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CAPTION:  The wicked Miss Minchin grouses over the charming girls in Lakeshore Players' A Little Princess December 4-14.
(L-R): Shawnee Elliott (St. Louis Park), Madeleine Nelson (New Brighton), Sara Kessler (Hudson, WI), Belle Petronak (Hugo), Brita Hagfors (North Oaks).
Photo by Ben Ratkowski.


"A Little Princess" Kicks Off the Holidays at Lakeshore Players Cheerful Family Friendly Classic, December 4-14

If you like an uplifting story around the holidays, look no further than Lakeshore Players Theatre in White Bear Lake. The 63-year-old theatre is bringing local playwright Joe Hendren’s new adaptation of A Little Princess to the stage December 4-14.

In this classic story written by The Secret Garden author Frances Hodgson Burnett, young Sara Crewe overcomes all obstacles at an English boarding school to arrive at a happy fairy tale ending. This famous riches-to-rags-to-riches story packs humor, heart, and imagination into the one-hour show. “I’ve been with Lakeshore Players for 11 years, and A Little Princess fits perfectly into our family friendly holiday tradition,” said executive director Joan Elwell.

As a young child, director Karen Biedermann said the Lakeshore Players stage is where she found her love for theatre. “I grew up loving A Little Princess. Even at a young age I was drawn to the idea of a heroine who stands-up for what she believes in instead of a being helpless damsel in distress. It is a great story with a great message,” says Biedermann. She works at St. Paul’s Park Square Theatre and returns to White Bear Lake to lead the Princess cast of 23 performers ages 6-60.

“The show is awesome and so much fun to watch,“ adds stage manager Desirae Rajdl. With a cast who has experience on stages across the Twin Cities including the Guthrie Theatre, The Phipps, Stages, and Children’s Theatre, it is no wonder why Rajdl is having fun with A Little Princess.

Why should you go? Artistic director Ben Ratkowski says “A Little Princess is a sweet, family-friendly play that has something for everyone to enjoy. I am eager to share talents of this cast and crew in this beautiful story with my friends and family, because I know they’ll love it."

School Group Matinees
School groups can purchase tickets for $8 per person for 1:00 p.m. matinee performances on Wednesday, December 10 and Thursday, December 11. To make student matinee reservations call (651) 429-5674.

Special "Princess" Events:
-The $8 preview performance is Thursday, December 4.
-An opening night reception is included in the ticket price on Friday, December 5 immediately follows the performance.
-Find out more about the show and how Lakeshore brings a story from page to stage at a post-show discussion with the cast and crew following the matinee performance on Sunday, December 7.

Tickets
Regular priced tickets are $8-$16 and may be reserved in advance with remaining seats sold at the door starting two hours prior to show time. To purchase tickets in advance and select your own seats, go to LakeshorePlayers.com (no addtional ticket fees) or call 651-429-5674.

Funding for A Little Princess was made possible in part by the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and from generous contributions from Lakeshore Players supporters.

CAST MEMBERS AND COMMUNITIES:

First Name

Last Name

Character

Hometown

Morgan

Knoll

Ermengarde

Ham Lake

Sara

Kessler

Miss Minchin

Hudson, WI

Andrew

Chippetta

Monkey

Hugo

Belle

Petronack

Lavinia

Hugo

Andrew

Chippetta

Monkey

Hugo

Natalie

Holmes

Emma

Lino Lakes

Saale

Pearson

Emily

Mahtomedi

Shawna

Bradt

Miss Amelia

Maplewood

Madeleine

Nelson

Sara Crewe

New Brighton

Brita

Hagfors

Becky

North Oaks

Dietr

Poppen

Captain Ralph Crewe/Tom Carrisford

Roseville

Rachel

Wasson

Emily

Shoreview

Shawnee

Elliott

Sara Crewe

St. Louis Park

Lilly

Gasterland

Ermengarde

St. Paul

Aine

Johnson

Lottie

St. Paul

Rachel

McConnell

Emma

Stacy

Aaron

Holt

Mr. St. John/Victor

Taylors Falls

Steve

Mizuno

Mr. Carmichael

White Bear Lake

Audrey

Grawe

Lottie

White Bear Lake

Meredith

Bowermaster

Jessie

White Bear Lake

Sylvia

Kemp

Jessie

White Bear Township

Hannah

Paulsen

Lavinia

Woodbury

Ally

Jacobs

Becky

Woodbury

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

Ben Ratkowski, Artistic Director
(651) 426-3275
ben@lakeshoreplayers.com

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Performances

Show Length: 1 Hour

Dec 4, Thurs (7:30 pm)
>$8 Preview

Dec 5, Fri (7:30 pm)
>Post-show reception

Dec 6, Sat (2:00 pm)

Dec 6, Sat (4:30 pm)

Dec 7, Sun (2:00 pm)
>Post-show artist discussion

Dec 10, Wed (1:00 pm)
($8 General Admission Tickets & Reserved School Groups Only)

Dec 11, Thur (1:00 pm)
($8 General Admission Tickets & Reserved School Groups Only)

Dec 12, Fri (7:30 pm)

Dec 13, Sat (2:00 pm)

Dec 13, Sat (4:30 pm)

Dec 14, Sun (2:00 pm)
>ASL-Interpreted (with two week's notice)

 

 

 

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