Theatre honorary to perform ‘Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)’

Bedtime Stories 21wWhen dad tells his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories and gets a little fuzzy on the details, the classics get creative — a prince with a snoring problem spices up “The Princess and The Pea;” in “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” the boy cries “dinosaur” instead; and “Rumplestiltskin” actually helps turn all that pesky gold into straw!

Enjoy these creative tales and more in the Hastings College Alpha Psi Omega’s live production of “Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)” by Ed Monk. Alpha Psi Omega (APO) is the theatre honorary, whose members select, produce and perform a show suitable for children of all ages each year.

The show is in Scott Studio Theater on Thursday, December 2 and Friday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m, and Saturday, December 4 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. A special Crimson Connection members-only show is set for Sunday, December 5 at 1:00 p.m.

All seats are $5 and can be reserved in advance by emailing

Cast List

  • Dad: Turner Griffin of Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Wally: Jordan Parker of Omaha, Nebraska
  • Ashley: Lindsey Pratt of Denver, Colorado
  • Katie: Aynsley Brink of Omaha, Nebraska
  • Prime Minister/Mayor: Chase Rath of Thedford, Nebraska
  • Queen/Poor Old Woman: Maggie Price of Bellevue, Nebraska
  • Prince 1: Janison Majors of Superior, Nebraska
  • Mindy: Lindsey Pratt of Denver, Colorado
  • Wilbur: Casper Campbell of Columbus, Nebraska
  • Horace: Jermaine Francis Jr. of Nassau, The Bahamas
  • Mom/Rumpelstiltskin: Hailey Moore of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Father/Princess 1: Charly Lufkin of Fairbury, Nebraska
  • Captain/Prince 2: Christian Kehn of Boulder, Colorado
  • Daughter/Sheep: Chloe Dorenkamp of Fremont, NE

Crew List

  • Director: Kennedy Cool of York, Nebraska
  • Stage Manager: Darci Wax of Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Box Office: Kai Marshall of Omaha, Nebraska
  • Set Head: Jacqueline Carreras of Parker, Colorado
  • Set: Brooke Jorgenson of Orleans, Nebraska; Rayvonne Wright of Austin, Texas; Noah Sullivan of Centennial, Colorado; Max Wagner of Culbertson, Nebraska; and Cassie Wing of Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Lights Head: Melbourne Palmer of Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Lights: Rayvonne Wright of Austin, Texas; and Alexandria Schmidt of Smith Center, Kansas
  • Costumes Head: Audrey Weeks of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Costumes: Tessa Burkey of Dorchester, Nebraska; Grace Sinsel of York, Nebraska; Cassie Wing of Grand Island, Nebraska; and Lolla Baker of Parker, Colorado
  • Sound Head: Emma Maline of Bellevue, Nebraska
  • Sound: Alexandria Schmidt of Smith Center, Kansas; and Brooke Jorgenson of Orleans, Nebraska
  • Props Head: Juno Reece of Westminster, Colorado
  • Props: Tessa Burkey of Dorchester, Nebraska; and Grace Sinsel of York, Nebraska
  • Hair/Makeup Head: Keeley Garland of Boulder, Colorado
  • Hair/Makeup: Theodore McEntire of Mesa, Arizona; and Makenzie Berns of Fairbury, Nebraska

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