2016-2017 CTA Season

October 5-8 & 12-15, 2016
Kephart Theatre

Roald Dahl’s

James and the Giant Peach, Jr.

Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, James and the Giant Peach, Jr. is a brand new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale.

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

Transportation sponsored by MORRISON VENTURES


Ladahlord: Josh Warner

James:  Nelson Gutsch

Ladybug / Mrs. Trotter:  Avery Smith

Grasshopper / Mr. Trotter:  Treyton Sutton

Spider: Alexia Berry

Earthworm:  Will Ebel

Centipede:  Brax Hecker

Spiker:  Hadley Johnston

Sponge:  Harper Johnston

Matron Nurse / Buzz / Billy Bobby Cop:  Emma Kelly

Violet Funkschmeller / Bitsy Botana / Oompa Loompa:  Libby Kierscht

Willy Wonka / Billy Bobby Cop / Ida Walters:  Chloe Highsmith

Doreen Driggles / Reporter:  Ryanna Beckmann

Ridley Rapscallion / Garden Guild Woman / Oompa Loompa:  Ava Cyre

Karla Kreator / Garden Guild Woman:  Scarlett Randolph

Chris Cryermouth / Reporter:  Allison Moddelmog

July 7-9, 2017
Kephart Theatre


The Lion King, Jr.

Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi
Music and Lyrics by Tim Rice and Elton John
Additional Music and Lyrics by Will Van Dyke, Lebo M, Mark Mancina, and Jay Rifkin

Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

Sponsored in part by THE SALINA JOURNAL


Rafiki: Kieran Boeger

Mufasa: Blaise Alderson

Sarabi: Harper Johnston

Zazu: Anna Guierrez

Scar: Emma Kelly

Young Simba / Simba: Braedon Jackson

Young Nala / Nala: Anna Ireton

Sarafina: Peyton Wood

Banzai: Brax Hecker

Shenzi: Mia Rodriguez

Ed: Eli Schmidt

Timon: Caroline Stone

Pumbaa: Carley Pierce



Karlyn Brecheisen

Rian Dye

Audrey Jagodzinske

Kalli Johnson

Libby Kierscht

Kirsten Lamia

Shelby Mai

Camille Morris


Alexia Berry

Will Ebel

Andrew Graber

Chloe Highsmith

Talya Mason

Alison Moddelmog

Caleb Morris

Chloe Vega


Wyatt Angell

Eva Arb

Ryanna Beckman

Adyson Cooper

Alison Coykendall

Ava Cyre

Anistyn Elting

Gabiel Freeland

Anna Gogadi

Madi Helm

Addilyn Jagodzinske

Hadley Johnston

Mara Mondt

Scarlett Randolph

Kipra Reed

Carsyn Rupright

Brynn Shaft

Emma Sharpton

Morgan Smith

Treyton Sutton

Faith Workman

Jenna Zamecnik

July 27-30, 2017
Kephart Theatre

Spring Awakening

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik

It’s 1891, and grown-ups hold all the cards. Headstrong Melchior and naive Wendla stumble into each others’ arms, passionate and curious, while anxious Moritz struggles to live up to the stringent expectations of society. With only each other for guidance, this group of young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way. An electric, vibrant celebration of youth and rebellion, Spring Awakening fuses issues of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll into a story that packs a powerful emotional punch.


Sponsored in part by THE SALINA JOURNAL


Wendla: Xan Mattek

Martha: Sydney Summers

IIse: Sofie Flores

Anna: Ellie Flynn

Melchior: Aaron Dix

Moritz: Braydon Boyer

Hanschen (& Rupert): Nathan Endreshak

Ernst: Tristan Spicer

Georg: Dakota Baker

Thea: Annie Taggert

Otto: Ethan Badders

Frau et al: Rachel Pearson

Herr et al: Jd Bowman

Ulbrecht: Noah Endreshak

Rheinhold: Moses Brown

Dieter: Nick Salem


Santiago Vasquez

Isaac Morris

Khendal Wimberly

Katie Zuercher

Jacob Sweet

Emma Kelly

Savannah Bonilla

Madeline Paradis

August 11-12, 2017
Sunflower Financial Theatre


A Contemporary Dance Showcase

Catalyst is a contemporary dance showcase that will feature the works of area choreographers and their unique interpretation on the events in our lives that serve as a Catalyst for change.


Jessica Polzella
Sam Dechant
Megan Coberly
Chaz Coberly
Tristan Spicer
Jenn Kohart
Jonathan Flores
Cathie Norris
Xan Mattek
Vickee Spicer


Claire Schmidt
Emma Kelly
Anthony Nitboupha
Ellie Flynn
Jordan Gilliland
Tristan Spicer
Ali Schade
Xan Mattek
Aaron Dix
Avery Smith
Braydon Boyer
Abby Russell
Jazlyn Kingsolver
Carolyn Gutsch
DJ Chaput
Paul Minneman
John Hendrick
Shawna Carter
Anna Gutierrez
Sam Dechant
Penny Dechant
Cathie Norris
Harlow Hendrick
Jenn Kohart
Hannah Kohart
Sheri Albright
Brooke Albright