The Northwest Mississippi Community College Theatre Department is in rehearsals for its next production, “The Berenstain Bears on Stage,” book and lyrics by Stan and Jan Berenstain and music by Elliot Lawrence and Jamie Broza.
The cast and crew for the production have been announced, according to director Alyssa Algee, Northwest technical director.
Cast members are Marty Street of Olive Branch as Cowboy Joe, Jacob Vogelsang of Hernando as Papa Bear, Kayla Perez of Horn Lake as Mama Bear, Rodney Hall of Olive Branch as Brother Bear, Preslie Anne Cowley of Cleveland as Sister Bear, James Dickson of Tunica as Too Tall, Matthew Williams of Hernando as Vinnie, Kelton Holman of Charleston as Skuzz, Keegan Riley of Hernando as Farmer Ben, Mary Addyson Harville of Hernando as Officer Marguerite, Chadwin Garron of Winona as Cousin Fred and Prichan Murrell of Senatobia as Teacher Jane.
The stage manager is Christian Hinton of Southaven, and assistant stage managers are Kathleen Holley of Oxford and Jon Tackett of Hernando. Costume designer is Sadie Shannon, Northwest theatre chair, and the costume crew is Anna Lande of Walls, Murrell and Harville. Makeup designer is Regina “Dani” Cox of Olive Branch. Lighting designer is Algee, and assistant lighting designer is Dickson. Lighting crew is Tackett and Cowley. Set designer is Algee. Assistant scene design is by Hinton and scene crew is the Northwest Drama Production class, Williams, Perez and Street. House manager is Shannon, and front of house is Amber Bonner of Boyle and Kyra Wilcox of Horn Lake. Backstage crew is Ashton Dye of Sarah, Wilcox, Bonner and Mariah Nettles of Hernando.
The “world’s foremost expert on the Berenstain Bears,” guitar-strumming Cowboy Joe, is the show’s stage director, introducing and commenting on the play’s five episodes which are based on five classic Berenstain Bears books.
Performance times for “The Berenstain Bears on Stage” are Wednesday, March 1 and Friday, March 3 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 at 2 p.m.
All performances will be held at the Fine Arts Auditorium on the Senatobia campus. For more information, contact Algee at 662-562-3329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.