Circle Theatre’s Rapunzel Opens Tonight With a Party
Circle Theatre presents the Magic Circle Production of Rapunzel, an adaptation by Karen Boettcher-Tate, starting tonight, Thursday, June 26 at 7:00 p.m. inside the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Aquinas College. But wait, that's not all.
Preceding the show at 5:30pm you can join the cast for the Magic Circle Party. This one-night only event, tonight, will feature refreshments, crafts, games, Storytime with the Cast, and VIP seating for opening night. Tickets to the Magic Circle Party are $22 and can still be purchased at circletheatre.org.
Under the direction of Emily Wetzel, Rapunzel tells a family-friendly story that audiences of all kinds can enjoy. Rene Shwartzbuckle is cuckoo for a turnip like vegetable called Rapunzel. When she spots a mouth-watering patch of the plant in Witch Izwitch’s garden, she sends her husband Walt out to ’borrow’ some. Witch Izwitch is certainly not amused! With her diabolical henchmen, the Glumpwarts, she terrorizes Walt into promising her his firstborn child in exchange for his freedom. We then jump ahead many years to Rapunzel (now you know where the name comes from!) Shwartzbuckle’s 18th birthday. The witch and the Glumpwarts show up as promised and whisk poor, innocent Rapunzel away to a tower in the forest and a boisterously entertaining rescue attempt begins!
Other shows for Rapunzel will run June 27 & 28 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and June 29 at 1:00 p.m.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the box office at 616.456.6656 or visit Circle’s website circletheatre.org.