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COLDWATER – Tibbits Young Audiences continues to offer classic fairy tales told with a modern and comedic twist as they begin production on their fall play If the Shoe Fits, opening October 20 at 7:00pm at the Tibbits Opera House.
Prince Owen is depressed. He’s ready to go to college and study computers (after all, the Kingdom of Kravitz is the only kingdom without a web page!), but tradition dictates that he attend a ball in honor of his graduation and choose a bride. All the eligible girls in the kingdom will be there, including the Royal Fan Club. Will the prince marry Cinderella, who just wants to get away from her wicked stepmother’s house and study music? Or will the evil Valda be successful in taking over the kingdom by kidnapping the prince, replacing him with a robot and programming it to choose her daughter Varina as his bride? With a king who’s a stickler for tradition, a town crier who hates her job, and a fairy godmother straight from the employment agency, things do not look good for Prince Owen.
If the Shoe Fits is written by Performer/Director Karen Woodford, is directed by Jayne Lillis and produced by Tirsha Odisher. “We are having a lot of fun at rehearsals and the cast is working very hard to bring the community a great show. They are an awesome group of young people!” said Lillis. If the Shoe Fits is sponsored by The Coldwater Kiwanis Club.
The cast of If the Shoe Fits features Ryan Smith as Prince Owen, Alex Stewart as Jester, Julia Kirk as Miss Schiffermaker, Nick Weber as Nicholas, Jeffrey Harvey as King Rupert, Kay Drumm as Queen Celeste, Rachel Rutz as Town Crier, Ally Aker as Cinderella, Lauren Teeple as the fairy godmother, Bianca Hubbard as the wicked stepmother, Lily Weber as the wicked stepsister Della, Bella Carrion as the wicked stepsister Stella, Rachel Rutz as Town Crier, Corrin Cook as Valda, and Lexi Galliers as Varina. The Python Club includes Logan Foster as Grunge, Conner Kaniewski as Kevin, Shaun Coleman as Lloyd, Aiden Koch as Munch, Gage Hinckley as Python, Dane Pickell as Scrap, Micah Lee as Squint, and Garrett Gruner as Weasel. The Royal Fan Club includes London Elkins as Agnes, Alyse Kinney as Bridget, Ivy Witmer as Clarissa, Abigail Needham as Crystal, Abby Affholter as Georgina, Lydia Kaniewski as Irene, Anna-Marie Vorce as Millicent, and Lilyanah Roscoe as Zelda. The cast is rounded out with the Talent Show Group, consisting of Gunnar Cornwell as the announcer; Jezzie D’Water, Molly Foster, Kelsey Gruner, McKinley Kirk, and Sonya Vorce as acrobats; Chase D’Water, Gabe Fisher, Colton LaFountain, and Ema Shidler as jugglers; William Cole, Nakota Dayton, Kayden LaFountain, and Sienna McLatcher-Schneider as line dancers; and Devin Dosier and Lexis Harris as rappers.
Performances are at 7pm October 20 & 21 with a matinee showing at 2pm Sunday, October 22. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by visiting Tibbits.org, at the box office the night of the performance, from cast members, or at the Tibbits administration office located at 93 West Chicago St., Coldwater. Tibbits Opera House is located at 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater.
For more information call 517-278-6029.