The public is invited to a free sneak peek of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, a collaboration between Bemidji Community Theater and the Paul Bunyan Playhouse, at the historic Chief theater on Wednesday March 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Come watch a working rehearsal in progress as the cast and crew get ready for opening night. Have the chance to ask questions of the directors, costumers, technicians and actors and get a close up look at the castle of the queen and the humble home of the dwarfs themselves. Also learn how you can become a member of Bemidji Community Theater and how to audition.
Regular performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 1st & 2nd at 7:30 pm and Sunday April 3rd at 2:00 with a special matinee on Tuesday April 5 at 4:00. Other school performances are Monday April 4 at 9:30 & 12:30 and Tuesday April 5 at 12:30 & 4:00. Tickets are $5.00 for children & $10.00 for adults and are available at Ken K. Thompson Jewelry at the Mall and Iverson Corner Drug. Group rates for the school matinees should address their questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This family musical fairly hums with 14 lively songs, and features a wise-cracking Mirror who will only answer if addressed in rhyme, as well as a whole court of funny bubbling characters. Snow White flees the evil Queen and finds refuge with seven little miners, but the Queen and her sister Witch Wicked, pursue her , only o be led into the woods by the Mirror. Her evil plan thwarted, the Queen is trapped in an ugliness spell, and forced to remain that way because, as the entire court reminds her, “You’re the mirror of every deed you do!”
This musical is suitable for all ages who will be enthralled by the lively antics of the 7 dwarfs themselves who live in a tiny house reminiscent of a tree house, as well as 3 mice who befriend Snow White and try to help her escape the evil clutches of the Queen. The costuming, reminiscent of German folk tales of the Middle Ages, are colorful and vibrant, as is the set that resembles a huge castle.