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'Robin Hood' musical cast announced at Pine River-Backus School

Cash Kangas takes lead role

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PINE RIVER — The cast and crew for Pine River-Backus School's fall musical production of "Robin Hood" has officially been set.

The show will run at 7 p.m. Nov. 18-19 and 2 p.m. Nov. 20 on the stage in the Pine River-Backus High School gym.

Tickets will be available at the door 45 minutes prior to showtime. Adult tickets are $8. Student tickets are $5. Children 5 and under are free.

Robin Hood is the outlaw of Sherwood Forest, leading a merry life with his followers. Anyone needing a place to live or food to eat is welcome in the greenwood. Impoverished citizens led by Robin are waging a battle against the evil Prince John. He has taken the place of King Richard the Lion-Hearted, who has gone on a crusade.

Lady Merle of Cornwall, however, hopes to make John more acceptable to the people of England by forcing Maid Marian, Robin’s childhood sweetheart, to marry the Prince. It’s up to Robin to stop the marriage, defeat a nasty sheriff and secure Nottingham for the king’s return.

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Cast members include:

  • Arianna Eckman as Beth
  • Keylah Kendrick as Mother Meg
  • Skyler Rugroden as Little John
  • LeeAnn Wynn as Old Widow
  • Cassin Humphrey as Will Scarlet
  • Cash Kangas as Robin Hood
  • Trinity Osman as Friar Tuck
  • Nesika Bellville as Sheriff of Nottingham
  • Katelyn Denton as Lady Merle
  • Adelheid Gregory as Anabel
  • Arya Compton as Maid Marian
  • Sophie Lupella as Kaspar
  • Eleanor Peterson as Sheriff’s Mother
  • Maren Lindquist as Salome
  • Allaura Mandelbaum as the Stranger
  • Bethany Schultz as Merry Band Member
  • Daelin Wilkinson as Merry Band Member

Jen Anderson is the director, with vocal direction by Kate Davis. Ben Kinsinger will direct the pit orchestra. Ben Gordon will stage the fight choreography. Sarah Ann Armstrong is costumer. Teresa Hamp is production assistant. Kelsey Bergem is the student stage manager. Technical director is Mike Shetka.

Other students will help with lights, sound, stage crew duties, hair and make-up.

This production is presented with permission from Pioneer Drama Service.

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