Anoka-Ramsey Community College is proud to announce the student-actors cast in its production of The IT Girl set to hit the Coon Rapids Campus Performing Arts Center April 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26 at 7:30 p.m.
(list by student name, high school of graduation and role)
- Emily Picardi, Andover High School graduate: Betty Lou Spence
- Jarome Smith, Blaine High School graduate: Jonathan Waltham
- Jared Dukowitz, Little Falls Community High School graduate: Monty Montgomery
- Maddison Venberg, homeschooled graduate: Adela Van Norman
- Melanie Bratsch: Molly
- Ana Purtle, homeschooled graduate: Mrs. Van Norman
- Christa Ferguson, George Whitefield Academy graduate: Jane
- Vanessa McCullough, St. Michael-Albertville High School graduate: Daisy/Snake Charmer
- Delaney Murphy, Spring Lake Park High School graduate: Mrs. Sullivan/Clown
- Nate Otto, Irondale Senior High School: Mr. Notting/Carnival Barker
- Kayla Asplund, Spectrum High School graduate: Dancer/Shop Girl/Yacht Guest
- Kayla Coffland, Blaine High School graduate: Dancer/Shop Girl/Yacht Guest
- Jess Hernandez, Blaine High School graduate: Sailor/Ritz Waite
- Sam Mussman, Stillwater Area Senior High School: Reporter/Trevor Pitstop
- April Bartels, Irondale High School graduate: Brearly Chapin/Fortune Teller
College faculty member, Scott Ford is directing.
The IT Girl
Based on the 1927 Paramount picture It, this jazz-infused musical is a tribute to romantic comedies of the silent film era. Betty Lou Spence is a smart spunky shop clerk working in the lingerie department at Waltham’s Department Store. Soon after Waltham’s launches an advertising contest to find a charismatic girl with “IT,” Betty catches the eye of Jonathan Waltham, heir to the family fortune. What follows is a roller-coaster ride of comedy, music and romance. The music sparkles with bright and catchy melodies. The dialogue crackles with wit. The comedy is fast-paced and physical, evoking the slapstick style of silent films. Join us for an evening of toe-tapping, side-splitting, flamboyant flapper fun! Don’t miss IT!
For more information, visit AnokaRamsey.edu.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Art Student, Chris M. Dugan designed the poster (shown) for the college’s upcoming production of The IT Girl, set to hit the Coon Rapids Campus Performing Arts Center April 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26 at 7:30 p.m.