Metea Valley High School theater presents 'Jack and the Magic Beans' Oct. 7-9

  • The cast of "Jack and the Magic Beans" rehearse for the upcoming production. In this scene, Jack, played by Talula Hayes, steals the key held safe by the Singing Harp, played by Eden Salem, as the villainous giant, played by Ollie Shuminas, sleeps.

    The cast of "Jack and the Magic Beans" rehearse for the upcoming production. In this scene, Jack, played by Talula Hayes, steals the key held safe by the Singing Harp, played by Eden Salem, as the villainous giant, played by Ollie Shuminas, sleeps. Courtesy of Bari Baskin

 
 
Posted10/4/2022 12:17 AM

"Jack and the Magic Beans" will kick off its 2022-23 Metea Valley High School theater season with its first ever children's show.

It will be performed over one weekend at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9, at 1801 N. Eola Road in Aurora.

 

Tickets are $10 or $5 for students/seniors and can be purchased online at meteatheater.org or at the door 30 minutes before curtain call.

"We are excited to start a brand new tradition for our students and community with our very first children's show in our Black Box Theater," said director Derek Sturn. "This entertaining version of Jack and the Beanstalk returns to its original English source, 'The History of Jack Spriggins and the Enchanted Bean'."

It has it all: A dancing cow, a mysterious magic bean-seller, a running giant chicken, the singing and dancing harp, a frazzled mother, the food hungry Giant. There are also zany villagers and a silly kitchen staff at the Giant's castle. When Jack and his family are out of money, food, and luck, Jack decides to sell the cow for magic beans; only then does the fun really begin! When the Giant has locked up the kingdom's Queen, it's up to Jack to go up the beanstalk and into the castle where he not only fights Gogmagog but a spiteful Troll as well. Can Jack rescue the Queen, save his family's farm, and defeat the greedy Giant? Come find out!

"Jack and the Magic Beans" will be performed by a talented cast of 22 actors and seven tech students, in their very own black box theater.

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Talula Hayes as Jack Spriggins confronts Ollie Shuminas as the Giant during Metea Valley High theater's rehearsal. The Giant's kitchen staff, Tommy King, Jamia Reed, Nisha Iyer, and Gavri Soni, helplessly look on.
Talula Hayes as Jack Spriggins confronts Ollie Shuminas as the Giant during Metea Valley High theater's rehearsal. The Giant's kitchen staff, Tommy King, Jamia Reed, Nisha Iyer, and Gavri Soni, helplessly look on. - Courtesy of Bari Baskin

Metea Valley Theater is excited to return with another season. This year, the motto is "Bringing Our Stories to Life." Starting with the excitement of "Jack and His Magic Beans," the true story of "Radium Girls" on Nov. 3-6; the "Winter Scenes," student-directed one-act shows, on Jan. 26-28; and then the spring musical bringing to life the touchingly tall tale that is "Big Fish," this year's season truly speaks to our goal of telling these stories.

"While some of these stories send our imaginations on wonderful adventures, others remind us of how important life is, and how each moment, each choice, can have innumerable consequences that can change our life forever," said Matt Wolski, program director. "I can't wait to work on these new challenges with our great staff and talented students. We hope to see you all at our wonderful productions."

For more information, visit www.meteatheater.org or contact Metea Valley main office at (630) 375-5900.

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