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Two-act Comedy The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The University of Minnesota Crookston Music-Theater Department is producing the two-act comedy "The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon" in Kiehle Auditorium on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, April 26 and 27, at 7 p.m. with a special weekend matinee on Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. play cast

Admission to this family-friendly show is $5 for adults and $3 for children and students.  Families of any size may attend a pay a maximum of $10, and all tickets are sold at the door.  For more information, please contact George French, Music-Theater Department, University of Minnesota, Crookston at 218-281-8266 or

The show features all 209 Brothers Grimm stories in 90 minutes that includes Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, and all the rest in a drastically abbreviated format.  A cast of twelve U of M Crookston student actors play multiple parts in a frantic rush to get through all of them.

The cast includes Diane Cilengi a freshman from Brooklyn Park, Minn., majoring in health sciences; Raine Foy a sophomore from majoring in animal science from Moorhead, Minn.; Shaylin Goodrich, a post-secondary enrollment student from Crookston, Minn.; Emma Howey, a sophomore from Rutland, N.D., majoring in equine science; Katie Jorschumb, a junior from Borup, Minn., majoring in equine science; Harshavardhan Praveen, a junior majoring in health sciences from Plymouth, Minn.; Allison Reinhart, a freshman from Crookston, Minn., majoring in communication; Ryan Rynda, a senior from Argyle, Minn., majoring in software engineering; Chris Schmiesing, a senior from Sauk Centre, Minn., majoring in software engineering; Skyler Siegel, a freshman from Wheaton, Minn., majoring in communication; Janica Stewart, a junior majoring in animal science from Thief River Falls, Minn.; and Gabrielle Kekke, a senior double majoring in early childhood education and elementary education from Argyle, Minn. 

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 34 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 40 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit

In the photo, left to right, are 

Play cast, left to right, Emma Howey, Ryan Rynda, Allison Reinhart, Raine Foy, Diane Cilengi, Harshavardhan Praveen, Janica Stewart, Skyler Sielgel, Katie Jorschumb, Bailey Bradford, Gabrielle Kekke, Shaylin Goodrich, and Chris Schmiesing.



Elizabeth Tollefson

University Relations


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