Theater For Young Audiences Series

Monster in the Closet

by
Angela D. Stewart

Directed by
Brenton Cochran &
Kayleigh Joyce

Produced by
Jean Brennan

October 8–16, 2022

Broadview Heights Spotlights Cultural Arts Building


Emily has a big problem.  Not only is she sent to bed just as she reaches the highest level of her new video game, but there’s a monster in her closet!  It’s not just her imagination.  Her friend Stephanie saw it, too.  Suffering the teasing of her brother and his friends, Emily and Stephanie recruit some of their own friends to help capture the monster.  What they don’t know is that Murray, the closet monster, doesn’t mean any harm — he only wants to play Emily’s new video game.  He’s too scared of kids to even think about trying to frighten them.  Murray’s boss, the Dream King, has heard about his goofing off on the job, and now Murray is on probation.

Murray’s supervisor, fellow monster Wanda, is not happy with him either.  After all, every monster knows that when a child is born, a monster is assigned to watch over her — not to play with her toys and especially not to get caught in the act!  What will happen when Emily has all her friends over for a sleepover to try to capture Murray?  Even with Emily’s friend Brain’s careful analysis and planning, the girls wind up trapping the Dream King and his secretary, Toady, instead of Murray.

Cast

Julia Ziel, Emily
Car Reitz, Tom
Lisa Mortensen, Mom
Sophia Walp, Stephanie
Alexis Curtin, Brain
Elise Miller, Megan
Lillian Kasik, Tara
Avery Pyo, Kelly
Maya Poucki, Mary
Raegan Kazy, Chris
Kaz Chaplain, Shelby
Jake Thomas, Murray
Julie Onderak, Wanda
Mark Hilan, Dream King
Greg Moore, Toady
Fox Lugo, Sandman / Nathan
Charly Carmichael, Robin
Bella Mortensen, Jamie

Performances:

  • Saturday, October 8 @ 2:00 PM & 6:00PM
  • Sunday, October 9 @ 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 15 @ 2:00 PM & 6:00PM
  • Sunday, October 16 @ 2:00 PM

Tickets will go on sale in early September.