Morningside College to present “Jack and the Beanstalk”

Apr 04, 2019 • Theatre

Morningside College will present the children’s musical “Jack and the Beanstalk” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Ave., on the Morningside College campus.

The musical tells the story of Jack, who is conned by a dishonest salesman into exchanging his cow for what he is told are magic beans. When he returns home, his mother is angry, and she throws the beans into the garden, where they grow into a beanstalk that stretches to the clouds. This is the window to adventure that Jack has waited for, and he cannot resist climbing into the clouds to seek his fortune. 

“The production of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ is a fun ride for the audience where they will learn valuable lessons while having a great time,” said student Engels Perez Boscan of Caracas, Venezuela, who is directing the production. “The show is interactive and has a lot of surprises for the kids.”

Morningside College students in the cast are Eric Wells of Mineola, Iowa, as Jack; Summer Kramer of State Center, Iowa, as Minstrel; Madison Schueth of Fremont, Neb., as Mother; Jason Latta of Greeley, Colo., as Giant; Kassidy Hart of Omaha, Neb., as Cook; Dalton Van Briesen of George, Iowa, as Lucky the Cow; Brock Bourek of Columbus, Neb., as The Golden Goose; and Katsunori Baba of Fukuoka, Japan, as The Golden Harp.

The admission charge at the door will be $5 for adults and $3 for children.