St. Edmond Catholic School High School Students Will Present “State Fair” On March 23, 24 And 25 In Fort Dodge, Iowa

Kersten Tipping, St. Edmond Choral Director. “The audience will enjoy a variety of solos along with duets and ensembles. It is truly a play that you don’t want to miss or even be late too.”

An adventure to the Iowa State Fair becomes a popular Rogers and Hammerstein play that has delighted audiences and will be just as exciting when the St. Edmond Catholic School students present it on March 23, 24 and 25th at the St. Edmond High School Auditorium.

Originally based on Phil Strong’s novel of the same name, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair was the only musical they wrote directly for feature film. In 1995, this romantic story set in America’s heartland was adapted for the stage, featuring additional songs from the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook. State Fair follows the Frake family’s journey from their farm to the three-day 1946 Iowa State Fair. Ma and Pop are intent on winning prizes for their accomplishments in hog raising and mincemeat cooking, while their children Margy and Wayne have romantic adventures ahead of them. As Margy and Wayne find love and heartbreak on the midway, they discover what they find most important and carry home lessons on love and life that will sustain them long after the State Fair. Features an Academy Award-winning score, including the hit song, “It Might as Well Be Spring.”

State Fair production has a great cast that includes – Abel Frake: Jake Szalat, Melissa Frake: Meghan Hanley, Margy Frake: Megan Flattery. Wayne Frake: Jake Heidenreich, Emily Arden: Rachel Sherry. Pat Gilbert: Nick Simpson, Dave Miller/Fairtone: Patrick Bocken, Gus: Jed Tracy, Harry: Maxwell Wallace, Eleanor: Page Kinney, Fair Announcer: Erin Flattery, Hoop-La Barker: Tyler McCarville, Uncle Sam:…

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