Monthly Archives: June 2017

Meet the Cast: Sweet Apple Teens

This show wouldn’t exist without these amazing teenagers! The teens are the heart and soul of the show and they are all very excited to be performing for you. Bye Bye Birdie opens on July 13. Don’t miss it!

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Alixe Waxberg – Suzie

Alixe Waxberg is a student at Pine City High School. She enjoys being part of productions at the high school. This is her first show with the Heritage Players.

 

 

 

 

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Laura Meissner – Nancy

Laura Meissner is excited to be part of this production. It is her first show with Heritage Players.

 

 

 

 

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Anna Savage – Ruth

Anna is a junior at North Branch High School. This is her first show with the Heritage Players. She has been in several productions in North Branch including “Annie,” “Women and War,” and most recently “You Can’t Take It With You.” She is also involved in Unum Vox, which is a community choir based in North Branch, as well as NBHS treble choir and Harmonaires.

 

 

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Emily Schueller – Alice

Emily is a sophomore at PCHS. She likes to write short stories and read novels. She loves being involved in the shows in Pine City, both through the high school and Heritage Players. Some of the shows she has been involved in are “Princess Whatshername,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Footloose,” “The Music Man,” and “Anne of Green Gables.”

 

 

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Trevor Minor – Harvey Johnson

Trevor Minor recently graduated from North Branch High School. This is his first production with Heritage Players and third production ever! He most recently was in the ensemble for “Annie” and played Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff in “You Can’t Take It With You.”

 

 

 

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Lydia Struss – Deborah Sue

Lydia is a junior at Pine City High School. This is her tenth production she has been involved with, but first with Heritage Players. Favorite past shows include: “Somewhere, Nowhere,” “Footloose,” “Wiley and the Hairy Man,” and “Wizard of Oz.”

 

 

 

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Kodie Maki – Margie/ Gloria Rasputin

Kodie is a sophomore at North Branch High School. This is her first show with Heritage Players. Past roles include ensemble in “Annie” and FBI agent in “You Can’t Take It With You.” She is excited to be playing two roles in this show and can’t wait to be part of more productions!

 

 

 

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Sarah Schmidt – Helen

Sarah is a student at Rush City High School and has been involved in three of their performances. This is her first show with Heritage Players. She sings soprano and plays flute and piccolo.

Getting to Know Us ~ Part 1

What fictional place would you most like to visit?
~ Narnia (Rachel Bigelow, Director)
~ Atlantis (Paul Willard, Conrad Birdie)
~ Narnia or Neverland (Anna Savage, Teen Ensemble)

What is your “go-to” music when you’re not singing Bye Bye Birdie songs?
~ The Beatles (Trevor Minor, Harvey)
~ Passenger (Emily Elliot, Kim MacAfee)
~ Disney or Showtunes (Miranda Burger, Mrs. MacAfee)

What TV channel should exist, but doesn’t?
~ A channel that only shows musicals or plays (Trevor Minor, Harvey) & ever other response with the exception of…
~ I don’t know (Anna Savage, Teen Ensemble)
~ 1 (Brian Scholin, Mayor)
~ Girls Hockey 24/7 (Lena Roubinek, Ensemble)

What age do you wish you could permanently be?
~ Well, I’m pretty awesome now. (Elisa Mill, Ensemble)
~ 17, too young to pay taxes, but old enough to do the fun stuff (Paul Willard, Conrad Birdie)
~ 23. It just seems like it’d be a fun time. (Emily Elliot, Kim MacAfee)
~ The age I’ll be when I have it all figured out. (Miranda Burger, Mrs. MacAfee)
~ 237: So I’d have a long time to prepare for it (Brian Scholin, Mayor)
~ 22- old enough to be an Scientist and still be young enough to “play”. (Lena Roubinek, Ensemble)

What is your favorite musical or play?
~ “The Sound of Music” or “Les Miserable” (Rachel Bigelow, Director)
~ Seriously? “Nunsense” (Elisa Mill, Ensemble)
~ “Footloose” or “The Phantom of the Opera”. “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Dear Evan Hansen” are close runner ups! (Lydia Struss, Deborah Sue)