We’ve all read the storybooks and most fairy tales end with “they lived happily ever after”. But what actually happens in Ever After? And what if you get tired of all the “happy happy” and want some delicious drama? The East Lansing Dance and Theatre Company, the performing division of The Studio Performing Arts Center, will premiere “AFTER EVER AFTER, or Four Beautiful Princesses, a bunch of sidekicks and one Evil Villain, a ballet in one act” at the Hannah Community Center Albert White Theatre, 819 Abbot Rd., East Lansing Friday, January 22 at 7pm and Saturday, January 23 at 2pm.
This fun new show, conceived, directed and choreographed by East Lansing Dance and Theatre Company Artistic Director P.K. Van Voorhees, imagines what happens when a bored villain (Cruella De Vil, played by MSU student Marissa Beatty) gets tired of being in “Ever After” with nothing to do. Enter Belle from Beauty and The Beast (East Lansing High School student Kaleel Van Voorhees), Cinderella (homeschooled student Emily McWethy), Snow White (homeschooled student Mikaela McWethy) and Mulan (East Lansing High School student Kathryn Knox) with their bevy of sidekicks. Cruella employs her Henchmen and the adventures begin!
Other members of the cast (aged 6-20) include:
DeWitt student Elsa Rusthoven ; East Lansing students Annie McIlhagga and Mosey Rojewski; Grand Ledge students Alaina Humphrey and Reyna Estrada; Holt student Mimi Parkerson; Okemos students Alice Ribeiro, Alyssa Forsyth, Fiona Magyar, Lottie-Brooke Mims, Miki Perdikakis and Sarah Flink; Resurrection student Gabriella Torgeson; and St. Martha’s student Christen Chappelle.
The show is approximately one hour, encompasses ballet and physical theatre and is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased ahead of time by calling 517-336-4088 or purchased at the theatre door 30 minutes prior to show time.