Sept. 13, 2010
Morningside College’s theatre department will present a children’s musical version of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26, at Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Avenue.
Show times are 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.
The play was written by theatre professional Stan Gill, a former guest artist-in-residence at Morningside. The performance will include a chase scene and audience participation.
Cast members are Courtney Ruff, a freshman from Council Bluffs, Iowa, as Goldilocks; Nancy Seeman, a freshman from Stanton, Neb., as Mary; Mandy Suing, a junior from Sioux City, as the mother; Elijah Wolf, a freshman from Denison, Iowa, as Papa Bear; Corinne Youngberg, a junior from Blaine, Minn., as Mama Bear; and Eric Furness, a freshman from Sioux City, as Baby Bear.
The director is Wendy Joe Bryce, a 2004 Morningside graduate and current teacher at Sioux City East High School.
Madalyn Mardesen, a junior from Elliott, Iowa, is the stage manager and Elizabeth Hanstein, a freshman from Le Mars, Iowa, is the assistant stage manager. Andrew Curry, a junior from Urbandale, Iowa, is the backstage manager.
Additional members of the crew include: Brianna Carter, a senior from Sioux City, light board operator; Jennifer Kinzey, a sophomore from Sioux City, house manager; Aimee Little, a freshman from Louisville, Ky., front of house assistant; Jacob Sandvick, a senior from Sioux City; backstage crew; Haleigh Pigott, a freshman from Sioux City, backstage crew; Matthey Hadley, a freshman from Sioux Center, Iowa, backstage crew; Laura Krengel, a junior from Wyoming, Minn., wardrobe; Melissa Richter, a freshman from Rock Valley, Iowa, wardrobe; Andrew Poeckes, a freshman from Remsen, Iowa, lighting; Kyle Thaden, a junior from Creston, Iowa, lighting; Michael Stern, a freshman from Santiago, Dominican Republic, set construction; Erica DeWaay, a freshman from Sioux Center, Iowa, set construction; Athena Riesenberg, a junior from Sioux City, set construction; Sara Olson, a freshman from Marcus, Iowa, paint; Donna Habinck, a freshman from Mapleton, Iowa, paint; Corina Sommer, a freshman from Round Lake, Ill., props; and Cora Kugler, a sophomore from Watertown, Minn., props.
Approximately 2,200 students and teachers from area pre-schools and elementary schools will attend special weekday performances of the play.
Morningside’s theatre department has entertained more than 44,800 elementary school students and their teachers with its children’s plays since 1987.