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September 26, 2012

Public invited to attend Cowley College Children�s Theatre


Children's TheatreWith area school children packing the Robert Brown Theatre Wednesday for Cowley College’s Children’s Theatre production of “A Walk in the Woods” by Debbie Metzler, the public is invited to attend the high-energy play Thursday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $2 or $1 with a canned food item, which will be donated to Manna Ministries.

The play mixes many of the classic fairy tale stories into one unique adventure. A total of 1,600 students in USD 470- and the surrounding schools will have three opportunities to take in the performance prior to Thursday evening’s finale.

Scott MacLaughlin, director of theatre at Cowley College, enjoyed seeing the children’s response to the play during Wednesday’s morning and afternoon performances.

“The children provide such a great audience because they allow themselves to believe in the characters,” MacLaughlin said.

The plot is described as being made up of Goldilocks, the Three Bears, Red Riding Hood, the Three Pigs, and Hansel and Gretel, all blended into one delightful play while staying true to the original stories. 

Nicole Mason served as the student director of the cast of 20.

“It was a wonderful opportunity for Nicole to serve in that capacity and she did a great job of stepping up,” MacLaughlin said.

Rehearsals began in August and will culminate in the four performances of the play.

“The students have done an incredible job with their dedication to each other and the show as a whole,” MacLaughlin said.


  • Stage Manager: Vanessa Sherman
  • Goldilocks: Rose Hooley
  • Papa Bear: Kyle Stufflebeam
  • Mama Bear: Ashley Foster
  • Baby Bear: Amber Creed
  • Jack Horner: Gary Fizer III
  • Gypsy: Jacy Jo Millard
  • Butcher: Robin McGonigal
  • Jill: Martika Spore
  • Red Riding Hood: Kaitlyn McDonough        
  • Wolf: Rebecca Munoz
  • Baker: Gabbie Stephenson
  • Candlestick Maker: Iris Howard
  • Witch: Elizabeth Lewis           
  • Grandmother: Hayley Rogers
  • Woodsman: Sean Rethmeier
  • Hayward Pig: Tim Kennedy
  • Stickly Pig: Victoria Huchinson
  • Mason Pig: Addam Porter
  • Hansel: Tyler Grimes
  • Gretel: Lauren Gardner

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