April 4, 2000
VITERBO THEATRE AND MUSIC DEPARTMENTS PRESENT "IOLANTHE"
LA CROSSE, Wis.--The Viterbo Theatre Arts and Music Departments will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s "Iolanthe" at the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre Friday and Saturday, April 14-15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 16 at 2 p.m.
This mystical tale examines what would happen if mortal and fairy worlds were to combine. Iolanthe, a fairy, had committed the capital offence of marrying a mortal and now must deal with her son, Strephon, who has grown up a shepherd who is half fairy and half mortal. When Strephon decides he wants to get married, it sends The House of Lords and The Queen of the Fairies into chaos.
The concept for the production is Hollywood ‘30s musicals, which gives a great excuse for beautiful sets and glorious costumes on which to hang this humorous play about parliament. Experience a world in which all things are amusingly "topsy-turvy" through Gilbert and Sullivan’s eyes.
Susan Rush, chair of Theatre Arts at Viterbo, directs this production of "Iolanthe."
HSR Associates, an architecture, engineering, and interior design company sponsor this production.
Tickets are $12 and $9. For more information, or to order tickets, contact the Viterbo Box Office at 608-796-3100.
EDITORS: PLEASE NOTE STUDENTS FROM YOUR HOMETOWN
STATE CITY LAST NAME FIRST NAME YEAR ROLE
WI Arena Amble Jodi Jean Senior "Crème"
Bancroft Bartsch Austin Freshman "Peer"
DePere Cao Andrew Freshman "Strephon"
Eau Claire Behrens Ann Senior "Fairy-Water"
Greendale Wahhab Nadia Sophomore "Iolanthe"
Holmen Santori Michael Junior "Peer"
La Crosse Cetera Brenda Junior "Fairy"
Halverson Faith Sophomore Pit Singer
Laumbach Kevin Senior "Lord Mountararat"
Schniepp Kevin Senior "Peer"
Swancutt Leslie Junior "Queen"
Madison Hino Ellie Senior "Fleta"
Marinette McElroy Corey Sophomore "Lord Chancellor"
New Lisbon Rood Kristi Sophomore Pit Singer
Racine Gorr Shelley Sophomore "Fairy"
Sturtevant Powell Joel Junior "Peer"
Sun Prairie Moe Barry Junior "Private Willis"
Tomah Williams Kathryn Junior "Fairy"
Waterford Wiedmeyer Renee Sophomore Orchestra
Wisconsin Dells Borcher Brittany Freshman Pit Singer
MN Albert Lea Parsons Andreea Senior "Fairy"
Brooklyn Park Butler Katie Freshman "Fairy"
Detroit Lakes Husby Kristin Sophomore "Phyllis"
Minneapolis Rapaz Nicholas Junior "Peer"
Shakopee Thornton Raisa Freshman "Fairy"
St. Paul Harper Derrick Freshman Chorus Member
Woodbury Leuk Matt Sophomore "Peer"
Wodek Paul Junior Pit Singer
IL Arlington Hts Adamick David Freshman "Peer"
Woodstock Nelson Phil Sophomore "Peer"
Palmer Jillian Sophomore "Celia"
IA Castalia Tieskoetter Jill Sophomore "Leila"
OH Lewisburg Roberts Jason Junior "Lord Tolloller"