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Jack and the Beanstalk is children's theatre show

Posted by Judy Riley on Monday, Apr. 13, 2009

Event Date/Time: Thursday, Apr. 23, 2009
End Date/Time: Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2009
Location: HFA Proscenium Theatre

by Hayley Saccoman, Theatre Publicity Office -- Prepare for an adventure of sky-high proportions when Jack and his magical beanstalk sprout up on the stage of the University of Minnesota, Morris April 23-29. Dramatized by William Glennon, “Jack and the Beanstalk” is a timeless favorite everyone is sure to love. Theatre arts major Kelli Tucker directs this magical quest to entertain children both young and old.

Staying true to the Morris campus theatre discipline’s “Season of Classics” theme, Tucker breathes life into this storybook tale using a “classic” mythical fairytale style. Audience members will feel as though they are opening the pages of their imagination, rather than watching a production play the stage.

Theatre arts major Aly Sepnieski designed Tucker’s fairytale aspirations with her larger than life set, complete with a growing beanstalk and a castle in the sky. Jessie Hennen, also a theatre arts major, has worked hard to imaginatively enhance the life and energy of each character through her costume designs. Audiences should be prepared for a visual ‘wow’ upon entering the magical world of this Morris campus children’s show.

“Jack and the Beanstalk” will satisfy anyone’s appetite for a “happily ever after” adventure. So come and get carried away in a land of fantasy where the best of dreams come true. For more information contact the Theatre Publicity Office at (320) 589-6249, or Theatre Publicity.

Photo by theatre arts major Alex Clark: Andrew Birnstengel as Jack