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RONAN – Children in the Ronan School District got together to develop a production of “Blackbeard the Pirate” after only five days of rehearsal on Friday night at the K. William Harvey Elementary school. 

The Missoula Children’s Theater sent two professional actors to the school to work with the Ronan District children from Pablo Elementary, K. William Harvey, Ronan Middle School and Ronan High School. 

The cast of characters included: Shakira Braffato who played Blackbeard, Natalie Adams was Bluebird, Redbeard was played by Brandy Bigby, Yellowbeard was Sarah Templer and Annie Adams was Peachfuzz. 

The Beach Bums included: Miqene Camel, Joshua Hoskinson, Sterleena Big Leggings, Makayla Reum, Tino Silva and Alika Wall.  

Emily Adams was Lt. Maynard. The sailors included: Bennett Adams, Natalie Leonard, Xavior Kuntz, Lilly Gano, Sophie McKenzie, Jalen Besa, Alexa Youngren and Lily Workman.

Angie Adams was Queen Crab. Charles Hakes was the hermit crab. Brooklyn Lozeau was the snow crab. Gordon Stewart played Peekytoe crab.  Valissa Benn was the horseshoe crab. And Mckenna Corley was the sandcrab. Jesse Hoskinson was Sam the Clam.

Crocoguy was Elijah Lopez, and crocogirl was Olivia Ribo-Ruffato. The mermaids included: Jacey Pruitt, Reece Dakota, Olivia Cheff, Emily Skare, Alorah Barker, Mya Cutfinger, Finlay Taylor and Denia Kuntz.

The seaweed creatures were Evan Chaney, Jadyn Hakes, Kelby Dumont and Emma Benn. The parrots were played by Daryus Hill, Taylor Crawford, Chloe Stewart, Madison Davis, Golden River-Templer, Kaiah Dumont Shonnah Benn, Ryder Parot, Gabriella Watkins, Marvin Gracen-Moss, Isabelina Zamora, Peyton Sias and Maya St. Claire. 

Assistant directors included Jasmin Hakes, Bella Ilac and Jesse Hoskinson. Sarah Krause was the accompanist.  

MCT actors and directors included Hannah Silverman and Kathleen Gabriel. The coordinators were Alicia Hakes, Ted Madden, Hilary Lozar and Sarah Krause.


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