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New Ulm High School seventh and eight graders present:

Bachelor King

March 4, 2012
By Serra Muscatello - Staff Writer , The Journal

NEW ULM - Chaos and hilarity ensue in this hysterical spoof of several popular reality television shows ... can the new hillbilly king save the kingdom and find the girl of his dreams?

Folks are invited to come and find out when the New Ulm High School seventh and eighth graders present "The Bachelor King," March 9 through 11 at the DAC (formerly the Middle School).

Shows will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11.

Article Photos

Photos Courtesy of Sue Loose

The cast of Bachelor King works on a scene during a recent rehearsal.

The plot goes kind of like this ... When poor King Evian uses his last dying words (as he falls out of a window) to pass on the royal succession not to the greedy Prince Daft but to the foolish hillbilly Yokel, everyone says Yokel needs a wife to help him run the kingdom.

Reminiscent of the television reality show "The Bachelor", his staff brings in eligible young ladies to vie for the king's hand.

There's Agatha Peabody, a high-society matron; Priscilla Tradewells-Ayers-Hollander-Morley-a four-times-married gold digger and Sally Valley - a ditzy cheerleader from Los Angeles, who are all trying to win his hand in marriage. Then there's also Crushin' Kanisha, who is a New York City gangster-type girl and Jane Claxton, who is a true-hearted cowgirl all the way from Texas trying to catch his eye.

Fact Box

If You Go...

What: Bachelor King play performed in two acts by New Ulm High School's seventh and eighth grade students

When: Shows will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11.

Where: DAC (formerly the Middle School)

Bachelor King Cast List

Queen - Haley Bocock

Prince Daft - Noah Bollingmo

Ms. Conroy- Genna Sellner

Hazel - Taylor Booth

Frederick Pilfer - Alex Lund

Miss Knolls - Mettea Sievert

Yokel - Isaac Stein

Priscilla - Lacey Wilmes

Jane - Ellie Hohensee

Sally - Sicily Trullinger

Kanisha - Stephanie Smith

Peabody - Anna Ueling

Ms. Henry - Kelly Hagberg

Simon - Nathan Peterson

Paula - Mettea Sievert

Mrs. Weaver - Megan Dalueg

Mrs. Greenbrough - Kelly Hagberg

Bachelorettes- Ben Rieke, Jenna Britz, Kate Denney, Levi Wick

TV Crew - Megan Dalueg, Ben Rieke, Jenna Britz, Kate Denney and Levi Wick

Producer/Director - Wendy Tuttle

Set/Tech Director - Sheldon Rieke

Student Director - Kate Denney, Jenna Britz, Levi Wick and Ben Rieke

Costume Director/Designer - Vickie Tambornino

Costume Assistant - Barb Oberle

Publicity - Laura Sievert

Props - Jerilyn Kjellberg

Construction Crew:

Sound and Lights- Fritz Rieke

The audience will see the five ladies tested on their abilities (in true American Idol fashion) followed by a Survivor challenge.

All this is going on while ... Yokel is dealing with other problems like: the price of gasoline has skyrocketed, jobs are being outsourced overseas, the stock market has dramatically gone down and his self-appointed personal advisor Frederick Pilfer has been busy draining the royal treasury. But the worst thing of all, the vengeful prince hatches a slew of unsuccessful, harebrained assassination plots the new king.

Will Yokel sort through the contenders to find his true love and also save his kingdom from ruin?

The play is performed in two acts. Please, no flash photography during the performance. There will be one 15 minute intermission. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for students.



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