Director Mary A. Bird compares the vast likeability of Snow White to that of Bugs Bunny.
"Remember watching a Disney movie or Bugs Bunny as a child, then revisiting it as an adult? There are different nuances and humor that you will discover."
Chicago Street Theatre's upcoming production of Snow White is entertaining for the whole family, explains Bird. Children will delight in the classic Grimm Brothers' fairy tale, while adults will appreciate the hidden humor.
Bird describes the play's Snow White (played by 17-year-old Auriel Lark Felsecker of Miller Beach) "as a modern, independent, strong, and sassy female lead."
Regarding the Prince (played by Mitch Paxton, 17, of Valparaiso), he is "a reluctant, somewhat bumbling hero."
Rounding out the cast are:
- The Mirror - Megan Lothamer, Valparaiso
- The Queen - Andrea Bertsch, Valparaiso
- An Old Peasant Woman - Megan Maar, Valparaiso
- A Young Princess - Brittany Brice, Valparaiso
- A Witch - Patricia Shultz, Valparaiso
- Grumpy - Joey Lavalley, Valparaiso
- Sleepy - Elijah John Sabourin, Chesterton
- Happy - Mallory Gall, Valparaiso
- Doc - Connor Boren, Chesterton
- Sneezy - Nathan Kirk, Valparaiso
- Bashful - Nathaniel Wasko
- Dopey - Trey Erny
- The Queen's Minions - Eden Roberts, Laney Roberts, and Xavier Roberts, all of Valparaiso
- Woodland Animals - Madeline Rearick, Ruthann Marfoe, and Tegan Werner, all of Valparaiso
Tickets are available now at the CST Box Office, located at 154 W. Chicago St. in Valparaiso. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and two hours before each production. The box office phone number is (219) 464-1636. Tickets also are available for purchase online by visiting www.chicagostreet.org
CST also is offering "Brunch With Snow White" at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Strongbow Inn. Brunch and show packages are available by calling the box office.
The 58th season at CST is generously sponsored by Urschel Laboratories, UFS Corporation, Vogelsang Asset Management, Target, South Shore Arts, Lakeside Wealth Management, John W. Anderson Foundation, and the Indiana Arts Commission.
Join us for an opening night gala on Friday, Aug. 31. Hosted at Cornucopia Coffee Company in Valparaiso, everyone in the audience is invited to join the cast and crew for complimentary appetizers and a cash drink bar.
Snow White Performance Schedule
Aug. 31 - Sept. 9, 2012
- Friday, Aug. 31 - 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Sept. 1 - 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 2 - 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 6 - 7 p.m.
- Friday, Sept. 7 - 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Sept. 8 - 2:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 9 - 4:30 p.m.
- Adult tickets $12
- Seniors (62+) $10
- Students (21 and younger) $10
- Veterans $10
- Children under 12 FREE with purchase of adult ticket.
Reservations can be made by calling the Chicago Street Theatre box office at (219) 464-1636 Monday - Friday, between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. or you may leave a message anytime, and someone will return your call. You also may contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may visit the website at www.chicagostreet.org.