'Doo Wop Wed Widing Hood' on stage at Aurelia March 22

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

It's the 1950s, hula-hoops are in high demand and so is Little Red Riding Hood (Lauren Falck)! Wise Prince Jason (Jayd Soule), winner of the math olympics and the Nobel Peace Prize, Strong Prince Justin (Ben Kearney), who can bench press his own mother, and ordinary Loud Prince Frank (James Owens) all want to woo Red Riding Hood.

So the King (Levi Owens) and queen (Emmi Carr) hire the Fairy Godmother (Reghan Harms) to set three tasks for the princes. Only the prince who can find the missing girl, defeat the dragon and awaken a castle visitor from her slumber earns the right to woo Wed Widing Hood...that is, Red Riding Hood!

Alas, Little Red Riding Hood's couch-potato parents (Hannah Nelson and Kraeton Kolpin) don't want to lose their little girl. How else will they get their cookies delivered to grandmother (Danielle Peterson)?

So they hire the evil queen (Lexie Patton) to thwart the Fairy Godmother contest. Luckily Little Red Riding Hood's two sisters Big Green Riding Hood (Tiernan Kolpin) and Medium Purple Riding Hood (Katie Van Burkum) help balance out the situation.

Complete with the big bad wolf (Hugo Perez) and a sock-hopping '50s score, this adventure is guaranteed to end in happily-ever-after laughter for audiences of all ages.

Additional cast members include Cameron Maymon, Abbie Wilson, Tali Carr, Cynthia Placido, Alexis Lenz, Abigail Anderson, Luisa Mendoza, Tatum Twiss, Emily Beukelman, Jessica Rodriguez, Katie Post, Sidney Hilsabeck, Cassidy Boom, Abby Hill, Kendra Thelen and the seventh-eighth grade choir.

The performance will take place in the Aurelia gym on Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door - $2 for adults, $1 for students.

The play is directed by Deb Peterson.