Sheboygan North High School is proud to announce the North High spring production of Murder's in the Heir.
The play opens Friday, February 27, 7 p.m., North High Auditorium, 1042
School Avenue, Sheboygan. Performances are also Feb. 28, 7 p.m. and
March 1, at 2 p.m.
The comedic murder-mystery is a
classic "Who dunnit?" The play's twist is that the audience will help
select the murderer for each of the performances, resulting in
different endings, all of which had to be memorized by the actors. The
cast and crew are a blend of seasoned veterans and newcomers to the
North High stage.
"One of the triumphs of this
production is the number of students who both auditioned and are
involved in the production as actors and stage crew," said Jay Johnson,
director of the production. There are 20 student actors and another
15-20 on stage crew.
The cast consists of
Aristotle Leonhard (Simon Starkweather), Julia St. Pierre (Fiona
Starkweather), Elijah Lewis, (Jordan Starkweather), Lauren Danen (Paula
Thompson), Aristotle Leonhard (Simon Starkweather III), Corrin
Menuge/Jonathan Wheeler (Bensonhurst), Sam Sheahan (Mrs. Trent),
Lindsay Whelton (Minerva Walker), Lauren Ensor (Nancy Pollard), Jeremy
Jochman (Rufus Jones), Tricia Lutze (Lois Van Zandt), Megan Gleason
(Miss Withers), Moe Green (Kathy Collins), Kyle Whelton (Mike Davis),
Stewart Leis (Gene Culpepper) and Matt Rickmeier (An Usher).
Understudies are Pa Kou Vang-Minerva, William Schwaulb-Bensonhurst and
The students also play critical
roles in setting the stage and running the show. "We are very fortunate
to have students like Sam Gilbertson and Brandon Bubb who have been
leaders on the stage crew for several years, as well as a group of
underclassmen who are excited to be involved in this creative process,"
said Johnson. "The production is a real collaborative effort between
the stage crew and the actors."
Seniors Trica Lutze and Jeremy Jochman, familiar faces on the North High stage, both play prominent roles in the show.
more than the work Tricia and Jeremy do on stage, it is their
leadership off the stage that is such a great asset to the show," said
Johnson.; "They both are talented actors who plan to study theatre at
college, but more importantly, they are terrific young people who make
those around them better."
The set design is by Pat
Henderson. Deb Ericson and Karen Lutze designed costumes. Mark Ellis is
the assistant stage manager and helped with stage construction.
are available 30 minutes before the start of the show and cost
$6/adult, $3/student and $1/child. Activity passes and SASD courtesy
cards are also good for free admission.