After a bit of a hiatus due to the pandemic, the Saint Peter High School theater department will finally bring a musical to the Performing Arts Center stage with their spring play rendition of The Theory of Relativity, by Neil Bartram and Brian Hill. Performances are set for Thursday, May 6 to Saturday, May 8. Showtimes each night are 7:30 p.m.
Normally, the theater department puts on a musical during the fall, but it was moved to spring in hopes of performing before a live audience and it looks like that may become reality, on a limited basis. The audience is being limited to just 95 attendees each night, with tickets being distributed only through the cast and crew (four tickets each). There will be a video stream of the performance available online May 14-16 for a fee. Tickets to the online performance will eventually be available at www.SHOWTIX4U.com.
Directors for this spring’s musical are Scott Hermanson, Robbie Deering, and Karen Steinhoff, with Dave Haugh serving as orchestra director and Michael Reeser in charge of set construction.
The following is a synopsis from www.stageagent.com, “The ‘Theory of Relativity’ is a collection of seemingly unrelated songs, scenes, and monologues that come together to show the interconnected nature of humanity. These stories center around finding your true identity and discovering your place in the world. From falling in and out of love to allergies, the wide array of characters take the audience on a journey, experiencing the wonders of human connection. The Theory of Relativity is a one-act musical that is an excellent choice for an ensemble cast. With excellent singing and acting features for each character, this show has flexible casting options and great roles for young adults and teens.”
Rowan Snay - Amy 1
Grace Tollefson - Amy 2
Breeley Ruble - Caroline
Eva Kracht - Catherine 1
Eleanor Kennedy - Catherine 2
Sky Gassman - Jenny
Eleanor Winterfeldt - Julie
Madison Abels - Mira
Ella Gilbertson - Sara
Will Borgmeier - Adam
Bryan Harroun - Anthony
Magnus Soderlund - Anthony 2
Obet Alcantara Alvarez - Mike
Anders Dixon - Oliver
David Marlow - Paul
John Borgmeier - Ryan
Lights - Jack Leonard, Haydon Grams, Corbin Herron, CeeJay King
Sound - Wesley Toupence, Colton Abels
Spotlights - Amelia Dickie, Audrey Kenndy, Kaylee Moreau
Set construction - Mr. Reeser (advisor, Garrison Rushing, Wesley Toupence, Madelyn Tollefson, Autumn Pauly.