Milton Optimist Club stages princess story
MILTON—Perhaps the Milton Optimist Club couldn't decide which fairy tale it wanted to spotlight in this year's Kids on Stage production.
No matter. “The Princess Who Had No Name” is like a convention for fairy tale characters.
In the story, a girl wakes up alone in a tower with no memory of how she got there. She embarks on a journey to remember her past and meets Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, Goldilocks and her bears, Snow White and her dwarves, princes, princesses—well, you get the picture.
“The Princess Who Had No Name” takes the stage at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Milton High School auditorium.
The cast and crew feature more than 35 local children from third grade through middle school.
Cast members include Karena Dillon-Angelakis, Louie Chudziak, Atalissa Wells, Lauren Pierce, Isabel Muraki, Angel Castle, Grace Crofts, Adam Hasenstab, Jax Wells, Lauryn Swanson, Abbie Bilz, Katie Bilz, Kassidy Carroll, Laci McNutt, Logan Schwartzlow, Emma Conrad, Hannah Garber, Emily Cadd, Kristin Fish, Kaysa Cadd, Lauren Fish, Cade Stowe, Ian Ruchti, Brendan Slagle, Kalli Marten, Parker Wilkinson Nick Wurslin, Madison Titus, Alize Carpenter, Kelly Ploszaj, Meredith Spors, Vianney Perex Hernandez, Ashley Traxler, Lexi Slagle and Maddie Cadd.
The crew includes Lois Skatrud and Julia Foster Armstrong, co-directors; Mark Burdick, Afton Tollefson and Rob Dugenske, set construction; Diane Murphy, Nola Mae Gray and Denise Dugenske, costumes; Cindy Reilly, Mickey Castle, Geri Ploszaj, Elaine Dillon-Angelakis, Brenda Casamento, Liz Muraki, Tara Pierce, Stephanie Conrad, Michelle Fish, Jessica Wurslin and Angela Slagle, makeup.
Between scenes, Lois Skatrud will appear as Raggedy Ann and explain what's happening to the youngest audience members.