AUBURN – The Central Maine Community College Lakeside Players will present the one-act musical “Unhappily Ever After” Friday and Saturday, April 18-19.

The story centers around a counselor who is working with fairy tale characters and discovers that none of them has lived “happily ever after.” Sleeping Beauty will do nothing but nap, the Frog Prince refuses to give up his amphibian ways and nothing will pry Cinderella away from her beloved cinders.

The counselor sets about making everything right again, with equally disastrous results.

Added to the fractured fairy tale fun are catchy musical numbers and plenty of silliness for everybody involved.

Director Mitchell Clyde Thomas has gathered the largest cast and crew in the eight-year history of the Lakeside Players (17 cast and six crew members). Nine cast members are current or former CMCC students, and four of the children in the show are children of faculty or staff members.

Cast members are Tabitha Soto as The Counselor, Katie St. Pierre as Ms. Scribe, Dereck Tuttle as Prince Charming, Emily Burke as Cinderella, Jenelle Fecteau as Stepsister 1, Sandra Copeland as Stepsister 2, Tammy Carpenter as Stepmother, Drew Masse as Prince Ling, Sarahjoy Rosenberg as Sleeping Beauty, Katie Felician as The Pond Princess, Phil Vampatella as The Frog Prince, David Oken as Rumpelstiltskin, Riley McCurdy as Little Bo Peep, Sarah Carpenter as Little Red Riding Hood, Gwenyth Fraser as Little Miss Muffet, Hayden Thomas as The Witch and Elias Thomas as Baby Bunting.

Nursing student Katie St. Pierre is the student director; Ruth Burke, Sheri Fraser and Tammy Carpenter are handling costumes; and Thomas is the producer and faculty adviser.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, in Kirk Hall Auditorium at CMCC. Admission is free; no tickets are required. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 838-1722 or e-mail [email protected]

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