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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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UW-Eau Claire Students to Perform in 'The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe'
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MAILED: March 17, 1997

EAU CLAIRE - A number of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students will perform in the upcoming department of music and theatre arts production of "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe." The show, a story of magic adventure, is a new adaptation for the stage of the classic by C. S. Lewis.

The show, directed by Dr. Cheryl Starr, will have school performances at 9 and 11 a.m. April 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 and 24. Public performances will be at 1:30 p.m. April 12, 13 and 19 and at 7:30 p.m. April 11, 12, 18 and 19.

The following students will perform:

Steven Reinke, an undeclared freshman from Beaver Dam, will play Aslan.

Sara Adams, a sophomore theatre arts major from Trempealeau, will play the White Witch.

Heather Leanna, a sophomore elementary education major from Denmark, will play Lucy.

Ryan Paulson, a freshman theatre arts major from Eau Claire, will play Edmund.

Erin Riechers, a sophomore English major from Belmont, will play Susan.

Mark Jonathan Joosse, a freshman art major from Weyerhaeuser, will play Peter.

Joseph A. Nicikowski, a sophomore theatre arts major from Racine, will play Mr. Beaver.

Emily Kerr, a senior theatre arts major from Eau Claire, will play Mrs. Beaver.

Maurice A. Urusquieta, a sophomore Spanish major from Waukesha, will play Mr. Tumnus, the faun.

Markus Robert Kanner III, a freshman from Chicago, Ill., will play Fenris Ulf, a wolf.

Peter Hagen, a sophomore history major from Eau Claire, will play the Dwarf.

Schuyler Schmid, a freshman from Milwaukee, will play Father Christmas.

Megan McGee, a sophomore theatre arts major from Oshkosh, will play the Elf.

Valerie Briggs, a freshman biology major from Chippewa Falls, will play the Unicorn.

Susan Williams, a senior music therapy major from Robbinsdale, Minn., will play the Centaur.

Amy Cleveland, a senior biochemistry/molecular biology major from Baraboo, and Megan McGee will play Aslan's Followers.

Michelle L. Hammond, a sophomore theatre arts major from Oconto Falls, Errin Lea Olson, a sophomore theatre arts major from Eau Claire, Schuyler Schmid, Nancy Fortney, a freshman communication major from Lake Geneva, and Meg Gruhl, a senior biology major from Rochester, Minn., will play the White Witch's Army.

The production team for the show includes:

Dr. Cheryl Starr, associate professor of music and theatre arts, is director of the show.

Ryan Parham, a senior theatre arts major from Appleton, is the assistant director/stage manager for the show.

William F. Mellien, professor of music and theatre arts, is the scenic and lighting designer and a technical director for the show.

Ann Behrens is the costume designer for the show.

Art Gulig, department of music and theatre arts, is the sound designer and a technical director for the show.

Students in the mask-making class are designing makeup and special masks for the show.

Tickets for "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" are $3 for the general public or $2 for children under 18 or with a UW-Eau Claire ID. Tickets can be purchased at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727. Schools and community groups interested in group rates should call the University Service Center.
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UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: March 27, 1997