Raymore-Peculiar High School presents “The Robber Bridegroom”
The Raymore-Peculiar High School Theatre Department announces its fall musical comedy, Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman’s “The Robber Bridegroom.” Performances will be in the Ray-Pec High School Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 16, and 17, and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Tickets may be reserved by calling the box office line, 892-3999 extension 2400. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. Free child care will be provided.
The Robber Bridegroom is a musical comedy told as a southern tall tale. It features a Robin Hood-like robber named Jamie Lockhart and Rosamund, the girl who steals his heart. Standing in the way of their romance is Rosamund’s evil stepmother, Salome, a woman described as so terrible that one glance from her caused every bullfrog in Yazoo City to drop dead of heart failure, and Little Harp, the bumbling robber rival to Jamie Lockhart who functions as the muscle to the dreaded Harp Gang. Further complicating their situation is Jamie’s own belief that marriage is something someone does to enrich himself rather than something someone does for love. It’s left to Rosamund to help him understand the riches that true love has to offer.
First performed in New York in 1975, and recently revived in 2016, the show features outlandishly comical characters and a delightfully catchy score that combines pop hooks with the stylings of bluegrass music. The Robber Bridegroom is a knee-slapping, toe-tapping good time.
The cast includes Seth Kelley as Jamie Lockhart, Kylie Hansen as Rosamund, Ella Schnake as Salome, Matthew Stewart as Clement Musgrove, Cooper Carson as Little Harp, Robbie Keays as Big Harp, Spencer Barr as Goat, Tayler Bates as the Raven, Angel Patterson as Goat’s Mother, Paige Showen as Airee, Denton Meehan as the Caller, Ian Van Horn as the Landlord, and Larissa Wratney as the Landlord’s Wife. The Deeper in the Woods Singers are Dalton Apel, Isabelle Burton, Chloe Coons, Katie Clewell, Denton Meehan, Grace Millard, and Sam Reicher.
Members of the town of Rodney, Mississippi, include Abby Ball, Payton Ballinger, Jasmyn Berry, Cole Blankenship, Jacob Boyd, Jadyn Bramble, Olivia Burton, Maggie Carlson, Tevin Chavez, Dylan DeLeon, Hunter Diepenbrock, Ben Dixon, Caitlyn Ebert, Nathan Eckert, Ashlyn Hamblin, Spencer Harris, Alec Heriford, Jillian Humke, Jaren Jones, Cameron Lowe, Aidan Martel, Bailey Martin, Grace O’Brien, Devyn Phillips, Kerstin Randolph, Jaycee Robertson, Kaylee Schaeffer, Ashley Sclesky, Jackson Shepard, Zoe
Shriner, Bradley Simmons, Jaci Stratton, Jeffrey Sykes, Savannah Taylor, Sasha Trujillo, Jada Weber, Kayla Williams, Samantha Williams, Carinne Williams, and Riley Woodson.
Working behind the scenes are Teacher Todd Schnake as the director, Teacher Stephen Rew as the
music director, Teacher Karla Penechar as the scenic designer and technical director, and Teacher Pam
Schnake, and Patrons Kay Connelly and Michael Connelly as production assistants. The choreographer is
Abigail Ball with assistance from Spencer Harris and Savannah Taylor. The assistant directors are students Molly Loman, Bobbi Posey, and Carly Toler. The stage manager is Zach Scott with assistance from Blake Oser. The sound engineer is Nick Hime. The master carpenter is Spencer Barr. Props masters are Becca Bessette and Zach Scott. The master electrician and lighting designer is Riley Linn. Follow spot operators are Sam Steinke and Colby Stosberg. The costume designer is Ce Ce Moss.