Ending summer on high note: Matchbox to perform this weekend
Published 10:24 am Thursday, August 21, 2014
The Matchbox Children’s Theater is ready to end its summer season with “The Princess Who Had No Name” this weekend at Paramount Theatre.
The performances will be held at 7 p.m on Aug. 22. and at 2 p.m. Aug. 23-24.
“I read [the script] and thought it’d be a great, fun show for the kids to do,” director Angela Donovan said.
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The play is about a princess who wakes up and doesn’t know who she is. Throughout the process of trying to find her identity, she meets many other fairytale characters: Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, the seven dwarfs, Hansel and Gretel, and more.
“There’s lots of humor and comedy,” Donovan said. “[The audience] is going to laugh and see all the familiar fairy tale characters they grew up with.”
With 25 children in the cast, Donovan thought it was the perfect number for the play.
“It’s the right number of kids and a fun show to do,” she said.
Many of the cast members attended the Matchbox Children’s Theatre Camp in late July, which prepared them for the roles they’re playing. Rehearsals have been held over the past several weeks, and Donovan is excited to finally see the show all put together.
“I just love seeing it all come together and adding all the different elements like costumes and the set,” Donovan said.
Tickets are $5 for children and $7 for adults.