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Local cast, crew to present 'Cheaper by the Dozen'

| March 12, 2020 1:00 AM

BONNERS FERRY — Cast and crew are working hard in preparation for a four-show run of “Cheaper by the Dozen,” which premieres at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12 at the Pearl Theater.

Based on the book of the same name by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey and adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel, Cheaper by the Dozen, made into a 2003 movie starring Steve Martin, is the story of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbreth, whose conflicting careers are rendered chaotic by their 12 children.

The Pearl show, directed by Kelly Collett, features a wonderful local cast and crew.

Narrator Ernestine is Elizabeth Bourassa, Narrator Frank is Eric Johnson.

The rest of the cast is:

Mr. Gilbreth: Frank Duarte

Mrs. Gilbreth: Mitzi Hyer

Anne Gilbreth: India Rain

Frank Gilbreth: Aiden Jacobson

Martha Gilbreth: Darla Hyer

Ernestine Gilbreth: Naomi Collett

Lillian Gilbreth: June Marshall

Bill Gilbreth: Kordale Burt

Dan Gilbreth: Darrian Jacobson

Jackie Gilbreth: Zamora Collett

Fred Gilbreth: Legend Nelson

Bobby Gilbreth: Ezra Croll

John Gilbreth: Seth Croll

Jane Gilbreth: Shira Schneider

Mrs. Fitzgerald: Jacquline Schneider

Dr. Burton: John White

Joe Scales: Jaden Hyer

Miss Brill: Carolina Withers

Larry: Canaan Jones

The show’s awesome music ensemble is Bria Hyer, Eliza Hyer, Violet Hyer, Cheyanne Irizarry, Larsen Jacobson, Ryann Jacobson, Jessie Mchecnie, Emma Parker, Kaelan Rode, Sierra Rode, Isaac Weaver and John White.

Behind the scenes are:

Costume Designer: Jacquline Schneider

Stage Manager: Jessica Collett

Assistant Stage Managers: Sydney Jacobson, Abigail Irizarry

Music Director: Nancy Genys

Pianist: Weston Hyer

Lights/Sound: Alma Fischer

Sound: Bria Hyer

Set Designer: Greg Collett

Set Builder: Jeremy Nelson, Shawn Collett, Greg Collett

Set Artist: Lisa Rode

Hair and Makeup: Esther Collett

Cheaper by the Dozen hits the Pearl Theater, 7160 Ash St., Bonners Ferry, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 12-14, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14.

Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students at Mountain Mike’s, Bonners Books. Tickets at the door are $12. Doors and the Pearl Cafe open one hour before showtime.

The Pearl Theater, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization founded in 2012 with the goal of providing quality performing arts in an intimate historic downtown Bonners Ferry theater, is located at 7160 Ash St., Bonners Ferry.

To learn more, visit www.thepearltheater.org or call (208) 610-2846.