Hilltop Players will perform show
The Hilltop Players will present “Fired Up!” by Tom Long and Allen Pote Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 120 Kuckkan Lane, Watertown.
The group will also present the musical at Marquardt Village’s Towne Centre Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Stretches Room.
There is no admission charge, but a freewill offering will be accepted to further the drama mission of the church.
“Fired Up!” tells the story from the Old Testament of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. These three Judeans were captured by the Babylonians and given positions of power by King Nebuchadnezzar. The conceited king decided to have a statue created in his likeness and ordered all the people to bow down and worship the idol. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused. The punishment for disobeying the king was to be thrown into the fiery furnace. The audience will find out if faith in a God who saves saved Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.
This year’s cast consists of Melissa, Jack and Sophie Mattke; Bill, Juanita and Erin Edington; Eliza and Penelope Zabel; Jesse and Grady Fremont; Diane and Kristi Scheunemann; Kristin and Max Chowanec; the Rev. Robert Koepcke; Lisa Steffl; Ann Vogel; Chuck Weiss; Tracy Livermore; Danica Uttke; Charly Ladwig; and Maggie Markus.
The musical is under the direction of Jennie Ortega, with music direction by Juanita Edington and Tom Rusch as accompanist. Special prop master is Jim Ortega.