Musical by Ralph Covert
and G. Riley Mills

Based on the Newbery Honor book
by Eleanor Estes

March 3-13, 2016

Bullying, friendship and forgiveness are the theme for this season’s Youth Theater production. It’s a musical based on a 1945 Newbery Honor book by Eleanor Estes. Humor, colorful characters, and memorable songs combine to create a timeless story.

Directed by Marcy Keim


This production is double-cast. With the exception of the adult roles and the ensemble, the roles of the students will be performed by both a younger and an older cast member in separate performances.

Cast A (Younger)
Monique Kirsch as Miss Mason
Daniel Brown as Jan/Svenson
Timothy Williams as Jack
Addie Selna as Willie
Ellie Manfreda as Wanda
Gemma Quilici as Maddie
Eliana Busch-Hebert as Peggy
Abby Rhoades as Cecile

Cast B (Older)
Monique Kirsch as Miss Mason
Daniel Brown as Jan/Svenson
Nick Brown as Jack
Cooper Robbins as Willie
Abbey Wendell as Wanda
Caecilia Mueller as Maddie
Madi Whitmer as Peggy
Alexandria Crank as Cecile

Ensemble (both casts)
Talia Barbieri
Celia Boldizar
Elly Boldizar
Elizabeth Brown
Charlotte (CC) Chiavetta
Danielle Ellington
Harper Hunt
Zoe Kirsch
Abigail Patrick
Reghan Paynter
Isabella Quilici
Anna Robbins
Vivian Shillingsburg
Alison Staples


Marcy Keim, Director
Gabrielle Vizcaino, Assistant Director
Amelia Corle, Pianist
Marisa Markoch, Choreographer
Megan Keim, Co-Stage Manager
Melissa Damann, Co-Stage Manager
Coco Damann-Meldau, Prop Manager
Megan Keim, Sound Designer
Luke Young, Assistant to Pianist
Mike Selna, Set Designer/Technical Director
Kristin Boldizar, Scenic Artist
Elly Boldizar, Scenic Dress Artist
Production Assistant Team:
Jamie Quilici, Rebecca Busch, Julie Brown, Tracey Hunt
David Leone, Photographer