Old Creamery opens first children’s show of 2016

The Frog and The Princess

Old Creamery Theatre — Sat., Mar. 26 at 1 p.m.

Photo by Katie Colletta
Photo by Lily Allen-Duenas

A recent series of articles on the American Theatre magazine website assures us that “the kids are alright.” Theatre for young people, they proclaim, is “as enriching as it is entertaining, as high-stakes as it is low-barrier.” Old Creamery has known this for a very long time. Their series of children’s shows each year are some of the best in the area, are frequently sold out and reveal the company’s deep understanding of the incalculable value that performance holds for the youngest audiences.

Their 2016 season is set to kick off this weekend, and first out the gate is their Theatre for Young Audiences selection The Frog and The Princess. This G-rated tale by Brandon Roberts is adapted for the stage from the classic fairy tale “The Frog Prince,” and is directed for Old Creamery by Sean and Jackie McCall. The cast includes Lindsey Cline, Keegan Christopher, Katie Colletta and Jackie McCall. The story tells of the quintessential evil step-mother, who turns the princess’s handsome suitor into a creature she is inclined to like quite a bit less.

The Frog and The Princess opens Saturday, Mar. 26 with a 1 p.m. show, and runs just three more performances after that: Apr. 2 at 1 p.m. and Apr. 9 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets are $10.