Monday, December 5, 2011

Cast and Creatives Announced for Sleeping Beauty: The Time Traveler


MainStreet Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for the next show of their 6th Season. Sleeping Beauty: The Time Traveler, with book by Janet Stanford, Lyrics by Andrea Dodd and Music by Deborah Wicks-La Puma, makes its west coast premiere January 28 -February 12, 2012 at Rancho Cucamonga’s Lewis Family Playhouse. Award winning director Art Manke directs, with musical direction by Janice Rodgers Wainwright.

The musical, geared to girls and boys ages 5 and up, updates the Sleeping Beauty story by sending a modern-day 5th grader who is obsessed with the Nintendo game “Zelda” back in time to the age of Charlemagne, where he meets a young Princess Aurora. Aurora longs to be a knight and go off on adventures, and doesn’t understand why her parents have never let her leave the castle walls. The two friends end up not only finding out about the curse put on Aurora when she was young, but with the help of the magic spindle, end up both living in our 21st century world – the “land of computers.”

Musical Director Janice Rodgers Wainwright will lead a 3 piece live band perched above scenic designer Michael C. Smith’s set, which will magically transform from a present day museum to a medieval castle. The creative team also includes costume designer Angela Balough Calin and lighting designer Jaymi Lee Smith.

The cast of four will star Mary Kate Wiles, last seen as spunky red-head Anne Shirley in MainStreet’s Anne of Green Gables, as Princess Aurora, and Jeffrey Todd as Rolly, the 5th grader who is more interested in Nintendo than school work. Ann Marie Lee and Gary Lamb play Aurora’s parents in the age of Charlemagne and double as Rolly’s parents in the age of computers.

Sleeping Beauty: The Time Traveler runs Saturdays at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm and Sundays at 1:00 pm (no performance on January 29th). The matinee on February 5th will be interpreted in American Sign Language. The Playhouse also runs special weekday matinees for school children, and study guides for teachers and parents are accessible on the Lewis Family Playhouse website. Click Here for ticket prices, information, and directions or call 909-477-2752 or 877-858-8422.

The Lewis Family Playhouse is located off the I-15 at Foothill Boulevard in the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center. The box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

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