Class and auditions for The Frog Princess have been announced by The Children’s Theatre Company; Kerry A. Onxley, Artistic Director. This unique production brings to life this charming tale of love and devotion, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience for the whole family.
Roles are reversed in this colorful adaptation of the Russian folk tale. Queen Natasha is tired and wants to turn over the throne to one of her three sons. Boris, her oldest son, is mighty and strong, while Casimir, the middle son, is clever with words and young Sasha is kind, but rather inept. The queen reveals that the difference between a good king and a great king is the woman behind the throne. So, she sends her sons off to find wives, using an arrow to guide them. Boris's arrow leads him to the brave warrior Ursula, Casimir finds the vain and materialistic Vass and Sasha's arrow pierces Natalia ... a frog! This charming, delightful play ends as a funny tale and a very clever story teaching that it pays to be kind to everyone ... including frogs!
This one act show, based on the famous film, offers a large cast for boys and girls ages 9-18. The show is scheduled for May 4-6, 2012.
Classes meet every Monday and Wednesday from 4:00-6:00PM. Taught by a team of theatre professionals, the students work on musical theatre skills, acting, singing, dancing, script analysis and vocal development. Onxley states, “While the students are learning technique, they are building self-confidence, discipline, self-awareness and leadership skills”.
No experience is necessary. Enrollment in classes is required for auditions. Classes are currently in progress with auditions being held Wednesday, March 7 from 4:00-6:00PM and are held at the Central School of the Arts & Humanities Center (809 Kirby; Suite 313). For more information, contact the theatre at (337) 433-7323 or visit the website at www.childrenstheatre.cc.