SFCC to Present ‘Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed’
State Fair Community College’s Theatre Arts program will present the children’s musical “Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience” Nov. 18-22 for thousands of area elementary students and at 2 p.m. Nov. 23 for the public in the Stauffacher Theatre on the Sedalia campus.
This play is based on the hit children’s book by Mo Willems and directed by Eric Yazell, SFCC’s Theatre Arts program coordinator and instructor.
The musical is a rock ‘n’ roll parable with a significant message for today’s audiences. Wilbur and his fellow naked mole rats in the Tunnel have always been naked, until Wilbur discovers a love for clothing and style. When his new passion turns life in the Tunnel upside down, Wilbur proves there is no need to be just like everyone else. All ages will find the message and music fun and uplifting.
The show is rated G. All tickets are $8. To order, go to www.sfccmo.edu/the-arts, call the Stauffacher Box Office at (660) 530-5814 from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Wheelchair seating is available upon request.
SFCC’s children’s musical theatre is presented to nearly 5,000 elementary students annually. The children’s theatre is sponsored in part by Brick Front Grill, Sedalia Walmart, Barbara Cooney Memorial, Papa Jake’s Donuts, Randy and Marsha Eaton, and Andrew and Mary Treuner.
Wilbur – Holden Childress, Urbana
Grande – Tessa Luechtefeld, Warrensburg
Venti – Ben Brewer, Strafford
Tall – Torrie Shelly, Warrensburg
Grand-Pah/Stark Naked/Ensemble – Cody Jones, Harrisonville
Weather Mole/Secret Service/Ensemble – Alyce Wilson, Eldon
Ensemble Naked Mole Rat/ Potential Customer – Tehya Robinson, Kansas City
Ensemble Naked Mole Rat – Josh Barner, Lee’s Summit
Director – Eric Yazell, SFCC Theatre Program Coordinator
Stage Manager – Kimberly Ransdell, Lincoln
Assistant Director – Garrett Hight, Oak Grove
Set Designer and Construction/Scene Painter – Noah Summit, Warrensburg
Properties Crew Chief – Maquinnlyn Frerking, Fayette
Properties and Running Crew – Kya Marie Kempe, Warrensburg
Running Crew – Ashtyn Parkey, La Monte
Light Board Operator – Aren Goodwin, Warrensburg
Sound Board Operator Set Construction – Garrett Hight, Oak Grove
Costume Shop Manager – Tessa Luechtefeld, Warrensburg
Costume Construction – Allison Hayes, Macon; Latasha Herron, Marshall
Costume Crew – Faith Ehlers, Tipton
Costume Construction/Running Crew – Sara Stansbury, Jefferson City
Hair and Makeup Designer - Maquinnlyn Frerking, Fayette
Makeup Crew – Angilicia Ward, Sedalia
Set Painter and Construction/Running Crew – Denver Montgomery, La Monte
Set Construction and Scene Painter – Marissa Koebel, La Monte
Set Painter and Construction – Emily Gray, California
Set Construction – Aren Goodwin, Warrensburg; Josh Barner, Lee’s Summitt; Dakota Swain, Lowry City; Kimberly Ransdell, Lincoln; Cody Jones, Harrisonville; Makayla Young, Knob Noster
Box Office / Publicity – Taylor Ireland, California
Bass Guitar – Walker Schotte, Versailles
For a schedule of upcoming fine and performing arts events at SFCC, go to www.sfccmo.edu/the-arts.
In the photo: State Fair Community College’s Theatre Arts program will present the children’s musical “Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience” Nov. 18-22 for area elementary students and at 2 p.m. Nov. 23 for the public in Stauffacher Theatre on the Sedalia campus. From left (top to bottom), Alyce Wilson, Josh Barner, Tehya Robinson; middle - Ben Brewer; Holden Childress; right - Cody Jones, Tessa Luechtefeld, Torrie Shelly.