8 minors (around 8 years of age) walked into a dine-in theater in the fifth district of town and took a seat at the bar, filling 8 of 10 available chairs.
“Wine please,” said Don, the largest of the group.
The staff measured them up and said: “You’re too young to be here.”
“Fine,” Don replied. “We’ll take sodas.”
A quarter of the children are wearing white shirts.
The kids immediately next to Franz wore different color shirts.
Ed sat between an empty seat and someone on a tall chair.
Franz, Freida, and Fritz wore black shirts and received normal sodas.
George, Greta, and Gisela sat on the same size of chairs.
The two who wore hats had a lower chair than the person immediately to their left.
Gisela and Fritz were each holding hands with both their neighbors.
Freida was not sitting next to someone wearing a hat.
One of the hat wearers received a flat soda. The rest received normal sodas.
The one wearing a tie and hat sat on a lower chair than anyone else.
George was the closest one to their house keys, which they’d hung near the door by the ‘Open’ sign.
Don sat on the far end of the bar, furthest from their keys.
Each had the same four letter nickname that could be anagrammed to another of their nicknames.
What was their seating order and shared nicknames?