Hawthorne Elementary students to present ‘Snow White’
Published 10:37 am Wednesday, March 29, 2017
More than 60 Hawthorne Elementary School students will perform a world-renowned play with a unique flavor on Friday.
Third- through fifth-grade students will perform Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at Hawthorne Elementary School. Performances will be at 1:30 p.m. for the school and 6:30 p.m. for the public. Tickets are free.
Directors are Derek Brookens and Shannon Fields.
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According to Brookens, townspeople and the Huntsman, played by Brookens, will narrate the story to the audience. After the Good Queen dies, an Evil Queen, played by Fields, takes over. Snow White, played by student Nyaruaac Tot, hides in the forest, eventually becoming more beautiful than the Evil Queen. The Evil Queen then plots her revenge on Snow White.
The play will feature dancing, singing and comedy. All seven dwarfs will have different personalities, Brookens said.
“A different interpretation of the same story, and the best part is they all get to be in it, so it is a unique experience for everyone involved,” Brookens said.
According to Brookens, community support for the play is important.
“It’s important to show young students, especially young students in the arts, that the community does support this idea, because a lot of places in this country, arts are being cut,” he said.
Students have five days to practice for the show. According to Brookens, Prairie Fire lessens the burden directing a play can have on staff members.
Fields spoke highly of how Hawthorne students have practiced for the performance.
“The kids are great,” she said. “They have been so focused. Kids are always very excited to do this, but this group has been really focused and really into it. And while they are still having fun, they are very dedicated to what we are doing with the show.”
‘Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs” cast
Snow White: Nyaruaac Tot
Prince: Kaiden Rutherford Baldwin
Mirror: Mia Pfohl
Raven No. 1: Lilly Hyke
Raven No. 2: Jordan Habana
Raven No. 3: Taylor Larsen
Hickory: Jaylee Waters
Bebop: Callie Brownlee
Bart: Eric Zimmerman
Jazz: Tony Lueveno
Tumalum: Jackson Petersen
Banzai: Deana Wyant
Daybreak: Jayla Klein
Bear: Kari Smithers
Fawn: Lia Cunningham
Bunny: Josephine Petersen
Wolf: Ella Drescher
Fox: Kameron Behncke
Skunk: Mathew Chavez
Squirrel: Has Htoo
Bluebird: Eh Gay
Cardinal: Ann Laskowske
Butterfly: Alecia Abrego
Ladybug: Elizabeth Benner Guerrero
Bee: Hanna Austinson
Hummingbird: Abby Dolph
Gold Finch: Joe Klein
Lights, sound and propos: Ava Bremer, Gisele Schreiber and Dakota Olson
Townsperson: Noah Teeter
Townsperson: Griffyn Richards
Townsperson: Yat Tpt
Townsperson: Aurora Cox
Townsperson: Jacob Gomez
Townsperson: Kaden Carlson
Townsperson: Emma Weckwerth
Townsperson: Natalia Torres
Townsperson: Jacquelyn Theis
Townsperson: Clara Thompson
Townsperson: Michaela Hanson
Townsperson: Isaiah Andersen-Pitchford
Townsperson: Sookie Melton
Townsperson: Sunny Htoo
Townsperson: Jose Navarrete
Townsperson: Carlos Navarrete
Spellbinders: Danica Whelan, Brooke Tufte, Sydney Fornwald, Kalia Register, Kayden Matson, Anastasia Esparza, Alexis Martinez, Sydney Newman, Erika Torres, Paige Becker, Ava Sutter and Abby Dorman
What: Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”
When: 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Hawthorne Elementary School