Your favorite fairy-tale characters find out that high school is stranger than anything they have ever experienced.
The Avon Lake Performin' Shoremen will present Once Upon a High School this weekend at the Dr. Daniel B. Ross Performing Arts Center at Avon Lake High School.
Patricia Frank is directing 90 of the school’s students who are involved in the production.
Playwrights Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus turn the tables in this play. When a portal is opened to another world, Cinderella’s stepsisters take the leap and find themselves in a very real high school. While they seem to fit in perfectly in this world where mean girls are cool, crossing over into reality has serious consequences for the fantasy world they left behind.
The Woodsman seeks to lead them home, and turns for help to Danica, a hard-core realist who never believed in fairy tales. She’s running for class president, but her speeches are full of gloom and doom.
Meanwhile, gloom and doom is becoming reality for the fairy-tale characters. Without the Woodsman, Little Red is attacked by the wolf and Sleeping Beauty keeps pricking her finger while chopping her own firewood. As harsh reality seeps into the fairy tales, the characters are forced to learn to take charge and make their own way. The classic princesses discover they can be their own heroes, and Danica realizes that sometimes you have to take a leap of faith!
You’ll love this complex, rich tapestry of enchanted fun woven with a poignant, meaningful thread about what it means to be alive and in control of your own destiny.
The show is for the entire family.
Once Upon a High School runs Nov. 15, 16, and 17 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 20 p.m.
Tickets are $7 for general; senior citizen tickets are $5. Cost is $7.
For tickets call Christine Diegel at 440-930-9011 or buy them at the door. For more information on the Performin' Shoremen, visit their Facebook page.