Missoula Children’s Theatre presents ‘The Princess and The Frog’ on July 1

Published 4:53 pm Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Participants in 'The Princess and the Frog' receive instructions during practice for the upcoming production.

Participants in ‘The Princess and the Frog’ receive instructions during practice for the upcoming production.

On Friday, July 1, the Missoula Children’s Theatre will present “The Princess and the Pea” by Michael McGill at the Demopolis High School Auditorium at 5 p.m.

Under the direction of Katie Gehrmann and Christopher Martin, the students spent the week, starting on June 27, auditioning and learning their roles for the production during the fourth week of Demopolis City Schools 21st Century Community Camp.

“The Princess and the Pea” will explore what happens when a prince from a wintery kingdom tries to find a princess along with her friend “The Pea” who come from a kingdom will green rolling hills and running rivers.
The twist and turns the children’s version takes to tell the old story is sure to be excited.

Cost of attendance is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

The cast includes the following: Gabriel Daniels, King Size; Torneshia Williams, Queen Size; Storm King, Josie Gracie; Snow Queen, Danya Jones; Kelsei Elmore, Princess; Mary White, Pea; Henry White, Prince Ice Man; Eddie Coates, Jack Frost; Tallah Issac, Danny; Thaliyah Atkins, Darby; Charlie Card, Darcy; Sasser Braswell, Derby; Monea Glover, Phony Princess #1 and Gale the Winter Wind Worker; Avery Emory; Phony Princess #2; Haley Rowley, Phony Princess #3; Sariah Smith, Phony Princess #4; Anna Pezent, Winter Wind Worker #2; Emery Widemon, Winter Wind Worker #3; John Kankel, Winter Wind Worker #4; Ben Johnson, Bitter the Big Blizzard Bringer; Ellie Kay Meadows, Blizzard Bringer #2; Olivia Vice, Big Blizzard Bringer #3; Avery Emory, Grinder the Icicle Sharpener; Emory Pezent, Icicle Sharpener #2; Jodie Card; Icicle Sharpener #3; Nate Azariah, Icicle Sharpener #4; Sariah Smith, Fuschia the Flower Gardner; Libby Emory, Flower Gardner #2; Ada Fales, Flower Gardner #3; Skylar Scott, Flower Gardner #4; Haylee Rowley, Splash the River Runner; Jakaylia Jackson, River Runner #2; Piper Anna Roberto, River Runner #3; Brianna McClure, Bud the Green Shoot Grower; Amani Gentri, Green Shoot Grower #2; Rebecca Melton, Green Shoot Grower #3; Trenton Gracie, Pug the Tree Barker; Clarissa Smith, Tree Barker #2; Stone Roberto, Tree Barker #3; and Kassidy Ray, Sarah Waid Wright, Avery Roberts, Turner McClean, Claire Hasty, Riley Windham and Kairi Letbetter as Dust Bunnies.
Keyonia Bowden, Alexis Benderson and Michael Osmer are serving as student directors for the production.

This project is partially supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Supported in part by a grant from the Montana Arts Council, an agent for the State Government.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre International Tour has fostered developmental life skills in more than a million kids throughout its 45-year existence. The traveling group is based in Missoula, Mont.

More information about the Missoula Children’s Theatre is available at MCTinc.org.

Directors Katie Gehrmann and Christopher Martin talk to the participants of the play before a break in rehearsal.

Directors Katie Gehrmann and Christopher Martin talk to the participants of the play before a break in rehearsal.