March Break and Disney’s Sleeping Beauty

Looking for a fun diversion this March break for your school aged child? This week through Saturday Original Kids Theatre Company is running a production of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty For Kids: The Musical at Wolf Performance Hall in downtown London that is one of the best plays I have seen from OKTC. The spacious downtown theatre accommodates the grandiose production which, although only 45 minutes, is somehow still larger than life. Maleficent, the mean fairy, is a fantastic role for the young actress playing her. The costumes, props and set design are all incredibly professional. My kids were hypnotized. This is a simple story that has all the requisite elements and is really well done on this particular stage. Director Reg Malik has done an incredible job and the choreography is lovely. The young actress playing Aurora, or Briar Rose, has a truly lovely and inque voice. The use of glow in the dark paint on specific props lends a magical feel that is very Disney. While I worried my kids would lose it when Maleficent and her band of goons took the stage, they enjoyed her scenes the most. I wouldn’t recommend this for children under three or four though and those who are skittish about loud noises. Tickets can be purchased each day one hour before the performance at the Wolf Performance Hall in the Central Library London. They are also still on sale at The Grand Theatre. Last performance is Saturday, March 20th. Most days performances are running at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Also there now is a Bridge To Terabithia for families. Each of these plays are $10 for students and $15 for adults.

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