NOVA Center for the Performing Arts -- Billings, Montana

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis. A NOVA Youth Conservatory Production

Presented with permission by Dramatic Publishing.

Director: Dawn Nickerson

February 27-March 1, March 5-8, 2015

We have ADDED a Thursday performance. March 5 at 7:30pm.

Billings Gazette Press

Young Peter, Edmund, Susan and Lucy discover a mystical land called Narnia where an evil witch has reigned for many years. Join their conquest in conquering evil to restore the land’s once happy state.

“A high-quality presentation of one of the great pieces of children’s literature” –

Bristol Post
Professor Kirk/Father Christmas – Tom Mulford
Aslan – Dan Nickerson
Peter Pevensie – Logan Shy
Susan Pevensie – Lauren Lane
Edmund Pevensie – Kievan McCave
Lucy Pevensie – Seja Foster
Mr Tumnus – Cruz Martinez
White Witch – Amanda McCave
Grumpskin – Gabe Slater
Maugrim – Cole Whittington
Beaver – James Pelham
Mrs Beaver – Holly Howe
Rumblebuffin – Evan Ulrichs
Wolf/Warden – Loren Hart
Wolf/Porter – Miyon Durham
Mrs. MaCready – Glenda Brauneis
Ivy/Hag – Shannon Sheehy
Margaret/Deer – Danielle Dupree
Betty/Wraith – Makay Loran
Sightseer/Cruel – Madi Morgan
Sightseer/Leopard – Kelsey Larson
Sightseer/Robin – Chloe Mayer
Fox/Centaur – Emma Ulrichs
Satyr/Centaur – Micah Andrews
Squirrels – Mya Mack, Abby Beddes
Unicorn – Kenzy Gilsdorf
Lion – Luke Johnson

Assistant Director – Matthew Hagen
Stage Manager – Jordyn Armstrong
Set Designer – Nathan Blanding
Costume Design – Laura Dupree
Youth Director/Fight Choreographer/Lighting Designer – Dan Nickerson
Production Assistants – Brianna West, Max Strickfaden

‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ opens Friday at NOVA By Jaci Webb

HANNAH POTES/Gazette Staff – Cruz Martinez, portraying the faun Tumnus, plays a scene with Seja Foster, as Lucy, in “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” at the NOVA Center for the
Performing Arts.

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis and directed by Dawn Nickerson, opens Friday, Feb. 27, at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts.

The play tells the story of four children who go through a magical wardrobe and enter into an enchanted land full of talking animals. There they must make a dangerous trek to save a royal lion from an evil witch.

The production is made possible through the generosity of the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch.

The cast includes both adults and children. The main characters are played by Logan Shy (as Peter), Lauren Lane (Susan), Kievan McCave (Edmund) and Seja Foster (Lucy).

Supporting players include Dan Nickerson (as Aslan), Amanda McCave (White Witch), Tom Mulford (Professor Kirk), Glenda Brauneis (Mrs. MaCready), Cruz Martinez (Tumnus), Gabe Slater (Grumpskin) and Cole Whittington (Maugrim) as well as James Pelham, Holly Howe, Evan Ulrichs, Loren Hart, Miyon Durham, Shannon Sheehy, Danielle Dupree, Makay Loran, Madi Morgan, Kelsey Larson, Chloe Mayer, Emma Ulrichs, Micah Andrews, Mya Mack, Abby Beddes, Kenzy Gilsdorf and Luke Johnson.

NOVA youth director Dan Nickerson said kids and adults can take some things away from the story.

“Some of what makes this such a special show are its lessons in family, courage and forgiveness,” Nickerson said.

Performances are Feb. 27 and 28 and March 1, 6, 7 and 8, with 7:30 show times on Friday and Saturday evenings and 2 p.m. matinees on Sunday. Tickets are $16 for adults and $11 for students, seniors and active military with ID (prices include a $1 facility fee). Groups of 10-plus receive 10 percent off and groups of 20-plus are receive 50 percent off.

Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling 406-591-9535, or by visiting NOVA’s box office at 2317 Montana Av
e. from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.


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NOVA Center for the Performing Arts  -  2317 Montana Avenue - Billings, MT 59101
PO Box 11
Billings, MT 59103
Phone: 406-591-9535