Catch Erie Playhouse's Youtheatre Production of Sleeping Beauty

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Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 at 5:30 AM
Catch Erie Playhouse's Youtheatre Production of Sleeping Beauty by Sara Toth
Henry Meyne Rheam: Sleeping Beauty

The magic of the holidays might be over, but there’s plenty of enchantment to be found in Erie Playhouse’s Youtheatre upcoming production of Sleeping Beauty.

Expect something different from the classic, Disneyfied Sleeping Beauty (both of the animated and Angelina Jolie persuasion). This musical adaptation features all the trademarks of the tale – magical fairies, a sleeping princess, and a handsome prince, but with all the added charm Youtheatre productions are known for.

We know the story: A king and queen fail to invite the evil sorceress to their daughter’s christening (can you blame them?). In response, the sorceress Trollina (with a name like that, you’d be evil, too) casts a spell on good-hearted Princess Melisande, forcing her into an everlasting sleep (some people just do not take rejection well!).

Trollina’s spell stands to be un-done, however, by some helpful fairies and the kiss of the enchanted Blue Faun, who may be harboring his own royal secrets.

Sleeping Beauty is the second of the Youtheatre’s three-play 2014-15 season, and features talented local youth in all the roles.

In an effort to bring the musical fantasy of Sleeping Beauty to all members of the family, Youtheatre will offer two special productions – a signed performance for deaf and hard of hearing Saturday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m., and a sensory-friendly performance (typically for children and youth with developmental disabilities or on the autism spectrum) at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. 

7 p.m.  Friday, Jan. 16,  Saturday, Jan. 17, Friday, Jan. 23, Saturday, Jan. 24; 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, Sunday, Jan. 18, Saturday, Jan. v24, Sunday, Jan. 25// $13.50 // 13 W. 10th St. // 454.2852

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