|The Summer Stage production of The Adventures of Mr. Toad opens Thursday, July 18. Children from the community are a big part of the musical which is based on the popular book The Wind and the Willows.
Summer Stage at Black Hills State University will present two fun-filled weekends of music and theatre with its production of the musical The Adventures of Mr. Toad
by Piers Chater Robinson. Children from the community are a big part of this musical which is based on the popular book by Kenneth Grahame, The Wind and the Willows. The story tells the tale of the fall and rise of the impulsive Mr. Toad through a series of daring adventures.
Performances show dates are July 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., and July 21 and 28 at 2:30 p.m.
The cast of The Adventures of Mr. Toad includes: Tyler Millslagle, speech communications major from Rapid City, playing Toad; Emily Morse, mass communications major from Rapid City, playing Mole; Logan Sulentic, former BHSU student, playing Rat; Melissa Barnard, speech communications major from Rapid City, playing Badger; Tyler Steffens, speech communications major from Box Elder, playing Chief Weasel; Hannah Kloiber, business administration and theatre major from Parker, Colo., playing Rosy, the jailer’s daughter; Elysia Pederson, speech communications major from Spearfish playing Lady Magistrate and Aunt, the washerwoman; Shonee Singer, speech communications major from Dunlap, Ill., playing the clerk of the court; and Tytus Spivey, theatre major from Winder Barrow, Ga., playing the policeman.
Additional Summer Stage community performers include:
- Zade Dohman, Izzy Drumm, Will Everidge, Allison Jilek, Chitra McDill, Jaci Mollman, and Bryce Mullaney (the Weasels);
- Hanna Bjorkman, Rylyn Junek, Chloe Lerew, and Alyshya Wilde (the Rabbits);
- Ann Campbell, Kaylene Delahoyde, Tayler Duncan, Victoria Fischer, Danielle Valentine, and Norah Zoller (the Mice);
- Brayden Cathcart, Brayden Delahoyde, and Mac Fischer (the Squirrels).
The season wraps up with Lie, Cheat and Genuflect, a comedy by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore with performances Aug. 1, 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 4 at 2:30 p.m.
All performances will be in the Pangburn Theatre. The theatre is handicapped accessible. Reservations are recommended. To make reservations or learn more visit www.BHSU.edu/Theatre, call 605.642.6171, or email Summer.Stage@BHSU.edu. Ticket prices are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors $9 for students and $6 for ages 17 and under. Season passes are also available: $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and $20 for students.