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The Kiel Area Youth Theatre is excited to announce our cast for our summer production of ANNIE JR!

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Show dates:  July 12, 13, 14, & July 19, 20, 21.


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Meet our 2019 Production Staff!

We're so excited to have assembled a talented and experienced production staff for our 2019 show!  Here's a look at our crew that will be leading the way this coming summer...

Co-Directors - Victor Schueller & Heather Winter




Victor Schueller is delighted to return as co-director for the KAYT’s 2019 production.  Victor has been involved on the production side of community theatre organizations since he was 19 years old, when he co-founded what is now Lakeshore Productions, Inc. in Random Lake, Wisconsin.  For the past 23 years he has been involved on and off in various production roles in the Random Lake, Racine, Sheboygan, and Manitowoc areas. Victor’s involvement with KAYT began when he was involved in the foundation of the group with many other parent volunteers.  Victor served as the director of the group’s first two shows in 2015 and 2016, and then continued to serve as the group’s president on the board of directors and parent advisory council. He is looking forward to working with both familiar and new faces this year, and is excited to be working with Heather Winter and the other members of the production staff for the KAYT’s fifth show.



We are very excited to have Heather back with us again for another KAYT production this summer as our director!  Heather is a graduate of New Holstein High School and recently relocated back to the area after living in Minneapolis and Chicago. She holds a Musical Theater Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rockford College and has experience working with children in the arts with such companies as the YMCA, Northern Lights Playhouse, CLIMB theatre, and more. In Minneapolis & Chicago, Heather performed as an actress, singer, and director for the past 17 years. She was the KAYT Production Stage Manager last year, and is now leading us as our director for the 2018 show. Heather has one son, a second grader at Zielanis; her husband, Jason, works at Kohler Co.
Welcome back Heather!  We're glad to have you!

Music Co-Directors Christine Clements & Natasha Verhulst

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Christine Clements has been an elementary music specialist for
over 15 years. She graduated from Lakeland College in 2003 with a triple degree in General, Choral, and Instrumental Music Education Grades Kindergarten through high school. Christine has also completed some graduate work through Silver Lake College in their Kodaly Program and hopes to complete her Masters in Music or Ethnomusicology.
Mrs. Clements first began her involvement in theater and music in middle and high
school participating in musicals as well as joining the Kiel Municipal band. While in college she continued participating in theater productions alongside her music studies. She acted in some plays but also really enjoyed back stage roles.
Besides teaching music at Zielanis Elementary School, Christine enjoys being involved in many areas of the community including Swimming Instructor, Summer School Teacher, Kiel Area Youth Theater, and Girls Ministries at her church. She also enjoys being a mom and helping her husband home-school their three children. In her free time Christine enjoys reading, walking, swimming, biking, and baking. Above all else, Christine loves working with children. She finds their excitement and energy most contagious!
We're so glad to have you back with the KAYT again Christine!

Natasha Verhulst currently teaches 5th-8th grade chorus, 5th-7th grade general music, and 5th grade band lessons at Kiel Middle School. She was previously the director of choirs and bands at Menasha High School for two years. Natasha graduated from St. Norbert College in 2015 with her Bachelor’s in Music Education and certification in instrumental, vocal, and general music. She is currently working on her Master’s in Music Education with emphasis in Kod├íly at Silver Lake College. 

Natasha has experience acting in musicals at Kiel High School, playing a few lead roles in the Castle Theater. During her college years, she decided to take on a different side of theater, and play flute, piccolo, and alto flute in the pit orchestras for Knight Theater productions. Natasha has been the vocal director for a college production of Into the Woods, and high school productions of Bye Bye Birdie and Legally Blonde the Musical. 

In the community, Natasha has enjoyed many experiences through the years, including playing in the Kiel Municipal Band, serving as the choir director at her church, teaching Drama and Singing Broadway Hits during summer School, and teaching others about Native American music and culture. In her spare time, Natasha likes to spend time with her family, crochet, look up new recipes to cook, and play piano. She is very excited to become a new member of the KAYT team, and hopes to inspire a love of music and theater in the youth of the community.


Welcome Natasha! We are happy to have you on the KAYT team!

Choreographer - Melissa Ebert



Melissa Ebert began dancing when she was 2.   She danced all through high school and then found ways to grow her passion.  While at Marquette University, Melissa performed and choreographed for a Hip Hop Troupe called Hype.  She was a choreographer for the annual Fashion Show Fundraiser and graduated with a minor in dance.  After graduation, Melissa became an instructor for KDS from 2004-2013 teaching tap, ballet, jazz, and hip-hop. In the 11 years that Melissa has been a teacher at Chilton Middle School, she also choreographed 16 middle school and high school musicals. Melissa is very excited to be a part of the KAYT. She lives with her husband, Brad, and three children, Alex, Olivia, and Emma.  They love being a part of the small city that does big things.  Welcome Melissa!  We are excited that you joined us! 

Stage Manager:  Brittany Schneider



Brittany is ecstatic to be spending her second summer with KAYT! Brittany is a theatre major at UW-Stevens Point and will be graduating this May with a degree in Drama with an emphasis in Design and Technology and focuses of Stage Management and Properties Design. Previous Stage Management experience is KAYT's Willy Wonka Jr., Assistant Stage Manager for Company at UWSP, and multiple shows at UW-Green Bay Sheboygan Campus. 

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to this talented crew as we look forward to our 2019 production!

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