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Latest WCCT production to open March 13

Love the soaps? Love a murder mystery with lots of laughs? Then Webster City Community Theatre’s “The Bold, the Young and the Murdered” has just what you’re looking for.

Production dates are March 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7 pm and March 15 and 22 at 2 pm. Tickets are $12 and will go on sale March 7. Tickets can be reserved by calling 515-832-4456, online at wcctboxoffice@gmail.com, or at the box office at 1001 Willson Avenue. Box office hours are weeknights 5 to 7 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon, and one hour prior to each show.

Since mid-January, thirteen cast members have been in rehearsals under the direction of Angela Rottering. Eight of the actors play characters in the long-running soap opera, “The Bold and the Young”:

• Austin Hayek as Morris Nyborg playing the part of Jake Strong

• Jim Hindt as Bill Wiley playing the part of Sebastian Strong

• Dean Evans as John Burke playing the part of Valencio Di Carpathio

• Cathy Olson as Cybil Dane playing the part of Mona Jeffries

• LuAnn Jackson as Amy White playing the part of Eileen Silverstedt

• Karina Murray as Danielle Farris playing the part of Jessica Silverstedt

• Ken Theobald as Tyler Tripodo playing the part of Dr. Will Bradley

• Alyssa Delaney as Lily Baumgartner playing the part of Sequoiya

The other five actors play production team members:

• Paul Wagner as Miles, producer

• Melissa Hindt as Oli, director

• Sally Evans as Kaitlin, stage manager

• Kelly Delaney as Brooke, camerawoman

•Nicole Ose as Keri, the intern

The hunky hero has self-esteem issues, its villainous old man is more interested in soup, and its heroines are slightly psychopathic.

The executive producer gives the squabbling cast an ultimatum: complete one episode overnight or the show dies. But when the director ends up murdered, and other cast members start dropping like flies, it seems like his threat might actually come true. Can these misfits discover the murdered before the show is literally killed off?

Helping with the production are Stephanie Hill, assistant director; Kylee Hayek, production intern; stage crew Mary Sealine, Shelley Heikens, Judy Wagner and Lindsay Henderson; Sam Ose, Dale Arends, Wil Groves and Bill Greenley on tech; set builders and painters Wil Groves, Al Yungclas, Lynn Leksell, Angela and Quintin Rottering, Stephanie Hill, Ann McLaughlin, and Kylee Hayek; Lindsay Henderson, hair/makeup; Loween Getter, publicity; Stephanie Hill and Kylee Hayek, usher captains; Doug Getter, box office manager.

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