Department of Theatre announces cast for “Sleeping Beauty”

Dec 31, 2015 | Liberal Arts

Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Theatre is proud to announce the ensemble cast for its second production of the year, James Barry’s “Sleeping Beauty,” directed by Paul B. Crook, associate professor of theatre in Louisiana Tech’s School of the Performing Arts.
Howard Center for the Performing Arts

Howard Center for the Performing Arts

Performances of “Sleeping Beauty” are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. January 26-30, and 2:00 p.m. January 31 in Howard Auditorium located in Louisiana Tech’s Howard Center for the Performing Arts.
The cast includes the following principle performers:
• Liam Mcintyre (Shreveport, Louisiana) as Narrator
• Zach Bentley (Ruston, Louisiana) as King
• Hannah Faith Johnson (El Dorado, Arkansas) as Nanny Biscuit
• Collin Cagle (Covington, Louisiana) as Fester
• Olivia Willcox (Bossier City, Louisiana) as Fairy Cakes
• Emilia Meinert (El Dorado, Arkansas) as Fairy Liquid
• Courtney VanEaton Theodos (Shreveport, Louisiana) as Carabosse
• Cameron Harmeyer (Covington, Louisiana) as Herman
• Emmie Lancon (Lake Charles, Louisiana) as Princess Aurora
• Johnny Marley (Bossier City, Louisiana) as Prince Charming
Ensemble cast performers include:
• The Forest Creatures – Elena Baines, Bryant Ford Crook, Sydney Gorman, Abigail Holton, Grisham Locke, Adrianna Robbins, Sylas Slaughter, Reagan Talley, Isabella Tucker, CJ Wilson and Leighann Myers as the Phantom Owl.
• The Toys and Briarhedge – Chirstan Bates, Mollie Budds, Jess Cashion, Emma Montgomery, Kendra Rowell and Andrew Webb.
• The Palace Residents – Mallory Austin, Nikki Crain, Austin Harrison, Grace Holmes, Miranda Howland, Ginger Johnson, Monique Mapes, Maggie McAdams, Mary Napper, Jamie Williams and Courtney Wilson.
• The Village Residents – Noah Ceserta, Emmaline Grace Christian, CeCe Crook, Caleb Diebold, Kat Finney, Roxanne Holton, Leighann Myers, Millie Omps, Brenna Robinson, Claire Sanders, Rosie Shultz, Tullie Simpkins, and Tyra Washington.
In the story of Sleeping Beauty, Carabosse, the wicked witch, sentences the young Princess Aurora to death by spinning wheel, but the good fairies (the slim Fairy Liquid and the plump Fairy Cakes) commute this to a long boring sleep – a sleep from which the Princess can only be woken by a kiss from her true love. Featuring a loveable cast of characters, including a madcap nanny, wacky fairies, seriously challenged henchmen and of course, Princess Aurora herself, Barry’s adaptation of this classic tale will delight the entire family.
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