StettlerLocal.com February 17, 2021
Wildcat Theatre is performing Little Women at the Stettler Performing Arts Centre this week for students and via livestream for the public on February 19. The students from Wm. E Hay Stettler Secondary Campus have been preparing for the play since the beginning of the school year, and they are excited to be back on stage.
Darren Fleischhacker, Drama Teacher and Fine Arts Department Team Leader and Director of Little Women, spoke to us about the production. They had initially planned to put on six performances for the students but received news from AHS on Monday that it was a no-go for two live performances per day despite everything they had prepared to do to present it safely.
“We are doing four shows now vs six and by the time we do the Friday night livestream performance, it will be a great experience.” Darren Fleischhacker
The cast and crew have spent countless hours preparing for the shows.
Bianca Brugman as Meg March
Elisa Collard as Jo March
Madison Bradford as Amy March
Kate Bradford as Beth March
Katie Satre as Marmee March
Erin Mercier as Aunt March
Trinity Martin as Hannah
Josh McCord as Laurie/Teddy
Chase Erickson-Barca as Old Mr. Lawrence
Brody Nichols as Robert March
Zac Bryson as Mr. Brooke
Jessi Kendall - Stage Manager
Matt Clark - Lights
Charlotte Walker - Sound
Suzanna Martin, Mrs. Zimmerman and Chloe Strohschein - Costumes
Furniture for the play was donated by Alberta Prairie Steam Train.
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon rehearsals start at the end of February for the next play in May and Fleischhacker hopes that live performances will be going by then.
“We are generating no revenue from this show. The cast is ready to be in front of an audience.” Darren Fleischhacker
The costs for the show includes purchasing the rights to the play, stage design and production. Donations are gratefully accepted after enjoying the livestream performance.
To make a donation, contact Pat Hanson, Business Coordinator, Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus.
To watch the livestream performance on YouTube, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97fYjndMvUE&feature=youtu.be.
For more information Wildcat Theatre, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Wildcat-Theatre-58910292956