Cast Selected for Performance of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs at Heritage Center

Jan 23, 2019

DUBUQUE, Iowa – A cast of 50 local youth will present an original musical adaptation of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in University of Dubuque Heritage Center, John and Alice Butler Hall. The performance will be the culmination of a week-long rehearsal with Missoula Children’s Theatre touring company.

Here is the local cast, who auditioned on Monday:

Snow White – Emily Meyer, eighth grade, Anamosa Middle School

King – Ashton Hockett, sixth grade, Roosevelt Middle School

Queen – Anna McClain, seventh grade, Washington Middle School

Mirror – Reagan Russell, 11th grade, Shullsburg High School

Phineas – Randen McManus, fourth grade, Homeschool

Foxy – Lucy Freiburger, third grade, Irving Elementary School

Fernando – Samuel Haug, fourth grade, Eisenhower Elementary School

Dwarfs – Rachel Blanken, sixth grade, Roosevelt; Sidney Blanken, fourth grade, Hoover Elementary School; Joelle Haven, fifth grade, East Dubuque Elementary School; Anna King, fourth grade, St. Columbkille Elementary School; Erin King, sixth grade, Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School; Caroline Otting, sixth grade, Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School; Kendall Siebels, sixth grade, Monticello Middle School

Henchmen – Soren Obermuller, seventh grade, Washington; Jason Reichel, twelfth grade, Dubuque Senior High School

Black Forest Creatures – Madisyn Blaser, seventh grade, Washington; Mira Brock, sixth grade, Washington; Olivia Josvanger, sixth grade, Roosevelt; Jillian Kouzmanoff, eighth grade, Galena Middle School; Lauryn McManus, sixth grade, Classical Conversations Homeschool; Haleigh Northouse, seventh grade, Washington

Forest Animals – Lela Bryant-Henry, third grade, Bryant Elementary School; Shaelyn Cleland, fourth grade, Carver Elementary School; Berkley Hicks, third grade, Kennedy Elementary School; Stella Houselog, third grade, Carver; Ruby Kouzmanoff, third grade, Galena Primary School; Grace Maas, third grade, Farley Elementary School; Abigail Moubry, third grade, Maquoketa-Cardinal Elementary School; Jayme Miller, fourth grade, Bryant; Evangeline Phelps, fifth grade, Homeschool; Evie Shaw, third grade, Irving; Aaliyah Smothers, fourth grade, St. Columbkille; Ashlyn Tierney, third grade, East Dubuque; Josephine Till, third grade, Peosta Elementary School; Hayden Waelchli, third grade, Seton Catholic School; Kara Weber, third grade, East Dubuque

Bats – Carlee Coyle, kindergarten, Sageville Elementary School; Keira Flanagan, first grade, Carver; Lauren Foley, first grade, St. Columbkille; Evelyn Hauber, second grade, Seton Catholic; Calliope Hedley, first grade, Audubon Elementary School; Liberty Leifker, first grade, Our Lady of Guadalupe School; Evelyn Lenz, Irving; Keira Moore, second grade, Peosta; Zoey Pike, kindergarten, Irving; Lauren Roach, first grade, Eisenhower; Morgan Scott, first grade, Kennedy; Deakon Siebels, kindergarten, Shannon Elementary School; Josie Thibadeau, kindergarten, Kennedy

The local cast will appear alongside Sage Tokach, a MCT professional actor who will portray Witless the Woodsman. Linnea Connery, also with MCT, is the show’s director.

WHAT:                   Live at Heritage Center Family Series - Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs produced by Missoula Children’s Theatre

WHEN:                   Saturday, Jan. 26 – 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:                 John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:               $15 adult, $13 alumni/military, $9 student/child, $4 lap seat children 3 and under ($4 lap seat ticket available with purchase of an adult ticket)

Written and conceived by Jim Caron, MCT’s Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs is an original musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale performed by MCT and a cast of over 50 local children. A young princess named Show White finds herself in peril when her step-mother, the Queen, is told by her Magic Mirror that the princess is fairer than she. Aided by her two Henchmen and a band of evil Bats, the Queen plots to get rid of Snow White. Snow White escapes from the Queen and the Black Forest Creatures with help from Witless the Woodsman, and she finds a home with the Seven Dwarfs. When the Queen learns of Snow White’s whereabouts, she attempts to poison Snow White. But the Queen’s evil plans are thwarted when Snow White’s fearless Forest Friends, her father King Backwards, the Seven Dwarfs, and the Prince come to her rescue.

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs was originally developed by MCT, a non-profit organization based in Missoula, Montana. In 2018, more than 65,000 cast members across the globe took the stage to the delight and applause of their families, friends, community, neighbors, and teachers.

Tickets for Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs can be purchased Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at Box office also opens 90 minutes prior to performances.

Support for this engagement of Missoula Children’s Theatre has been provided by the City of Dubuque Leisure Services and a Mediacom Arts and Culture grant award. Also, MCT community youth outreach programming support has been provided by the Dubuque Racing Association and associated casinos, Q Casino and Diamond Jo Casino.