April 1, 2005
Morningside College’s theatre department will present a musical version of the Hans Christian Andersen children’s story “The Emperor’s New Clothes” on Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17, at Klinger-Neal Theatre.
Show times are 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday. The performances are sponsored by Morningside's Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
Cast members are Tony Smith, a freshman from Sioux City, as the jester; Iris Seaman, a freshman from Sioux City, as the magician; Kayla Glaza, a senior from Manchester, Iowa, as the cook; Beth Vogt, a freshman from Dow City, Iowa, as Zif; Himi Muzutani, a sophomore from Paullina, Iowa, as Miggot; Jenna Rehnstrom, a junior from Hartington, Neb., as the empress; and Jonathan Rotramel, a senior from Anthon, Iowa, as the emperor.
The director is Wendy Bryce of Sioux City. Bryce is a 2005 December graduate of Morningside. Piano accompaniment will be provided by Terry Brooks, an adjunct faculty member at Morningside.
Other members of the crew are:
Elizabeth Kelly, a sophomore from Falls City, Neb., stage manager; Jennifer Benjamin, a sophomore from Sioux City, assistant stage manager; Jessica Smith, a junior from Sioux City, light board operator; and Rachel Radel, a freshman from Mitchell, S.D., props.
Admission for the public is $3. Reservations are not required, but can be made by calling 712-274-5196.
Approximately 2,400 students and teachers from area pre-schools and elementary schools will attend special weekday performances of the play.
Morningside’s theatre department produces four plays a year, including its fall and spring children’s plays, which have entertained more than 30,900 elementary school students and their teachers since 1987.