The Sultana High School drama department will present "Li'l Abner," the musical based on the well-known Al Capp cartoon, this week.


Lyrics and Music were composed by Johnny Mercer and Gene de Paul. The production is presented in cooperation with Tams-Witmark Music Library.


The production runs from Wednesday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 25. Door opens at 6:30 with showtimes at 7 p.m. There will be an additional matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday.


Over the past week, the cast went through its paces under direction of drama instructor Darin Grebel and Lewis Center music instructor Michael Rader.


General admission tickets are $6 with over 55 tickets for $5. A $1 discount will be given for those with canned food for Sultana ASB Can food drive. Also, a $1 ASB discount is available on pre-sale.


For more information, call 947-6777.


THE CAST:


Lil Abner - David Simpson, Mammy Yokum - Katelyn Grebel, Pappy Yokum - Garrett Summers, Marryin Sam - Matt Panopio, Daisy Mae Scragg - Brittany Kirk, Earthquake McGoon - Ryan Brown.


Others featured performers: General Bullmoose - Timothy O'Neal, Appassionata VonClimax - Briana Naaktgeboren, Evil Eye Fleegle - Joe Mejia, Senator Jack S. Phogbound - Alex Corsaro, Mayor Danl Dawgmeat - Joe Mejia, Available Jones - Jenna Maulding, Stupefyin Jones - Sabrina Santilli.


Crony 1 - Randon Welch, Crony 2 - Jeremy Meza, Crony 3 - Jorge Martinez, Crony 4 - Steven Abreo, Wife 1 - Brooke Woodward, Wife 2 - Kaylin Breininger, Wife 3  - Kelsey Loup, Wife 4 - Kara Woodward, Dr. R.T. Finsdale - Kristina Jones, Dr. Smithborn - Danielle Delao, Dr. Krgomeyer - Michelle Jensen, Moonbeam McSwine - Alex Rainwater, Hairless Joe - Chad Weller, Lonesome Polecat - Adriana Baez, Juliet Scragg - Tessah Perez, Clementine Scragg - Candace Yanez, Alfia Scragg - Heidi Lee, Speedy McRabbit - Tia Breininger, State Department Man - Jonathan Magill, Radio Commentator - Reanna Layba, Secretary 1 - Hannaa Lee, Secretary 2 - Charissa Burnett, Secretary 3 - Rosita Sandoval, Secretary 4 - Monica Cabingatan.


Company - Contessa Schultz, Hannah Vasilis, Celeste Minjares, Cassandra Hawk, Katrina Foreyt Jenai Courseault.