La Porte High School students are hard at work rehearsing for this year’s production of the musical Li'l Abner the last week in January and first week in February.
Performance dates are Thursday, Jan. 26; Friday, Jan. 27; Saturday, Jan. 28; Thursday, Feb. 2; Friday, Feb. 3; and Saturday, Feb. 4. Thursday and Friday night performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
Two performances are planned for both Saturdays. On Saturday, Jan. 28, performances are at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, Feb. 4, performances are at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Monday, Jan. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the lobby of the Sonja Angelo Theater, and will be sold each weekday during these times. Tickets may also be purchased before each show. The box office opens 30 minutes before show time.
Jan. 26 is the Gold Card Senior Citizens performance. Senior citizens can get free tickets to this performance in advance with their Gold Card at the Sonja Angelo Theater box office. Gold Cards are available to Senior Citizens at the LPISD Administration Building at 1002 San Jacinto St.
All seats are reserved, and tickets are $12. Payment may be made by cash or check. For more information, contact Karen Hall at La Porte High School, 281-604-7572.
The cast of characters includes Renzo Jimenez as Lonesome Polecat; Gavin Calais, Hairless Joe; Reyth Hall, Romeo Scragg; Alex Rodrigues, Clem Scragg; Jacob Luna, Alf Scragg; Kayla Zaborowski, Moonbeam McSwine; Justin King, Marryin’ Sam; Jacob Rhodes, Earthquake McGoon; Ally Oliphint, Daisy Mae Scragg; Travis Wright, Pappy Yokum; Chelsea Bishop, Mammy Yokum; and Cameron Whilley, Abner Yokum.
The cast also features Cameron Regan as Mayor Dan’l D. Dawgmeat; Olivia Hill, Scarlett; Joseph Redd, Rufe; Colton Constanzo, Senator Jack S. Phogbound; Kandice Wicke, Dr. Finsdale; Ian Moser, Government Man; Caden Lebedzinski, Available Jones; Kirsten Dunkerson, Stupefyin’ Jones; and Trevin Torres as Speedy McRabbit. Portraying the wives are Emily Edwards as Jonie; Audrey Ladd as Pat; Sammi Oliphint as Jenny; Celest Palacios as Bonnie; Claudia Pool as Hope; Jazmyne Randle as Sue; and Hannah Schmidt as Kathy.
Other cast members are Stephen Mabry, General Bullmoose; Breana Briley, Appassionata Von Climax; Christian Cisneros, Evil Eye Fleagle; Jonah Gallington, Softwicke; Henry Blanchard, Dr. Smithborn; Forrest Wannemacher, Dr. Krogmeyer; Corbin Ayres, Colonel; and Jesus Mejia and Zach Ashworth, FBI Men.
Girl dancers include Noelie Barbay, Allison Brown, Caitlin Chandler, Desiree Duval, Haley Green, Taylor Harris, Zipparah Jno-Finn, Shelby Lipscheutz, Audora Mazariegos, Raven Moore, Rebecca Rhea, Heather Salazar, Peyton Shipwash, Elissa Stamps, Holli Walker, Lyndzie West and Kirsten Dunkerson.
Boy dancers are Gabe Aguilar, Corbin Ayres, Josh Ceron, Christian Cisneros, Evan Cook, Cameron Dunkin, Phillip Gay, Cade Gibbs, Austin Graham, Chris Hickey, Jalen Jenkins, Hunter Legg, Sebastion Lopez, Collin Loxterman, Jesus Mejia, Nick Ochoa, Thomas Revak, Tyler Smith, Chad Sutherland, Trevin Torres, Blake Turlington, Josh Vidales, AJ Wicke, Matt Wolfe and Hunter Zambrano.
Members of the Girl Troupe are Jamie Abraham, Allison Armstrong, Claire Barclay, Chelsea Burnaman, Brooke Busch, Ariel Cruz, Destini Earl, Kristan Escobar, Maiya Evans, Danielle Farias, Cara Fitzgerald, Annalissa Garcia, Raigan Garcia, Alyssa Hernandez, Hannah Ledbetter, Chelsea Listi, Victoria McLaughlin, Emili McMullen, Miriah Medina, Andreina Morin, Caressa Mumme, Gabby Ochoa, Sammi Oliphint, Mayra Ornelas, Nancy Perez, Vivian Reynosa, Barbra Ruiz, Miranda Sallee, Jena Saucier, Alyssa Schmidt, Madison Shimer , Sydnie Shope, Tori St. Hill, Norma Tamez, Sabrina Watson, Penny Wheeless, Wednesday Wood and Dominique Zamora.
Boy Troupe members include Elmark Betatchi, Avery Blanchard, Henry Blanchard, Jonathan Blanchard, Dallas Burton, Jose Coria, Lane Crow, Chris Dlouhy, Ryan Dodd, Jaron Dyristra, Tyler Erskine, Darious Flowers, Jonah Gallington, Pablo Garcia, LoLo Jauregui, Brock Legg, Dalton Martin, Chris Martinez, Josh Mazariegos, Tyler McBee, Jacob McGhee, Matt McNair, Mario Ramirez, Christian Raymundo, Jorge Raymundo, Adrian Reyna, Nathan Reyes, Devon Salcedo, Matt Sanchez, Hunter Turlington, Forrest Wannemacher, CJ Williams and Thomas Yancey.
Chorus members include Justus Adcock, Ashley Allen, Amy Amaon, Kayla Browder, Christie Castillo, Sobella Castro, Darian Cook, Kimberly Cross, Paige Dobrenich, Lauren Draper, Jessica Fadler, Dabahni Flores, Geneva Flores, Karly Goodman, Megan Green, Sarah Hinds, Jena Jean, Kadyn King, Kaitlyn Knapik, Ivy Kramer, Hailee Moser, Ashlyn Parks, Maddie Pool, Victoria Rivera, Courtney Saenz, Brenna Sallee, Holly Smith, Julia Smith, Katelyn Smith, Sarah Smith, Libby Solis, Nicole Troup, Jillian Turner, Paige Vasquez, Mariah Vega, Tori Vidales, Sharolyn Viganego, Maddy Warner and Haileigh Wilson.
Many other students are involved in the musical as members of various crews and the orchestra. A complete list of participants will appear at a future date.