En Garde! The Three Musketeers slash their way to BHS


The Brillion News

BRILLION – The Brillion High School Drama Department will bring the swashbuckling dramatic comedy “The Three Musketeers” to the Endries Performing Arts Center March 13-15. Show times are 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14, and at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. Due to the success of the Brillion boys basketball team, the Thursday show has been cancelled and moved to Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Tickets may also be reserved by going to the BHS website at www.brillion.k12.wi.us. Click on the Endries Performing Arts Center icon and order your tickets online. To order by phone, call: 1-866-967-8167. Tickets can also be purchased at the door starting one hour before each performance.

Based on the timeless novel by Alexandre Dumas and adapted by Tony award-winning playwright, Ken Ludwig, “The Three Musketeers” is a rousing adventure about heroism, treachery, friendship and honor. Set in 1625, d’Artagnan’s quest to become a Musketeer propels him and his sister, Sabine, into a royal scandal comprised of a bitter rivalry between King Louis XIII and the evil Cardinal Richelieu. In a comical, yet fateful twist, d’Artagnan teams up with Athos, Porthos and Aramis, otherwise known as “The Three Musketeers,” to protect the King, Queen, and all of France in this action-packed sword-fighting adventure for the entire family.

Playing the Three Musketeers as Aramis, Athos, and Porthos, are Brandon Baxter, Daniel Saubert, and Cody Solberg. D’Artagnon and his sister Sabine will be played by Seth Menges and Morganne Sendek. Philip Geiger will portray the evil Cardinal Richelieu while Alex Spatchek will be seen as Rochefort. Blake Hermans will be seen in the role of King Louix XIII and his wife, The fair Queen Anne, will be played by Kate Behnke. Cecilia Petrie will play Milady. The lovely Constance Bonacieaux will be played by Hope Klessig. Other cast members include: Krysta Miller as the Mother Superior, Taylor Brochtrup as Adele, Seth Mertens as D’Artagnon’s father, Lance Tisler a Guardsmen, John Hassemer the Innkeeper, Brooke Solberg, Lizbeth Hinojosa, Kelsi Beattie, Katharina Keller, and Melody Thiel will be seen as Wenches and Townspeople, and Ben Kasten will be seen as Treville.

The cast of 25 high school students is under the direction of Mark Rajkovich. Tom Verbrick has been teaching stage combat and sword fighting for the past month. The set construction is being done by Allen Ebert and Jerome Popp. Judy Christianson is the costumer, with assistance from Phyllis Haushalter. Dana Irish is the production assistant and Keith Polkinghorn is being assisted by Renee Diedrick and tech crew members in the painting of the set. Nancy Newman is the prop mistress and Coree Wallander does hair and makeup for the production.

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