Rising Stars to stage ‘Not So Grimm Tales’

Rising Stars to stage ‘Not So Grimm Tales’

Orrville Community Theater’s Rising Stars will present “Not So Grimm Tales” June 24-26.


Orrville Community Theater’s Rising Stars will take the stage again with “Not So Grimm Tales” by Kevin Bean June 24-26 at Christ United Church of Christ, 301 N. Main St., Orrville. The Friday and Saturday shows will be at 7 p.m., and Sunday’s show will be at 2:30 p.m. Doors will open 45 minutes prior to show time.

OCT’s Rising Stars are young actors age 4-16, learning all aspects of the theater, from the audition process to performing on stage and everything in between.

Directed by Chelsea Alleman, “Not So Grimm Tales” is a tongue-in-cheek rendition of favorite fairy tales. The working mother notices her daughter has picked up some not-so-great lessons from the fairy tales she’s been reading, so she sits her down and tells her new versions of some of the classics. In Mom’s new variations, Little Red is an animal rights activist and vegetarian who saves the wolf from the woodsman; Snow White unionizes the dwarves and overthrows her beauty pageant-loving stepmother and her assistant, Mir’ah; and Cinderella shares her love of angst-filled poetry with Charming, and they run off together to live the lives of Bohemian artists.

Tickets in advance are $8 each and are available on both the Orrville Community Theater website at www.orrvillecommunitytheater.org and on EventBrite. A three-day ticket option at $21 and family four pack at $28 are available on the OCT website only. For the Rising Stars performances, OCT encourages purchasing tickets in advance as these shows often sell out. Tickets, if available, also will be at the door for $10.

Concessions for donation will be available at intermission, and people can send their favorite actor a star with an encouraging message for $2 each.

Orrville Community Theater is a nonprofit community theater. Watch its website and social media for upcoming shows and auditions such as Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” with auditions in June and also “Barbecuing Hamlet” with auditions in August. Both “Taming of the Shrew” and “Barbecuing Hamlet” shows will be held in September.

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