SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

Stage play by Joe Troiano. Based on the film Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano and Tom Hughes and the book The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano. Lyrics by Joe Troiano. Music composed and arranged by Jeffrey Zahn. © Holiday Hill Enterprises. LLC.
Ages 2-7

EXTENDED TO DUE POPULAR DEMAND!

Now thru NOV 12, 2020


 
WHAT’S THE SHOW ABOUT?
When Spookley arrives in the pumpkin patch he is teased by all the other pumpkins because of his odd shape. It just may take a threatening storm to help Spookley discover his own worth. This imaginative puppetry extravaganza filled with memorable music encourages everyone to “dare to be square.”

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WHAT'S INCLUDED in the
SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN:
Out of the Box Experience

  • Exclusive limited time access to a VIDEO feature performance. (Run Time: 50:30)
  • PROPS & CRAFTS inspired by Spookley for up to TWO (2) children.
  • ONE BOOK: The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin
  • PLUS: Special Access to a virtual LIVE Pick of the Patch! It's a special fall-themed event via ZOOM. The LIVE Pick of the Patch Zoom will be led by master teaching artists Matt Ouren, who also plays Jack the Scarecrow and STC education director Megan Collins, along with youth cast members. This Zoom Event will include interactive games, activities, dances, and more!!
  • COST:


    $50* per experience
    $10 per additional child (includes props and crafts)
    * Includes $5 ticket handling fee.

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    AUDIENCE RESPONSE

    • One of the best shows we've seen at Stages!
    • Great show! The characters were delightful. The music was fun, and we learned the Transylvania twist. The scarecrow was awesome! Thanks, Stages. I'll bring the grandkids back, again and again.
    • Excellent show! Loved the interactive puppetry and the ability of the actors to bring the little people into the midst of the show and still stay within character. Talented kids and talented adults!
    • An absolutely delightful performance! Perfect for younger kids. So much thought and care was put into staging, pre-show engagement, and the show itself. We can't wait for the next Stages experience!
    • Great show! I thought all of your cast members were really great. The singing was really fabulous and the scarecrow did a wonderful job entertaining and warming up an audience with so many young kids. I also love how the cast takes time to greet the audience and take pictures after the show!


    CAST

    In alphabetical order

    Claire Chapman (Edgar)
    Lynnea Doublette (Bobo)
    Sophie Farrell (Spookley) *
    David Gamache (Big Tom & Little Tom)
    Amy Horn (Lala)
    Chloe Johanson (Hay) *
    Miles Johnson (Allen)
    Hayley Mullins (Understudy Spookley) *
    Liam O’mara (Poe)
    Matt Ouren (Jack Scarecrow)
    Lilie Rankin (Mimi)
    * Stages Theatre Company Acting Conservatory Student

    CAST

    In alphabetical order
    * Stages Theatre Company Acting Conservatory Student
    CLAIRE CHAPMAN
    (EDGAR)
    LYNNEA DOUBLETTE
    (BOBO)
    SOPHIE FARRELL
    (SPOOKLEY) *
    DAVID GAMACHE
    (BIG TOM & LITTLE TOM)
    AMY HORN
    (LALA)
    CHLOE JOHANSON
    (HAY) *
    MILES JOHNSON
    (ALLEN)
    HAYLEY MULLINS
    (UNDERSTUDY SPOOKLEY) *
    LIAM O’MARA
    (POE)
    MATT OUREN (JACK SCARECROW)
    LILIE RANKIN
    (MIMI)

    CREATIVE AND PRODUCTION TEAM

    • ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett
    • DIRECTOR – Cody R Braudt
    • STAGE MANAGER – Sandriea White
    • PROPS DESIGNER – Marc Berg
    • SET DESIGNER – Sarah Brandner
    • MUSIC DIRECTOR – James Lekatz
    • COSTUME SUPERVISOR – Christa Ludwig
    • LIGHTING DESIGNER – Karin Olson
    • COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER – Lori Opsal
    • TECH DIRECTOR – Alan Pagel
    • PRODUCTION MANAGER – Melanie Salmon-Peterson

    PRODUCTION SUPPORT


    CARPENTER/ELECTRICIAN Talia Cohen, ELECTRICIAN Trevor Zapiecki, MASTER ELECTRICIAN: Bridget Gustafson, SCENIC ARTIST: Cinde Ashley, VOLUNTEERS: Jeff Aune, Scott Brown, John Cardinal, Justin Dekker, Ron Kline, Yvonne Ring, Mariann Wolf

    CREATIVE TEAM BIOS

    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”.
    JAMES LEKATZ (MUSICAL DIRECTOR)
    James Lekatz is a music director and composer in the Twin Cities. As a music director he has predominantly collaborated with Black Dirt Theatre, Mixed Precipitations, and Stages Theatre Company. As a composer at Stages Theatre Company, he has written the music for James and the Giant Peach, the ballet The Snow Queen, and musical version of The Velveteen Rabbit, in addition to many songs for workshops and conservatory programs. With the Minnesota Historical Society, he has a reoccurring holiday production about the history of Victorian Carols. He has worked with many companies within the Twin Cities and London, England. He holds a B.A in Theatre Arts, and a Certificate of Completion from the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA).
    JOE TROIANO (AUTHOR)
    Joe Troiano is the award winning author of more than a dozen children’s books including: The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin; Spookley the Square Pumpkin, A Family to be Thankful For; The Legend of Mistletoe and The Christmas Kittens; The Legend of JellyBean and the Unbreakable Egg; The Legend of Beacon the Bright Little Firefly; Spookley’s Costume Party; Spookley’s Colors and Numbers; Halloween Fun with Spookley the Square Pumpkin; It’s Halloween with Spookley the Square Pumpkin; It’s Your Cloud; and The Legend of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Joe is also an accomplished lyricist, having written songs for film, records, and television. In addition, Joe co-wrote the script and songs for the animated musical: Spookley the Square Pumpkin.
    JEFF ZAHN (COMPOSER)
    Jeff Zahn is a specialist in the world of kid’s music and TV. He has supervised the music for over 50 TV series and has composed over 400 songs for TV and Film. He has produced projects for: The Backstreet Boys, Wyclef Jean, Ray Charles, Ziggy Marley, Art Garfunkel, Taj Mahal, Debra Harry, Celine Dion, Josh Redmon, and Yo Yo Ma.