The Southwestern College theatre department will present the musical “Over the Garden Wall” Thursday and Friday, Oct. 4 and 5, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m., in the Richardson Performing Arts Center on the campus of Southwestern College. 

“Over the Garden Wall” is a musical adapted from the American animated television miniseries created by Patrick McHale for Cartoon Network. The musical centers on two half-brothers who travel across a mysterious forest in order to find their way home, encountering odd and wonderful things on their journey.  SC students Ryan Pangracs and Aidan Wells Filbert are the creators of the musical adaptation.  Pangracs adapted the script and Wells Filbert adapted and wrote the music.  According to director Allyson Moon, the subject matter of the show makes it ideal entertainment for the entire family.

The cast members for the musical are: William Wade as Wirt; Sam Beck as Greg; Jennifer Warren as Beatrice; Jack Warring as Woodsman, Narrator, and Beast; Emma Bate as Adelaide and Toymaker; Creek Love as Jason Funderberker and Jimmy B; Tomunci Whitfield as Enoch, Highwayman, and North Wind; Addison Praytor as Beast; Hannah Breshears as Sara and Tavern Keeper; Albanee Garcia as Lorna; Brant Cotta as Endicott and Mr. Langtree; Maya Damron as Auntie Whispers; Jessica Burk as Mrs. Langtree; Brynn Hampton as Margueritte Grey; and Abby Domann as Queen of the Clouds.

Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $6 students. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (620) 221-7720, (620) 229-6272, or email

Southwestern College is a private liberal arts college, founded in 1885 by Methodists in south central Kansas. Today its Winfield campus is the residential hub that guides students to lives of meaning and service, with well-rounded academic and extra-curricular offerings attracting traditional-aged students from throughout the nation and world. Southwestern College Professional Studies provides options for online students in any location and has been named a top provider for persons serving in the military. The college continues to be affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.