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Drama, suspense to entertain audience during Phantom of the Opera at Concordia

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Concordia will present an evening of music, suspense and theatre in the production of the musical “The Phantom of the Opera” on Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 9 at 2 p.m., Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 16 at 2 p.m., all in Weller Hall auditorium.

“This show is a big undertaking for any theatre company, and it includes numerous technical and performance challenges along the way,” said Bryan Moore, director of theatre at Concordia. “I hope people appreciate and enjoy the choices we have made for our production. Multiple people have expressed both excitement and surprise about us producing this show, so we look forward to sharing our production with the Concordia Nebraska campus and surrounding communities.”

Tickets for the performance are available in the Neebo bookstore in the lower level of the Janzow Campus Center on Concordia’s campus. They can also be purchased at the door prior to the show. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for Concordia faculty, staff and students.

“The Phantom of the Opera” is based on the book by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe. The musical follows an opera house ghost in France that terrorizes the house’s cast and crew and also falls in love with one of the actresses.

Student members of the production include (listed alphabetically by state and then last name):

Collin Christiansen, senior, Palmer, Alaska, playing Phantom

Joseph Pierson, sophomore, Van Buren, Ark., scenery

Jacob Fink, freshman, Long Beach, Calif., playing in the chorus/various roles

Pamela Jones, sophomore, Goleta, Calif., costumes

Allison Caudle, sophomore, Greeley, Colo., playing in the ballet chorus and doing lights

Ben Leeper, sophomore, Falcon, Colo., playing Lefevre

Conner Lloyd, senior, Parker, Colo., props

Katherine Toler, junior, Greeley, Colo., playing in the ballet chorus

Bethany Williams, senior, Aurora, Colo., sound

Sarah Krause, sophomore, Rockford, Ill., playing Meg

Emily Jensen, junior, Sioux City, Iowa, playing in the chorus/various roles

Christian Schultz, senior, Wamego, Kan., playing in the chorus/various roles

Michaela Gierke, senior, Billerica, Mass., playing in the chorus/various roles

Tyler Hoyt, freshman, Tyngsboro, Mass., playing Piangi

Nick Butcher, senior, Saginaw, Mich., assistant director

Emily Fehn, freshman, Freeland, Mich., assistant stage manager

Mark Esser, freshman, Mayer, Minn., playing in the chorus/various roles

Mason Koeritz, junior, Northrop, Minn., playing Firmin

Stephanie Wilde, senior, Parkers Prairie, Minn., stage manager

Karen Burgess, junior, Lee’s Summit, Mo., playing Christine

Emily Kollbaum, sophomore, Concordia, Mo., playing in the chorus/various roles

Kaellyn Marrs, senior, St. Louis, Mo., playing in the chorus/various roles

Jodie Means, freshman, playing in the chorus/various roles

Chris Genszler, freshman, St. Louis, Mo., playing Buquet

Chad Berg, sophomore, West Fargo, N.D., scenery

Jonathan Jahnke, junior, West Fargo, N.D., playing Raoul

Sean Carpenter, senior, Hollis, N.H., sinfonia conductor

Marol Feickert, sophomore, Lawrenceville, N.J., playing in the chorus/various roles

McKenzie Akeson, freshman, Chappell, Neb., playing in the ballet chorus

Kirsten Awe, senior, Tilden, Neb., costumes

Tanner Bohlender, sophomore, Lincoln, Neb., playing Andre

Elyssia Finch, junior, Omaha, Neb., playing Madame Firmin

Ian Hendrickson, freshman, Seward, Neb., playing in the chorus/various roles

Lindsey LaMountain, sophomore, Gretna, Neb., playing Madame Giry

Adrienne Langewisch, senior, Seward, Neb., playing in the chorus/various roles

Cassandra Lewis, high school, Bee, Neb., playing in the ballet chorus

Tyler Raabe, freshman, Omaha, Neb., playing Reyer

Tessa Reece, freshman, North Platte, Neb., playing in the ballet chorus

Clara Rich, sophomore, Lincoln, Neb., playing in the chorus/various roles

Elisha Scheiber, freshman, Seward, Neb., playing in the ballet chorus

Emma Schmeling, freshman, Louisville, Neb., playing in the ballet chorus

Ann Spilker, freshman, Ashland, Neb., playing in the ballet chorus

Lauren Staehr, senior, Grand Island, Neb., playing Carlotta

Aleya Robinson, sophomore, Straw Plains, Tenn., playing in the ballet chorus

 

Concordia faculty/staff contributing to the production include (listed alphabetically by last name):

Sarah Farr, Concordia faculty, soloist vocal director

Daneen Kovar, Concordia staff, ballet choreographer

Bryan Moore, Concordia faculty, stage director

Robert Olson, Concordia staff, scenery

Kurt von Kampen, Concordia faculty, chorus vocal director