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Curtains Up Players put new spin on classic tale, 'Snow White'

Feb. 28, 2013 @ 04:23 PM

 HUNTINGTON —  From recent movies to TV shows like “Grimm” and “Once Upon a Time,” re-telling and updating fairy tales is all the rage.

The stage is not immune to the lure of a poison apple either it seems as the contemporary regional theater troupe, Curtains Up Players, puts a new spin on an old classic, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at the Jeslyn Performing Arts Center, 1030 4th Ave., Huntington.

CUP presents the new production at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 1-2 as well 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The second weekend run will be at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 7-9 as well as a 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10 matinee.

Directed by Katie Cook and Cody Vinson and produced by Shayne Gue, the show is under musical direction by Michael Rose and choreography by Chris Sunderland.

The cast includes: Maggie Donahoe as Snow White, Lara Donahoe as the Evil Queen, Bradley Leonard as the Prince, Jon Lamp as the Huntsman, Alayna Paige Berry as the Enchanted Vixen, Robyn Welch as the Crone/Esmeralda,Chris Sunderland as the Magic Mirror.

The Dwarves are: Schoch Donahoe, Greg Kiser, Justin Murphy, Rick Payne, Crystal Clagg, Laura Clagg, and Maddie Johnson.

The 90-minute production features the captivating Princess Snow White, the Prince, the Evil Queen and, of course, the seven mischievous dwarfs — Sarge, Gabby, Gloomy Gus, Ticklish, Spritely, Snore, and Slowpoke.

Tickets are available at www.curtainsupplayers.org as well as at the door the night of the show.