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St. Norbert College Knight Theatre to Present "Knight Theatre Through The Years"

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From St. Norbert College, January 27, 2021
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, 920-362-8864

Knight Theatre, St. Norbert College’s student-run theatre troupe, will present “Knight Theatre Through the Years,” a showcase of audience favorites from the group’s Broadway musical productions over the past three decades. Performances will be held at the Walter Theatre in the Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts on the St. Norbert College campus as well as virtually via livestream. Thursday, Feb. 4, and Friday, Feb. 5, shows will be held at 7:30 p.m., and the matinee performance on Saturday, Feb. 6, will be held at 2 p.m.

When pandemic restrictions changed Knight Theatre’s plans for a fully-staged show, the group’s student leadership team became determined to find a way to mount a production while keeping actors, staff and crew physically distanced, safe and healthy. The group’s creativity brings audiences “Knight Theatre Through the Years,” a cabaret-style show featuring selections from shows presented over the group’s 27-year history. The production follows the cast as it reminisces about simpler times, before face masks and social distancing were the norm. As they sing and dance their way through memories of Knight Theatre’s past, actors come to realize that, although many things in modern life have changed, the truly important things that tie us together remain the same.

St. Norbert College Knight Theatre is a student organization dedicated to staging a musical theatre production each year, with a month-long rehearsal schedule that culminates in several public performances. Every aspect of the show is coordinated and performed by St. Norbert students - from actors and pit musicians to designers, directors and producers. Knight Theatre productions play to hundreds of audience members each year.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at the St. Norbert College box office by calling 920-403-3950 or online at https://www.snc.edu/tickets/. All reserved seats and livestreams are $12.

“Knight Theatre Through The Years” is directed by Annicka Rabida (Oneida, Wis.) and produced by Kathryn Verheyden (De Pere, Wis.). Samantha Carlson (Cedarburg, Wis.) provides vocal direction, and Jonathan Tesch (Seymour, Wis.) conducts the pit band. Lydia Mader (Kaukauna, Wis.) is technical director, and Abby Russel (Green Bay, Wis.) is choreographer and assistant to the director. Madisyn Brisbane (De Pere, Wis.) is stage manager and Alyssa Beery (Waunakee, Wis.) is assistant stage manager.

The design team is made up of Garret Fritz (Roselle, Ill.) and assistant Bruce Glassco (Little Chute, Wis.) - sound design; Madalynn Kuehl (Ashwaubenon, Wis.) and assistant Yishu Li (Quijin, Yunnan Province, China) - lighting design; Micaela Rozmarenoski (Wrightstown, Wis.) and assistant Katherine Vandenheuvel (Green Bay, Wis.) - properties; and Jeana Palmer (Kingsford, Mich.) and assistant Emily Mizinak (Iron Mountain, Mich.) - costume design, makeup and hair design.

The cast includes Gavin Andersson (Green Bay, Wis.), Maverick Berner (Greendale, Wis.), Elizabeth Brefka (Franklin, Wis.), Fritz, Madelyn Glosny (Suamico, Wis.), Sarah Gregory (Ashwaubenon, Wis.), Carly Hartenberger (Wautoma, Wis.), Marissa Helchen (Menomonee Falls, Wis.), Marki Hietpas (Little Chute, Wis.), Emma Hutter (Fond du Lac, Wis.), Daphne Johnson (Green Bay, Wis.), Trent Larson (Hortonville, Wis.), Emily Martin (Milwaukee), Anton Maslowski (Madison, Wis.), Seth Mayrer (Medford, Wis.), Daniel Scaife (Madison, Wis.), Sam Skiff (Fond du Lac, Wis.) and Tanner Witthuhn (Seymour, Wis.).

For more information on the production or Knight Theatre, contact Katy Verheyden at kathryn.verheyden@snc.edu.

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