Fifth grade students at Duanesburg Elementary School will present “RATS! The Story of the Pied Piper” this week, with 6:30 p.m. performances on both Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 9 in the DES cafeteria. Admission is free for all.
The show is directed by DES music teacher Mary-Clare Waltz. DES fourth grade teacher McKenzie Ryan is the Assistant Director. DES art teacher Amanda Chovan is the Set Designer for the show, with members of the fifth grade Art Club assisting on set pieces.
RATS! The town of Hamelin is overrun with them and the citizens are in a tizzy-until the mysterious Pied Piper appears, offering to solve their dilemma for a small fee. Dave and Jean Perry tell the story like never before in this fast-paced musical. The characters are charming, the dialog is witty, the songs are clever and fun to sing!
Narrator1: Sammy Moses
Narrator 2: Lyla French
Susan: Lakelyn Laudato
Billy: Gabriel DeAngelis
Jimmy: Jack Geidel
Lisa: Lilianna Hoffman
Wendy: Emma Beretz
Mr. Rye (Baker): Tommy Walsh
Miss Lilyspoon (librarian): Alina Cosh
Constable Blarney (town policeman): Dominick Ferraro
Miss Finney (town banker): Annalise Peterson
Mr. Ram (Parent): Connor Gray
Mrs. Pickle (Parent): Iyasia Treault
Mr. Ripple (Parent): Brooks Conwall
Mrs. Nob (Parent): Ava Condon
Mrs. Krinkle (Parent): Cassidy Hastings
Mayor Dumfreys: Ava O’Bryan
Pennywinkle: Callie Baker
Quigley: Oliver Evans
Pied Piper: Mikayla Rivenburg
Rats: Addison Parslow, Denver Oakes, Arianna Santiago, Rylee Sanders, Caydence Burkart, Avery Hoffman