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Magic Tricks, Puppets and Circus Performers - AAAA Theatre presents the fall musical, Carnival!

Cast members of Alexandria Area Arts Association's production, Carnival, have been busy rehearsing music. Contributed

Snake charmers, jugglers, magicians and more! Don't miss the Alexandria Area Arts Association's fall musical, Carnival!

Performances are Friday, September 30; Saturday, October 1 and Thursday through Saturday, October 6-8 at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, October 2 and 9 at 2 p.m.

Directed by Paul Schoenack, this show is appropriate for audiences of all ages.

The show begins with an empty stage. In the first musical number, the actors "build" the set right in front of the audience, filling the stage with bright lights and colors.

The characters have a Cirque de Soleil feel with their extravagant costumes and makeup. Music from the show includes the classic song Love Makes the World Go 'Round. The unique costumes and exotic carnival performers will steal the show.

Carnival! is a 1961 musical from the book by Michael Stewart, with music and lyrics by Bob Merrill.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for ages 10 and younger and can be purchased at the AAAA Box Office at 618 Broadway from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call (320) 762-8300.


Jacquot - Al Senstad

Schlegel - Mike Buzzeo

Roustabouts - Lars Markeson, Gabriel Myrin, Sam Pardee

Rosalie - Lindsey Johnston

Marco - Quincy Roers

Lili - Alex Blazer

Grobert - Jim Statz

Paul - Phillip Goellner

Dr. Wilhelm Glass - Bruce Wegner

Gladys Zwicki - Zulema Korkowski

Gloria Zwicki - Jenna Collins

Olga the Snake Charmer - Sharon Thalmann

Juggler - John Thalmann and Mariah Lichty

Stilt Walker - Luke Schonberg;

Female Dancers - Courtney Wosepka, Kaylee Doty, Tori Long, Mari Wosepka, Emma Bear, Sarah Finley

Chorus - Deb Long, Camilla Bjorkland, Bailey Myrin, Mari Senstad, Kelly Wosepka, Kathryn Lichty and Zachary Cahlin


Director - Paul Schoenack

Producer - Carrie Larson

Music Director - Greg DeGier

Vocal Director - Nancy Berns

Choreographer - Stacy Olejar

Set Design/Construction - John Thalmann

Lighting Design/Technician - Merlin Peterson

Sound Technician - Lonnie Wing

Costumes - Stacy Olejar

Properties - Barb Grover, Kay Dalthorp, Caroline Petefish

Rehearsal Pianist - Emily Merten