State Fair Community College’s Theatre Arts program will present the children’s musical “Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience” Nov. 18-22 for thousands of area elementary students and at 2 p.m. Nov. 23 for the public in the Stauffacher Theatre on the Sedalia campus.

This play is based on the hit children’s book by Mo Willems and directed by Eric Yazell, SFCC’s Theatre Arts program coordinator and instructor.

The musical is a rock ‘n’ roll parable with a significant message for today’s audiences. Wilbur and his fellow naked mole rats in the Tunnel have always been naked, until Wilbur discovers a love for clothing and style. When his new passion turns life in the Tunnel upside down, Wilbur proves there is no need to be just like everyone else. All ages will find the message and music fun and uplifting.

The show is rated G. All tickets are $8. To order, go to www.sfccmo.edu/the-arts, call the Stauffacher Box Office at (660) 530-5814 from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email tickets@sfccmo.edu. Wheelchair seating is available upon request.

SFCC’s children’s musical theatre is presented to nearly 5,000 elementary students annually. The children’s theatre is sponsored in part by Brick Front Grill, Sedalia Walmart, Barbara Cooney Memorial, Papa Jake’s Donuts, Randy and Marsha Eaton, and Andrew and Mary Treuner.

Cast

Wilbur – Holden Childress, Urbana

Grande – Tessa Luechtefeld, Warrensburg

Venti – Ben Brewer, Strafford

Tall – Torrie Shelly, Warrensburg

Grand-Pah/Stark Naked/Ensemble – Cody Jones, Harrisonville

Weather Mole/Secret Service/Ensemble – Alyce Wilson, Eldon

Ensemble Naked Mole Rat/ Potential Customer – Tehya Robinson, Kansas City

Ensemble Naked Mole Rat – Josh Barner, Lee’s Summit

Crew

Director – Eric Yazell, SFCC Theatre Program Coordinator

Stage Manager – Kimberly Ransdell, Lincoln

Assistant Director – Garrett Hight, Oak Grove

Set Designer and Construction/Scene Painter – Noah Summit, Warrensburg

Properties Crew Chief – Maquinnlyn Frerking, Fayette

Properties and Running Crew – Kya Marie Kempe, Warrensburg

Running Crew – Ashtyn Parkey, La Monte

Light Board Operator – Aren Goodwin, Warrensburg

Sound Board Operator Set Construction – Garrett Hight, Oak Grove

Costume Shop Manager – Tessa Luechtefeld, Warrensburg

Costume Construction – Allison Hayes, Macon; Latasha Herron, Marshall

Costume Crew – Faith Ehlers, Tipton

Costume Construction/Running Crew – Sara Stansbury, Jefferson City

Hair and Makeup Designer - Maquinnlyn Frerking, Fayette

Makeup Crew – Angilicia Ward, Sedalia

Set Painter and Construction/Running Crew – Denver Montgomery, La Monte

Set Construction and Scene Painter – Marissa Koebel, La Monte

Set Painter and Construction – Emily Gray, California

Set Construction – Aren Goodwin, Warrensburg; Josh Barner, Lee’s Summitt; Dakota Swain, Lowry City; Kimberly Ransdell, Lincoln; Cody Jones, Harrisonville; Makayla Young, Knob Noster

Box Office / Publicity – Taylor Ireland, California

Bass Guitar – Walker Schotte, Versailles

For a schedule of upcoming fine and performing arts events at SFCC, go to www.sfccmo.edu/the-arts.

In the photo: State Fair Community College’s Theatre Arts program will present the children’s musical “Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience” Nov. 18-22 for area elementary students and at 2 p.m. Nov. 23 for the public in Stauffacher Theatre on the Sedalia campus. From left (top to bottom), Alyce Wilson, Josh Barner, Tehya Robinson; middle - Ben Brewer; Holden Childress; right - Cody Jones, Tessa Luechtefeld, Torrie Shelly.