Meet the Cast: Dragon, Gingy, Pinocchio & Wicked Witch

Allie Gosen as Dragon

This is Allie’s 2nd show with the Heritage Players, and she has loved every minute of it. Her most  recent shows have been The Dining Room, First Person Shooter, as well as Beauty and the Beast with Pine City High School. She was also in last summer’s musical Bye Bye Birdie. She is a recent graduate of PCHS and will be attending Concordia University, St. Paul this fall as a theatre major.

Miranda Burger as Gingy

This is Miranda’s 4th Heritage Players production.    Previously, she was in “Arsenic and Old Lace,” “Dreaming of a White Christmas,” and “Bye Bye Birdie.” When not on stage with the Heritage Players, she can be found near her hometown assuming her role as President of the Village Players Board, where she’s  active in performing as well. Presently, she’ll be in “Death by Golf” opening in the weeks to come. She’d like to thank the Heritage Players for the opportunities they’ve given her, the cast and crew for making this  experience one to remember, and her family, friends, and co-workers for their unwavering support. She hopes you enjoy the show.

Ruth Elkerton as Pinocchio

Ruth Elkerton is beyond excited to be making her Heritage Players debut in Shrek. Some of her previous roles include Erzulie in Once on this Island and Penny in You Can’t Take it With You. She is currently pursing a degree in theatre and will be attending Concordia University, St. Paul next fall. She lives in North Branch with her loving family of whom she cannot thank enough for their endless love and support. Let your freak flag fly!

Laura Michels as Wicked Witch & Mama Ogre

Laura is enjoying this fun and challenging show! Previously you may have seen her as Mrs. Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie and Mrs. Shinn in Music Man. Laura also directed Heritage Players’ most recent show, Arsenic & Old Lace. When not working with PCHP, Laura is one of the directors for the shows at North Branch High School and works in the Media Center at Pine City High School. She would like to dedicate this performance to all of her students, current and former, of whom she has had the pleasure performing with in this show. She would like to thank her husband for his love and support and for always encouraging her to do what she loves.

 

Cast Announcement for Summer 2018

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Congratulations to the cast for the Heritage Players summer production of Shrek: The Musical .

Scott Tolzmann  ~ Shrek
Rachel Bigelow ~ Adult Fiona
Zach Fluegel ~ Donkey
Jon Bigelow ~ Lord Farquaad
Alexandria “Ali” Gosen ~ Dragon/Bluebird/Blind Mice
Miranda Burger ~ Gingy/Sugar Plum Fairy/Papa Ogre
Ruth Elkerton ~ Pinocchio/Blind Mice
Calvin Cheney ~ Big Bad Wolf/Knight/Thelonius
Anna Savage ~ Straw Pig
Thomas Yoder ~ Stick Pig/Knight
Brandon Moua ~ Brick Pig/Knight
Cece Bredeson ~ White Rabbit
Isabella Bredeson ~ Mad Hatter
Angel Kidd ~ Peter Pan
Peyton St. Germain ~ Ugly Duckling
Laura Michels ~ Mama Ogre/Wicked Witch/Blind Mice
Elisa Mill ~ Papa Bear/Bishop
Brooklyn Shellito ~ Elf
Cheyenne Sandell ~ Dwarf/Happy Family
Keith Bredeson ~ Captain of the Guard
Kodie Maki ~ Teen Fiona/Fairy Godmother
Vivian Lahti ~ Youth Fiona/Humpty Dumpty
Brecken Reiser ~ Youth Shrek/Baby Bear
BeckaJo Bredeson ~ Mama Bear/Happy Family
Hannah Theisen ~ Happy Family
Chase Holmstom ~ Guard
Hailey Magnison ~ Guard
Brooke Simonson ~ Guard
Amelia Prokop ~ Guard
Lena Roubinek ~ Guard
Jaylynn Maurstad-Rock ~ Guard