Children's Theatre Touring Productions
Minnesota State University, Mankato's Department of Theatre & Dance
has a rich history of sending our students out to southern Minnesota
elementary schools to share the joy of children's theatre. Unfortunately,
before 2006 we didn't do a very good job of chronicling this. Below
is a partial list of past productions and, where possible, photographs.

Rikkie Recycle 2010
An original production written and directed by Nikki Swoboda,
Rikkie Recycle & the Eko-Kidz! (2010) featured Hannah DesMarais, Emily Jansen,
Austin England, Larissa Schmitz, Tom Bennett, Jason Garton and Maggie Mae Dale.

Rikkie Recycle 2010

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Abiyoyo 2009
Also written and directed by Nikki Swoboda, Abiyoyo (2009)
featured Duncan Scully, Kim Steffen, Kayla Bartlett, Stephen Mark Crisp,
Evan Taylor, Emma Ottoson and Adam Moen.

Abiyoyo 2009

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Rainbow Fish 2008
Directed by Megan Gredesky and written by Gredesky and the cast,
Rainbow Fish (2008) featured Megan Volkman-Wilson, J. Alexander Coe,
Katherine Rapacz, Alex Letsche, Eric Mayson, Aaron Alan and Molly Tucker.

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Rumpelstiltskin 2007
Rumpelstiltskin (2007) featured Kaija Pellinen, Mathias Becker
RaeAnne Carlson, Natalie Schleusner, Danny Kling,
JoNae Villeneuve and Craig Stastny.

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Rising Sun, Rising Moon
Written and directed by Randy Wyatt, Rising Sun, Rising Moon (2006) featured
Joel Partyka, Mollie Fischer, Claire Wellin, Cassandra Witham, Terry Gomez,
Kelsey Strong, Micah Kronlokken and Jeff Smith.

Rising Sun, Rising Moon 2006

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James and the Giant Peach
From way back when, James and the Giant Peach (1999) was directed by
David Craven and Yvonne A. K. Johnson and featured Oliver Thrun,
Shannon Zeig, Brent Teclaw, Bobby Gardner, Tanya Peterson,
Mandy Marquardt and David Roman.

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Snow Queen
The Snow Queen (1997) featured Ben Thietje, Amy Jo Krueger,
David Tacheny, Shawn Ashley and Sarah Bizek.

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Itsy Bitsy Spider
The cast of Itsy, Bitsy Giant Tale (1998): Co-directed by Sebastian Ryder and CeCe Klinger, it featured
Brian Michael Flanagan, (unidentified), Todd Carlton,
Joshua Mitchell, Melissa Fuechtmann and Sarah Bizek.

Itsy, Bitsy Spider 2

 

All photos beginning with Rising Sun, Rising Moon by Mike Lagerquist
James and the Giant Peach provided by David Craven
The Snow Queen provided by Ben Thietje

Itsy Bitsy Giant Tale provided by Brian Flanagan