setting off a chain reaction of slapstick and mistaken identity.

          Cast:

          Max ~ Matthew Bohl
          Maggie ~ Kaya Hubbard
          Saunders ~ Cameron Sonju
          Tito Merelli ~ Joseph Vargas
          Maria ~ Jo Clark
          Bellhop ~ Ezra Sarmiento
          Diana ~ Myka Kielbon
          Julia ~ Mary MacDonald






          2012 Spring Production
          BYE BYE BIRDIE is one of the most captivating musical shows of our time. It is a satire done with the fondest affection, and tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. An English Teacher, What Did I Ever See in Him?, Put on a Happy Face, One Boy, A Lot of Livin' to Do, Kids, Rosie and Spanish Rose are musical theatre classics. This is the tops in imagination and good old fashion fun.
           

          Cast List:

          James Bailey Ross   -   Conrad Birdie
          Matthew Bohl   -   Freddie, Swing
          Jo Clark   -   Mae Peterson
          Zira Cook   -   Randolph MacAfee
          Ryan Gluckman   -   Harry MacAfee
          Miranda Green   -   Ursula Merkle
          Kit Hall   -   Helen, Swing
          Aleczandr Jackson   -   Mayor, Swing
          Kyndahl Jones   -   Phyllis, Swing
          Viviann Kapuaala   -   Rosie Alvarez
          Adam Keene   -   Lee Johnson, Swing
          Myka Kielbon   -   Deborah Sue, Swing
          Mary MacDonald   -   Mrs. Merkle, Swing
          Kalani Meligro   -   Doris MacAfee
          Brayden Porter   -   Maude, Swing
          Jordan Sanabria   - Kim MacAfee
          Ian Sax   -   Harvey Johnson, Swing
          Taylor Schueler   -   Penelope Ann, Swing
          Taryn Smith   -   Margie, Swing
          Rashaila Tackett   -   Mayor’s Wife, Swing
          Miles Thornton   -   Hugo Peabody
          Joseph Vargas   -   Albert Peterson
          Hannah White   -   Gloria, Swing



          2011 Fall Production
          The Desperate Hours 

          The story of a home invaded by three escaped criminals and of civilized people being driven to violence. The Hilliards are a typical family living on the outskirts of Indianapolis. Suddenly, their pleasant home becomes a pressure cooker of cunning and violence.*


          Cast List:

          Melvin Aguda ~ Chuck Wright

          Matthew Bohl ~ Glenn Griffin

          Jo Clark ~ Ralphie Hilliard

          Travis Duell ~ Jesse Bard

          Ryan Gluckman ~ Samuel Robish

          Griffen Hagenson ~ Hank Griffin

          Myka Kielbon ~ Eleanor Hilliard

          Johnny Le ~ Lt. Carl Fredericks

          Mary MacDonald ~ Miss Swift

          Maddison Newell ~ Cindy Hilliard

          Peter Nguyen ~ Dutch/Mr. Patterson

          Lindsay Rogan ~ Agent Harriet Carson

          Taryn Smith ~ Tammy Winston 

          Max Zimmerman ~ Dan Hilliard

          2011 Spring Musical
          Oklahoma!

          music by Richard Rodgers 
          lyrics & music by Oscar Hammerstein II

          Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. 

          Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!

          The music and lyrics have proven to be some of the best in musical theatre with songs that include "Oh What a Beautiful Morning", "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top", People Will Say We're in Love, "I Can't Say No", "Oklahoma! and many more, making this a musical treat for the whole family. 

          Synopsis Source


          Fun Facts about Oklahoma!

          • Oklahoma! is the first true modern American musical
          • Opening in 1943, Oklahoma! was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first joint collaboration
          • Oklahoma! was the first musical where the lyrics in the songs advanced the plot.  Previously, the songs in the show were really separate from the narrative of the story
          • Oklahoma! was the first to have an original cast album
          • Oklahoma! held the record for longest running musical for 15 years
          • Oklahoma! won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1944


          2011 Student Directed Production
          A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody 

          It’s New Year’s Eve at the Perry mansion.  Julia and Matthew Perry seem to have it all. Still, Matthew wants something more -- to be rid of his wife, Julia, so he can have some real fun!  He resolves to murder Julia by the end of the year, and tells her so. She vows to stay alive, and tells him so. And so the game begins and of course hilarity ensues. 

          While Julia cleverly dodges Matthew’s devious murder attempts, the Perry friends and staff are dying off mysteriously. It seems Matthew is successful in murdering everyone but Julia. As the bodies are falling, dim-witted daughter Bunny contemplates calling off her wedding to unwitting Donald since all the intended gift-bearing guests are dying. Enter Detective Plotnik -- a Sam Spade reincarnation who suspects everyone, but hasn’t a clue. That is, not until Donald stumbles upon Julia and gentlemanly butler Buttram in what Donald mistakenly perceives as a compromising situation. Donald jumps to the conclusion that Julia is the murderer -- trying to murder Matthew! 


          2010 Fall Production

          12 Angry People

          12 Angry Men (1957) is the gripping, penetrating, and engrossing examination of a diverse group of twelve jurors who are uncomfortably brought together 

          to deliberate after hearing the 'facts' in a seemingly open-and-shut murder trial case. They retire to a jury room to do their civic duty and serve up a just verdict for the indigent minority defendant (with a criminal record) whose life is in the balance. The film is a powerful indictment, denouncement and expose of the trial by jury system

          . The frightened, teenaged defendant is on trial, as well as the jury and the American judicial system with its purported sense of infallibility, fairness and lack of bias. Alternatively, the film could also be viewed as commentary on McCarthyism, Fascism, or Communism (threatening forces in the 50s). One of the film's posters described how the workings of the judicial process can be disastrous: "LIFE IS IN THEIR HANDS - DEATH IS ON THEIR MINDS! It EXPLODES Like 12 Sticks of Dynamite."

          Cast

          FOREMAN: Taylor Schueler  

          JUROR NO. 2: Matthew Carlson

          JUROR NO. 3: David Ramirez

          JUROR NO. 4: Flannery Denison  

          JUROR NO. 5: Nanna Darden

          JUROR NO. 6: Matt Bohl   

          JUROR NO. 7: Johnny Le

          JUROR NO. 8: Kayla Swedlow  

          JUROR NO. 9: Kaily Irons-Fuda

          JUROR NO. 10: Sterling Espinoza  

          JUROR NO. 11: Biruktawit Mengistu

          JUROR NO. 12: Mackenzie Jennings 

          BAILIFF: Margie Alamario

          More info here:  http://www.filmsite.org/twelve.html


          2010 Spring Production
          Once Upon a Mattress
          A love-sick nobleman seeking to marry his sweetheart does his best to find his ruling prince a suitable bride so that he himself may wed. No one in Prince Dauntless’s kingdom is permitted to marry until the prince himself exchanges vows — a problem hindered by the fact that the prince’s overprotective mother, Queen Aggravain, has thus far thwarted all efforts to marry her son. This does not sit well with the honorable Sir Harry, a man whose heart longs to wed the fair Lady Larkin, and after a long and arduous journey specifically designed to find the prince a bride, Sir Harry returns to his kingdom to present Princess Winnifred of the swamps. Immediately smitten by the princess, Prince Dauntless sets into motion plans for a lavish wedding as his scheming mother cooks up a test that’s sure to send his marital plans awry.

          CAST
          Ryan Berry ~ Sir Harry
          Matt Bohl ~ Knight
          Lisa Broadstone ~ Princess Winnifred
          Matt Carlson ~ The Wizard
          Chris DeVore ~ Prince Dauntless
          Ian Hicks ~ King Sextimus
          Russell Iverson ~ Sir Luce
          Mackenzie Jennings ~ Lady in Waiting
          Mat Jensen ~ Sir Harold
          Genneva Machmiller ~ Lady Larkin
          Simone Machmiller ~ The Jester
          Nikita Mighell ~ Princess #12
          Kailey Pearce ~ Queen Aggravain
          David Ramirez ~ The Minstrel
          Emily Savidge ~ Lady Beatrice
          Arissa Sims ~ Lady Rowena
          Alex Soustek ~ Sir Studley
          Jaimi Tapia ~ Lady Mabelle
          Miles Thornton ~ Knight
          Corinne Wahchumwah ~ Lady in Waiting


          BAND
          CJ Abe ~ Bass Guitar
          Julia Bryson ~ Flute
          Brittany Chambers ~ Piano
          Ian Currier ~ Tenor Saxophone
          Kyle Edwards ~ Trumpet
          Patrick Gordon  ~ Baritone Saxophone
          Ryan Henson ~ Percussion
          Matthew Howell ~ Guitar
          Allan Jones ~ Flute
          Addison Khim ~ Alto Saxophone
          Zak Knutson ~ French Horn
          Jullianea Plummer ~ Clarinet
          Bazel Rivera ~ Flute
          Antonio Rodriguez ~ Trumpet
          Roger Rodriguez ~ Clarinet
          Natcha Srivichien ~ Clarinet
          Micheal Swanson ~ Trombone
          Sara Trotter ~ Clarinet
          Rebecca Van-Den-Ende ~ Trumpet
          Brando Westhoff ~ Trumpet


          CREW
          Lacey Ballard ~ Stage Manager
          Brittany Bennett ~ Tech
          Tessa Jinneman ~ Light Designer/Op 
          Chris Livingston ~ Spot Op
          Taylor Schueler ~ Spot Op
          Mariah Sepulveda Clark ~ Tech
          Candace Tilson ~ Tech
          Valerie Wahchumwah ~ Tech
          Colin Willson ~ Sound Designer/Op

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