Northern Starz cracks open new ‘Nutcracker’ "With courage and strength fueled by the pen of playwright Annelise Eckelaert, the Nutcracker’s damsel in distress takes on hero status when the Northern Starz Children’s Theatre presents a twist on the classic Christmas story.
“...she needs to go on this quest and it’s an incredible adventure,” Eckelaert said and invited theater-goers to follow Clara as she journeys through The Land of Sweets to find and rescue her Nutcracker from the Evil Mouse King.”
Northern Starz Children's Theatre On TV While I was performing in Princess Whatsername, Northern Starz was featured on QCTV's The Local Show.
Northern Starz’ ‘Cinderella’ flashes back to the 80s "We’ve created a musical atmosphere with hints of the ‘80s throughout,” said Eckelaert, listing songs like “Don’t You Forget About Me,” “Conga,” “Flashdance” and “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” among the popular hits showing up in Northern Starz Childrens Theatre’s version of “Cinderella.”
NewBridge Theatre Company Premieres Unique Interpretation of THE FANTASTICKS, 9/20 "Tanner, who is directing this production, has taken the characters of the two fathers, Huck and Bell, and turned them into two mothers who are secretly in love with one another. It becomes more and more clear as the show progresses that these two mothers, played by Emily Lodsun and Annelise Eckelaert, indeed love each other deeply, but are unwilling to be out in the open about their feelings toward each other."
ABC Newspapers 11/9/2012
Park Terrace students learn about empathy with CLIMB actors "In one of the kindergarten and first-grade presentations, CLIMB actors Peter Mol, dressed as Olin the Owl and Annelise Eckelaert as Elle the Elephant, with a long gray trunk and floppy gray ears to match, had the students acting and singing out the meaning of empathy nearly from the moment of their entrance."
Scott Soil and Water Conservation District Summer 2012
Conservation News "CLIMB Theatre actors Annelise and Peter put on a fun skit about recycling and superhero CanMan at the environmental health stop."
Minnesota Daily 11/17/2011
$tudent $cribe "Junior Daniel Flohr and senior Annelise Eckelaert rehearse a scene Tuesday night at Rarig Center in preparation for an upcoming play called The Great(er) American Pastime. The play is a student-written, student-directed performance about consumerism."