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Colleton Children’s Theatre expects sold- out shows to “Into the Woods”

The wolf looks around Cinderella’s stepsisters in hopes to make sure he does not loose Little Red Riding Hood, who of course is on her way to grandmother’s house. Photos by Christie Slocum

Director Jenny Bunton was serious when she issued a warning to the cast and crew of Colleton Children’s Theatre. “Make sure your parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends purchase their tickets ahead of time and not wait to try and purchase them at the door,” warned Bunton. “Our school shows sold out in no time and we don’t want your families to miss out on seeing you in this awesome show,” said Bunton on the quick sale of tickets to this most anticipated Disney Jr. musical.

Over the past few weeks we have brought to light all of the different aspects Colleton Children’s Theatre brings to the students who participate in its program. Kim Bridge, Director of the Colleton County Arts Council, has worked very hard to ensure students were able to help in every aspect of the productions. “This year we not only have very talented actors and actresses, but we also have children who have stepped up to learn how to operate the lights and sound boards, those who came to help paint scenery and props, those who helped sew costumes and those who have learned how to move everything into place. We are forever evolving and I am so delighted to be able to work with the three directors and all of the cast and crew. It is a pleasure watching the children learn the total theatre experience,” said Bridge on her involvement of the Children’s Theatre 25th production.

Once you sit down to watch the musical you can expect to see all of your favorite characters; Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (from Jack and the beanstalk), and the Witch. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this story, the characters meet and interact in this whimsical original story. The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.

Rapunzel’s prince is excited to take the stage in hopes of winning her heart.

Carlyle Griffin, a junior at Colleton County High School, is looking forward to this production. This year, like many before Griffin has been cast as the villain, as she is playing the witch. “I have always found playing the villain to be a lot more fun than playing the good guy. The villain is usually the more complex character and I always find it interesting to try and figure out why they have become the villain in the first place. No one is born mean, there has to be some kind of event that takes place to make them the person they are and I enjoy the challenge of finding out what has hurt them and portraying that on stage,” said Griffin on her role. Griffin goes on to explain she loves this production as it has everyone’s favorite classic fairy tales all twisted into one story. “It’s got humor, action, true love, mystery and a little bit for everyone to love.”

Colleton Children’s Theatre will perform two school shows on Thursday, September 10 which have both sold out. They will hold a show on Saturday’s, September 12 at 7 pm and Sunday, September 13 at 3 pm. Advanced tickets for Saturday and Sunday’s shows are $10 for regular admission and $8 for seniors. You can purchase tickets from any member of the cast or by stopping by the Colleton County Arts Council. If available, tickets are more expensive the day of the show at the Hampton Street Auditorium. Make sure to purchase your tickets in advance to ensure you have a seat.

 

Christie Slocum (245 Posts)