Second Street Players / Riverfront Theatre / 2 South Walnut St. / Milford, DE 19963 / (302) 422-0220 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri-Sat-Sun OCT 18-19-20, 2013
Fri-Sat-Sun AUG 9-10-11, 2013
Fri-Sat-Sun FEB 15-16-17, 2013
Fri-Sat-Sun MAY 17-18-19, 2013
About SSP's 2013 Children's Dessert Theatre...
The Children's Dessert theatre series is targeted at the audience age level of ages 4 and up. The shows are generally about an hour in length followed by light refreshments and a meet and greet autograph session with the cast members, all included in the price of admission. Cast members include children as well as adults. This is a great way to introduce your child to the world of theatre in a friendly setting. Tickets are general admission open seating so no reservations are necessary. Groups are encouraged to attend and can arrange a special discount rate by calling the theatre at 422-0220.
The season opens on February 16 with Puss In Boots by Vera Morris. This delightful re-telling of the classic tale always charms audiences, young and old. Tom, the miller’s son, is left his father’s cat for an inheritance. The cat is no one’s fool and promises that if Tom gets him a pair of boots he will make his fortune. Once he has the footwear and becomes Puss In Boots, the cat sets out on an amazing adventure involving the King, the Queen and the lovely Princess Pam, who Puss thinks will make a nice wife for his master! By the final curtain, all of the cat’s plans have come to pass, and we’ve met a hilarious cast of characters: an Ogre, the Ogre’s giggling bride-to-be and her snobbish mother, the Ogre’s servants and his comical dog, who’d like a new owner.
A Walk in the Woods by Debbie Metzler opens on May 17 and blends the tales of Goldilocks, the Three Bears, Red Riding Hood, the Three Pigs, and Hansel and Gretel into one delightful play while staying true to the original stories. Goldilocks is on the run from the Three Bears but takes time to help Red Riding Hood. Along the way in the woods, they are saved by the Woodsman (who also happens to be Hansel and Gretel’s father) from the zany Wolf (the same canine who plagues the Three Pigs). Before long this fractured fairy tale has brought along others in Mother Goose’s village, including Jack Horner, the Butcher, the Baker and the Candlestick Maker in a show with lots of energy, fresh humor, and fun for every generation!
The season will continue August 9-10-11 with The Ever After — A Musical (book by Nathan Hartswick, music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur). Is "Ever After" really as happy as everyone expected? In a hilarious parody of daytime TV, host Sally Lizzie Jesse Donatello-Griffin wonders if time truly heals all wounds. She invites Cinderella and her middle-aged "beauty-impaired" stepsisters to reconcile with each other after being estranged for 20 years. What about Snow White and the Evil Queen? This hysterical fractured fairy tale has it all: a trash-talking clairvoyant mirror, an unfortunate prince who is turning slowly back into a frog and even Jiminy Cricket — now an occupational therapist and author of the book "My Life as Your Conscience." The musical is punctuated by questions from obnoxious studio audience members and ridiculously funny infomercials for fairy tale related products, such as the Practical Princess Crown which doubles as a purse and makeup case. Get ready for some knee-slapping and hand-clapping with great foot-tapping songs like "Beauty Impaired" and "Dainty Do-Gooder!"
The final Children’s Dessert Theatre show in 2013 is Briar Rose: The Tale of Sleeping Beauty, adapted by Stephen Hotchner and opening on October 18. Based on the Brothers Grimm Story, this clever and charming adaptation of the classic fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty is a wild, comic romp. Briar Rose and the rest of the royal family fall asleep for 100 years after the princess touches the magically cursed rose thorn. A hilarious parade of doomed princes then fail again and again to revive the princess until a certain prince (who just happens to have a serious kissing phobia) shows up with his side-splittingly funny bodyguard, the two-headed troll. Audiences will love the clever dialogue, comical characters, lively stage action, great participation and surprise twist of this classic–and comic–retelling.