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