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Spookley the Square Pumpkin

Sept 30 – Oct 30, 2016 •  All Ages  •  AREA PREMIERE!

Based on the film “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano and Tom Hughes, the book “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin” written by Joe Troiano, and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage. Book and lyrics by Joe Troiano. Music composed and arranged by Jeffrey Zahn. Scenic and puppet designs by Brandon Kirkham.

Directed by Cody R. Braudt

Study Guide

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Seating is General Admission

Spookley the Square Pumpkin is teased by the other pumpkins because of his odd shape. His new friends – three hilarious spiders named Edgar, Allan and Poe – try to convince Spookley that square or not, he has a right to be the Pick of the Patch on Halloween. Spookley isn’t sure he has what it takes until a mighty storm threatens to destroy the entire patch, sending the round pumpkins rolling towards the raging river. Just in time for Halloween, Spookley – the “Official Spokes Pumpkin” for National Bullying Prevention Month – teaches us that sometimes being different can make all the difference in the world!

MUSICAL  |   RUNNING TIME: 50 minutes

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES:

  • Sunday, October 2 at 2 pm – Pay What You Can performance
  • Saturday, October 22 at 10 am – Sensory-Friendly performance

The end of bullying begins with you.

Spookley the Square Pumpkin is the perfect story to share with kids to explore ways of preventing bullying in our community! The Pacer Foundation has used the book, movie and play as a vehicle for lessons on bully prevention.
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Click here to see our BULLYING PREVENTION RESOURCE GUIDE where you’ll find helpful links & ideas to  “STOP BULLYING BEFORE IT STARTS”!!

CAST

in Alphabetical Order

LALA – Alexandra Bragg
FARMHAND – Lucy Daniels
SPOOKLEY – Sophie Farrell
BIG TOM & LITTLE TOM – David Gamache
MIMI – Carly Joseph
FARMHAND – Sophia Markstrom
MIMI – Bridget Miller
EDGAR – Helena Moore
BOBO – Lindsay Odegaard
SCARECROW – Matt Ouren
ALLAN – Wes Quist
POE – Nayah Tamfu
FARMHAND – Anna Vinup


CREATIVE TEAM

Written by Joe Troiano, and the stage production
Music composed and arranged by Jeffrey Zahn
Book and lyrics by Joe Troiano
Originally directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage.
Based on the film “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano and Tom Hughes and the book “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin”

STAGES THEATRE COMPANY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett
DIRECTOR – Cody R. Braudt
MUSIC DIRECTOR – James  Lekatz
CHOREOGRAPHER – Nikki Swoboda
SET DESIGNER – Erica Zaffarano
SCENIC & PUPPET DESIGNS – Brandon Kirkham
SOUND DESIGNER – Gretchen Katt
COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER – Lisa Mangone
PUPPET BUILDER – Joseph McGreevy
PUPPET BUILDER – Gordon Smuder
LIGHTING DESIGNER – Grant Merges
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR & PROPS DESIGNER – Jim Hibbeler
PRODUCTION MANAGER – Melanie Salmon-Peterson
STAGE MANAGER – Becca Buntjer
STAGE MANAGER – Rachel Lantow

PHOTOS

VIDEO

SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

COLORING SHEETS

STUDY GUIDE 

Study Guide for Spookley the Square Pumpkin at Stages Theatre Company

 

Lesson Plans and Ideas on Bully Prevention

THE END OF BULLYING BEGINS WITH YOU.

VIEW OUR BULLYING PREVENTION RESOURCE GUIDE

SPECIAL APPEARANCES & OTHER RESOURCES – Stay Tuned!

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PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Fri 9/30 7pm
Sat 10/1 1pm
Sun 10/2 2 pm – Pay What You Can performance

Wed 10/5 10am & 12:30pm
Thu 10/6 10am & 12:30pm
Fri 10/7 10 am & 7pm
Sat 10/8 10am & 1pm
Sun 10/9 2pm

Tue 10/11 10am & 12:30pm
Wed 10/12 10am & 12:30pm
Thu 10/13 10am & 12:30pm
Fri 10/14 10 am & 7pm
Sat 10/15 10am & 1pm
Sun 10/16 2 & 4:30pm

Wed 10/19 10am & 12:30pm
Thu 10/20 10am & 12:30pm
Fri 10/21 10 am & 7pm
Sat 10/22 10 am – Sensory-Friendly performance & 1pm
Sun 10/23 2 & 4:30pm

Wed 10/26 10am & 12:30pm
Thu 10/27 10am & 12:30pm
Fri 10/28 10 am & 7pm
Sat 10/29 10am & 1pm
Sun 10/30 2pm

Bio of Director CODY R. BRAUDT

CODY R. BRAUDT (Director)

Cody is a director, writer, and designer for live performance and theatrical experiences. Spending much of his time in generative theatre settings across the country, Braudt has collaborated on critically acclaimed work with artists such as Jon Ferguson, Whit MacLaughlin, Randy Weiner, Alexander Demers, and Tony Award Winner Diane Paulus.  As a director, his work has been seen at Stages Theatre Company, CREA Theatre Project, The Riley-Jacques Barn, The Depot Coffee House, The CalArts New Works Festival, The Trailer Trash Project, The CalArts Coffeehouse Theater, and the Shank Black Box Theater at La Jolla Playhouse. In 2013, Braudt worked along-side New York City’s finest directors, designers, producers, chefs, and artist on the creation of Queen of the Night (an intimate reimagining of The Magic Flute) at The Paramount Hotel in Times Square. The production was hailed by The New York Times as “A Circus of Intimate Sensation”.

Bio of Musical Director JAMES LEKATZ

JAMES LEKATZ (Musical Director) 

James is a resident teaching artist in many Twin Cities school districts and is the lead teacher of our CAST program (Creative Accepting Sensory-friendly Theatre), for students ages 7-17 affected by autism. James also is a lead theatre instructor in a residency partnership with Perspectives Inc., an organization that helps reintroduce families going through chemical addiction rehabilitation. James is an experienced composer and has created original musical scores for many STC productions and shows at other area theatres. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts from Augsburg College, a two-year certificate of completion from the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA), and has certification in teaching youth with autism from the Autism Society of Minnesota.

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