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BEAR SNORES ON

JANUARY 22 – FEBRUARY 15, 2016 • All Ages

Adapted from the book by Karma Wilson. Adapted for the stage by Jennifer Kirkeby. Music and Lyrics by Blake Thomas.

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Bear-snoresWorld Premiere

Warm-up this winter as Bear and all his friends cozy up in our imaginative new musical! On a cold, stormy winter night, one by one, a whole host of animals venture into Bear’s cave to warm up. But even after the tea has been brewed and the corn has been popped, Bear just snores on! Come see what happens when he finally wakes up and finds them having a party!

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

  • Sunday, 1/24/16 at 2:00 *Pay What You Can Performance
  • Sunday, 1/31/16 at 2:00 pm  *ASL and Audio Described Performance
  • Saturday, 2/6/16 at 10:00 am*Sensory Friendly Performance

CAST

in Alphabetical Order

Benita the BadgerTeagan Bowar (Benita the Badger) Teagan is back on stage with Stages Theatre Company, having previously appeared in One Dog Canoe and Zen Shorts.  She also appeared in productions with SteppingStone Theatre, Palmer Lake Children’s Theatre, and King’s Players.  Teagan is 17 years old and in the 11th grade at Osseo Senior High.  “Thanks to my parents for supporting my love of the theatre and for funding my tea habit.”  “Don’t save something for a special occasion. Everyday of your life is a special occasion.” – Thomas S. Monson

Mick the MouseNick Cecchi (Mick the Mouse) We are excited to have Nick in his Stages Theatre Company debut.  He has also appeared in productions with Morningside Theatre Company.  Nick is 12 years old and in the 6th grade at Valley View Middle School.  He enjoys listening to music, acting, writing, playing piano, and building robots.  “Special thanks to everyone that got me to Stages Theatre Company! Special thanks to my family and friends for supporting me.”

Harrison the HareNicholas Dekker (Harrison the Hare) Nicholas in appearing in his fifth production with Stages Theatre Company.  He previously appeared in A Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Llama Llama Holiday Drama and Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse.  Nicholas has also appeared in productions with Chaska Valley Family Theater, Prior Lake Players, and Children’s Theatre Company.  He is in the 7th grade at St. Michael Catholic School, and enjoys video games and reading.  “Thanks to my sister for getting me to give acting a try and to my parents for their help and support!” 

Mollie the MouseSophie Farrell (Mollie the Mouse) Sophie will be appearing in her second mainstage production with Stages Theatre Company, having previously appeared in Junie B. Jones – The Musical.  She was also a part of our Next Stage: The Little Mermaid Jr.  Sophie has also appeared in a production with Hopkins High School.  She is 11 years old and in the 6th grade.  “I love to dance, sing and hang out with my friends. I want to thank my mom and my dad for encouraging me to do my best and always being their for me.”

Millie the MouseKi’Shya Graham (Millie the Mouse) We are excited to have Ki’Shya making her Stages Theatre Company debut.  She has also appeared in productions with Capri Theater.  Ki’Shya is 13 years old and in the 8th grade at FAIR School, where her favorite subject is English.  She also enjoys dancing, acting, and a little singing.

 

Edgar the RavenEmma Kempf (Edgar the Raven) Emma is back for her second show with Stages Theatre Company, having previously appeared in Goodnight Moon.  She has also appeared in productions with Blue Water Theatre Company and St. Louis Park Middle School Theater Program.  Emma is in the 9th grade at St. Louis Park High School, her favorite subject is Environmental Science, and she likes stripes!  “If you don’t live on the edge, you will never see the view” 

Gloria the GopherSara Magnuson (Gloria the Gopher) We are excited to have Sara in her Stages Theatre Company debut.  She was also part of our Next Stage: The Little Mermaid Jr.  Sara has also appeared in productions with Anthony Middle School.  She is in the 8th grade at Anthony Middle School, and would like to give a special thanks to her friends and family who have been very supportive of this opportunity.  “A head full of fears has no space for dreams.” – Unknown

Mumford the MoleGreta Nackerud (Mumford the Mole) Greta is returning to Stages Theatre Company for her third production.  She previously appeared in One Dog Canoe and Goodnight Moon.  Greta is 15 years old and in the 9th grade at Main Street School of Performing Arts.  She loves to read and write, and hopes to publish a book someday. Greta was a competitive swimmer until she discovered her true passion….acting! “I’d like to thank my arts teachers at MSSPA for your guidance and my mom and dad who support me in all the things I do.”

Winnie the RenCamille Norman (Winnie the Wren) We are excited to have Camille in her Stages Theatre Company debut.  She has appeared in productions with Orono Middle School and Blue Water Theatre Company. Camille is 14 years old, in the 9th grade at Benilde St. Margaret’s, and her favorite color is pink.  “Thanks to my family and friends for all their support!”

BearBrent Teclaw (Bear) Bear Snores On marks Brent’s 30th production with Stages Theatre Company. His first show here was Peter Pan when he was 10 years old. Most recently Brent appeared in Junie B. Jones – The Musical and Twelve Dancing Princesses. He has also worked locally with the Ordway Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Old Log Theater, Bloomington Civic Theatre, Actors Theatre of MN, and Theatre in the Round among others. Brent holds a Theatre Performance degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato. He can also be seen and heard in commercials, film and voice over. “Thanks to Sandy and Mel for this awesome opportunity!”  Visit brentteclaw.com for more info!


CREATIVE TEAM

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett
DIRECTOR & PRODUCTION MANAGER – Melanie Salmon-Peterson
MUSIC DIRECTOR – Sarah Hohenstein Burk
COMPOSER / LYRICIST – Blake Thomas
PLAYWRIGHT – Jennifer Kirkeby
CHOREOGRAPHER – Stephanie Harmon
COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER – Samantha Fromm Haddow
PROPS DESIGNER – Jim Hibbeler
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – Gretchen Katt
LIGHTING DESIGNER – Barry Browning
SET DESIGNER – Tiffany Fier
STAGE MANAGER – Becca Buntjer

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Sneak Peek of BEAR SNORES ON

Study Guide

SPECIAL APPEARANCES & RESOURCES

1/17/16 – RADIO: Steele Talkin’ with Jearlyn Steele! (timestamp: 00:24:00)
1/18/16 – WEB: Playwright JENNIFER KIRKEBY interviews author KARMA WILSON
1/26/16 – APPEARANCE: Toddler Tuesday at Mall of America

Q&A with the Bear Snores On creative team:

Based on the Book, Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson.  Adapted for the stage by Jennifer Kirkeby.  Music and Lyrics by Blake Thomas. Copyright © 2002 by Karma Wilson.
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