Civic Youth Theatre Play with Music
Each season, since the early 1940s, thousands of youth from the greater Kalamazoo area have been entertained and educated through attendance of or participation in our Civic Youth Theatre program. For many of our young patrons, a Youth Theatre production serves as an introduction to theatre as an art form. Youth involved in a production learn very quickly that it takes a lot of hard work to put on a show. As they memorize lines, paint scenery and collect props, they are also building friendships and develop self-confidence that will last them a lifetime.
On the outskirts of town stands a ramshackle house. It might not seem like much 'til you peek through the railings....then you'll find that there's a horse on the porch, a monkey in the kitchen and a freckle faced, red-pigtailed, whirlwind of a girl in mismatched stockings presiding over it all. This is the domain of Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking - or Pippi! Pippi Longstocking is a scrappy 9-year-old girl who asks a lot of questions and always puts bullies in their place but she has a tendency to get caught up in one outrageous adventure after another! Whether she's fending off burglars, wrestling a circus strongman, or sailing away on a pirate ship, Pippi will win over the sternest of hearts in this rollicking musical adaptation of Astrid Lindgren's beloved book.
RATING: THE WHOLE FAMILY
"...focuses on joy and whimsy, with a whole lot of chances to dance, dance, dance."
- Boston Globe
Pippi - NOLA PERRY
Annika _ ALYDIA THOM
Tommy - JACK LESKOWSKI
Mrs. Prysselius - GEORGIA HUTTON
Mrs. Settergren - SARAH FRAZIER
Mrs. Grandberg/Ghost Mama/Sailor - BROOKLYN MOORE*
Thunder/Sailor - NOAH AIELLO
Bloom/Sailor - MAX BUTKIEWICZ
Klang - BJORN NELSON
Larsson - ANDREW KLEPSER
Captain Longstocking/Strong Man Adolf - LIAM SMITH
Teacher/Carnival Barker - AJ ROSE
Toy Vendor/Child/Sailor - TAYLOR BERNARDI
Candy Vendor/Child/Sailor - CHLOE DAVIS
Soloist/Child - MAGGIE MARTIN
Nicole/Child - ISOBEL NEWMAN*
Assistant Stage Managers
CHLOE MAE PAGE
Paint Build Crew
Scenery Run Crew
Front of House Crew
MIA FRANCESCA STROVEN
Scenery Build Crew
Light Board Operator
Follow Spot Operator
KAIA J. KAEDING
A1 Sound Operator
Costume/Makeup Run Crew
* Denotes Civic Theatre Debut / ^ Denotes First Time Crew Member
Director - MELISSA SPARKS
Accompanist - SIRASA SCHONDER
Scenic Designer - APRIL THOMSON
Costume/Hair/Makeup Designer - ELAINE KAUFFMAN
Lighting Designer - CATHERINE PRATT
Sound Designer - ANNMARIE MILLER
Technical Director - KATRINA PEARSON
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Stage Manager - MEGAN HENDERSON
Friday, May 17th at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 18th at 1:00pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, May 18th at 4:00pm
Sunday, May 19th at 2:00pm
Wednesday, May 22nd at 9:30am
Wednesday, May 22nd at Noon
Thursday, May 23rd at 9:30am
Thursday, May 23rd at Noon
Friday, May 24th at 7:30pm (Meet the Company)
Saturday, May 25th at 2:00pm
Water based haze & fog and latex items may be used in this show.
Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes with no intermission.
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.