It’s Showtime Friday in Owatonna
Who is ready for a little night out and some funny with traditional fairy tales? Little Theatre of Owatonna (LTO) has both of these covered for you with the opening of their summer production of "Frumpled Fairy Tales" by William Springer. Opening night is Friday, July 16 at 7:30 pm with shows on Saturday, July 17 and Sunday, July 18 at 2 pm. The same schedule holds July 23 through 25 as well. All performances are at the West Hills Theatre. Visit their website for ticket information.
The news release from LTO indicates, "Puns and pratfalls abound in this fun, frempled 35-minute version of three Grimm fairy tales. And with the help of a narrator, the audience can cheer the heroes and boo the villains."
"Rumpelstiltskin," "Rapunzel" and "Red Riding Hood" are directed by Sarah Friesen with technical director Sandee Hardy Hagen.
A pair of scholarship award winner will be recognized on opening night, Friday, July 16. 2020 Owatonna High School graduate Kayla Mullenhauer is the recipient of the Sarah Foreman Post-Secondary Scholarship. Mullenhauer, who will be a sophomore at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, is a theatre major with a musical theatre concentration.
She told LTO, "I chose 'these majors' because I want to work in a theatre one day. I want to learn how to run and market a business...Theatre is the most heart-filling thing that I have had the privilege to be a part of and experience."
2021 Veta Alexander Scholarship winner Sam Buegler of Owatonna will also be honored Friday.