Bring the whole family to see Ramona Quimby!
Performances are Oct. 18, 19, 20 & 21
Thursday and Friday Performances: 7:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday Matiness: 2:30 PM
Hold onto your hats as you follow the latest breathless adventure of the world’s most animated elementary school student – Ramona Quimby! This unpredictable, exasperating, boisterous, and independent girl is always aggravating her older sister, Beezus, constantly getting into trouble, and sometimes “making a big, noisy fuss” when things don’t go her way. Narrated by her older sister, Beezus, we follow Ramona through the ups and downs of third grade - teacher troubles, a family wedding, and sibling rivalry riotously combine into a loving family portrait! Along with the discovery that life is not always fair - Ramona and Beezus come to realize that while sisters may not always agree…they can be good to have around. Ramona Quimby is dramatized by Len Jenkin and based on the books by Beverly Cleary.
We have a large cast for this show full of newcomers and MHT veterans! Playing the irrepressible Ramona is Benton resident Maddie Englert who was last seen on the MHT stage as Junie in Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook last March. Ramona’s sister, Beezus, is played by Jensen Knudsen - whose many theatre credits include playing Junie B in J Jingle Bells, Batman Smells in December 2015. It’s a convocation of Junie Bs! Brittany Wentworth, who made her debut in last season’s The Hobbit plays Mrs. Quimby with Philip Chestnut making his first MHT appearance as Mr. Quimby.
MHT Veteran Miranda Bliss, whose credits include Corie in Barefoot in the Park, will play the role of Aunt Bea. Another MHT veteran, Isaac Galliher, will play Uncle Hobart having last appeared as Joey in May’s drama Just Like I Wanted.
Playing Howie is Max Tolar, (Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook) with Betty Wise playing Mrs. Kemp and newcomer Katy Taylor starring as Mrs. Griggs. Eliza Esper is making her Family series debut in the role of Susan.
Whataburger waitress Tammy is played by Barrett Wagner (Gooney Bird Greene), with bridal boutique owner Selma played by Aspyn Burnett (Just Like I Wanted). Ramona’s classmates include Carson Chestnut (Junie B is not a Crook), Abbie Dawson (Charlotte’s Web) and Dagny Page (Junie B is not a Crook). Davis Byrd is making his first MHT appearance in the dual roles of Mr.Frost/Sponsor with James Turner also making his debut as the Old Man. Leyton Morris is in his first Family Series show as Whopperburger Boy and Boy Scout
Klickitat Street residents include newcomers Cadin Hawkins and Kyra McClain and MHT veterans Elijah Turney and HG Page. Scouts include newcomers Clark Turner, Jude Williams, Wilson Page, and Braden Talbert along with MHT veteran Corban Williams. The Scout Leader is played by Mason Hancock (Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe). Brownies include newcomers Claire Evitts, Elise Hamblin and Molly Crider with Therese Watson (Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook!). Sophia Hoffman as Brownie Leader.
The show will be directed by April Cochran with Noah Tolar as Assistant Director, and Aspyn Burnett as Production Assistant. Jim Keeney is Master Carpenter, Set Design by Kevin Shelby, Lighting Design by Tom Hanson, Costume Design by Angela Hoerner with costume construction assistance by Brittany Brown.