UPDATE: Due to the threat from Hurricane Irma, only the Friday, Sept. 8, performance will be held this weekend. The Saturday and Sunday shows have been canceled.
Original story below.
Most people know the story of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," but perhaps not the exact version that Andrews High School students will present at the Strand Theater in Georgetown this month.
The school's drama department, in partnership with the Swamp Fox Players, will reprise "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the Musical" on Friday, Sept. 8. Shows on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 10, at 2:30 p.m. have been cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. Seating is open and tickets, which are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12, can be purchased at the door.
Director Kathy Anderson, who is the drama teacher at Andrews High, said people will enjoy this happy play with "an eclectic score of toe-tapping tunes."
"All our old friends, plus a few new ones, are here in this marvelous musical adaptation," she said. "We'll meet the captivating Princess Snow White, the Prince, the Evil Queen, and of course, the seven mischievous dwarfs."
She said if people are familiar with the Disney version of "Snow White," the dwarfs names and the songs are different because this musical is based on the Grimm fairy tale version. The dwarfs are Sarge, Gabby, Gloomy Gus, Ticklish, Spritely, Snore and Slowpoke.
"The dwarfs are very cute and very funny," Anderson said. "The songs are very cute, too, and they are different styles of music: a country ho down; slow songs when Snow White sings about the prince; and a vaudevillian number."
She said she has enjoyed working with the cast of this play and they are looking forward to performing on the Strand Theater stage.
"They are excited to work in a theater with dressing rooms, a green room, professional sound and lights," she said. "They are also excited about people they don't know coming to the show, since we have mostly family and friends at our school shows."
The cast is Mary Hannah Newton as Snow White, Cassidy Wilder as the Evil Queen, Josiah Cohen as the Prince, Jeff Lawrence as the Huntsman, Emily Morris as Esmerelda, Tanner Dunn as the Magic Mirror, Breana Thornell as The Crone and Katherine Richardson as the Vixen.
The dwarfs are Emily Port as Sarge, Courtney Garret as Gloomy Gus, Elissa Reckdenwald as Gabby, Paloma Martinez as Snore, Eirami Graham as Slowpoke, Kamryn Evans as Ticklish and Anna Gaskins as Spritely.
Anderson credits her crew, including Back-stage Director Martha Lynn Gaskins and Musical Director Olivia Huggins, for making the show possible. She said "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is one of their favorite plays to produce.
"It really is a fun show with colorful sets," Anderson said. "I think people are going to love this musical."