Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cinderella, A Great Sucess!

Congratulations to everyone in Cinderella! It turned out wonderful, I had a large number of positive comments on the show. People couldn't believe that it was only two weeks from start to finish! Everyone learned their parts so well and did a great job. We had a lot of new students join us along with a good number of returning students. There was a lot of fun children and we hope you all will come and join us this fall for Robin Hood and Annie. Thanks again for doing such a great job!! I will post the pictures I took as soon as I can.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


We are so excited to be working on “Cinderella”! It was REALLY hard to cast the show, we have so many talented students any of which could play any part! The schedule for Fri. June 25th will be a bit different from regular days.
NO Class from 11:00-1:00
Arrive at 1:30 p.m.
Special Performance 2:15 p.m.
Cast party at 3:00 p.m.
Public performance 4:00 p.m.
Please pick up your children at 4:45 p.m.
Arrive 6:30 p.m.
Public performance 7:30 p.m.
Please pick up your children at 8:15 p.m.
All children need to have white tights (except dirty laundry they will need to wear a pair of their own jeans) and black soft soled shoes. (Sunday shoes are fine please no hard soled shoes they tend to be slick and loud). The children who are mice and birds need to bring their tights by Fri. June 18th, so we can dye them gray or orange. We will be dying the tights Sat. Please write your child’s name on the waist band in permanent marker.
The Arts Council has arranged to have pizza and treats for sale from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. So plan on dinner there if you would like.

Cinderella- Maren VonNiderhausern
Prince Charming- Gabriel Schaffer
Queen Ella- Koralee Walker
King Charming- Erickson Blair
Step Mother- Samantha Nulty
Anastasia- Danae Stephens
Drizella- Tani Lee
Fairy Godmother- Marinda Jones
King Ferdinand- Caden Mustoe
Queen Kathrine- Rachel Peterson
Grand Duke of Earl- Robert Nay
Duke Henry- Dane Robertson
Narrators- Sarah Bendixsen, Haley Jones, Kimberly Overall
Pages - Mateen Lomax, Aaron Silva, Cole Huntsman
Lucifer - Myra Lomax
Bruno - Nathan Schaffer
Dirty laundryCamryn Blair
Aubrie Cottle
Cheyenne Davies
Chloe Davis
Zoey Eckhardt
Megan Kay
Julianna Keele
Sydney Money
Erica Orton
Ariana Parsons
Natalie Pendleton
Mailia Pohahau
Brielle Robertson
Katie-Lynn Purinton
Megan Warren
CourtiersGarred Blanthorn
Cheyanne Bushman
Jenessa Curtis
June Curtis
Ashtyn Day
Courtney Eckhardt
Rachael Jensen
Bailey Johnson
Jessica Larsson
Kayla Muhlestein
Julie Oliver
Auriana Pendleton
E.J. Pohahau
McKenna Walker
Mice and BirdsEnzo Allred
Tempest Allred
Derek Blanthorn
Emily Brooke
Austin Bushman
Maddison Davis
Eden Durham
Thomas Durham
Cael Erickson
Daniel Graham
Jeremy Hansen
Kevin Hansen
Kensie Huff
Paige Huntsman
Corbin Jensen
Elle Jensen
Leah Jensen
Anna Larsen
Tia Lee
Elijah Lewis
Karen Mathis
Mckell Mathis
Miriam Pendleton
Cameron Pruinton
Brinley Smith
Alexis Talbert
Claire Walker
Jackson Ware

Here is the dialouge for the Entre Acte:

Aubrie: Welcome to Spanish Fork Youtheatre’s production of Cinderella. We will be presenting today a beloved fairy tale, with origins that date back 600 years before the birth of Christ. There are many different versions of this tale and they come from the four corners of the earth.

Cheynne: There are more than 500 versions of Cinderella in Europe alone. Some vary widely, like the Norwegian tale “The Maid on the Glass Mountain” in which Cinderlad wins a beautiful princess.

Megan: Others, like the traditional German version are quite bloody with the step-sisters cutting off their heels and toes to fit into the golden slipper. But most, all over the world follow a similar pattern.

Rachel: In Vietnam, the story is called “The Brocaded Slipper”, in Africa, “Nomi and the Magic Fish”, and in Arab countries, “The Golden Sandal”.

Julianna: The story has been told many different ways, such as a full length novel “The Glass Slipper” by Eleanor Farjeon, to the toddler book “Cinderella Penguin” by Janet Perlman, to a fully animated motion picture produced by Walt Disney.

Brielle:One version has a fairy dove and a magic hazelwood tree as Cinderella’s helpers.

Garred: Cinder-Elly by Frances Minters is a modern rhyme version set in New York City. With the help of a bag lady Fairy Godmother, Cinder-Elly meets the star of a basketball team.

Ari: In a native American version of Cinderella, Little Burnt Face has two mean sisters. She wins the love of an Invisible Warrior by seeing him and describing what his bow is made of.

Sydney: In the book “Favorite Children’s Stories from China and Tibet” by Lotta Carswell Hume. Shi-Chieh befriends a magic fish, her jealous step-mother kills it. But Shi-Chieh finds her wishes granted by praying over the fish’s bones.

Jessica:The Korean Cinderella by Shirley Climo, tells of Pear blossom who is given a series of impossible tasks by her evil step-mother. Magical animals help her achieve them. And though she is not transformed into a princess, she wins the love of a wealthy magistrate.

Cheyenne B:Tattercoats is a bittersweet, old English story with a magic gooseherd, and a prince who falls in love with Tattercoats even in her rags.

Mckenna:The version we will use to present Cinderella is taken from the story written by Charles Perrault.

Julie: Charles Perrault was born in Paris, January 1628. Son of an upper-class bourgeois family, he attended the best schools and becomes a lawyer in 1651.

Chloe: His Stories or “Tales from Times Past, with Morals” and “Tales of Mother Goose” gave him great popularity and opened up a new literary genre: fairy tale.

Courtney: Among his most famous versions of fairy tales we can find, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb, Puss in Boots, and Little Red Riding Hood.

June: Perrault could not have predicted that his reputation for future generations would rest almost entirely on a slender book published in 1697 containing eight simple stories.

Jannesa: Charles Perrault, did not publish the book in his own name, but rather under the name of his son Pierre.

Cameryn: Perrault chose his stories well, and he recorded them with wit and style. His narratives belong to a story telling tradition that has been shared by countless generations.

Cheyenne: He did not invent these tales--even in his day their plots were well know-- but he gave them literary legitimacy.

MaiLia: Perrault always added a moral to his fairy tales. The Story of Cinderella, has two different morals, the first on being...

Group1: Beauty is a treasure rare.
Who complains of being fair?

Group 2: Yet there’s still a something more
That good fairies have in store.

Group 3: ‘Tis that little gift called grace,
Weaves a spell round form and face,

Group 4: Of each word makes magic, too
Lends a charm to all you do.

Group 5: This it was and nothing less--
Cinderella’s fairy dress!

Group 1: And if you would learn the way
How to get that gift today--

Group 2:How to point the golden dart
That shall pierce the Prince’s heart--

All: Ladies, you have but to be
Just as kind and sweet as she!

Megan K: In other words.. Beauty in a woman is a rare treasure that will always be admired. Graciousness, however, is priceless and of even greater value.

Kayla: This is what Cinderella's godmother gave to her when she taught her to behave like a queen.

Baily: Young women, in the winning of a heart, graciousness is more important than a beautiful hairdo. It is a true gift of the fairies.

Natalie: Without it nothing is possible; with it, one can do anything. The second moral is...

E.J.:Godmothers are useful things
Even when without the wings.

Garred:Wisdom may be yours and wit,
Courage, industry, and grit--

Everyone:What’s the use of these at all,
If you lack a Friend to call.

Zoey: Without doubt it is a great advantage to have intelligence, courage, good breeding, and common sense. These, and similar talents come only from heaven, and it is good to have them.

June: However, even these may fail to bring you success, without the blessing of a friend. Please sit back and enjoy our show

Everyone: “Cinderella”.