Brucemore Outdoor Children’s Theatre presents ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Sleeping Beauty

Brucemore Mansion — opens Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.

Brucemore Mansion, in collaboration with Theatre Cedar Rapids, presents an Outdoor Children’s Theatre production of Sleeping Beauty, opening tonight, Aug. 3 and running through the weekend. Director Erica Jo Lloyd guides a bevy of eastern Iowa talent through this highly interactive version of the beloved children’s tale. Lloyd also wrote the original script for the show.

Children join the fun on the Brucemore lawn in this 2008 production -- photo courtesy of Brucemore
Children join the fun on the Brucemore lawn in this 2008 production — photo courtesy of Brucemore

Sleeping Beauty will be performed at the Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheatre at Brucemore, the natural amphitheatre near the pond on the estate. The amphitheater was renamed last year in honor of Brucemore’s founding director, on completion of an improvement project and in celebration of 20 years of outdoor theatre there.

Tickets for children 10 and under are $3; tickets are $5 for all other audience members. Brucemore’s Outdoor Children’s Theatre productions are renowned for their audience engagement and joyful spirit. The Brucemore website notes that picnics and coolers are discouraged at these performances because of the level of interactivity.

The show runs today, Wednesday, Aug. 3 through Saturday, Aug. 6, with shows at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. each day.

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