Brothers Grimm

NEWTOWN >> Auditions have been scheduled for Newtown Arts Company's Classics for Kids' production of "Tales from the Brothers Grimm," a non-musical adaption of two classic fairy tales from Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Kids and teens age 6 to 16 are eligible to audition.

Auditions take place Tuesday, February 19, and Wednesday, February 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Crossing Community Church, 80 Lower Silver Lake Road, Newtown 18940.

No song or monologue required. Audition appointments are strongly recommended although walk-ins may be accommodated. If cast, a $25 membership fee to Newtown Arts Company is required (per family).

Performances will be held March 9 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Newtown Theatre with a two-week rehearsal period (4 to 6 p.m. weekdays) preceding the performances. All rehearsals will be at Crossing Community Church.

This brand-new, non-musical adaptation of "Cinderella and The Little Snow-white" brings to life two of the most popular fairy tales of all time.

Adapted and directed by Jim Banar and designed for the Newtown Theatre stage, these tales of splendor, whimsy, heartbreak, and unpredictable fright are plainspoken, yet as irresistibly compelling as were the oral tales passed down through the ages by storytellers. It was this strong oral tradition of ancient, oft-told tales that bound people – young and old alike – together through their common experiences. And those common experiences are shared by everyone: disputes between parents and children; women who are persecuted; oppression of young people; abandoned children; innocence rewarded; human greed denied. Innocence will be tested and kindness rewarded. Come, join our fairy tale world of Kings and Wicked Queens; Anthropomorphic trees; Magic Mirrors; Poisonous Apples; Wicked Stepmothers; Handsome Princes; Mean Step-sisters; Magical Trees; Helpful Birds; and, of course, at least Seven Dwarfs.

For more information and to schedule an audition, contact Director Jim Banar at 267-252-4261 or email him at jimbojo@verizon.net.

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