‘Countless hours’ went into successful production

PSO play, Nicholas Nickleby, had great run at Martin Exeter Hall

Becky Kinsella

Becky Kinsella

Students at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary School received the “real theatre experience” and put on a great stage production of the Charles Dickens novel, Nicholas Nickleby, at Martin Exeter Hall in 100 Mile House on Jan. 14-16.

“We had a great run,” says director Monique Corno. “The [four shows] were really strong and the production was a success.”

The two dozen drama students involved put in a lot of work since October preparing the production and rehearsing after school.

“Unless you’re involved with each step along the way it’s really hard to fathom how much work is involved in every aspect,” Corno says.

The biggest challenge for the group was that many of them have not performed, or even been to Martin Exeter Hall before.

“Once they moved to the hall, there was still a lot of work to do. The kids put in countless hours.”

Corno gave a huge thank you to members of the 100 Mile House Performing Arts Society and a thank you to all the local businesses and supporters of the arts who donated time and services to the show.

“We really couldn’t have done it without them.”

Cast list:

Nicholas Nickleby: Allan Faulkner

Ralph Nickleby: Michael Nielsen

Mrs. Nickleby: Courtenay Souther

Kate Nickleby: Jordanna Weeks

Newman Noggs: Adrienne Gardner

Wackford Squeers: Thomas Duff

Mrs. Squeers: Selina Hofer

Fanny Squeers: Anja Dunk

Smike: Becky Kinsella

Madeline Bray: Emma Pettitt

Brooker: Brandon McCourt

Mrs. Snawley: Petra Perkins

Vincent Crummles & Sir Frederick: Jacob Harras

Mrs. Crummles & Lady Hawk: Cassidy Hutchins

Miss Snevellicci & Miss Knagg : Tiffany Wannop

Miss Petowker & Peg: Kayla Zaremba

Miss Bravassa & Model: Tessa Corbeil

Ninetta Crummles & Madam Mantalini: Kalli McDonald-Wiens

Phoebe & Lady Scaley & Miss La Creevy: Jade Bryan

Arthur Gride & Policeman: Matei Shaver

Mr. Folair & Mr. Bray & Magistrate: Jacob Smith

Frank Cheeryble & Waiter: Gwyneth Haretzmuller

Charles Cheeryble & Opening Announcement: Brayden Herpberger

Tim Linkinwater & Assistant Stage Manager: Dayna Perry

Stage Manager: Sarah Zailo