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Cinderella or the Story of Bigfoot
February 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pmFree
Schoolhouse Players of Waukesha County will present a free performance of “Cinderella or the Story of Bigfoot” for children and families this upcoming February. This retelling of the Cinderella story is full of fun and unexpected twists. Unlike most fairy-tale maidens, Ella has huge feet. When she and her step family are invited to the King’s Ball, Ella is assisted by Dwienzel Twist up, Fairy God-dude Extraordinaire, his side kick Junior, and a pair of large shoe boxes. When she finally meets Prince Alfonse XIII in his leather jacket and white T-shirt, she finds out that he’s the coolest cat in the kingdom. The play shows that true beauty comes from within and that it’s not just okay to be yourself, but that it’s the only way to be.
The one free performance will be on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm.
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Top Row Left to right Diane Moderson (Beulah Le Grand), Diane Warrick (Lady Le Grande), Nancy Shuff (Bertha Le Grande), Terri Sanchez (Lady-In-Waiting), Debbie Schweitzer (Ella), Kathy Averbeck (Prince Alfonse), Sandy Rades (Sir Laugh-A-Lot), Shirley Depies (Ball Guest) Middle Row: Lyndt (Junior), Kate Hoffman( Dweezil), Jessie Holder (King Alfonse), Deb Nollen (Messenger), Floor Row: Jule Myer (Chubby), Judi Ball (Bubba).
Schoolhouse Players is a unique group of volunteers who bring theater to youngsters in the greater Waukesha County area schools. In 1953, a group of local Waukesha women pioneered this non-profit organization with a heart to present children the joy of live theater. With a couple of props, costumes, and a whole lot of imagination, the troupe set out to educate and fascinate with stories of companionship, courage, trials, and triumphs. Not to mention, a few laughs along the way…
Over 60 years later, the passion to inspire a life long love for fine arts is still alive! Adding a few mobile sets and spotlights along the way, SHP continues to bring stories to life with a focus on educational and moral messages, while promoting student participation. The program continues to thrive, affecting nearly 4,000 students across 20 different sites each year. The women of Schoolhouse Players consider it an honor to help carry on the tradition of sparking ideas and inventiveness that will lead to a better, brighter future.
For more information about School House Players, click here.
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