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June 4, 2013 > Children's Repertory Theatre presents "The Adventures of Rose Red"

Children's Repertory Theatre presents "The Adventures of Rose Red"

Submitted By Irene Jordahl

The Children's Repertory Theatre Company performs their spring show, Sean Abley's "The Adventures of Rose Red (Snow White's Less-Famous Sister)," at the Fremont Teen Center on Sunday, June 9. Talented local children will perform in a matinee and evening performance under the direction of Grant Ewing, Leah Dorman, and Laura Ramie.

Rose Red has just turned thirteen and the pressure is on - what will she do to become famous like her sister, Snow White? Everyone in the kingdom, from her parents to her close friend Miss Muffet, is pressuring her to be discovered. But Rose Red doesn't want to constantly be on the front page of the Grimm Times, even if Bo Peep, Cinderella, and Goldilocks eat up the attention. In her struggle to choose between doing what everyone else wants and forging her own path, Rose Red can't help wondering if a girl who wants to be "just normal" can live happily ever after.

The cast includes Rachel Castellino as Rose Red, Dora Sheade as Snow White, Jessica Cruz as Mrs. Blush/Little Miss Muffet's Mom, Roshan Sanjeev as Mr. Blush, Ava Castellino as Little Miss Muffet, Anisa Gabel as Goldilocks/ Villager, Drake McDonald as Baby Bear/Frog/Jack/Big Bad Wolf, Olivia Gabel as Cinderella, Florence Pedersen as Fairy Godmother/Villager, Kevin Sheng as Prince Charming/Hansel, Stephanie Carr as Spider/Gretel, Selena Tang as Jackie Grimm/Narrator, and Maliah Sanft as Little Red Riding Hood/Villager/Magic Mirror.

Director Grant Ewing has been involved in community theatre since he was age 11, starring in a variety of dramas and musicals from Aladdin in "Aladdin Jr." to Theodore Lawrence in "Little Women" to Professor Harold Hill in "The Music Man." His perspective on theatre is largely shaped by personal experiences. Having been pulled from the bushes of his front yard by his mother, terrified to go to his first audition, he knows what it's like to lack self-confidence. He now diligently seeks to multiply his own experience in community theatre in the lives of his student actors through directing.

Leah Dorman just graduated from Ohlone College. She has been involved with dance performances since the age of five and started working at theater camps three years ago. Laura Ramie has been involved in the theater program for the past four years. An accomplished artist, Laura is the artistic designer of the all the sets and imparts her artistic knowledge and excellence to the actors. Laura will be leaving us after the summer having been accepted into Peace Corps.

Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased at; use barcode 194631 for the 3 p.m. matinee show and 194633 for the 7 p.m. evening show. Doors open half an hour before show time. These shows are for ages five and up (children must be able to sit through performances; babies and children under age five are discouraged). For more information, call (510) 494-4300, ext. 1 or e-mail

The Adventures of Rose Red (Snow White's Less-Famous Sister)
Sunday, June 9
3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Teen Center
39770 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont
(510) 494-4300
Tickets: $5

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