Summer theatre will present two plays, talent show

This article submitted by Colleen Pelton on 7/14/99.

Summer theatre Community Education Children's Theater will be presenting two plays and a talent show on Tuesday, July 20, and Wednesday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m., at the Paynesville Area Center.

Under the direction of Colleen Pelton and Sue Teicher, the children have been busy rehearsing a rhyming version of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and a spoof on fairy tales called "Princess."

Right: Sami Tierney tries to wake up the prince (Laura Haagenson).

In Goldilocks, the audience will meet the traditional characters as well as a Goldilocks chorus, talking trees, talking bees, and talking flowers.

In "Princess," the poor prince is the only remaining Prince Charming in the kingdom and the evil (but hilarious) chairperson and stepmothers try to drive him away by kidnapping princesses and other mischievous acts. There is a crusty dowager who is never happy, a queen and even a maid and an appearance by the Princess and the Pea and her lady-in-waiting who keep popping into the wrong story.

The frog consultant teaches the stepmothers a way to get rid of the prince. Will it work? Will the prince find his long lost princess? Will everyone live happily ever after?

Tickets are $2 for adults, $1 for students and those five and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Cast members include: Sami Tierney, Katie and Cary Jo Schlick, Lindsey Pelton, Lauren Vaske, Kassie Sheridan, Kim Kulzer, Ted Hoffman, Courtnie and Paige Higgins, Taylor Haag, Kendra Hengel, David Ruprecht, Dina Moline, Laura Haagenson, Maggie McCarron, Jackie Skoglund, Melanie Koerner, Allison Weidner, Nathan Friederichs, Garrett Thompson, Emily Mehr, Emily Mergen, Tanya Whitcomb, Susie Swyter, and Brittany Stang.

"Come and join us for an enjoyable, air-conditioned evening of entertainment," Pelton said.

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