Children's theater brings fairy tale to stage

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
After just five days from the initial auditions, the Missoula Children's Theater brought the children's classic fairy tale, The Princess and the Pea, to the stage at Mountain Home High School.

The leprechauns knew there was trouble brewing between both kingdoms that would take plenty of magic to fix.

Jack Frost was making life tough for the king and queen of the lands of Glacierdom, who was not only pestering their crown prince but was also turning the lands of neighboring Riverdom into a frozen tundra.

To make matters worse, the Storm King and Snow Queen were hoping to find a suitable wife for their son, only to find plenty of imposters among the handful of contenders. Out of all the princess candidates, there was one that seemed to fit the bill -- the princess of Riverdom herself -- whose constant companion is a talking pea.

Marion Devore and Cierra Webb lead the younger performers through one of the song and dance routines as they prepared for Saturday's performances.

In the end, a little bit of leprechaun magic helps both kingdoms come together with everyone living happily ever after.

On Saturday afternoon, a group of children from the local community came together to bring the classic fairy tale to life as the Missoula Children's Theatre presented The Princess and the Pea.

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Andrew Ross helps the youngsters try out their costumes. Saturday's dress rehearsal was the first time the performers had run through the play in their full attire.
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