BRUNSWICK — Maine State Music Theatre and Curtis Memorial Library will present two special programs for young audiences at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Morrell Meeting Room of the library.

The programs are free on a first-come, first-served basis and are recommended for children up to third grade.

They will focus on the fairy tale “Snow White,” featuring readings from the source material and live performances, video and audio from the new musical version by Marc Robin and Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark. Clark will lead the performers with Youth Services Librarian Pam Jenkins and Broadway World’s Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold serving as narrators.

“Theater stimulates the imagination, leads to creative thinking in young people, and helps them shape moral values and learn important lessons,” Clark said. He said his and Robin’s versions, which encourage audience interaction, are contemporary retellings of the source material, often with unlikely twists. They are designed to embrace diversity and tolerance in an entertaining and engaging manner.

Prior to the performances, Curtis Library will make available reading lists and story and media materials for youngsters to borrow. There is a Maine State Music Theatre study guide available online at msmt.org.

Both programs are supported by a gift from the Elsie and William Viles Foundation.

Snow date is Dec. 2.

For more program information, contact Maine State Music Theatre at 207-725-8769 or Pam Jenkins at Curtis Memorial Library at 207-725-5242, ext. 234.


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