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Class Act to Present Two Productions of Disney's Mulan Jr.

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The Palatine Park District offers a variety of acting opportunities for young thespians. During the school year, Acting Up is provided for children in grades 1 to 3, Act Two is a program for children in grades 4 to 6, and older children in grades 7 through 12 can enroll in the Class Act program. Each of these programs provides age appropriate instruction in acting, singing, staging, dialogue, improvisation, movement, and scene study.

This weekend, the students of Class Act will be performing a production of Disney's Mulan Jr. on Friday, November 8 at 7:00pm and on Saturday, November 9 at 11:00am. The show is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor, and a fighting spirit. This show has all the characters from the popular movie and song favorites like "Reflection," "Honor to Us All," and "I'll Make a Man Out of You."

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The Class Act program included auditions in September, and the students are taught that it takes a team of actors, production staff and volunteers to bring a show like this to life. This year's program has been led by instructors Julie Price, Director, and Tamara Kist, Choreography/Musical Director. Additional members of the production staff are Zach Carson, Colleen Kaminski, Laura Plank, and Declan Harkin. Cast members include the following:

Loazi: Mya O'Brien

Yun: Karina Thut

Lin: Jessica Grever

Hong: Josh McCarthy

Zhang: Maegan Jong

Fa Zhou: Will Gallagher

Fa Li: Skylar Muhlback

Grandma Fa: Kristyn Plank

Maiden Mula: Claire Arias-Kim

Mushu: Carly Mulert

Matchmaker : Grace Gallagher

Chi Fu: Dane Roberts

Young Xiao: Bob Dileo

Young Yi: Jason Freer

Soldier Mulan: Mary Dileo

Shan-Yu: Kate Dileo

Magyar: Kristyn Plank

Subar-Tu: Skylar Muhlback

Chen: Grace Gallagher

Capt. Shang: Dan Hollander

Yao: Bob Dileo

Qian-Po: Will Gallagher

Ling: Samantha Mulert

Emperor: Jason Freer

Villagers, Chinese Soldiers, Hun Soldiers: Ensemble

The show will be held at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood Street, Palatine, IL. Tickets can be purchased online (order fees apply) at www.cuttinghall.org, by phone at 847-202-5222, or in person at the Cutting Hall Box Office. Box Office hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, and one hour prior to showtimes.

The Palatine Park District Winter Catalog will be mailed November 21 with a full selection of January classes for young actors including:

Acting Up (grades 1-3). Performance: Arf! A Canine Musical of Kindness, Courage, and Calamity

Act Two (grades 4-6). Performance: You Can't Take it With You, The Radio Play

Class Act (grades 7-12). Performance: Swamp Pirate Zombies!

The mission of Palatine Park District is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable and affordable parks and recreation facilities and activities that will enhance the quality of life by promoting good health and well-being for all residents and visitors of the Palatine Park District.

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