B-P students partner with the Missoula Children’s Theatre to present ‘The Pied Piper’

Broadalbin-Perth students in grades K-8 will take the stage with professionals from the Missoula Children’s Theatre for performances of “The Pied Piper,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 and noon Saturday, Nov. 10. Tickets will be sold at the door for $7 each, and children under age 3 will be admitted free of charge.

According to Missoula Children’s Theatre, the story of “The Pied Piper” centers around Sara, an orphan girl, and the other townspeople of Hamelin Town who turn to the mayor and council when their town is overrun by ravenous rats. They call upon the Pied Piper to save them from the troublesome creatures — but when the town chooses not to pay the Piper, the children are led away from the town along with the rats!

Students auditioned for roles in the show Monday afternoon and have been rehearsing after school all week to prepare for the performances. The cast list is as follows:

  • Pied Piper – Jayla Garcia
  • Sara – Emma Waterman
  • Mayor’s Son – Ryan Michalski
  • Mayor’s Daughter – Isabella Forsey
  • Mayor’s Youngest – Charlotte Farrington
  • Council Members – Riley Bakuzonis, Jayden Farrington, Jace Garrison, Christiane Parke, Gianna Parks, Andrew Satas
  • Barbers – Kaitlyn Cetnar, Kailyn Feerick, Janelle Garcia, Ladian Work
  • Hamelin Administrative Team (HAT) – Reid Bakuzonis, Taneya Berry, Rocco Constantino, Nicholas Parry, Kendall Riley
  • Cooks – Alyssa Dolcemascdo, Gracie Francher, Ava Jennings, Jacob Orapello, Ava Rickard,  Blake Shields, Lacey Smathers, Cameron Verrago
  • Townskids – Sandra Brand, Samuel Huckans, Marissa Keane, Isabella Kopsick, Janerose Lis, Alana McDonald, Samantha Sopper, Noah Verrago, Aimee Watermann
  • Rats – Lincoln Barker, Reagan Bowie, Peyton Brown, Kyle Case, Julianna Dolcemascdo, Jason Feerick, Emily Freed, Connor Henry, Chloie King, Alana Novak, Ariana Padilla,  Jena Parkes, Aleya Rickard,  Leah Smith, Alexandria Soper
  • Assistant Directors – Shayla Goodemote, Cadence Kiddle, Zachary Snyder

The Missoula Children’s Theatre’s residency at Broadalbin-Perth has been made possible thanks to the financial support of the Broadalbin-Perth Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). “The Pied Piper” was conceived and written by Jim Caron, with additional dialogue by Steven Thomas and Michelle Nigh, music by Bob Hubley, and additional music by Michael McGill.