RAPUNZELIt’s out of the tower and on the run as a zany cast of friends and foes help Rapunzel’s harrowing escape from the towering imprisonment of Madame Gothel. Add a dash of French flair and a pinch of personal triumph and friendship and you have story you won’t forget! Join us this Saturday, August 9 when the Missoula Children’s Theatre and more than 50 local students present an original musical adaptation of RAPUNZEL.

Playing the title character, Rapunzel, are local students Lyndsey Luebke and Andrea Spang, Matthew Courchaine and Liam Spillane as the Princes, Maddie Sprout as Madame Gothel, Aidan Spillane and Catie Kramer as Rapunzel’s Parents Maurice and Monquie, Adeline Pumplun, Aliza Dickinson, Skylar Marquardt, Saffron Mears, Connor Romandine, Aaliyah Fowler, Simon Pumplun, and Emily Umentum as the Wood Elves, Victoria Athey and Lauren Meyer as the Ears of Corn, Alex Spang as the Potato, Grace Shamburek and Faith Shamburek as the Unicorns, Julie Truckenbrod, Sophia Collar, Isabella Heinke, Daisy Grinsteiner, Nora Strock, Julia Zablocki, and Grace Ferfecki as the Pixies, Kyrie Piaskowski, Brady Heinke, Deklan Wijas, Helen Marquardt, Jena Truckenbrod, and Rebecca Christenson as the Gremlins, Heath Piakowski, Tori Fowler, Makenzie Jackson as the Billy Goats Gruff. The Three Bears and Beaver are made up of Owen Heinke, Mary Peterson, Tess Maggio, and Lilly Grinsteiner. Caitrin Lonzo, Grace Oninski, Lauryn Slade, and Olivia Spang will play the Ogres. Appearing as the Mushrooms are Trinity Nelson, Anikka Lagerquist, Lauren Wijas, Olivia Strock, Emily Elliott, Addyson Behnke, Gwen Maggio, Greta Collar, Keller Wijas, and Chloe Sampley. Kaitlyn Kramarczyk will serve as Assistant Director throughout the week.

RAPUNZEL will be presented at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Falls Area Performing Arts Center, located at Oconto Falls High School. Tickets are $13 for adults & $8 for students (includes processing fee) and are available at Oconto Falls High School in the Commons Area from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. through Friday and at the door on Saturday.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in Oconto Falls is brought to you by the Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts with support from ST Paper Company, CenturyLink, Community Memorial Hospital, and Neva Hodge-Lemorande. For more information, call the Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts at (920) 848-7469.