Jason teaches social studies at Hutchinson High School. He enjoys golfing, watching classic movies, and traveling in his leisure time. This is the thirteenth musical Jason has directed. He directed The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, and Singin' in the Rain, along with multiple one act shows. He would really love to thank his mom for introducing him to theater at a young age.
Vocal DirectorNate Raabe
Nate teaches AP Music Theory, New World Singers, and multiple choirs at Hutchinson High School. This will be Nate's fourth year working as our vocal director. He was involved with The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, and Singin' in the Rain. Some of Nate's hobbies are running long distance races, playing guitar, spending time with Zan, Addy, and Copper, and woodworking.
Pit DirectorKevin Kleindl
Kevin teaches AP Music Theory, jazz band, pep band, marching band, and multiple bands at Hutchinson High School. He enjoys being with his family, golfing, gardening, and watching Netflix in his leisure time.
Kyra is a Minneapolis-based choreographer and recent graduate from the University of Minnesota Theatre Arts program. In addition to her collegiate stage and screen experience, she has been onstage at the Guthrie Theatre (A Christmas Carol) and has choreographed for University, community, and high school theaters across Minnesota. She is also a filmmaker and documentarian.
Set BuilderMason Primus
Mason is attending North Dakota State University to major in Electrical Engineering. He enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Chevelle and their wiener dog Marcy. When he is not away at college, he also enjoys building things.
Costume CoordinatorVal Bonderman
Val lives in Glencoe with her husband and her 15-year-old daughter. She owns a sewing business out of her home and has enjoyed sewing the costumes and working with the cast and crew. Val makes costumes from scratch, on top of altering other finds. Her thanks go out to those who made Anastasia come to life.
Makeup / Tech DirectorAmber Collins
Amber is excited to be a part of Hutchinson High School's Anastasia as a tech crew advisor- focusing on hair and makeup. Amber is from Chicago, where she worked in professional theater, most notably with The Blue Man Group. She sends a huge "break a leg" to this amazing group of students who are making theater magic on and off stage.
Lighting DesignerAlex Clark
Alex is a freelance designer and photographer with an MFA in lighting design from the University of Minnesota and a fascination for how light interacts with the world. He works all over the Twin Cities and some previous lighting designs include: Sleeping Beauty and The Beast (Phipps Center), When The Shark Bites (Open Eye), and How To Avoid Burnout in 73 Minutes (Open Eye).
Auditorium ManagerAlyssa Engel
This is Alyssa's fourth year as Auditorium Manager. As a student, she took part in four productions. During her time at Bismarck State College, she assisted with Chicago and sound-designed two shows: How I Learned To Drive and The Producers. In her free time, she enjoys being with family, knitting, reading, and watching Netflix.
Pit (Euphonium)William Hagel- Senior
William's past theater experiences include The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Medea, and Love Bites. He is involved in Boy Scouts and marching band. Some of William's hobbies are playing his keyboard, reading, and playing video games.
Pit (Flute)Nora Yates- Freshman
Nora's past theater experiences include the third grade musical. They are involved in FFA and this is their first year playing in the pit. One of Nora's hobbies is participating in 4-H.
Pit (Violin)Isobel Woodmansee- Freshamn
Isobel's past theater experiences include being on the stage crew in middle school. She is involved in violin lessons. Some of her hobbies are making art and reading books.
Pit (Clarinet)Grace Swaja- Junior
Grace's past theater experiences include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr., Mulan Jr., Madagascar Jr., and many Youngstars plays. She is involved in marching band, 4-H, WSCA, and robotics. Some of Grace's hobbies are riding horses, doing all types of craft projects, reading, and making music.
Pit (Clarinet)Kallista Alderink- Junior
Kallista's past theater experiences include student directing for past middle school musicals. She is involved in marching band. Some of Kallista's hobbies are reading, playing with her dogs, doing puzzles, and learning more about music.
Pit (Clarinet)Stella Vaillancourt- Sophomore
Stella's past theater experiences include Mulan Jr. She is involved in Wind Ensemble and the Showstopper dance team. Some of Stella's hobbies are making art, playing piano and clarinet, and watching anime.
Pit (Clarinet)Elizabeth Hagel- Sophomore
This is Elizabeth's first theater experience. She is not involved in any other activities. Some of Elizabeth's hobbies are reading, gardening, and raising donkeys.
Pit (Saxophone)Silas Maricle- Sophomore
This is Silas' first theater experience. He is involved in marching band, Special Olympics, pep band, and jazz band. One of Silas' hobbies is practicing music.
Pit (Saxophone)Conrad Kadelbach- Sophomore
Conrad's past theater experiences include being part of the lighting crew for Mulan Jr. He is involved in marching band and handles the technology for his church's youth group. Some of Conrad's hobbies are engineering, gaming and creating content, modeling, and anything to do with electronics.
Pit (Trumpet)Ethan Smith- Sophomore
This is Ethan's first theater experience. He is involved in church activities, marching band, dance, and boy scouts. Some of Ethan's hobbies are being in the marching band and dancing.
Pit (Trumpet)Philip Anderson- Sophomore
This is Philip's first theater experience. He is involved in marching band and pep band. Some of Philip's hobbies are gaming and biking.
Pit (French Horn)Dylin Kunkel- Sophomore
Dylin's past theater experiences include student directing James and the Giant Peach Jr. in middle school. She is involved in softball and student council. Some of Dylin's hobbies are playing with her dogs, practicing ukulele, and baking.
Pit (French Horn)Zoe Theis- Junior
This is Zoe's first theater experience. She is involved in bowling. Some of Zoe's hobbies are reading, baking, and cooking.
Pit (Drum Set)Victor Otte- Sophomore
This is Victor's first theater experience. He is involved in marching band. Some of Victor's hobbies are making things and watching movies.
Crew ManagerKylee Beilke- Senior
Kylee's past theater experiences include The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, Singin' in the Rain, and Love Bites. She is involved in marching band. Some of Kylee's hobbies are cuddling with her pets, reading, and playing the ukulele.
Frontal ProjectionsLexus Karg- 8th Grade
This is Lexus' first theater experience. She is involved in choir. Some of Lexus' hobbies are reading, writing, drawing, and annoying her big sister- Chevelle.
SpotlightMatthew Hagel- Junior
Matthew's past theater experiences include Mary Poppins, Medea, and Love Bites. He is not involved in any other activities. Some of Matthew's hobbies are building model tanks, playing Minecraft, and reading.
LightsKennedy Wehler- Senior
Kennedy's past theater experiences include The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, and Love Bites. She teaches Sunday school at her church and also participates in the youth group. Some of Kennedy's hobbies are painting, writing, and beating up Lexi French every Thursday after school. She would like to add that she is passionate about raising awareness about Jeriacho.
BackstageGenevieve Jones- Freshman
This is Genevieve's first theater experience. They are involved in karate. Some of Genevieve's hobbies are cosplay, making art, doing karate, sewing, crafting, and playing basketball.
SoundHannah Kruse- Senior
This is Hannah's first theater experience. She is involved in dance, choir, and youth group. Some of Hannah's hobbies are playing guitar, baking, singing, dancing, and hanging out with friends.
ScrimTravis Mohs- Freshman
This is Travis' first theater experience. He is involved in bowling and tennis. Some of Travis' hobbies are baking, woodworking, rock collecting, and listening to music.
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