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February 26, 2006

Sell-out crowds expected at SCC's 'Pooh'

By Carla Thornquist

Winnie the PoohSell-out crowds are expected for the 11th Annual Shawnee Community College spring musical, A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh. Winnie the Pooh is a musical comedy in two acts, with lyrics by A. A. Milne and Kristin Sergel, and music by Allan Jay Friedman. The musical performance is based on the book by Kristin Sergel, Dramatic Publishing Company.

Performances will be in the SCC Educational Center located on the main campus, near Ullin.

School matinees include four performances, March 2 and 3, at 9 a.m. and noon each day. Students are $2 and adults are $5. A new feature is the Saturday afternoon matinee on March 4 at 2 p.m. Evening performances are Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. each evening. Students are $5 and adults are $8.

The Saturday matinee and the evening performances will be followed by special meet the cast opportunities in the atrium.

"Pooh Bear's Honey Buffet" will be served in the SCC cafeteria prior to the performances on Saturday, March, at 12:30 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. The buffet is by advanced reservation only at a cost of $8.50 per person. The menu includes southern fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, honey glazed carrots, biscuits and, of course, honey, assorted pies, tea, coffee and water.

To order performance tickets and make reservations for Pooh's Honey Buffet, contact Lisa Tarpley at 1-800-481-2242, extension 2350 or 618-634-3250. Email requests may be sent to All tickets must be paid for and picked up or mailed in advance. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.

Cast of Characters

KIM ASHBY as Songbird - A 'blues' singing blue jay
LARISSA BERNING as Piglet - A small p-p-pig
NATHAN BETTS as Rabbit - A suspicious rabbit
ALISHIA BIGHAM as Chipmunk - Twin #2
BRIAN CARAKER as Tigger - An impetuous tiger
BILL DICUS as Owl - A wise old owl
TRAVIS FELKER as Winnie-the-Pooh - A teddy bear
CODY FOLTZ as Eeyore - A melancholy donkey
CHARITY FRIZZELL as Chipmunk - Twin #1
AMBER HOLMAN as Kanga - A mother kangaroo
DANIEL JACKSON as Skunk - A shy skunk
KYLE McNICHOLS as Roo - Her mischievous child
TERRY TAYLOR as Gopher - A diligent gopher
CHRIS VELLELLA as Christopher Robin - A small boy
JOHN WINDINGS as Voice - The narrator

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