Spring Play!
 
Students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in West Lyon's spring play. Auditions are held near the end of January. Rehearsals take place in February and March, and the play runs two nights near the middle of March.

Annually, between 20 and 30 students make up the cast and crew of the production. It is an exciting, rewarding way for students to participate in an activity and connect with other students at West Lyon.  Directors are Roselyn Schillerstrom, Ashlee Koedam, and Shane Peterson.
 

Chemical Bonding (or Better Living Through Chemistry) 2019

Dani…………………………………………………...…………………………….Erica Kellenberger

Kay…………………………………………………...…………………………….Julia Bruggeman

Jack…………………………………………………...…………………………….Gabe Carolan

Grandpa Otis…………………………………………………...…………………………….Cody Lee

Aunt Stacy…………………………………………………...…………………………...Reegan Hawf

Chelsea…………………………………………………...……………………………....Taylor Moser

Naomi…………………………………………………...………………………Shelby Kellenberger

Taylor…………………………………………………...…………………………Alyssa Berentschot

Nula…………………………………………………...…………………………Sydney Berentschot

Chief…………………………………………………...…………………………………..Dalton Faber

Britt…………………………………………………...………………………………....Jenna Leuthold

Kane…………………………………………………...……………………………Kalyn Langenhorst

Edna…………………………………………………...…………………………….Shelby Bouwman

Pearl…………………………………………………...…………………………….Amanda Wiltgen

Mary…………………………………………………...…………………………….Kaylee Kroger

Pete…………………………………………………...…………………………….Conner Peterson

Sally…………………………………………………...…………………………Raelyn VandeKamp

Mr. Bob Amundson…………………………………………………...…………….Brady Anderson

Company Lawyer…………………………………………………...……………………Kat Lombard

Rory…………………………………………………...…………………………………...Dalton Faber

Officer Aaronson…………………………………………………...…………………Derek Figueroa

Officer Cary…………………………………………………...…………………………Corey Hildring

Nurse Angela…………………………………………………...…………………Shelby Bouwman

Jiselle…………………………………………………...…………………………….Taylor Moser

 

Stage Manager:  Kaylen Kruse

 

Set

Props

Curtain

Lights

Sound

Program

Publicity

Usher

Costume

Hair/Makeup

Kaitie Bosler

Kaitie

Avery

Caitlyn Lapka

Ellie Whalen

Rylie

Ellie

Jon

Kaylen

Ms. Kill

Avery Lenz

Avery

 

Grace

Eliason

Jon

Shay Langenhorst

Jon Beek

Shay

Grace Eliason

Caitlyn

Erica DeWeered

       

Gabe

Kaylen

Caitlyn

 

Kaitie

Kaylen



You Can't Take it With You 
History of a Messy Room


Cast List

 

Martin Vanderhof (Grandpa)

Kalyn Langenhorst

Penelope Sycamore

Erica Kellenberger

Paula Sycamore

Kendra Michael

Essie

Dayra Knoblock

Ed

Cody Lee

Alice

Kiana Knoblock

Tony

Gabe Carolan

Anthony Kirby

Dalton Faber

Mrs.  Kirby

Shelby Bouwman

Rheba

Katrina Gilbertson

Donald

Emily Romero

Mr. De Pinna

Brady Anderson

Mrs. Henderson

Jordyn Kramer

Bolus Kolenkhov

Rachel Joachim

Gay Wellington

Lauren Vande Kamp

Man One

Caitlin Harkness

Man Two

Taylor Moser

Man Three

Taylor Moser

Olga

Maddie Hage

Intro Narrator

Carley Bontje and Sydney Berentschot

Prelude..A Play in One Act

 

Student Director:  Katrina Gilbertson

Kaylee Kroger

Alyssa Berentschot

Amanda Wiltgen

Kara Blomgren

Bryna Knoblock

Raelyn Vande Kamp

Jenna Luethold

Julia Bruggeman

Kara Jones



The Brother's Grimm Spectaculathon

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

Cast and Crew

Narrator 1

Kiana Knoblock

   

Narrator 2

Vinny Demme

Frog Prince

Kalyn Langenhorst

Actor

Chaydon Metzger

   

Girl

Wendy Fregoso

   

Dirt Merchant

Shelby Bouwman

Princess

Shelby Bouwman

Rumpelstiltskin

Dayra Knoblock

King

Vinny Demme

Enchantress

Kiana Knoblock

Dwarf 1

Rachel Joachim

Devil 1

Sydney Berentschot

Dwarf 2

Jordyn Kramer

Prince 1

Kira Immeker

Snow White

Lauren Vande Kamp

Rapunzel

Erica Kellenberger

Witch 2

Olivia Carolan

Prince 2

Dayra Knoblock

Prince 3

 

Hansel

Kalyn Langenhorst

The Devil 2

Sydney Berentschot

Gretel

Wendy Fregoso

The Devil’s Grandmother

Dayra Knoblock

Witch

Kendra Michael

Doctor

Rachel Joachim

Fishergirl

Kendra Michael

God (off-stage voice)

 

Talking Fish

Emily Romero

Little Red

Olivia Carolan

Crab Person 1

Sydney Berentschot

The Wolf

Kira Immeker

Crab Person 2

Erica Kellenberger

Grandma

Emily Romero

   

Woodcutter

Erica Kellenberger

Crew 1

Carsen Ulrich

Cinderella

Kami TeGrootenhuis

Crew 2

Cody Lee

Walt

Kalyn Langenhorst



Family Album 2016

 

Grandma Helen

Wendy Fregoso

Grandpa Dan

Dayra Knoblock

Levitt Family 1

 

*Uncle Lou  (Dad-14)

Lucas Knoblock

Aunt Linda (Mom’s Voice/4)

Erica Kellenberger

Bill (Jason)

Kris Williams

Ian (Andrew)

Kalyn Langenhorst

Sarah (Lisa, Shelly, Lunch3/Friend3)

Karie Klingensmith

Levitt Family 2

 

Aunt Katherine (Mom (14)

Shelby Bouwman

Debbie (Marcie, Barbara, Carrie-17)

Grace Gilbertson

Fred/Sidney

Nick Bosler

Louise (1/2 Jessie, Erica-11)

Kira Immeker

Levitt Family 3

 

*Arnold/Dad

Noah Heathcott

Susan (Mom)

Izzy Warner

Allison (Karen, Sandy, Friend 1)

Micayla TerWee

Donnie (Jeff, Charlie) (Dad 14)

Vinny Demme

Stephanie (Janet, lines 16?)

Kendra Michael

Levitt Family Member

 
   

Bo

Lucas Knoblock

Rob

Nick Bosler

Gerri

Katie Klingensmith

Jennifer

Shelby Bouwman

Alex

Katie Klingensmith

Actor A

Erica Kellenberger

Actor B

Kalyn Langenhorst

Announcer

Cassidy Baatz

Frankie

Wendy Fregoso

Kristin (Keith)

Dayra Knoblock

Lisa

Katie Klingensmith

Lunch1

Erica Kellenberger

Lunch2

Izzy Warner

Lunch 3

Vinny Demme

Friend2

Kiana Knoblock

Jessie (1/2)

Kiana Knoblock

Shannon

Dayra Knoblock

Jane

Wendy Fregoso

 

SET PROPS COSTUMES LIGHTS

Dayra Kiana Grace

Kira Wendy Cody Lee

 

 

SOUND CURTAIN PUBLICITY PROGRAMS

Connor P Kiana Grace

Cody L Kira

 

USHER MAKEUP/HAIR

Micayla


 


Guess Who's Coming to Supper?

Guess Who’s Coming to Supper….

Mr. Walters-Vinny Demme

Mrs. Walters-Heather Moser

Ally Walters-Micayla TerWee

Grandma Rigley-Katie Klingensmith

Mrs. Rigley-Grace Gilberston

Kevin Rigley-Noah Blankespoor

1st Act Mr. Cooper-Devon Miller

Mr. Godfrey Jitters-Marissa Munger

Snaggs Jittters-Trey Kramer

Cookie-Mikaela Bruggeman

Tori-Grace Rens

Joyce-Bridget Hovaldt

 

Cheerleaders

Wendy Fregoso Taryn Knoblock   Katie  Hess Joscelyn Kimball   Jordyn Wikeraad   Kira Spanns

Fans

Kiana Knoblock   Karie Kingensmith  

Katrina Gilbertson   Kaysha Blomgren

 

Crew

Publicity Set Props Costumes

*Kira *Marissa *Wendy *Grace G

Wendy Jordyn Katrina *Grace R

Karie Kira Kiana Karie

Kiana Trey Make-up

Quinn Mogler Rebecca Van Regenmorter

Lights/Sound Curtain Programs Ushers Cheer Writers

*Joscelyn *Taryn *Bridget *Bridget U of I IA State

Quinn Jordyn Katie H Wendy Joseclyn Kira

Grace G Jordyn Jordyn Taryn

Kaysha Katie Wendy



Murder's in the Heir

The Family

Simone Starkweather- Cassidy Koedam

Fiona Starkweather- Heather Moser

Jordan Starkweather- Noah Blankespoor

Paula Thompson-Marissa Munger

Selene Starkweather- Cassidy Koedam
​​​​​​​The Staff

 

Bensonhurst- Christian Bouwman

Mrs. Trent- Mikaela Bruggeman

Minerva Walker- Katie Klingensmith

Nancy Pollard- Grace Gilbertson

The Professionals

Lois Van Zandt- Tyra Knoblock

Miss Withers- Katie Hess

Kathy Collins- Kira Spaans

Michelle Davis- Tressa Munger

Jean Culpepper- Grace Rens

Lead Usher- Taryn Knoblock

Director’s Assistant- Wendy Fregoso

Crew

Bridget Hovalt

Jordyn Wiekeraad

Diana Ibarra

Rufus Jones- Vincent Demme



Hamlet, Or Does Father Really Know Best? 2013

Shakespeare Alive!!!! The West Lyon Drama Department brought to life two timeless tales of love and revenge: Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet.

Romeo and Juliet: MacKenzie; Miranda, Heather, Taryn, Kayla, Tyra,

Hamlet-prince of Demark--Weston
Caudius-Hamlet’s uncle/current king of Denmark--Lorenzo
Gertrude-Hamlet’s mother/queen of Denmark--Meghan
Old Hamlet (Ghost)-Hamlet’s father/former king of Denmark--Mikaela
Polonius-old, trusted advisor--Marissa
Laertes-son of Polonius; college student--Noah
Ophelia-daughter of Polonius--Hannah
Horatia-Hamlet’s best friend--Bridget
Marcellus-soldier—Grace G
Player One--Paige
Player Two—Taryn Storytellers
Player Three—Tyra Sam--Tressa
Guard One--Tyra Eric--Christian
Guard Two—Kayla Jen--Cassidy
Grave Digger One--Miranda
Grave Digger Two--Heather
Courtiers—MacKenzie, Grace, Tyra, Kayla, Miranda, Heather



Crew
Director’s Assistant-Mariah
Props-**Mariah, Heather, Christian
Costumes-*Monica, Taryn, Mikaela, Paige
Curtain/Set Up-Taryn
Publicity-**Monica, Cassidy, Lorenzo
Programs-**MacKenzie, Monica, Kayla
Usher-Mariah, Noah, Tyra
Set-**Weston, Grace, Morgan


Cinderella March 2012

Once Upon a Time...


The Chocolate War March 2011

On March 17th and 18th, West Lyon Drama Department will present The Chocolate War. Robert Cormier's brilliant novel is a compelling coming-of-age story about young people in conflict at a New England prep school. The richly drawn characterizations and crackling dialogue keep the intriguing action moving from beginning to end. As dramatized by Joseph Robinette, all the elements of the book are brought vividly to life: the humor, drama, despair and hope ultimately lead to an ending that is as satisfying as it is surprising. The New York Times Book Review called The Chocolate War "masterfully structured and rich in theme. The action is well crafted and suspenseful; complex ideas develop and unfold with clarity." The resulting dramatization remains faithful to the unforgettable, thought-provoking novel which has successfully made the quantum leap from page to stage. (script description)


North Woods Nonsense March 2010

You are invited to attend West Lyon's spring play, North Woods Nonsense by Andrew Ross, March 18th and 19th, 2010 at 7 pm.

The fast action centers round a run-down hotel lobby in Moose Bottom Lake in northern Maine, where handyman Pete has written a newspaper article about Bigfoot kidnapping a local resident. The rumored sighting of Sasquatch provides the perfect excuse for Birch and Pine, assistants to the worst congressman in history, to suggest a trip to the senator. They have spent their careers trying to hide the inept congressman so he won’t speak in public and divulge his ludicrous ideas, such as turning the Grand Canyon into a giant lake! But with reporters hot on the congressman’s trail and lunatic guests pursuing Bigfoot, you can imagine the zany fun that converges at the hotel… especially when Pete decides the guests really should get a chance to see Bigfoot!

Holly Hauk--Kayla
Grace Granite--Kristin
Miss Birch--Kendra
Mr. Pine--Tory
Mary Granola--Grace
Mr. Pike--Ron
Mrs. Pike--Kaitlyn
Carrie Granola-Becca
Pete-Jacob
Congressman Oakley--Drew
Barry Busch--Andrew
Reporters--Maria, Jamie, Meghan, Jenny, Tara
Guests--Shaunae, Philip, Anna, Morgan, Jeff, Hannah, Paige, Rachel
Men in Black--Chad, Weston
Crew--Bekah, Danielle, Aurelie


Captain Blood and the Pirate Queen March 2009

Gentlemen Roger Goodman has every intention of living his life in a conventional way once he marries the wealthy Sarah Huffington that is, until he overhears her telling her girlfriends how boring he is! The man Sarah really wants to marry is a dashing, daring pirate! Willing to walk the plank for love, Roger immediately buys a ship, recruits a crew and even hires a pirate tutor, Long John Sliver, to show him the ropes! Sliver toughens him up and bequeaths him a new, menacing name-Captain Blood, as well as an intimidating ship name and flag to match. In return, Roger must sail him to Treasure Island to pick up eight chests of gold dabloons. Meanwhile, Sarah has gone off the deep-end, as well. Knowing she won't find a pirate unless she becomes one, she makes herself into the Pirate Queen and quickly earns a notorious reputation for raiding ship after ship. Wouldn't you already know, Sarah's parents are also out on the high seas in their own ship. As luck would have it, they all congregate on Treasure Island, which is already occupied by the retired pirate Bluebeard and his crew. Ahoy, mateys! That's too many pirates for one landmass, and the hilarious loose cannons explode! Of course, the Huffingtons and Roger don't recognize one another until the very last moment, promising treasure chests of swashbuckling suspense and laughter along the way! You'll go overboard with laughs!