Prairie Fire presents 'Pinocchio' with a twist
Prairie Fire Children's Theatre's 27th annual camp is under way at West Central Area Secondary School, with 78 young people from Alexandria and around the Midwest taking part.
The camp culminates in the production of Pinocchio Friday and Saturday, August 9-10 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 11 at 1 p.m. at West Central Area Secondary School auditorium in Barrett.
Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for those 18 years or younger and are available at the door one hour prior to performances. Refreshments will be available.
Pinocchio, a puppet who longs to be a real boy, goes on a quest, meeting new friends and learning life lessons along the way. The show will incorporate comedy and slapstick, as well as numerous musical and dance numbers.
The cast will be joined on stage by two professional actors from Prairie Fire who also co-directed the show.
Jeremy Day will play the dual role of Geppetto, the lovable woodcarver, and Tempesto, the domineering puppet master. Originally from Spencer, Wisconsin, Day received his degree in musical theater performance from Viterbo College in La Crosse. He is also the managing director of the company.
Allison Scherer comes from Geneseo, Illinois, and earned her degree in musical theater from Western Illinois University. She will portray the Fox in this production.
Other staff members and co-directors are Elizabeth Dunn of Chicago, Illinois, and Lukas Newsome of Albany, Georgia. The project's executive director and designer is Deborah Nelson Pick of Barrett.
For more information, call (320) 528-2596.