Friday, May 22, 2009

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Abby Mortenson and Kelsi Adams in Backyard Kids Theatre's Production of Cinderella On June 13 & 14

Coweta Arts Tidbits

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Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258


May 19, 2009

Coweta Students Abby Mortensen & Kelsi Adams


In Backyard Kids Theatre Production of Cinderella On June 13 & 14 


     Lisa Sunderman McCauley, the General Manager of the Fayette-based Backyard Kids Theatre, has announced that there will be two Coweta County students involved in the Theatre's production of Cinderella next month.   Abby Mortensen, a fifth grade student at Cannongate Elementary School, will be playing the role of the cloth merchant and will be among those cast members singing solos.  Kelsi Adams, a 17 year old student at Northgate High School will be serving on the Creative Team as the Make-Up & Hair Co-ordinator.
     The idea of kids putting on their own theatrical production was formed by Paige McCauley, Camille Edwards, and Chase Thomaston and is supported by their parents.  Consequently this theatrical troupe is organized, managed, and supervised by the McCauley, Edward, and Thomaston families.  Its mission is to allow high school and middle school students to use their creativity in directing, casting, acting, and choreographing the shows themselves.  It also provides opportunities for talented middle school performers to take parts that they usually would not be permitted to take due to their age.  Additional information can be found on their website
      The website carries this announcement about their next show, Cinderella:  

Music by Richard Rodgers

Books and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Adapted for the Stage by Tom Briggs

From the Teleplay by Robert L. Freedman



                           $8.17 Brown Paper Tickets (.17 extra service charge, but early seating)

$8.00 per ticket at door


     The Backyard Kids Theatre is pleased to announce our 2009 Season's show. We will be producing the great classic Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella with an all student cast and crew.  The show will be held June 13th at 7 p.m., and June 14th at 3:00 p.m. at Heritage Christian Church, off Redwine and Peachtree Parkway, in Fayetteville, GA.    

Student Creative Directors:

Director:  Chase Thomaston (8th Grade)
Music Director: Stephanie Earle (11th)
Student Creative Team:
Choreography: Nora Wilfong, Chase, and Brent Davis
Stage Manager: Nathan Pearson (9th)
Make-up/Hair Coordinator: Kelsi Adams
Costume Adviser: Anna Kate Spears
Nathan Hung, Pianist
Brent Davis, Violinist
We are proud to Announce our Cinderella Cast!
Cinderella- Paige McCauley
Fairy Godmother- Camille Edwards
Prince Christopher - Ben Papac*

Stepmother- Micole Mayfield

Joy- Hannah Feltner
Grace- Abby Feltner
King- Michael Reep*
Queen- Stephanie Earle*
Lionel, Town Crier Austin Monk

Jayme, Royal Steward- Janina Monk
*Guest Artists 
Introducing Our Ensemble: (solos**)
Older Sister/ Maiden- Olivia Krug**
Young Girl/ Maiden-  Regan Grillo**
Younger Sister- Gillian Revoir**
Cloth Merchant- Abby Mortensen**
Baker/Charles the Cat/ Guest- Grant Krug**
Cheese Merchant/Guest- Preston Earle**
Palace Guest- Evan Krug
Footman-  Zack Richards
Horses/Mice -  Payton Edwards, Rachel Brown, 
                         Jordyn Richards, and Avery Grillo
Flower Girl/ Maiden- Anna Lee Robbins
Fruit Seller/ Young Cinderella- Jamie Richards
Student Volunteers:
Ana Bankey: Stage Crew
Abby Butler: Stage Crew
Amanda Butler: Stage Crew
Makenzie Thomaston: Stage Crew

Adult Production Volunteers:
Artist: Kem Roda
Photography: Dan McCauley
Lighting Liaison: Pia Ugarte
Sound Liaison: Matt Elliott 

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