Fort Scott Community College
2108 South Horton
Fort Scott KS 66701
Ft Scott Community College will have a musical Oct 19-21 . . . “Gilligan’s Island: The Musical”
Fifty-four years after the tiny “S.S. Minnow” first set sail from its tropic port, the ship comes aground on the stage at Fort Scott Community College as the FSCC theater department presents “Gilligan’s Island: The Musical” at 7:30 pm October 19-20 and 2:00pm on October 21.
The show, which debuted in 2011, is based on the classic 960’s TV comedy series “Gilligan’s Island,” created by Sherwood Schwartz, with music and lyrics by Hope and Laurence Juber and book by Sherwood and Lloyd j. Schwartz.
Directed locally by Allen Twitchell with musical direction by Seth Ernst, “Gilligan’s Island: The Musical” retells the story in song of the “seven stranded castaways,” who encounter an “alien” during their many failed attempts to get off the island and back to Hawaii.
The cast includes Aiden Ballinger, a freshman from Pleasanton, as Gilligan; Jared Oshel, former FSCC student from Richmond, as the Skipper; FSCC instructor Harold Hicks as the millionaire Thurston Howell; FSCC staff member Karri Johnson as Mrs. Howell; Fayelyn Kmiec, a freshman from Farlilngton, as movie star Ginger; Jasper Dunn, a sophomore from Whitehall, WI as the Professor; Katie Button, a freshman from Fort Scott, as Mary Ann; and Marcus Robinson, a freshman from Paola, as the Alien.
The stage manager is Katelynn Goe, with assistance from Samantha Stone. The technical crew also includes Mickey Donahue, Ka’Si Gates and Michael Woodward.
All tickets for the show are $5 each with children under age 12 admitted free of charge. The show is also free to all FSCC students, faculty and staff
Students interested in theatre may complete courses and requirements for an associate of arts or associate of science degree and general education courses for transfer to four-year schools. Students should carefully check the course requirements of the four-year schools they plan to attend and consult with FSCC Advising Office.
Fort Scott Community College offers a wide variety of musical activities for students. Students need not be music majors to participate in the events; however, they must have permission of the director. Members of the choir perform at collegiate and community events. Scholarships are available through the Endowment Association for the FSCC Music Department.
Get Involved – If you would like to become a more active member of the vocal community, contact Seth Ernst at 620-223-2700, ext. 3058.
The Greyhound Band performs at all home football and basketball games throughout the year as well as pep assemblies, collegiate, and community events. Students need not be music majors to participate in the events; however, they must have permission of the director. Music scholarships are available through the FSCC Endowment Association.
For more information regarding the Fort Scott Community College Marching Band, Jazz Band, or performance band, contact Seth Ernst at 620-223-2700, ext. 3058.