Sabetha students to present ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’


Due to the Sabetha High School Sectional Football contest on Friday, Nov. 9, the opening night performance for the SHS Musical, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” has been moved up a night. Instead of opening night being on Friday night, it will instead be on Thursday.

Adjusted Public showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8; 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. All performances will be held in the Sabetha Middle School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens.

Sabetha High School students will present the musical “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” in multiple performances next week.

Public showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 10, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in the Sabetha Middle School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens.

In 1850, in the Oregon Territory, farmer Adam Pontipee (Henry Glynn) comes to town to trade supplies and find a wife. When he meets the strong, hardworking Milly (Hunter Lowdermilk), he proposes to her that same day and she accepts.

Expecting to have her own place with just her and Adam, she is stunned when they arrive at the distant farm and she learns that Adam is the eldest of seven unsophisticated and wild brothers. Milly educates the brothers, teaching them hygiene, good manners and how to win somebody’s heart. At the annual town picnic, the six brothers fall in love. However, after a raucous fight with the girls’ suitors they have to return to the loneliness of their farm.

After realizing how love-sick his brothers are, Adam comes up with a somewhat dubious plan to kidnap the six girls to be the brothers’ brides. Modeling his scheme on the story of the Romans kidnapping of the Sabine women, the brothers go into town and kidnap their sweethearts. They take them back to the Pontipee farm, but not before making such a ruckus that they cause an avalanche which snows in the mountain pass leading to the farm. Now, the girls are stuck at the farm all winter. Will love prevail after the long, cold winter?

Playing the parts of Adam’s six brothers are Joseph Gruber as Benjamin, Payton Lippert as Caleb, Cody Meyer as Daniel, Spencer Strahm as Ephraim, Kaleb Grimm as Frank, and Charles Kuenzi as Gideon. Playing the parts of Milly’s six sisters are Norea Menold as Dorcas, Rachel Kuenzi as Ruth, Ainsley Smith as Liza, Sofia Kuenzi as Martha, Brooklyn Bauman as Sarah, and Anna Scott as Alice.

The sisters’ suitors are played by JR Streett as Jeb, Austyn Wilbar as Carl, Aric Erdley as Luke, James Stone as Matt, Tristan Wittwer as Joel, and Braden Mitchell as Zeke.

Playing the parts of townspeople are Cheyan Rokey as Preacher, Ryan Montgomery as Mr. Bixby, Molly Edelman as Mrs. Bixby, Denver Menold as Mr. Perkins, and Shayna Strahm as Mrs. Perkins. Lumberjacks/Dancers are Gracie Robinson, Rachel Kramer, Elissa Dalinghaus, Ellen Glynn, Leah Renyer, Kenzie Meyer, Ashlyn Menold, Sammi Gutknecht and Kari Edelman. Additional townspeople are Kendall Edelman, Kinzey Meyer, Kennedy Mitchell, Madison Menold, Madison Bulk and Rhiannon Hill.

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