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The Golden Age of Hollywood comes to life, especially this weekend, when nearly forty local young people team up with two professional actors to present Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original musical adaptation of the classic Sleeping Beauty.
The show was written by PFCT Associate Director Megan K. Pence and veteran tour actor Daniel L. Stock. This unique version plays out on a movie set where everything seems to go wrong. It’s lights out for the movie studio unless Sleeping Beauty can wake up and save the picture!
The local cast features:
Director: Jody Hansen; Assistant Director: Jacob Stevens; Camera Man: Emily Stevens: Assistant Camera Man: Emma Currans; Sound Guy: Isaac Huiras: Choreographer: Leah Miller: Coffee Girl: Anna St Peter; Sheep Wrangler: Cierra Gode; Actors: Sarah Berkner, Kalli Christiansen, Kadon Strong, Landon Strong; Production Staff: Jim St Peter, Madeline Hose, Hailey Pidde, Kelsie Kosak, Regina Surprenant; Henchmen: Lexi Toll, Paige Romberg, Wyatt Barnes, McKenna Strong, Molly Landkammer, Abigail St Peter, McKenna Dockter, Brianna Barnes; Sheep: Christian Suprenant, Lexanna Lazatin, Jaden Oglesby, Presley Dockter, Alyssa Romberg; Chorus Girls: Sarah Reinarts, Abby Johnson, McKenzie Hoffmann, Lauren Hoffmann, Neici Barnes, Sydney Windschitl, Julia Helget, Gabby Helget.
Prairie Fire Childrens’ Theatre professionals Bryan Farthing and Cassie Shintay co-direct this production and will play the roles of a bumbling Hypnotist and Over the Top Coco Love. Bryan is originally from Annapolis, Maryland where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Alfred University in New York. This is his second tour with Prairie Fire. Cassie is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina and earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre with a minor in Dance from Greensboro College.
Performances will take place on Friday, June 8, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. at the Sleepy Eye High School Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door.
This Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre residency is sponsored by Sleepy Eye Community Education. This activity is made possible by a grant provided by the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council from funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature.