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Bring the whole family to enjoy Spotlight Youth Player’s production of “Fairy Tale Courtroom” March 9-12, 2017 at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill. This comedy, which will be performed in the Biltmore Studio, showcases the other side of several familiar fairy tales when two of their biggest villains, the Big Bad Wolf and the Wicked Witch, are brought to trial. Both the Wolf and the Witch have been frolicking from fairy tale to fairy tale wreaking havoc as they try to prevent the general public from living happily ever after. Hear the personal accounts of what happened, told in testimonies and flashback sequences, from characters such as Snow White, Dorothy, Sleeping Beauty, the Three Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and many others, including the Witch and the Wolf themselves, as each trial unfolds.
Fairy Tale Courtroom director Anton Koyton got his start with theater while attending college at Eastern Michigan University where he was part of a theater troupe, CloseUp. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Theater Arts. Since graduating he has gone on to be part of productions such as Chicago, The King and I, Guys and Dolls, and The Drowsy Chaperone. Koyton has also directed two children’s shows with Spotlight Youth Players: Harry’s Hotter at Twilight in 2014 and Winnie the Pooh in 2016.
As a big fan of fairytales, deciding to be the director of this show was a “no brainer” for Koyton. He also loves to teach kids theater basics, “Many of the kids I have directed in the past have only done musicals or haven’t done theater at all. I want to teach them something new in theater.” Koyton added, “How amazing it is to see what these kids bring to the table. Join us as we get justice for the Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and many more.”
Assistant Director Kayla Thompson is excited to be a part of her second Spotlight Youth Players production! She is also very eager to be taking on a larger role this year as the show’s producer. Last spring she had the opportunity to assistant direct Winnie the Pooh. Thompson has been on stage since a very young age, but theater and acting came later while she was in high school. After taking a hiatus from theater to attend college and then move to Michigan, she was excited to find so many different community theater companies in the area.
Thompson is most excited to see what an amazing show the kids will put together with a little help. When asked why people should come to see the show she said, “This show has a very funny storyline. It is full of puns and jokes that keep you on your toes and laughing until you cry! Plus, the audience gets to be the jury which means there can be a different outcome for each show! Two possible endings!”
Tickets are just $16 for adults and $14 for seniors and youth. Get yours today by calling The Village Theater Box Office at 734/394-5300 or online at www.cantonvillagetheater.org. In addition, tickets can be purchased at The Village Theater Box Office, which opens one hour prior to show-time.
Spotlight Youth Players showcases their hard work and talents throughout the year at Canton’s Village Theater. For additional information about this group, visit www.spotlightplayersmi.org.
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI, 48187, is a regional center for the arts that offers the magic of live theatre, soul-stirring music, the thrill of the dance, and the enjoyment of fine art exhibitions and events, in addition to providing a home for several cultural organizations and community groups.
For more information on this and other performances at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, call 734/394-5300 or visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org.