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May 10, 2024

May 19, 2024

SYNOPSIS

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience is a rock ‘n roll parable with a significant message for today’s audiences, based on the hit children’s book by Mo Willems. Wilbur and all his fellow naked mole rats in the Tunnel have always been, well…naked. Wondering what other possibilities are out there, Wilbur discovers a love for clothing and style. When word of his new passion turns the Tunnel upside down, he proves to everyone that there’s no need to be just like everyone else. A special lesson and rock show all in one, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed has energetic songs, quirky characters, and a story unlike any other.

CO-PRODUCERS

Executive

Cassidy Orthodontics 

Envista Credit Union

ITC Great Plains

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Susan & Darrell Schmitz 

Associate

“In Memory of Spenser Good”

MEDIA SPONSORS

KMAJ Majic 107.7 – A Cumulus Station, WIBW, and WIBW.com

AUDITIONS

Saturday, March 16, 2024 (1:00 – 4:00 PM, Callbacks immediately following)

TICKET DATES

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 – PHONE LINES OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC

SHOW TIMES

Friday & Saturday night performances – doors open at 6:00 for a 7:00 curtain

Sunday matinee performances – doors open at 1:00 for a 2:00 curtain

Production Dates

Friday, May 10 – 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 11 – 7:00 PM
Tuesday, May 14 – 10:00 AM Student Matinee
Wednesday, May 15 – 10:00 AM Student Matinee

Wednesday, May 15 – 1:00 PM Student Matinee
Friday, May 17 – 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 18 – 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 19 – 2:00 PM Matinee

Production Staff & Cast

STAFF

Cassie Hermes – Director

Lauren McCauley-Jones – Stage Manager

Kenzie Phillips – Music Director

TBA – Choreographer

CAST

Wilbur J. Mole Rat, Jr. – Andy Huff

Grande Mole Rat / H&M Singer – Lauren Pryor*

Venti Mole Rat / H&M Singer – Aaron Cook

Tall Mole Rat / H&M Singer – Lilia Potter*

Grand-Mah Mole Rat – Jesyca Hope

Stark Naked / H&M Singer – Shelton Byrnes

Secret Service Mole / Potential Customer / H&M Singer – Lesley Ayala

Weather Mole Rat / H&M Singer – Callee Harris

*denotes TCT debut

Thank you to everyone who auditioned! If you accept your role please email Cassie at cassie@topekacivictheatre.com. Our first music rehearsal will be Tuesday, March 19 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Our production team wanted to give everyone a note regarding costumes, they will be mole rat onesies! Please be aware of this upon accepting role. If you have any questions, please contact Cassie.