YTW’s ‘Winnie the Pooh’ starts run Valentine’s Day

Averi Schirmers as Winnie the Pooh and Cailin Conrad as Tigger rehearse a scene. (Photo by Bruce Strand)
Averi Schirmers as Winnie the Pooh and Cailin Conrad as Tigger rehearse a scene for the Youth Theatre Workshop play starting Friday. (Photo by Bruce Strand)


“Winnie the Pooh” will be presented with four different casts for four scenes by Youth Theatre Workshop beginning Friday at the Little Theatre at Elk River High School. Director by Eileen Anderson decided to give Pooh some different looks and more young actors a chance to perform.

The four Winnie the Pooh’s are played by Whitney Langley, Averi Shirmers, Tess Tromley and Shelby Swenson.

The Piglets are Emily Nicoviks, Natalie Barringer, Cali Lusgnan and Megan Juba.  The Tiggers are Katelyn Kolyer, Cailin Conrad, Reece Wilcox and Matthew Nelson. The Rabbits are Cheradin Ralph, Riley Wilcox, and Wilcox. The Eeyore’s are Jaron George, Jaelyn McAllister, Lafayette Bade and Liam Barns. The Owls are Danika Hanson, Lauren Theisen, and Coshise Stokes. Christopher Robins are Ryan Theisen, Wyatt Olin, Hunter Woolfolk, and Tyler Muller. Narrators are Lauren Christ, Lizzie Inselman, Sidney Mitchell, and Grace Dilly.

Other cast members are Logan George, Anneliese Blomquist, Ella Flynn, Julia Balmano, Kate Peterson, Rose Wilcox, Demi Alfords, Isis Nuñez, Megan Juba, Hailey Flynn, Cheradin Ralph, Tia Mitchell, Mikalyn Hidde, Demi Alfords, Lexi Freund, and  Audrey Thoburn.

We’ll have more on the play after viewing it this weekend.

Winnie the Pooh
Youth Theatre Workshop
At ERHS Little Theatre

Friday, Feb. 14, 7p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 20, 7p.m.
Friday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 23 2 p.m.

Tickets available at Lifetime Fitness and online at