Schoolsical program at Riverside Children’s Theatre

VERO BEACH — Riverside Children’s Theatre announced casting for two productions of “The Jungle Book Kids” that are the products of an innovative new program the theatre has instituted in partnership with local schools.

The program, Schoolsical, places a director from RCT into selected elementary schools to audition and rehearse a show at the school site.  Final rehearsals and performances featuring full production support from Riverside Theatre will take place in the Anne Morton Theatre, 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach on Dec. 5 and 6 at 1:3 0 p.m.

The program has received funding through the Culture Builds Florida program of the state of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs.

Director Shannon Huneryager has worked with students from Pelican Island Elementary and Osceola Magnet schools this fall.  Cast members from Pelican Island are Lilith Alvaro, Alize Buckner, Ashley Button, Spencer Cady, Samantha Coluccio, Sh-nieya Dixon, Kayla Eidem, Kelsey Hooker, Angelina Horskin, Finn Howell, Symphani Ingram, Jaden Kebbel, Chloe Larabie, Collen Loo, Riley McDonald, Jasmine O’Grady, Sarah Ramos, Mily Ann Salgado, Ruth :Phillippe, Alexys Scott, Emely Shadis, Andrew Shepherd, Mark Thompson, Sy-Mone Thompson, Julia Weinbrecht, Brooke Yates and Kylie Yoder.  Cast members from Osceola Magnet are Anna Birnholz, Nicole Bowler, Madeline Brewer, Daisy Cabanas, Samantha Cass, Abbey Crawford, Ryan Cummings, Briana Frampton, Meghan Frampton, Raegen Gibbons, Mary Kate Hiller, Kathleen Kachaylc, Isabel Lahti, Abi Lamm, TJ Lamm, Melissa Marzouk, Maddie McCain, Faith McFadden, Isabel Morby, Destiny Patterson, Lexie Patton, Jilian Roberts, Michael Schiefer, Samanta Skinnide, Carly Sorensen, Alisa Tarrats and Renee Woulard.

Tickets to both performances of “The Jungle Book Kids” are on sale to the public and are $8.

They may be purchased by calling the box office at 772-231-6990 or by visiting the website at www.riversidetheatre.com.  Riverside Children’s Theatre is the educational arm of Riverside Theatre, Inc.

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