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Hamilton-Gibson Productions’ spring musical “Rapnzel, Rapunzel: A Very Hairy Fairy Tale” will take audiences on a hilarious musical adventure for all ages.
The show will be at 7:30 p.m.Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24 with two performances on Saturday, April 25, at 2:30 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. at the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.
Said Thomas Putnam who is directing the eight-member cast, “This show takes the classic story of Rapunzel - the damsel in distress with the long hair - and re-tells it with a twist.”
Putnam continued, “The show’s creators Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman have written witty tunes and a clever script for this musical.
Youngsters will like the songs, the characters and the show’s lightheartedness. Adults will also find it fun and laugh at the inside jokes directed at theater and fairy tales.”
He noted that Hamilton-Gibson produced ‘How I Became a Pirate,’ another Vogt and Friedman musical in January 2012. “They are similar, both offering great scripts and instantly hummable songs.”
Actors in this fractured fairy tale include: Chelsey Reed of Liberty as Princess Rapunzel who is trapped in the tower; Elise Coolidge of Wellsboro as Lady Za Za, Rapunzel’s evil spell-casting aunt; Vince Nance of Mansfield as brave Sir Roderick who is on a quest to find true love; and Curtis Sherwood of Wellsboro as Edgar, Sir Roderick’s hair stylist sidekick who is on his own quest to find the perfect head of hair.
Kimberly Robinson is Gypsy Woman, a cross between Fran Drescher and a hypochondriac Jersey housewife. Jeff Sawyer is Socrates, an older enchanted dragon who has lost his poof. Robinson and Sawyer are both from Wellsboro. Amy DeCamp of Wellsboro and Matt Huels of Mansfield play peasants.
Admission for the 7:30 p.m. performances on April 23, 24 and 25 is $18 for adults and $7 for students and children. The Saturday matinee is Pay-What-You-Can.
Sponsor of the entire production is Ward Manufacturing.
MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD A joyous, moving, hilarious, and altogether thrilling theatrical portrait of so many facets of family and motherhood. A special tribute to the twowomen who inspired our community arts company: Alma Roxie Hamilton Webster and
Clara Louise Gibson Putnam. May 7, 8, 9, 10. Warehouse Theatre. Sponsored by Mountain Valley Realty, LLC