GHS Players to present ‘67 Cinderellas’ on Friday and Saturday
The Grayling High School Players will present “67 Cinderellas” on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8 and 9, at the school’s Joseph Stripe Auditorium. Show are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on both nights.
Chad Patterson, director of the play, said the performance is “a retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale but it is kind of told from a different slant. I think it’s told from the prince’s point of view where the prince is trying to find that girl that left the shoe. The play begins about at midnight at the ball unlike the fairy tale we’re all used to and then it’s his search to find that magical girl who the shoe fits and then hilarity ensues when he’s trying to find the girl.”
Patterson said he chose the play because it offered “35-45 roles” and “it gives everybody a chance to shine and that is what I was looking for for my group. I wanted to give every single one of them a chance to have the spotlight.”
“My hopes for the show are that families come out and they see it and they give it a chance,” Patterson said. “I hope they come to it to see a fairy tale but not the same old fairy tale, that they leave here going ‘that was really funny, that was kind of cute.’ I think what families can expect from the show is that they’re going to laugh and they’re going to find a sweetness in it and it’s absolutely appropriate for all ages.”
Ticket prices are $7 for adults or $5 for students/children.
Zora Binert, student director for the production, said she is looking forward to seeing the play in front of an audience after several days of rehearsals.
“I think that the cast as a whole is really, really good. We have a lot of young kids who are very, very talented,” she said. “I can not wait to see all of the energy that’s put on stage.”