Sam Gutshall is Flynn Rider and
| Anna Cronin-Diehl
is Princess Rosanna and
Kyle Toomey is King Butternut.
Little Princess Playhouse presents double feature Dec. 1, 8
another successful season, The Little Princess Playhouse at Shippensburg
University returns with two new productions in December.
playhouse, sponsored by the Department of Music and Theatre Arts, will present Rapunzel
and The Princess and the Snarls starting at 10 a.m. and again at 11:30 a.m. Dec.1
and Dec. 8.
has performances in Stewart Hall, recognized by its castle-like exterior
presenting a perfect location for children’s theatre.
Gretchen Leitner, artistic directors for the playhouse, are pleased with the
response from both on- and off-campus. According to Paul, “We were building on the success of last
spring’s debut hit The Frog Princess, which was very well received. Since we
have started the program, over 2,800 young people have attended a production. That’s
The cast is
made up of university students, many of whom are elementary education majors who
love working with children. According to first-year student Kelsey Ebersole, “The
Little Princess Playhouse, not only provides magical entertainment for
children, it also prepares me for my future as an elementary school teacher.”
Emily Ott agrees. “The classroom setting is intimate and allows for an
opportunity for us to connect with the children in our audience,” she said.
Tommy Hogue, “Being involved in a family friendly ensemble excites me. It is
rare to find something that both children and their parents can enjoy so
Gutshall, who plays Flynn Rider in Rapunzel. “We have such fun working as a
team, unleashing our creativity and imagination for a bunch of kids who will
love every second of the performance,” he said.
that “working with the student actors is energizing. We literally can’t wait for
the audience to get here. Children will recognize the tangled story of Rapunzel
and The Princess and the Snarls will introduce the audience to a new and story.
We want the parents to laugh as much as the kids. And, as always, we promise
wholesome, quality entertainment and fun for the whole family for the best
price in town.”
is $4. Tickets are available at the door and seating is limited. Parking is free and guests should park in the
Memorial Auditorium lot and walk to Stewart Hall.
information, call 477-1638.