The cast of South Carolina Children’s Theatre’s production of SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN: THE
MUSICAL will be presenting an opening number for Denver Down’s Pumpkin Princess Pageant, on
October 2nd at 11:50 AM. Denver Downs is one of the MainStage sponsors for the musical, along with
Seamon Whiteside, Primrose School of Greenville, Greenville Journal, and United Community Bank.

SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN: THE MUSICAL, with Book and Lyrics by Joe Troiano and Music
Composed and Arranged by Jeffrey Zahn, is about a square pumpkin in a round pumpkin world. He has
hilarious spider friends, Edgar, Allan, and Poe. He’s the star of a popular book series and famous
animated feature. Maybe that’s why SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN: THE MUSICAL is on its way to
becoming a family tradition itself. Does Spookley have what it takes to be the Pick of the Patch? Will he
realize being different makes him special? Sing along as you find out, and enjoy one of the best
Halloween musicals you will see for a long time! South Carolina Children’s Theatre will presenting the
musical October 22nd through October 31st in their new facility at 153 Augusta Street (across the street
from Gather GVL.)

The cast, led by director, Lauren Imhoff, consists of Sarah Greene, Kate Kitchens, Sanjay Govindarajan,
Becca Payne, Ashley Smith, Bella Majarais, Sidney Park, Harper Page, Ayla Apple, Marcy Roseveare, Julia
Orr, and Allison Dewberry. Choreography is by Mary Evan Giles and Lauren Imhoff and Music Direction is
by Julie Florin.


SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN: THE MUSICAL is based on the book “The Legend of Spookley the
Square Pumpkin” written by Joe Troiano, the film “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” written by Joe Troiano
and Tom Hughes, and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin and all related elements © and TM/® under license to Holiday Hill
Enterprises, LLC. Spookley is the “Official Spokes-Pumpkin” for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention
Month in October. Spookley.

About South Carolina Children’s Theatre

About South Carolina Children’s Theatre Since 1987, South Carolina Children’s Theatre has impacted the
lives of children and families in South Carolina through theatre, educational classes and workshops, and
accessible outreach initiatives. In addition to high-quality, live theatre performances, SCCT offers
professional year-round education in the dramatic arts for children ages 3 to 18 and provides
educational outreach to low-income, special needs and hospitalized children. The mission of South
Carolina Children’s Theatre is to educate and stimulate the minds and imaginations of young people and
their families through participation in high-quality theatre, year-round education and accessible

To learn more about South Carolina Children’s Theatre, visit

The Pelzer Heritage Commission will unveil redevelopment plans for the old Pelzer Mill properties on Thursday, September 23rd at 11:00 AM.  The announcement will be made at the Historic Pelzer Auditorium (home of the Mill Town Players performance company), 214 Lebby Street, Pelzer SC, 29669.  The public is invited.

A media briefing containing embargoed background information on the projects is attached to this email.  Please observe the embargo until time of announcement.

The announcement of these redevelopment projects represents a milestone moment in the history of the Pelzer community and Anderson County.  Pelzer was created and sustained by the mill operations, and the new developments being announced will allow these treasured historic sites to once again be a vital part of this quintessential Upstate mill community.

Please contact me if you would like more background on this important story or would like assistance in arranging interviews with any of the key players.


Steve Newton

Anderson County Governmental Affairs Director

(864) 260-1010|