Theatre program to present children's production

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Theatre program to present children's production

Members of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University theatre program will present their annual children’s production to the public Saturday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium in Alva.  Admission will be $1. They also will be performing four shows Nov. 20-21 for children in the community and surrounding areas.

The play is titled “Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine” written by Bob May, Christopher Tibbetts and Roy C. Booth. Kimberly Weast, MFA, professor of theatre arts, will be directing the play with Patrick Wilson, Aubrey, Texas, junior, serving as her assistant.

According to Samuel French, Inc., play publishers and author’s representatives, “Beanie Boren, a science wiz who is not keen on reading, has designed a book reading machine for the science fair… Unfortunately, the machine is neither user friendly nor bug free.  When Beanie turns it on, out pop the witches from ‘Snow White,’ ‘Hansel and Gretel’ and ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ each set to wreak havoc!  Beanie must get them back into the books with help from the good guys in the same stories.  Afterward, he is eager to read about his new best friends - the old fashioned way.”

“We highly encourage parents to bring preschoolers, church groups, girl scouts, boy scouts and children of all ages,” Weast said.


The cast for the play, including their characters, in order of appearance will be:


Alejandro Martinez playing Mr. Wright, Woodward freshman; Trenton Judd as Beanie, Sapulpa junior; Tori Hurley, Evil Queen (from “Snow White”), Sheffield, Iowa, freshman; Ryley Kurtz, Candy (the witch from “Hansel and Gretel”), Miami freshman; Ally Shea, Wicked Witch of the West, Tulsa freshman; Scott Budig, Professor Librum, Shattuck freshman; Karlie Klaeger, Dorothy, Medicine Lodge, Kan., freshman; Hayden Nickel, Gretel, Helena senior; Scott Bartley, Hansel, Enid senior; Alyssa Casey, Snow White, Russell, Kan., freshmen; Tali McDonald, Dewie Decimal, Alva senior; Tracy Meza, Hewie Decimal, St. Cloud, Fla. junior; Elizabeth Lalli, Louie Decimal, McAlester freshman..


The children’s production stage manager is Michelle Penner, Cherokee senior.  Scenic design is by Hanson Long, Waynoka senior; Penner (assistant). Lighting design is by Meza and Weast. Lighting master is Micah Roberts, Newkirk junior. Audio design and master is Tiffany Mason, Lawton sophomore.  Costume design is by Hannah Dirks, Woodward senior; and Alica Hall, Alva graduate student, (assistant).  Makeup design is by Penner and McDonald (assistant).  Prop design is by Hurley (prop master); Taylor Morris, Pacoima, Calif., sophomore; Meza; Shea; and McDonald.  Scenic costume and decoration is by Penner, Shea, Morris, Klaeger and Long.  Master Carpenters are Roberts and Joe Roever, Okeene, May 2014 graduate.  Set construction is by the Theatre Production Classes I and II. Production stage crew includes Jordan Lyles, Sapulpa senior; Ben Fox, Cape Charles, Va., junior; Ashley Urban, Enid senior; Coleman Osborn, Beaver freshmen; Stephanie Mitchell, Hennessey freshmen; Amanda Metcalf, Enid freshmen; and Morris. Publicity design by Hall.