POINT PLEASANT — This year’s playful installment by the Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School Theater Department surpasses “spectacular” and ventures into the realm of “spectaculathon” — complete with talking fish, royalty and familiar fairy tales.
“The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon,” a comedy by Don Zolidis and directed by Kitti Kaylor, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 3-5 at Wedge Auditorium located at PPJ/SHS. The cost is $5 — a small price to pay to support the arts in the community.
According to Kaylor, students have been working for the last two months to prepare for their production of this popular comedy. The play is described as a fast-paced parody of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales — with a modern twist.
Students in grades 7-12 will fill the character roles (see complete cast list below), with six lead actors who are seniors in this year’s PPHS Class of 2014. These seniors have at least 11-14 plays under their belts already at PPJ/SHS, with this one being their last performance as students, Kaylor said.
Cast list: Charles Adkins, narrator one, devil one; Bree McCullough, narrator one, enchantress; Karlee Edmonds, girl; Ayla Edwards, Rapunzel; Jacob Shull, prince one; Elias Towner, prince two; Rebecca Fielder, mother; Chris Luckeydoo, father; Ben Luckeydoo, Hansel; Kendra Williams, Gretel; Samantha Machir, witch one; Mariah Hill, fisher girl; Chris Luckeydoo, talking fish; Camryn Tyree, crab one; Mikayla Hughes, crab two; Ciara Stanley, host; Eryka Hernandez-Aki, plant; Richard Haller, frog prince; Kara Ebert, cobbler elf; Nicole Williams, princess; Shane Ward, king; McKayla Meadows, dwarf one; Josh Grumling, dirt merchant; Shane Ward, Rumpelstiltskin; Kyra Meadows, dwaf two; Eryka Hernandez-Aki, Snow White; Ayla Edwards, witch; Jacob Shull, prince three; Ben Luckeydoo, Walt; Victoria Trimble, devil’s grandmother; Shane Ward, devil two; Kameron Smith, doctor; Kendra Williams, Little Red; Avery Daugherty, grandma; Elias Towner, wolf; Nicole Williams, Cinderella; Alanis Meadows, wicked stepsister one; Tiffanee Kemper, wicked stepsister two; Victoria Trimble, wicked stepmother; Kameron Smith, woodcutter; Elias Towner, Prince Charming; Josh Grumling, Herald; Brittany Bonecutter, girl without hands; Shanye Ward, off stage voices one and two; Ben Luckeydoo, off stage voice three; Elias Towner, God’s voice; Lee Ann Anderson, Rebecca Fields, Kara Ebert, Mikayla Hughes, birds; Lee Ann Anderson, actor.
The backstage crew includes: Garrett Safford, Josh Grumling, Caleb Kineson, Ben Browning, Jenna McCarthy, Grace Sprouse. The makeup crew are: Jenna McCarthy, Grace Sprouse, Michele Williams.