The Morningside College Performing Arts Department will present “The Elves and the Shoemaker” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in Klinger-Neal Theatre. Tickets are $5 general admission and can be purchased at the door.
The Morningside College Performing Arts Department will present “The Elves and the Shoemaker” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Ave.
The production tells the story of a kindly shoemaker and his wife who are kept poor by the Wicked Tax Collector until some tiny but industrious help arrives in the dark of night.
“‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ features lively characters, fun songs and audience participation,” said Betty Skewis-Arnett, the professor of performing arts at Morningside College who is directing the production and providing costume design.
Student cast members are Austin Brunick of Sioux Falls, S.D., as the Shoemaker; Katelyn Stewart of Crofton, Neb., as the Shoemaker’s Wife; Jared Martin of Humphrey, Neb., as the Wicked Tax Collector; Kailyn Robert of Osage City, Kan., as Nod the Elf; Becky Mayer of Sioux City as Nip the Elf; Engels Perez Boscan of Caracas, Venezuela, as Num-Num the Elf; Amy Carothers of Fort Myers, Fla., as the Herald; Becca Whitaker of Richfield, Minn., as Rosie; Christina Vazquez of Clive, Iowa, as PP; Madi Schueth of Fremont, Neb., as Constable; Morgan Trieweiler of Woodbine, Iowa, as Nanny; and Johnny Culver of Ottumwa, Iowa, as the Lord Mayor.
Students on the crew are Annalee Dorsey of Kansas City, Kan., as stage manager; Brock Bourek of Columbus, Neb., as light board operator; and Joey Volquartsen of Stanton, Iowa, and Jason Latta of Loveland, Colo., as house managers. Students on the stage crew are Alyssa Jaques of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; Krista Waite of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Caalyn Loehrs Dowling of Dakota City, Iowa.
Scenic and lighting design is crafted by Taylor Clemens, assistant professor of performing arts. Musical direction is provided by Steve Lundberg, an artist faculty member at Morningside.
Tickets are $5 general admission and can be purchased at the door.