Fairytales right near home

Staci Trivett, Online editor in chief

This Friday, fairy tales will be brought to Richland. The Academy of Children’s Theatre (ACT) has been rehearsing for months on their two princess productions, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.

These two productions are going to bring you back to your childhood as you watch the plays unfold as the princesses go through mystical hardships that both include a little mystery, magic, and of course, love.

In the tale of Cinderella, the soon to be princess is extremely mistreated by her step mother and two step sisters, Cinderella wants to be a normal girl and be able to attend the royal ball, but is denied by the wicked trio. Cinderella’s dream comes true after a little help from her Fairy Godmother and some tiny helpful mice. Cinderella is then able to go to the ball and its love at first sight for her and the price.

Sleeping beauty is a slightly darker story about Princess Aurora who is under the spell of the evil sorceress Maleficent and must be saved by the magic of three fairies. This captivating story is filled with magic, dragons, love, and adventure.

A few Kamiakin students are is these two productions, including senior, Yzabelle Tow. Since last May, when auditions took place, Tow has been very excited to be a part of the production. Tow earned the part of Cinderella. Tow said, “My favorite part is that I am living my dream: getting to be a Disney princess.”

“The best experience of being in the show is that I am playing a very iconic character who makes people happy because my favorite thing to do is to make people happy,” said Tow.

Performances are October 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, and 17th at 7 p.m. at ACT in Richland. There will also be performances October 4th, 11th, and 18th at 3 p.m.

Part of the cast of Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella
Part of the cast of Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella