Two-Act Comedy The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

The University of Minnesota Crookston Music-Theater Department is producing the two-act comedy “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” in Kiehle Auditorium on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, April 26 and 27, at 7 p.m. with a special weekend matinee on Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m.

Admission to this family-friendly show is $5 for adults and $3 for children and students.  Families of any size may attend a pay a maximum of $10, and all tickets are sold at the door.  For more information, contact Associate Professor George French, Music-Theater Department at 218-281-8266 or

The show features all 209 Brothers Grimm stories in 90 minutes that includes Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, and all the rest in a drastically abbreviated format.  A cast of twelve U of M Crookston student actors play multiple parts in a frantic rush to get through all of them.

The cast includes Bailey Bradford, a post-secondary enrollment student from Mentor, Minn.; Diane Cilengi, a freshman from Brooklyn Park, Minn., majoring in health sciences; Raine Foy, a sophomore from majoring in animal science from Moorhead, Minn.; Shaylin Goodrich, a post-secondary enrollment student from Crookston, Minn.; Emma Howey, a sophomore from Rutland, N.D., majoring in equine science; Katie Jorschumb, a junior from Borup, Minn., majoring in equine science; Harshavardhan Praveen, a junior majoring in health sciences from Plymouth, Minn.; Allison Reinhart, a freshman from Crookston, Minn., majoring in communication; Ryan Rynda, a senior from Argyle, Minn., majoring in software engineering; Chris Schmiesing, a senior from Sauk Centre, Minn., majoring in software engineering; Skyler Siegel, a freshman from Wheaton, Minn., majoring in communication; and Janica Stewart, a junior majoring in animal science from Thief River Falls, Minn.