Elisa Mill as Papa Bear & Bishop
Beginning with her very first role as a 13-year-old playing an elderly widow, Elisa has been cast in a variety of roles. From a grieving widow to an innkeeper, a mayor’s wife, a nun (several times) and the Virgin Mary on the stage of the Ordway. Now cast as Papa Bear & the Bishop, Elisa makes her second stage appearance as a man ( a trend that is beginning to concern her). Elisa says, “the fun part about acting is being something that you are not.” Her various roles certainly embrace that attitude.
Cheyenne Sandell as Dwarf
This is the first time that Cheyenne is taking the stage for Heritage Players, but she is no stranger to performing. She has been dancing for the last 8 years and loves being on stage. She would like to say thank you to her mom, dad, and grandma for supporting her and getting her to rehearsals!
Kodie Maki as Teen Fiona & Fairy Godmother
Kodie Maki is going to be a junior at North Branch High School. She loves being in theater and softball. Her past shows that she has been involved in are You Can’t Take It With You, Bye Bye Birdie, Annie, Bithel Spirit, also Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. Tonight she will be playing the roles of teen Fiona and Fariy Godmother in Shrek the Musical. This show has been such an enjoyment and she can’t wait for her family and friends to see this show.
Vivian Lahti as Young Fiona & Humpty Dumpty
My name is Vivian Lahti and this is my first year with the Pine City Heritage Players. My hobbies offstage include playing basketball, dancing, singing, reading, and training my 1 year old dog Belle. I would like to thank my parents, Jeff and Rita and my sister Sophia for supporting me!
Brecken Reiser as Young Shrek & Baby Bear
Brecken is so excited to return to the stage for her second production with PCHP. She recently participated in her school’s production of the Lion King Jr., as Pumbaa, the fun-loving warthog, where her love of theater really flourished. She has truly enjoyed the challenge of learning several different roles for this show and is grateful to have worked with such a talented cast and crew. Brecken would like to thank her family their encouragement and support.
BeckaJo Bredeson as Mama Bear & Happy Family
This is BeckaJo’s first production with PCHPs but she has enjoyed involment in theater since childhood. Some of her most recent shows are A Christmas Carol as the Spirit if Christmas Yet to Come, The Importance of Being Earnest as Miss Prism, the Gift of the Magi as Madam Vodskya, My Fair Lady, Pickled or Pickles, and the Producers.
Hannah Theisen as Happy Family & Duloc Dancer
Hannah has been acting and modeling for a number of year’s and joined the Heritage Players for her first stage appearance last summer for Bye Bye Birdie. She also appeared in her school production of The Lion King Jr. earlier this spring. She also enjoys dance and gymnastics.