The Pied Piper

Excelsior is excited to announce their upcoming summer production of The Pied Piper to be produced July 12 & 13 at the DeKalb Outdoor Theater.  Auditions will be May 29 & 30.  Rehearsals will start on June 24th and will continue until the performance dates.  A break will be taken to celebrate the July 4th holiday.    Actual rehearsal dates and times will be published by mid May.  Participants for this will fall into the target age of 8 to 22 years old.  Special consideration may be given for kids younger or older.  Each participant will need to register with Excelsior Arts Academy and pay a $35 fee.  If kids are unable to pay this fee, scholarships are available.

The Pied Piper is adapted by our director of drama – Mary Kay Clark.  If you are unfamiliar with the basic story, it appears below.

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In 1284, while the town of Hamelin was suffering from a rat infestation, a piper appeared, claiming to be a rat-catcher. He promised the mayor a solution to their problem with the rats. The mayor, in turn, promised to pay him for the removal of the rats. The piper accepted and played his pipe to lure the rats into the Weser River, where they all drowned.

Despite the piper’s success, the mayor reneged on his promise and refused to pay him the full sum even going so far as to blame the piper for bringing the rats himself in an extortion attempt. Enraged, the piper stormed out of the town, vowing to return later to take revenge. On Saint John and Paul’s day, while the adults were in church, the piper returned dressed in green like a hunter playing his pipe. In so doing, he attracted the town’s children. A hundred and thirty children followed him out of town and into a cave and were never seen again.

Cinderella Cast List

Congratulations to all who auditioned.
Cinderella – Kendyl Smith
Prince Sebastian – Evan Turner
Step sister Aloysia – Cali Joachim
Step sister Constanze – Katlynn Howley
Young step sister – Laken Mosler
Step mother Maria – Jessica Freeman
Father Sigmund – Taurean Hackbush
Sebastian’s friend Wolfgang – Stratus Smith
Fairy Godmother/Bird – KT Smith
King Leopold – Jesse Mann
Greta – Taquoia Hackbush
Elsa – Jada Lee
Liesl – Brooke Culler
Sophia – Adia Eggering
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A Christmas Carol

This was a beautiful show.  We are very happy with the show and the attendance.  A very Big Thank You to all of our sponsors – Best Deal Auto Sales,  Matt Barse Creations, Four Seasons Lawnscaping, Sweetwater Sound and our overall show sponsor Specialty Services Security.

Another big thank you to the First Christian Church in Auburn for our audition and rehearsal space and to the First United Methodist Church in Auburn for our performance space.