Hercules - A Hero's Tale is the story of a boy who battles monsters -- after he does his chores --all the while dreaming of finding his true destiny.  Showcasing original jazzy, scat-filled music, this show will inspire you to follow your dreams while staying true to yourself along the way!

Defending Hercules

Hercules:  A Hero’s Tale, the original script CYT-North Idaho is producing this spring, is the story of a boy gifted with unbelievable physical strength.   When we first meet him, his strength has only caused him to be treated as an outcast.  He has always felt he was destined to become a hero; another reason he felt like an outsider amongst his peers.  We accompany Hercules on a journey to find his true destiny.  

His journey brings him to Athens, where he meets his real father, Zeus who gave him the “gift” of incredible strength. That he might become the legend he’s destined to be, Zeus left 12 monsters on earth for Hercules to find and defeat.  As he travels the earth seeking the monsters he must conquer, he hones his skills and learns when and how to use his strength for good.  He makes new friends and learns the power of love; while it can’t be understood or measured, it can change the world.   With each victory, he gains wisdom and understands the value of helping others.  Hercules ultimately learns about sacrifice, the giving up of one’s dreams for the life of another.  This tale of Hercules has a redemptive message at its core.  It’s wrapped with humor, song, dance, adventure and good conquering evil.  

Hercules is a myth, and we use myth and storytelling to teach eternal truths in a format that can be more readily understood by children and adults.  C.S. Lewis described the significance of myth in this manner:  “The value of myth is that it takes all the things you know and restores to them the rich significance which has been hidden by the veil of familiarity.”  That’s why CYT often does fairy tales. Great stories speak to the heart rather than the brain.  Get to the heart and the mind will follow!  

At the end of the day, we at CYT North Idaho believe we are bringing glory to God through good storytelling and by the witness we leave with each student.  We know from past experience our patrons have discovered the Christian messages “hidden” in other fantasy shows we have produced.  Perhaps our show will lead to the sharing of Acts 17, where Paul proclaims to the men of Athens about their “unknown god,” and reveals the truth about the one and only God, Jesus Christ.

Acts 17: 22-33

    Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said:  “Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious.  For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription:  TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.  Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you.”
    “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands.  And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.  From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.  God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.  ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ 
    “Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone – an image made by man’s design and skill.   In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.  For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed.  He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.”
    When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.”  At that, Paul left the Council. NIV

Bliss Lanier, Executive Director

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, May 18th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 19th @ 3:00pm
  • Saturday, May 19th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 20th @ 3:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 23rd @ 9:30am  
  • Wednesday, May 23rd @ 12:00pm  
  • Thursday, May 24th @ 9:30am  
  • Thursday, May 24th @ 12:00pm  
  • Friday, May 25th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 26th @ 3:00pm
  • Saturday, May 26th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 27th @ 3:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

* Prices may vary by performance.

** Matinee performance (Saturday May 19 @ 3:00p) is discounted to $10 for ALL tickets.

* Children Prices are for ages 2-12.

* Military & Senior discount requires ID.

* Group discount is for groups of 10 or more to the same performance.

SA Kroc Community Center:

1765 West Golf Course Road
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815



  • Anson Wright


  • Emily Grace Sinclair


  • Justin Bradshaw


  • Mackenzi Nash


  • Tyler McCabe


  • Samuel Meyer


  • McKellyn Miller

Young Hercules

  • Jacob Sarkis


  • Jared Kraft


  • Robbie Johnston


  • Bridget Haynos

Calliope...Head muse, Greek muse of epic poetry

  • Laurel Vanderhoof

Clio......Greek muse of history

  • Christi Haynos

Erato..... Greek muse of love poetry

  • Maria Purtee

Melpomene....... Greek muse of tragedy

  • Machaiah Preston

Eurterpe...... Greek muse of music

  • Hannah Raschke

Urania.....Greek muse of astronomy

  • Anna Bookamer

Thaleia....... Greek muse of comedy

  • Alli Whiteman

Polyhymnia...... Greek muse of hymns

  • Ashley Butterfield

Cupid....... Roman muse of desire

  • Emme Labenne


  • Aldan Throckmorton
  • Ben DeWitt
  • Carson Floyd
  • Carter Little
  • Christian Cherry
  • Joshua Bradshaw
  • Justin Valentine

Interpretive Dancer

  • Alli Whiteman
  • Asa Sutton
  • Chance Turnbull
  • Chloe Turnbull
  • Maya Mukhamediyev


  • Abby Locke
  • Abby Nicholls


  • Addison Wallace
  • Anne Sinclair
  • Brooke Kraft
  • Brynn Carter
  • Cadie Greenbank
  • Jaelyn Young
  • Macy Korsten
  • Maia Funderburg
  • Rachel Nicholls
  • Sara Siegler


  • Chance Turnbull


  • Chloe Kelly


  • Asa Sutton


  • Donivan Floyd


  • Joseph Steinbach


  • Maddie Andres

King Eurythes

  • Ben DeWitt

Queen Pamelia

  • Rachel Hoerth

King Aristotle

  • Joshua Bradshaw

Lady Passerby

  • Madalyn Miller

Town Citizen

  • Aldan Throckmorton
  • Alyson Ward
  • Bear Coleman
  • Carson Floyd
  • Carter Little
  • Charesa Steinbach
  • Chloe Kelly
  • Christian Cherry
  • Donivan Floyd
  • Emma Throckmorton
  • Grace Earley
  • Joseph Steinbach
  • Justin Valentine
  • Kaitlyn LaMetterey
  • Kamryn Anardi
  • Loren Johnson
  • Lyric orth
  • Madalyn Miller
  • Maddie Andres
  • Maya Mukhamediyev
  • McKellyn Miller
  • Mia Chinchillas
  • Mykal Sheldon-Hernandez
  • Nikki Throckmorton-Raff
  • Samuel Meyer
  • Shelby Gray
  • Trinity Steinbach
  • Zoe Wood

Terpsichore...goddess of dance

  • Chloe Turnbull

Little boy with dog

  • Bear Coleman