Festival's Youth and Family Series gives local youth the opportunity to work with professional guest artists and directors. Every youth that auditioned for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs have been given the opportunity to return for additional workshops to prepare them for future auditions.
Originating from German folk tales, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is one of the most retold fairy tales in the Western Canon and this hilarious rendition by Festival Theatre’s notoriously comedic Artistic Director Jaclyn Johnson will tickle your funny bone.
When the young and lovely princess, Snow White, becomes more beautiful than her vain and wicked stepmother, the young woman is sent to a certain death. Yet through kindness and her gentle spirit, Snow White flees multiple dangers and finds herself immersed in a thick forest. The Queen’s envious heart is not settled however, as her magical mirror reflects the truth of Snow White’s escape.
The show includes all the favorite characters of the beloved folklore and the foils and fables of their pursuits, Festival’s production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is appropriate for all ages. School and youth theatre goers will be inspired by the range of artistry their peers exude on the stage.
The play features a flute, trumpet and accordion trio of musicians who also sing and narrate the story. “The youth actors are ridiculously gifted,” said Guest Artist Kimberly Braun. “Their voices, movements and dramatic choices are some of the funniest things I’ve seen or heard.”
Returning to the Festival stage are Abby Ruona, Brecken Styles, and Shaw Styles of St. Croix Falls, Elliana Naegelen of Dresser, Leila Koehler of Osceola, and Grace Miller of Lake Elmo.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs also features the Festival Theatre debut of Lila Dabill, Laura Sechrist and Carl Hallberg of Lindstrom, Addie Koenig, Aydin Koenig and Nolan Roode of Luck, Morgan Johnson of Osceola, Vanessa Wolff and Jerry Eisen of St. Croix Falls, Journie Rosenow of Dresser, and James Mullin of Balsam Lake. "Working with this cast is a treat," says Director Andrew Benson. "The enthusiasm they possess for learning about the art of theatre is infectious and makes rehearsals a joy."
An afterglow party will follow the performance on opening night, March 20th, with live music by the Luck Area String Ensemble directed by Josh Pedraja immediately following the show. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet all of artists during the afterglow and enjoy complimentary treats sponsored by gfGoodies.
Festival Theatre would like to thank Royal Credit Union as lead sponsor of the Youth and Family Series and Polk County Kinship Program for generously providing supporting sponsorship for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Be sure to see this magical show running March 20th through March 29th at St. Croix Festival Theatre. Tickets are $13.50 for adults and $8.50 for youth and can be purchased at festivaltheatre.org, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the box office at715-483-3387. Student matinees are available and start at 9:30 am on select weekdays, tickets can be reserved by calling the box office. Festival Theatre is located in downtown St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin at 210 North Washington Street