Middle School
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Drama Club


WELCOME to the 2016-2017 Drama Club!!

Mr. Sprain and Mr. Wolcott are the directors of drama and we are really looking forward to a great year!

We will be putting on one BIG show in the spring, and several little opportunities to perform throughout the year.

We will also be traveling to see different productions this year, learning how to audition for a show, and auditioning for local community theatre shows.

Drama Club Members are not required to attend every single meeting to be considered a part of Drama, all students can participate in other sports and clubs, but it is encouraged to attend as many as you can. Also, students must make a total time commitment if they are cast in a role for a show.

Meeting Dates and additional information will be emailed to students and parents.


Your Drama Club Directors:

Mr. Sprain – Artistic Director

Mr. Wolcott – Technical Director




Dear Lincoln/SOTAII/Coulee Montessori Students and Families,

All students are invited to be part of Drama Club.  Our club focuses on attending local theatre productions and learning about theatre production basics.   To be a part of the club, students only need to attend at least one meeting or field trip.

Our first Drama Club meeting is on Wednesday September 7th from 2:45-4:00 in the auditorium.  We will overview the year by outlining our meeting and field trip schedule and play some theatre games.

Our first Field Trip will be on Thursday September 8th from 6:45-9:45pm to see the LaCrosse Community Theater production of Sister Act located downtown at the Weber Center for performing arts.

The most amazing part of this trip is the fact that our new Choir Teacher and Drama Music Director – Ms. Fries – is in this show!!!!

Cost = $5.00 per person  (attached field trip Permission Slip required)
Checks payable to: Lincoln/SOTA II/CM Middle School

Students will board the bus at 6:45pm at the Lincoln Middle School Ferry St. doors.  The bus will return to the same doors following the production at approximately 9:45pm.  Please note that this is live theatre and shows may run shorter or longer, therefore we ask for your patience ahead of time in the event of a longer production.

Attached is the field trip Permission Slip and a list of dates of our planned meetings and field trips.

Mr. Sprain, Mr. Wolcott, and Ms. Fries



In the early hours of April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean with 1,500 souls aboard in one of the worst maritime disasters in history. This powerhouse musical, winner of the 1997 Tony Award, chronicles the true stories of the people who sailed on the fateful ship. It is a tribute to their hopes for a brighter future and the grand dream that was Titanic.

When: Wednesday May 10th 7:00 – 9:45pm

Where: The Weber Center/LaCrosse Community Theater – Downtown

COST = $5



shrek jr

shrek (2)


Friday, March 31 @ 7:00pm

Saturday, April 1 @ 2:00pm

Tickets sold at the door:

$5 Adults

$3 Students & Seniors

*Children under 6 are free

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical Jr., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek Jr. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.




The Lincoln/SOTAII/CMAP Drama Club invites you to an after school field trip to see XANADU at the Weber Center. Xanadu is the story of Kira, a magical and beautiful Greek muse who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time–the first ROLLER DISCO! But when Kira falls in love with the mortal, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds!

At: La Crosse Community Theater, Weber Center for the Performing Arts – Downtown La Crosse

On: Wednesday March 1st, 2017

COST = $5

Run Time: 2 Hours

Student drop off at Lincoln Middle: 6:45pm

Student pick up at: 9:45pm




senior year survivor

You are invited to go along with the Drama Club and Cast and Crew of Shrek Jr. to the Heider Center in West Salem to see “Senior Year Survivor”:

Reality TV has discovered one of the most daunting, desolate, and demanding terrains on planet Earth: America’s public schools. Six students from Desert Wasteland High School, sporting various backgrounds and personalities, have been selected for “Senior Year Survivor.” Who will be left standing after the slew of competitions and challenges? From homecoming, SAT’s, college applications and class rings, to announcements, prom and yearbook, these senior students are braving the whole gauntlet leading up to graduation! The audience gets to participate as judges, and alternate endings are included. The contestants who get voted off the show have to go to study hall. The battles and backbiting are as vicious as they are hilarious! You can be sure that, regardless of who’s the winner, you will never look at reality TV or high school in quite the same way again! About 50 minutes.

Please have all PERMISSION SLIPS in to Mr. Sprain or Mr. Wolcott by Monday February 20.

Performance Information:

When: Tuesday February 21 from 3:00pm-5:15pm

Run Time:  1 Hour

Student leave from Lincoln Middle: 3:00 PM

Student return to Lincoln Middle: 5:15 PM

COST = $5


The Misanthrope a Comedy by Moliere



Limited tickets for this show – please have all permission slips in to Mr. Sprain or Mr. Wolcott by Tuesday January 24th.

At: La Crosse Community Theater, Weber Center for the Performing Arts – Downtown La Crosse

On: Wednesday January 25th

Run Time:  2 Hours

Student drop off at Lincoln Middle: 6:45 PM

Student pick up at: 9:45 PM

Parents/Guardians Please Note: Preview performances can run shorter or longer than expected. Students will contact parents on the bus ride back to Lincoln to confirm the pick up time.

COST = $5



shrek jr

Auditions for Shrek Jr Musical will take place in the auditorium on the following dates bewteen 3:00pm-4:30pm.  All students are welcome to audition.

Tuesday, January 31 -or- Wednesday, February 1

Any questions contact Director Tim Sprain at




Storyteller 1                            Abby Kilpatrick

Storyteller 2                            Quinn Jorgensen

Storyteller 3                            Molly Frey

Mama Ogre                              Ruth Schmitz

Papa Ogre                               Colin Miller

Little Shrek                            Owen Check

Shrek                                     Kieran Harnish

Captain of the Guards               Soren Doerfler

Pinocchio                                Devin Annis

Big Bad Wolf                            Ken Mikshowsky

Pig 1                                       Brock Sullivan

Pig 2                                       Owen Scott

Pig 3                                       Jvwels Kruse

Wicked Witch                           Lydia Arentz

Peter Pan                                Morgan Klingelhofer

Ugly Duckling                           Nolan Heath

Mama Bear                               Faith Brown

Papa Bear                                 Max Vanzee

Baby Bear                                 Adelade Sprain

Donkey                                     Cassandra Funmaker

Lord Farquaad                           Marty Backstrand

Gingy                                       Gwena Ehlers

Young Fiona                               Sylvia Rouch

Teen Fiona                                Liberty Sprain

Princess Fiona (Daytime Human)   Ava Krause

Princess Fiona (Night time Ogre)   Lindsay  Boland

Knight 1                                    Nate Terpstra

Knight 2                                    Rudy Mattie

Knight 3                                    Colin Miller

Knight 4                                    Viktor Kattchee

Dragon                                       Anna Stoll

Pied Piper                                  Casper Stablier

Bishop                                       Nate Terpstra

Dwarf                                        Gabe Wood

Rooster                                      Ollie Olson

The Elf                                       Nate Terpstra

Wizard                                        Karina Bronson

Queen of Hearts                           Liberty Sprain

Blind Mouse 1                              Rebecca Strittmater

Blind Mouse 2                              Zennilynn Lomen

Blind Mouse 3                              Sofia Stuetsman


Cast and Crew Continued…

Duloc Performers

Lily Engen, Jenna Schultz, Maryann Little, Emilia Veum, Kate Eubanks, Nora Erickson, Morgan Lawrence, Madelyn Wilson, NcAylee Niemann, Lyndall Breaux,  Angel Barnes, Jenna Hutchenreuter

Woodland Animals

Ryan Northwood, Fiona Wood,

Sophia Masewicz, Tessa Nehring, Addie Francis, Adussie De Sart-Ottum, Tessa Nehring,    Georgia Galvin, Isabel Harden,  Sophia Masewicz, Maggie Mattie, Autumn Schiffer, Anya Westrich


Archie Wolcott, Gabe Wood, Grayson Veum, Connor McGrath, Charlie Schleifer, Gabe Wood, Andrew Darby, Ollie Olson, Owen Shrek

STAGE MANAGER…..………………………………..Maddie Masewicz

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER………………….……..William Weber

DANCE CAPTAIN ..………………………………..Maddie Masewicz


Cameron Dull, Evelyn Kujak, Owyn Lyons, Randi Jo Rosen, Tallin Schuttenhelm, Judah Neisius, Norah, Kaitlyn Erickson, Samuel Matty


Artistic Director                               Timothy Sprain

Music Director                                   Katie Fries

Choreographer                                  Robert Jones

Technical Director                            Josh Wolcott

Costume Director                             Brooke Taylor

Front of House Director                     Courtney Vail

Rehearsal Pianist                               Jordan Joling