Newton Community Theatre to present "Once Upon A High School"
Your favorite fairy-tale characters have their world turned upside down as they get a fresh taste of reality.
When a portal is opened to another world, Cinderella’s stepsisters take the leap and find themselves in a very real high school. While they seem to fit in perfectly in this world where mean girls are cool, crossing over into reality has serious consequences for the fantasy world they left behind.
The Woodsman, who dreams of being more than just an incidental character without even a name, sets out to be the hero who brings them home. The Woodsman seeks help from student Danica, a hardcore realist who never believed in fairy tales.
She’s running for class president, but her speeches are full of gloom and doom. Meanwhile, gloom and doom is becoming reality for our fairy-tale characters. Without the Woodsman, Little Red is attacked by the wolf and Sleeping Beauty keeps pricking her finger while chopping her own firewood.
As harsh reality seeps into the fairy tales, the characters are forced to break free of their patterns and learn to take charge of their own destiny. Best of all, the classic princesses discover they can be their own heroes, and Danica realizes that sometimes you have to take a leap of faith.
You’ll love this complex, rich tapestry of enchanted fun woven with a poignant, meaningful thread about what it means to be alive and in control of your own destiny.
The performance will be held 7 p.m. Friday at the Newton Community Theatre at 1701 S. Eighth Ave E. Tickets are available for $5 the night of performance at the box office. The show is produced with special arrangements by Pioneer Drama Services Inc.
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