Barnum Cast List
First all-company meeting: Wednesday Jan. 7, 2:35 – 3:30 (movie to follow)
Show dates: March 20 – 22, 2015
P. T. Barnum: Ben Morgan
Chairy Barnum: Hannah Van Winkle
Joice Heth: Linzie Glaize
Jenny Lind: Grace Morgan
General Tom Thumb: Dylan Hoskins
James Bailey: Dylan Roll
Blues Singer: still to be cast
Mrs. Scudder: Kaitlyn Thompson
Chester Lyman: Jarrett Brown
Julius Goldschmidt: Daniel Nordheim
Edgar Templeton: Conner Hamrick
Humbart Morrisey: Zach Hisle
Mr. Stratton: Jarrett Brown
Mrs. Stratton: Layla Miller
Wilton: Dakota Carter
Ringmasters: Morgan Cornett, Wally Stogner
Tumblers, Jugglers, Clowns, Aerialists, Acrobats, Gymnasts, Bricklayers, Passersby, Museum Patrons, Strongmen, Stiltwalkers, a Mob, the Bridgeport Pageant Choir, and Bands of every size, shape and description:
Faith Auvil, Hailey Barbour, Mikaila Bowling, Jarrett Brown, Dakota Carter, Lilly Corder, Mallory Getz, Kate Gilman, Linzie Glaize, Conner Hamrick, Zach Hisle, Dylan Hoskins, Layla Miller, Daniel Nordheim, Ireland Robertson, Dylan Roll, Aleigha Saldana, Brooke Solomito, Kaitlyn Thompson, Alexis Wilson, Syrena Wilson
Thank you to everyone who auditioned. This was a very difficult to show to cast, because we have so many talented performers! That means we are well on our way to meeting our goal for this show: that it will be spectacular!
Please remember that even if you didn’t get a “named” role in the script, we will be adding a huge amount of material, going beyond the script to turn this into a real circus! In fact, there will be information about professional circus training at the all-company meeting on Jan. 7.
That meeting will be for everyone involved in the show, including anyone in grades 7-12 who wants to be on any of the crews. Expect the “business” portion of the meeting to run until 3:30, with a showing of the video of the 1986 London production of Barnum to follow for anyone who wants to stay to watch it and discuss ideas for our show.
Things to do over break:
- Check the links on the Barnum Resource Page to download the complete script, watch the video of the show, or learn about some circus skills. (These links will be updated as we work on the show.)
- If you have a specific circus skill you want to learn, start practicing now – especially juggling! If you can do the basic 3-ball juggle before we get our circus training, they will be able to show you some more advanced tricks!
- Keep checking MadisonArts.org for updates over the break.