Cast Set for MAGIC TREE HOUSE: A NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS at Stages Theatre Company

Stages Theatre Company (STC) presents Magic Tree House: A Night in New Orleans, directed by Jamil Jude. With the musical director J.D. Steele, and choreographer Michael Matthew Ferrell, the stage is set on this magical musical. All the look and feel of New Orleans, 1915, where the streets are alive with the sounds of the Jazz age, and introduce us to a young Louis Armstrong, where Jack and Annie set Louis Armstrong on the path to becoming the "King of Jazz." Based on the ever popular Magic Tree House book series, "A Good Night for Ghosts," by Mary Pope Osborne.

The complete local cast is as follows: Akinbemi Hernandez Abreu (Minneapolis,) Halle Audette (Brooklyn Park,) Celia Birgy (Hopkins,) Elon Byers (Minneapolis,) Izzy Cruz (Edina,) Rayo Daniel (Minneapolis,) Javari Horne (Eden Prairie,) Ryder T. James (Woodbury,) Kennedy Lucas (Minnetonka,) William Maus (Victoria,) Ricky Morisseau (St. Paul,) Greta Nackerud (St. Louis Park,) Abby Schroeder (Eden Prairie,) and Will Spangrud (Hopkins.)

The creative team for Magic Tree House includes:

Artistic Director - Sandy Boren-Barrett

Director - Jamil Jude

Music Director - J.D. Steele

Choreographer - Michael Matthew Ferrell

Costume & Make-Up Designer - Josette Elstad

Lighting Designer - Karin Olson

Sound Designer - Alan Pagel

Props Designer - Merritt Rodriguez

Set Designer - Joe Stanley

Technical Director - Gretchen Katt

Production Manager - Melanie Salmon-Peterson

Stage Manager - Emilia Allen

Magic Tree House: A Night in New Orleans opens Friday, September 16 and runs through Thursday, October 20, and is for all ages. Tickets are on sale now! Visit for performance dates and times, or call the Box Office at (952) 979-1111, option 4, Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults; $14 for seniors, ages 60+; $12 for children, ages 5 to 17.

Stages Theatre Company was founded in 1984 and since then has grown to become one of the largest professional theatres for young audiences in the country. We engage young artists with themes relevant to their lives and involve them in creating magical works featuring young people in meaningful roles. Through theatrical productions, workshops, conservatory classes and other outreach programs, Stages Theatre Company annually serves more than 145,000 young people and their families.

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