Monster’s coming to a park near you for young audiences

Theater For Young Audiences’ will present “There’s A Monster In My Closet!” sponsored in part by Acuity and the Arts.

Written by Stewart and Francouer, this musical romp begins when Emily discovers a monster named Murray in her closet! This misplaced monster just wants to play video games. Add a slumber party and teasing boys to the confusion. All ends well when a bit of magic helps solve Emily's problem.

Stage director Danica Hansen and assistant Brianna Finley cast sixteen youngsters in grades four through nine to play the following roles: Kate Bemis (Sprite Robin), Florence Butterfield (Sand Fairy), Cassie Chrisman (Mrs C), Michael Covey (Dream King), Franki Formas (Wanda), Gracie Froh (Brain), Joanna Heup (Sprite Jamie), Kaylee Krieski (Katie), Nate Letscher (Chris), Gavin Rankin (Nathan), Mackenzie Ross (Murray), Sofia Santamaria-Micher (Emily), Matthew Staats (Tom), Cecelia Szyman (Toady), Madeleine Vue (Stephanie) and Olivia Vue (Megan).

Music director Hilary Mayer together with choreographers Lily-Rose Butterfield and Camille Staats staged the rollicking production numbers to include “I’ve Got My Groove On”, “What Was That Thing?”, and “Girls/Boys Are Such a Pain” .

Technical director Mary Whitehouse Burkey oversaw the design crew composed of

Kate Bemis, AJ Burkhard, Natalie Burkhard, Cassie Chrisman, Michael Covey, Catie Denson, Nate Letscher, Mackenzie Ross, Camille Staats, Matthew Staats, and Sarah Torres.

Outdoor performances will be given at 6:30pm on Monday, August 3 at Pigeon River School, 3808 N. 21st Street, Sheboygan; Tuesday, August 4 at Plymouth Arts Center, 520 East Mill Street, Plymouth; Wednesday, August 5 at Longfellow School 819 Alabama Avenue, Sheboygan and Thursday, August 6 at Cedar Grove’s Memorial Park, 131 Van Altena Avenue. Rainsites are available.

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