Santa Monica, CA. April 13, 2016. Santa Monica Playhouse is proud to present the return of SNOWHITE, the newest in its captivating series of Rudie-DeCarlo musical fairy tales for young-at-heart audiences of all ages. SNOWHITE, a heart-warming tale of companionship, coming-of-age, and the magical bond between mothers and daughters, follows everyone’s most beloved young heroine as she journeys to find herself, her mother, and her true destiny, aided by Seven Silly Companions and a Most Magical Mirror. Opens April 23rd, 2016, playing every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through June.
“Every production is a must-see for the whole family! Excellently written.” THE GOOD LIFE
Brought to vibrant and colorful life by the acclaimed writer-director team of Evelyn Rudie and Chris DeCarlo, this delightfully original musical fantasy brings audiences together to help Snowhite, aided by Seven Companions (three triplets plus one) and a magical mirror that appears and disappears at will. No evil Stepmother here, no shadowy forests or villainous potions; just a wondrously humorous and touching tale of friendship, dedication and discovery, as Snowhite, learns that love does, indeed, conquer all even though it can sometimes be found in the most unlikely places. Abundant audience participation adds to the merriment of this enchanting musical adventure.
Modeled on the original 1812 Brothers Grimm tale, SNOWHITE examines stereotypes, familial bonds, ethics, friendship, the power of commitment, and the value of tolerance and understanding. Beautifully-detailed Medieval costumes by award-winning designer Ashley Hayes and sparkling sets and special effects by James Cooper from the 1854 illustrations, add to the historical authenticity of this exciting interactive family-friendly production.
“It was great!” Richard Dean Anderson “Awesome! Great message!” M. Ferrante
SNOWHITE features Molly Gilman (Pinkalicious, original cast member; Das Reingold – Metropolitan Opera) and Jennifer Sun Bell (Universal’s American Reunion, Showtime’s House of Lies, The King and I for GCT), joined by Lydia Hunter (Book of Truth, Rewind), Brookelyn Rose (Children of Hercules, off-Broadway; Splatter, Philadelphia Fringe Festival) and Charmee M. Taylor (Initiation for AFI; Bee Loud Glade, Smock Alley Theatre Dublin). The production, one of fifteen original fairy tales that are part of the Santa Monica Playhouse Family Theatre Musical Matinee Series, cuts across the imaginary generation gap by providing an experience that the entire family can enjoy. Special birthday parties, hosted by a gaily-costumed member of the Snowhite Fairytale Company, are available in conjunction with every performance. SNOWHITE plays Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at 12:30 from April 23 to June 26, 2016. Tickets are $12.50 for children (twelve and under) and $15.00 for adults.Reservations are always necessary. Call the Playhouse Box Office at (310) 394-9779 ext. 2. For more information, visit SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com.
Santa Monica Playhouse, celebrating 56 years of continuous operation, is located at 1211 4th Street (between Wilshire & Arizona) in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica. Convenient Parking is located across the street in municipal lot #1. By public transportation: take the Santa Monica Blue Bus or the LA Metro Rapid #720 and exit at 4th and Wilshire.
Santa Monica Playhouse programs are supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission and US Bank.
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WHAT: Santa Monica Playhouse is proud to present the return of SNOWHITE, the newest in its captivating series of Rudie-DeCarlo musical fairy tales for young-at-heart audiences of all ages. Celebrate this most heart-warming story as Snowhite and her seven zany forest friends learn the true meaning of love, destiny, and family from a singularly un-evil, if slightly misguided, Queen Mother. Brilliant costumes, sparkling sets, a magical talking mirror and fun audience participation to help save the day make SNOWHITE the perfect weekend family outing.
WHO: Written & directed by Chris DeCarlo & Evelyn Rudie
Featuring Molly Gilman, Lydia Hunter, Brookelyn Rose, Charmee M. Taylor with Jennifer Sun Bell as “Snowhite”.
Production Stage Manager George J Vennes III
Lighting, Set and Special Effects by James Cooper
WHEN: April 23 to June 26, 2016, Saturdays at 2:00pm and Sundays at 12:30
ADMISSION: $12.50 for kids 12 and under; $15.00 for adults. Call about prices for the special birthday and tea parties, available in conjunction with every SNOWHITE performance.
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1211 4th Street (between Wilshire & Arizona)
Santa Monica, CA 90401-1391
By public transportation: take the Santa Monica Blue Bus or the LA Metro Rapid #720 and exit at 4th and Wilshire.