CAPTION: The wicked Miss Minchin grouses over the charming girls in Lakeshore Players' A Little Princess December 4-14.
If you like an uplifting story around the holidays, look no further than Lakeshore Players Theatre in White Bear Lake. The 63-year-old theatre is bringing local playwright Joe Hendren’s new adaptation of A Little Princess to the stage December 4-14.
In this classic story written by The Secret Garden author Frances Hodgson Burnett, young Sara Crewe overcomes all obstacles at an English boarding school to arrive at a happy fairy tale ending. This famous riches-to-rags-to-riches story packs humor, heart, and imagination into the one-hour show. “I’ve been with Lakeshore Players for 11 years, and A Little Princess fits perfectly into our family friendly holiday tradition,” said executive director Joan Elwell.
As a young child, director Karen Biedermann said the Lakeshore Players stage is where she found her love for theatre. “I grew up loving A Little Princess. Even at a young age I was drawn to the idea of a heroine who stands-up for what she believes in instead of a being helpless damsel in distress. It is a great story with a great message,” says Biedermann. She works at St. Paul’s Park Square Theatre and returns to White Bear Lake to lead the Princess cast of 23 performers ages 6-60.
“The show is awesome and so much fun to watch,“ adds stage manager Desirae Rajdl. With a cast who has experience on stages across the Twin Cities including the Guthrie Theatre, The Phipps, Stages, and Children’s Theatre, it is no wonder why Rajdl is having fun with A Little Princess.
Why should you go? Artistic director Ben Ratkowski says “A Little Princess is a sweet, family-friendly play that has something for everyone to enjoy. I am eager to share talents of this cast and crew in this beautiful story with my friends and family, because I know they’ll love it."
School Group Matinees
Funding for A Little Princess was made possible in part by the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and from generous contributions from Lakeshore Players supporters.
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Ben Ratkowski, Artistic Director
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Show Length: 1 Hour
Dec 5, Fri (7:30 pm)
Dec 6, Sat (2:00 pm)
Dec 6, Sat (4:30 pm)
Dec 7, Sun (2:00 pm)
Dec 10, Wed (1:00 pm)
Dec 11, Thur (1:00 pm)
Dec 12, Fri (7:30 pm)
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