Past Productions

Spring 2016 - The Sound of Music

This stage production, based on the incredible true story of the von Trapp family, comes to life with the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. It is the story of a widowed naval captain and his seven children, who suddenly find their world turned upside down by Maria, a postulant nun who is sent to work as their governess. With the nation in a coming turmoil preceding the horrors of World War II, the von Trapp family finds hope and redemption in their courageous stand for goodness and truth, along with the powers of love and the sound of music.

It has been 50 years since this timeless classic came to film, and it came to the Legacy Christian Academy stage in the Spring of 2016.

Produced with special arrangement through Rogers and Hammerstein Theatricals.

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Fall 2015 - Wuthering Heights

November 2015 – Legacy Christian Academy presents Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights!FA_Fall2015_Wuthering Heights Poster

The novel, one of the most famous works of world literature, was first published in 1847 under a pseudonym and is Emily Bronte’s only work. Wuthering Heights recounts the tale of ill-fated lovers on the lonely moors of northern England. Heathcliff and Catherine meet as children when Catherine’s father brings the abandoned boy home to live with them. The two grow up together, living freely on the moors while Catherine’s brother torments Heathcliff. When Catherine’s parents die, her brother turns Heathcliff out, forcing him to live among the servants. Catherine marries and the crushed Heathcliff disappears. Years later, a wealthy Heathcliff returns, but is it too late for them?

Our play version captures all the passion and revenge of this incredibly moving story. This is one of the most famous love stories ever told, and we know how to tell it.

Spring 2015 - Beauty & The Beast

Tale as old as time … that’s what the iconic song says from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The song refers to the fact that true love will always conquer all that is difficult; love is and always will be stronger; I am referring to the same idea. As Director of Legacy’s production of this magical show, I can honestly say there was much difficulty to overcome. Working with over 80 people to achieve one goal, one vision … that can be difficult. Working with designers to develop a set that could accommodate such a vision in a smaller theater space … that can be difficult. Training 57 young actors to sing, dance … and act to their highest abilities … that can be difficult.  Keeping enthusiasm high and motivation strong over 3 months of rehearsals … that can be difficult.

So how did I along with all the awesome actors and crew achieve success in spite of these difficulties? The answer: true love. A love for theater and performing, a love for a beautiful story full of God’s truth about forgiveness, a love and respect for each other, and most importantly a love for our God from whom all the blessings of this show flowed. That is what theater here at Legacy is all about … true love. As a result, over 1800 people were able to enjoy this production that was beautiful and timeless. As a result, all 6 shows were completely sold out with people waiting to see if tickets would be available. As a result, we were all moved and changed.

Thank you to our wonderful audiences. You have helped make our Theater Department a success. We look forward to seeing you at our future productions! (I’m hearing whispers of The Sound of Music in the Spring of 2016.)

Kristy Winkes, Director

Fall 2014 - Pride & Prejudice

The Advanced Drama class will present a delicious and hilarious stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s classic novel about love, passion, and the perils of courtship. Directed by Kristy Winkes, Legacy’s Theater Instructor, this production fully captures the spirit of the beloved book and is pure delightful, romantic fun. It comically transports audiences to Jane Austen’s world of desperate spinsters, determined bachelors, nosy neighbors, embarrassing relatives, and even a charming cad or two.

Mr. and Mrs. Bennet are desperate. With no sons and their property entailed to the nearest male relative, they are determined to arrange profitable marriages for their five daughters. However, when two eligible young men arrive in the neighborhood, excitement, passion, and comedy ensue. The Bennet household is turned upside down as Elizabeth, the witty and willful Bennet daughter, falls in love with the disciplined, dashing Mr. Darcy. Nathan Colestock (junior) and Jillian Johnson (senior) lead this fabulous cast as Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth. Dakotah Brown and Cailey Nelson (seniors) steal the show as the hilarious Mr. and Mrs. Bennet. Other cast members include: Jonnie Kraskey, Anna Cleveland, Nick Broden, Jadyn Nelson, Mikah Juelich, Jessica Thomas, Kendra Hubin, Ashley Andre, Josiah Shank, Jake Hoscheid, Tia Hageman, Christian Foy, Grant Colestock, Josh DuPay, Ben Johnson, Kaleb Hokkanen, Angie Witzman, Sophia Berkenpas, and Mackenzie Meyerson.

Fall 2013 - Hamlet

One of Shakespeare’s finest and most produced plays, Hamlet weaves a tale of intrigue, mystery, and revenge. Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, comes home from abroad to find his father, the king, dead, and his mother remarried to his uncle. He immediately suspects foul play and with his friend Horatio, embarks on a quest to find the truth and avenge his father’s death. This story is one that transcends time and speaks to all of us with the all-important universal theme that pervades all of Shakespeare’s work – finding truth and light in a duplicitous, deceitful, dark world.

Much preparation and training went into preparing for this play. The cast received special stage combat training from one of the best fight choreographers in the Twin Cities; they have studied the difficult Shakespearean language and translated it into modern language for our modern audiences.

This play was not to be missed. It was truly a beautiful reflection of what a great, creative artist our Lord is.