Circle Theatre Presents A SLEEPING BEAUTY SOMEWHERE IN TIME, Now thru 6/29

Circle Theatre Presents A SLEEPING BEAUTY SOMEWHERE IN TIME, Now thru 6/29

Circle Theatre continues the 2014 season in June with the family Magic Circle production of A SLEEPING BEAUTY SOMEWHERE IN TIME, running today, June 25 through 29.

This children's tale, written by Randy Wyatt, tells the story of a furious uninvited faerie that crashes the royal christening of a baby princess to make a terrible prophecy: that the princess is doomed on her 16th birthday. Despite the spells and fevered plans of all the kingdom's magical creatures, the princess does indeed prick her finger on a cursed spinning needle, and the creatures must sacrifice their magic and memories to preserve her and hurtle her prince far into the future. But can true love conquer time? Drawing from Norwegian folklore, this new incarnation on a classic tale will mesmerize your entire family.

Community Circle Theatre, with support from Peter M. Wege & the Wege Foundation, is holding a contest (COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP CONTEST 2014) for students age

8-14 years old in conjunction with the 2014 Magic Circle Production of A Sleeping Beauty Somewhere in Time. In an effort to raise awareness about how young people can better their community through civic service and leadership, we want to know how each and every one can contribute to being a community Leader. All submissions must be postmarked by June 20, 2014. Prizes will be awarded on opening night of A Sleeping Beauty Somewhere In Time (June 25, 2014). For more information visit the Circle Theatre website link: http://circletheatre.org/education/wege-community-leadership-contest.html.

On June 28, Circle Theatre will be offering SLEEPING BEAUTY'S ROYAL CORONATION BALL. This event will combine a performance of A Sleeping Beauty Somewhere In Time with a "royal" party for children (Princes and Princesses) ages 5-12 and their parents (Kings and Queens). Join Sleeping Beauty and her friends for royal treats, story-time, crafts, and more. Reservations required. Tickets for the event are $25 for Princes and Princesses and $15 for Kings and Queens. For more information click on the facebook event link https://www.facebook.com/events/333642330118146/ . Tickets can be purchased by calling the Circle Theatre box office at 616.456.6656 or online at www.circletheatre.org.

The Circle Theatre production of A Sleeping Beauty Somewhere In Time will be directed by Mackenzie McElroy. The design team features lighting designer Catherine Marlett Dreher, scenic designer Don Wilson, costume designer Bill Dunckel, sound designer Kyle Los and properties designer Nancy Gallardo.

The cast of A Sleeping Beauty Somewhere In Time features Dara Kammeraad as Princess Zelladine, Ben Avery as Troy, Jackie Green-Blankenship as Maelstrom, Russell Palmitier as King Eli, Madeline Jones as Huldra, Adam Hyde as Smerky and Mike Sali as Braug.

Performances will be held at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. Performances are June 25 through 29. Curtain for performances are Wednesday, June 25 at 7:00PM, Thursday, June 26 and Friday, June 27 at 10:00AM & 1:00PM, Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29 at 3:00PM. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by calling the Circle Theatre box office at 616.456.6656 or online at www.circletheatre.org. The box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5:00PM on non-performance days, Noon to 7:00PM on Wednesday, June 25, 9:00AM to 5:00PM on Thursday, June 26 and Friday, June 27 and from Noon to curtain on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29.

2014 will mark Circle Theatre's 62nd year of producing plays and musicals for West Michigan audiences. Other productions in the 2014 season include the comedy One Man Two Guvnors, the hilarious musical comedy, Monty Python's Spamalot and the musical thriller Carrie The Musical. Circle also offers the children's story A Sleeping Beauty Somewhere In Time as part of their Family Magic Circle Series. Circle's 2014 Summer Concert Series will perform on select Monday evenings at 7:00PM and will feature the iconic music of artists Billy Joel & Elton John (PianoMen), The Eagles (Take It To The Limit), Simon & Garfunkel (Feelin' Groovy) and the musical stories of Harry Chapin (Keep the Change). The theatre first produced shows at the Rowe Hotel before moving to the Pantlind Hotel and the pavilion in John Ball Park. Circle Theatre now shares a performing arts center with Aquinas College and the Catholic Secondary Schools at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. Information regarding season ticket subscriptions, Magic Circle and the Summer Concert Series can be gathered by calling the Circle Theatre box office at (616) 456-6656 or by visiting the theatre's website at www.circletheatre.org.

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