OCAC, Missoula present ‘Pied Piper’

Published 2:09 am Saturday, February 9, 2019

Dozens of students participated in Friday’s production of “The Pied Piper,” which was presented by the Opp Cultural Arts Center and Missoula Children’s Theatre.

“They pulled this off with no more than 16 hours of practice,” Opp The Cultural Art Center’s Genie Loggins said, adding that the cast changed throughout the week when several children got sick.

“As late as this morning, they were making changes,” she said.

“Pied Piper” was presented to students on Friday afternoon, and to an audience on Friday night.

This marked the OCAC’s second production in conjunction with Missoula Children’s Theatre.

Cast members are listed below.

• Mayor of Hamelin –  Billy Speed

• Pied Piper – Wyatt Stanley

• Sara – Lily Clark

• Mayor’s son – Ben Lane

• Mayor’s daughter – Kandace Jackson

• Mayor’s son – Ben Lane

• Mayor’s daughter – Kandace Jackson

• Mayor’s youngest – Nissi Fernandez

• Council members – Niyah Mount, Nevaeh Lee Patton, Finley Scott, Haylee Ballard, Sarah Kate Rhodes Egan Jones

• Cooks – Ada Blackstock, Haylee Booth, David Gates, Katie Gilmer, Destiney Lane, Crystal Rogers, Chloe Scott, Mackenzie Thrash, Roger Weeks

• Towns kids – Ayden Byrd, Aiden Carnley, Rylan Folmar, Zoe Lawrence, Lexi Leal, Caroline Reed, Maggie, Reed, Hutch Scott, Brooke Williams

  King of the Rats – Billy Speed

• Rats – Barrett Bryan, Andrew Calhoun, Kylee Marie Cotton, Lucy Jo Hartzog, JB Scott, Benja Livingston

• Accompanist – Faye Tisdale

• Missoula Children’s Theatre Directors – Alicia Batterson and Billy Speed

The production was made possible by the Opp Cultural Arts Center and its sponsors and patrons. The Center expressed special thanks to Breedlove Building Supply, JM Jackson Chevrolet Buick, Covington Electric Cooperative, Southern Independent Bank, Taylor Linen, Gary and Wanda Strickland, and the Dixon Foundation.