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2016-2017

 

November 7, 2016

 

Theatre Department entertains with production of Once Upon a Mattress

 

Theatre Department entertains with production of Once Upon a MattressMarking the directorial debut of Cara Kem, the Cowley College Theatre and Music Departments performed Once Upon a Mattress November 3-5 in the Robert Brown Theatre.


This spin on the familiar classic included side-splitting humor as the audience shared in the tale of being true to yourself while overcoming obstacles and finding love simply by being who you are.


Kem, who serves as the interim theatre director at Cowley College, was proud of the work done by the students.


“They have worked so hard, and their dedication to excellence paid off,” Kem said. “I brought them many challenges, and they never backed down. These students and fellow faculty make my job so much fun.”

 

Cowley College Theatre and Music Departments performed Once Upon a MattressAssisting Kem were vocal music director David Smith and technical director John Rohr.


“This production was a labor of love for us all,” Kem said. “The three of us took the material and created our own world, mixed with both Medieval and Las Vegas tones.”


Others assisting with the performance were scenic interns Kristin James and William Blackburn, student director Kim Wong, assistant student director Kyle Smith, and lighting designers Chris Williams and Brianna Bixley.

Cast:
Winnifred – Jessica Burk
Lady Larkin – Jazmynn Burris
Queen Aggravain – Kayla Hawkins
King Sextimus – Cory Blevins
Nightingale – Allison Gladfelter
Princess No. 12 – Hannah Coryea
First Lady (Rowena) – Jenny Thivongsa
Second Lady (Merrill)/Kitchen Wench – Miyah Latney
Third Lady (Lucille) – Taryn Stone
Emily – Angel Morris
Pantomime Princess/Dance Captain – Courtney Wallace
Dauntless – Avery Hogan
Sir Harry – Zane Blackburn
Wizard – Julian Cornejo
Jester – Michael Rodriguez
Minstrel – Josh Amos
Sir Luce – Tim Hardman
Sir Studley – Austin Crowe
First Knight – Payton Latney
Second Knight – Gunner Johnson
Third Knight – Stephen Harris
Lady Mabelle – Tori Vansteinberg
Pantomime Prince – Ross Ferris


Orchestra
Kate Austin, Brianna Herndon, Megan Talbert, Rylie McConnell, Aimee Schwintz, Meagan Yakelis, Todd Clubine, Lindsay Allen, Sherryl Determann, Evan Ricker, Matt Allen, Kaya Miers, Shayna Templeton, Alyssa Looney, Jacob Shepherd, and Shae Nichols.