Closet Monsters, The Dream King, The Sandman, and a group of children trying to capture them all in the act, create musical mayhem in Tibbits Young Audiences’ 2017 Spring Musical, There’s a Monster in My Closet running March 24 - 26.
In this fanciful musical, Emily is sent to bed only to find a monster in her closet! While teased by her brother and his friends, Emily knows it’s not her imagination because her friend Stephanie saw the monster as well. Determined to capture the beast the two girls recruit some friends to assist them. However, none of the children know that Murray, the closet monster, is terrified of them. For allowing himself to be seen, Murray’s boss puts him on probation. This is just the beginning of Murray’s troubles as Emily and her friends hatch a plan to capture him.
There’s a Monster in My Closet’s cast consists of 45 local students from the surrounding counties. Producer Tirsha Odisher said, “Everything is really coming together. Our actors are doing a fabulous job with their choreography and staying in character. We can’t wait for the community to see what talented kids we have this year.”
The cast for There’s a Monster in My Closet is as follows:
Kaden Bell as Luke, Karsten Bell as Sandman, Shaun Coleman as Sheldon, Corrin Cook as Claire, Gunnar Cornwell as Theo, Lexi Galliers as Wanda, Abigail Harmon as Phoebe, Jeffrey Harvey as Connor, Nicholas Herendeen as Aaron, Conner Kaniewski as Chris, Lydia Kaniewski as Mom, Julia Kirk as Emily, Paige Kirkpatrick as Kelly, Emily McIndoe as Blake, Faith Miller as Pink,
Ava Abigail Needham as Liza, Natalie Needham as Mia, Kaitlyn Noble as Brain, Nolan Nohr as Murray, Carson Perz as Tom, Hayden Shimizu as Toady, Ryan Smith as Nathan, Alexandra Stewart as Tara, Lucas Stewart as Dream King, Jaden Swartz as Stephanie, Shelby Taber as Mary, Lauren Teeple as Jessica, Alison Turner as Jamie, Audrey Waltke as Megan, Lily Weber as Nora, and
Makaighla Wilber as Robin.
Making up the Dream World chorus are Carmen Bruce, Jezzie D'Water, Garrett Gruner, Eva Keller, Colton LaFountain, Kayden LaFountain, Micah Lee, Jillian McKinley, Rachel Rutz, Dane Pickell, Carolyn Potter, Anna Vorce, Bella Carrion, Joel Miller, Ava Moore.
There’s a Monster in My Closet is written by Angela D. Stewart with music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur. Lou Stuckey directors the production with Kathleen Farrand as musical director. There’s a Monster in My Closet is sponsored by The Coldwater Kiwanis Club
Performances are at 7pm March 24 and 25 with a matinee showing at 2pm Sunday, March 26. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by visiting Tibbits.org, at the box office the night of the performance, from cast members, or at the Tibbits administration office located at 93 West Chicago St., Coldwater. Tibbits Opera House is located at 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater.
For more information call 517-278-6029.