A cast of nearly 40 local students will present the play The Snow White Variety Show at Tibbits Opera House Oct. 19-20 at 7pm and Oct. 21 at 2pm.
The Snow White Variety Show has all the fun of just about every TV-show genre imaginable jam-packed into this wild and fast-paced comedy! The audience becomes the live studio audience on a talk show, Real Talk with Fairytale Legends, where the seven dwarves tell the story of Snow White as the Fairytale Players bring it to life. As each new dwarf takes a turn telling part of Snow White’s famous story in his or her own unique voice, the players’ re-enactment shifts to match the style and personality of that particular dwarf. At any given moment, the story can be anything — romance, comedy, home improvement show, suspense, Western, epic poetry, mystery, cooking show, stand-up routine, or blockbuster action movie! There’s even a “Miss Fairest of Them All” beauty pageant! It all culminates in a mad-dash ending of fast-changing genres that sets the record straight on Snow White’s happily-ever-after.
The cast, which includes students from Coldwater, Bronson, Tekonsha, Union City, Athens, Quincy, and even Angola and Fremont, IN, includes McKinley Kirk as Announcer, Isaac Lee as Applause Guy; Sonya Vorce as Baby Bear; London Elkins as Mama Bear; Kayden LaFountain as Papa Bear; Felina Stevens as Commercial Announcer; Gunnar Cornwell as the Big, Bad Wolf; Jada Bell as CinderSella/Witch; Bree Tappenden as Gretel with Luke Marteen as Hansel; Saylor Fraley as Model; Joel Miller as Prince; Anna Vorce as Rapunzel; Alison Turner as Red Riding Hood; Lexis Harris as Rumpelstiltskin; Isabel Christopher as Sleeping Beauty; Alison Christopher as Ugly Duckling; Bianca Hubbard and Rachel Rutz as CSI Dwarves; Logan Kirk, Jeffrey Harvey, Lilyanah Roscoe, Paul Shap, Abby Robison, Elliot Teeple and Corrin Cook as Dwarves; Addie Noyes as Evil Queen, Dane Pickell as Guard and Mackenzie Searing as Guard /Igor; Julia Kirk as Heidi Perbole; Ryan Smith as Huntsman; Micah Lee as King/Dwarf Stand-In; Nakota Dayton as Magic Mirror; Colton LaFountain as Ogre; Abigail Needham as Real Snow White/Goldilocks; Lauren Teeple as Snow White; Alivia Avra as Snow White’s Mother; and Abbie Ingram as Troll.
The Snow White Variety Show is directed by Jayne Lillis and produced by Tirsha Odisher, with costumes by Laura Odom, Props by Stacy Guertler, Set Design by Leon Kriser, Lighting Design by Dave Brown, and Sound Design by Alison Harvey. Tibbits Young Audiences offers programs both for and by area youth to develop their interest in the arts. Two shows yearly, a non-musical in the fall and a musical in the spring, provide students an enjoyable introduction to the world of theatre. By putting on a show, they learn teamwork, discipline, theatre skills, self confidence and an appreciation for the arts.
The Snow White Variety Show is generously sponsored by Kiwanis International. All shows will be held at Tibbits Opera House, 14 South Hanchett Street, Coldwater, Mich. All tickets are general admission. Tickets are available from cast members, at the door, online, or at the Tibbits Administrative Offices, located at 93 W. Chicago. Tickets are $5 each, but all online and credit card purchases have an additional $2 processing fee per ticket. For a complete listing of shows at the theatre, to purchase tickets, or for more information, go online to Tibbits.org or call 517.278.6029.