Tibbits Opera House presents Rumpelstiltskin, the enchanting tale set to hit the Popcorn Theatre stage on June 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 10 am. In this whimsical adaptation of the classic fairy tale, audiences will be transported into a world of mystery and wonder.


Director Chad Tallon remarks, “Rumpelstilskin is a perfect addition to this year's Popcorn Theatre line-up as it tells the tale of a man with a secret name that dates back all the way to 16th Century Europe. With Popcorn Theatre, it is so important to give kids unique theatrical experiences that provide messages they can take with them far beyond Tibbits. Rumpelstilskin's core ideas of family, love, hard work, and acceptance are messages that are important to be told and are perfect for our young Tibbits Audience.”


Joining the talented cast are Lindsay Rosser as the spirited Jessica, the miller’s Daughter, Isaiah Young in the role of Mitch, the father, Cade Ostermeyer brings his charisma to the role of the King, and Brennan Wood enchants as the mysterious Rumpelstiltskin. Adding to the magic behind the scenes are Taylor Poling as company manager, and Elizabeth Kulaga as production stage manager, with Sarah-Parker Martin as assistant stage manager and sound support.


Production staff includes Ethan Rickert as technical director, Jake McDivitt as sound designer, engineer, and board ops, Kayla Hemphill and Jade Zhang as costume designers, Josh Rockwell as assistant technical director and master carpenter, and Trey Ewart handling lighting design, board ops, and electrician duties. For a complete list of the staff, please go to Tibbits.org.


Sarah-Parker Martin, Assistant Stage Manager & Sound Support, expresses her anticipation stating, "I am so grateful to be making my Tibbits Summer Theatre debut this year! This season is filled with productions that fill a wide range of theatre where you have heart-wrenching musical dramas to comfort plays that make you feel all fuzzy inside. Even with the Popcorn Theatre, these stories help fill the childlike wonder in all of us. I hope audiences embrace all of the different aspects in which live theatre is created to make the story be told."


Generously sponsored by the Bushouse Family, Dr. Jon and Seibra Herbener, Asama Coldwater Manufacturing, Vested Risk Strategies, Coldwater Exchange Club, Matthew C. Christopher, DDS, PC, and Coldwater Elks Lodge #1023, Popcorn Theatre offers vibrant cultural experiences for the community.


Rumpelstiltskin marks the second show of the 2024 Popcorn Theatre season, featuring an exciting lineup of family-friendly performances. Next to hit the stage will be touring artists John Shango with The Big Fun Magic Show, then Kevin Kammeraad with A Morning with Master Puppeteer Kevin Kammeraad and Friends. Then Pooh Corner, performed by Tibbits Professional Summer Theatre cast. Closing out the season is a special screening of Disney's animated movie, Frozen.


Don't miss your chance to embark on this adventure and create lasting memories with your loved ones. All Tibbits Popcorn Theatre performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 10 am and run through August 3. Tickets are $10 and include free popcorn and juice at intermission. Popcorn is donated by Ed Lake, with juice donated by McDonalds: The Maynard Organization. To reserve your seat, visit Tibbits.org, call 517-278-6029, or go to the Tibbits Admin Office at 93 W. Chicago. Group rates are available.