2014-2015 CTA Season

October 8-11, 2014
Kephart Theatre

Step on a Crack

By Suzan Zeder

Ellie Murphy lived happily with her widowed father, Max. She bowled, ate TV dinners and played with junk. But suddenly life is different. Max has remarried, and Ellie has a stepmother. Ellie and her imaginary friends, Lana and Frizbee, launch into a fantasy world as Ellie seeks to escape real-life problems. They romp through prison breaks, Cinderella and Snow White’s funerals –as well as Ellie’s own – where “everyone is really sorry for all the mean things they did to you.” Only by running away and discovering what it is really like to be alone does Ellie begin to come to terms with herself and her own need for a mother.


Ellie Murphy:  Annie Taggart

Max Murphy:  Jacob Reed

Lucille:  Madeline Paradis

Lana:  Ellie Flynn

Frizbee: Nelson Gutsch

Voices:  Braydyn Houltberg, Alicia Dehaan, Audrey Burgoon

March 3-5 & 7, 2015
Kephart Theatre

Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical

Book by Gary Kupper and Rose Caiola
Music and Lyrics by Gary Kupper
Based on the books written by Julianne Moore

Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical, based on the beloved New York Times best-selling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore, is a fun and touching family musical. Specifically created to perform for young audiences, families can step inside the book’s pages with Freckleface and friends as they learn to love the skin they’re in.

Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles — from scrubbing them with soap, to caking on makeup, and even wearing a ski mask to school! Will her schoolmates realize it’s her under the mask? Will Freckleface be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror? With the help of her loveable schoolmates including an amazingly talented ballerina, a cutie jock, a charming ditz, and a totally kooky teacher, Freckleface learns that everyone is different — and that’s what makes everyone special.


Strawberry: Annie Taggart
Mother: Bradyn Houltberg
Father: Nathan Weiss
Emily: Ellie Flynn
Jane: Anna Ireton
Ballet Girl: Maddie Stack
Jake: Nelson Gutsch
Harry: Moses Brown
Danny: Manny Dominguez
Teacher: Madeline Paradis
Ensemble: Alexia Berry, Audrey Burgoon, Carly Redding, Savannah Sutton

July 10-12, 2015
Kephart Theatre

Aladdin, Jr.

Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Jim Luigs
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice

Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment and the fantastic tale of the street rat who became a prince!

All of your favorite characters from the hit Disney film — Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more — are here in Disney’s Aladdin Jr., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides.

Disney’s Aladdin Jr.’s tuneful, accessible Academy award-winning score, with songs by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice, including “A Whole New World” and “Friend Like Me,” will send you soaring!


Aladdin: Mosés Brown

Baker: Audrey Burgoon

Genie: Madeline Paradis

Guards: Josh Warner, Isaac Morris

Harem Girls: Kieran Boeger, Nova Green Anna Ireton, Jenna Zamecnik

Iago: Ellie Flynn

Jafar: Sam Stone

Magic Carpet: Anna Gutierrez

Narrators: Kerrigan Hutton, Kylie Ratzlaff, Maddie Stack Annie Taggart, Tresilyn Tucker

Prince Baba of Ganoush: Treyton Sutton

Prince Dahdu’ Rahn-Rahn: Will Ebel

(The) Prince Formerly Known as the Artist: Eli Starmer

Princess Jasmine: Bradyn Houltberg

Razoul: Chloe Pettijohn

Sultan: Nathan Weiss


Kieran Boeger

Audrey Burgoon

Nova Green

Anna Ireton

Madison Kaumans

Camille Morris

Carly Redding

Jenna Zamecnik

Lauren Zimmerman


Kamryn Arnold

Karlyn Brecheisen

Kate Brull

Jillian Coleman

Will Ebel

Eli Starmer

Savannah Sutton

Treyton Sutton


Anlyn Arb

Eva Arb

Brookelyn Barnett

Chloe Highsmith

Audrey Jagodzinske

Mackayla Kingsolver

Aleah Shaw

Emily Streeter

July 30 – August 1, 2015
Kephart Theatre

Bring It On: The Musical

Book by Jeff Whitty
Music by Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lyrics by Amanda Green and Lin-Manuel Miranda

Bitingly relevant, sprinkled with sass, and inspired by the hit film, Bring It On: The Musical takes audiences on a high-flying journey filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal, and forgiveness. Uniting some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, Bring It On features an original story by Tony Award-winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights), music by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next To Normal), lyrics by Broadway lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity) and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical.

Campbell is cheer-royalty at Truman High School and her senior year should prove the most cheertastic — she’s been named captain of the squad! But an unexpected redistricting has forced her to spend her final year of high school at the neighboring, hard knock Jackson High School. Despite having the deck stacked against her, Campbell befriends the dance crew girls and, along with their headstrong and hardworking leader Danielle, manages to form a powerhouse squad for the ultimate competition — the National Championships.


Campbell: Amanda Huehl-Philips

Eva: Xan Mattek

Danielle: Maria Putzier

Nautica: Emma Snyder

Randall: Brendon Dalton

La Cienega: Jonathan Flores

Steven: Caleb Rivera

Kylar: Jace Stephenson

Skylar: Shelby Quackenbush

Twig: Dakota Baker

Bridget: Gracie Stutterheim

Cameron: Braydon Boyer


Logan Kitchener

Davonte Medina

Nathan Zimmerman

Tina Butts

Noah Endreshak

Nathan Endreshak

Tai Bounyareth

Rebecca Swartz

Annie Taggart

Jazlyn Kingsolver

Lucy Alexander

Krislynn Wiles

Emily Wiles