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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Come and see the local talent!

Courtesy of Jennifer Miller

Missoula Children’s Theatre Presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs This Friday and Saturday at the BCAC

Venture into the terrifying Black Forest as the Missoula Children’s Theatre and more than 50 local students perform an original musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Come save the young princess as she finds herself in peril on Friday, February 10 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, February 11 at 2 p.m. at the Basin City Arts Center.

Snow White is in danger when her stepmother, Queen Bella, is told by her Magic Mirror that the young princess is fairer than she! Aided by her two Henchmen and a band of evil Bats, the Queen plots to get rid of Snow White. Snow White escapes from Queen Bella and from the Black Forest Creatures with help from Witless the Woodsman, and finds a home with the Seven Dwarfs. When Queen Bella learns of Snow White’s whereabouts, she attempts to poison Snow White. Will her evil plans be thwarted by Snow White’s fearless Forest Friends, her father King Backwards, the Seven Dwarfs, and the Prince?

Included in the residency are three enrichment workshops presented by the Tour Actor/Directors in our local schools. At Laura Irwin Elementary two workshops, "Let’s Make Up" and "Actor Tools" will be enjoyed by 1st-4th graders. "Actor Tools" will also be presented to Burlington Elementary students. Creativity, social skills, goal achievement, communication skills, and self-esteem are all characteristics that are attained through the participation in this unique, educational project. The development of life skills in our children through participation in the performing arts is a mission of the Basin City Arts Center.

Over 50 local students present Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The local cast includes Skylar Smith as Snow White, Scarlett Meier as the Magic Mirror, Halli Jones as King Backwards, Yazmin Arambula and Delaney Neves as the Henchmen, Hannah Coy as Phineas, Roger DesRosier as Fernando, Alyssa Hodge as Foxy, and Ellen Brewer as Queen Bella. Black Forest Creatures are Macayla Stricker, Brittany Morton, Alicia Garay, Autumn Bubla, and Emily Vigil. The Black Forest Animals are Griffin Zapata, Nathaniel Boreen, Abby Smith, Evelyn Rosencranse, Haylee Tharp, Jasper Rannells, Stormi Love, Summer Riley, Nicole Boreen, Amy Coy, Alexis Garay, Sam Crouse, Monique Velasquez, Aaralyn Bryant, Breana Riley, and Crenna Neves. The Bats are Swede Kania, James Love, Victory Buck, Morgan Love, Dakota Cervantes, Cooper Zierolf, Xavier Valdez, Bryan Bowers, Troy Riley, Caroline Schlattmann, Lily Kania, Camden Jones, Jack Gotfredson, and Mikayla Graham. Tiriana Smith, Karina Boreen, Grace Martin, Kaitlyn Migneault, Emily Crouse, Toran Graham, and Dailyn Zierolf are the Seven Dwarfs. Casey Robinson is the Assistant Director. Laura Barron is an MCT Director playing Witless.

The Tour Actor/Directors this year are Hannah Barudin and Laura Barron. Hannah is beyond thrilled to be a Tour Actor/Director! Her mother sent her to a local theater summer camp at age 10 to get her out the house, and from then on she was hooked on performing. She is a graduate of Princeton University, where she received an engineering degree in computer science (because that’s so useful as an actress) as well as a minor in theater. Favorite roles include: “Little Red Ridinghood” in Into the Woods and four years of originating roles in world premieres of musicals with the Princeton Triangle Club. Hannah thanks the Missoula Children’s Theatre for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Laura Barron is thrilled to be touring with the Missoula Children’s Theatre. From growing up to attending college, she has spent the majority of her life in Western, Pennsylvania and is excited to travel and see new places. She is a graduate of Seton Hill University with a BA in music theatre. Favorite show credits include: “Belle” in Beauty and the Beast and “Storyteller” in Children of Eden. Laura thanks the professors at SHU for preparing her to take on a job like this, and her family and friends for their continued encouragement, love, and support.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be presented on Friday, February 10 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, February 11 at 2 p.m. at the Basin City Arts Center. Tickets available at the door are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. The Missoula Children's Theatre residency in Basin is brought to you by the Basin City Arts Center with support from Security State Bank of Basin, Laura Irwin Elementary PTO, Valley Hardware, Laird Sanitation, Overland Express Mart, Kathy Cook/Big Horn Clinic, TCT West, State Farm Insurance, Basin Pharmacy, Burlington Recreation District, Fremont Beverages, and by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts who believes a great nation deserves great art.

The Basin City Arts Center located at 117 S. 4th Street is a nonprofit organization supporting and developing the arts in the Big Horn Basin. For more information, call Kathleen Nichols at 568-3832, Wendy Taylor at 568-2915 or Shelly King at 568-9313.

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