WANT TO GO?
"Sing Down the Moon: Appalachian Wonder Tales"
Presented by Kanawha Players
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Kanawha Players Theater, 309 Beauregard St.
COST: Adults $16, students and children $10; family packages available.
INFO: 304-343-7529 or visit www.kanawhaplayers.org
NOTE: A sensory-friendly performance for special needs individuals is at 1 p.m. Saturday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- For director Luci Britton, when it comes to the Kanawha Players' "Sing Down the Moon: Appalachian Wonder Tales," there's one word to describe the show: family.
"The whole goal of the cast is we, as a family, are putting on a show for your families," she said of the production, which has four performances this weekend.
She noted that the 7 p.m. start time is an hour earlier than usual to better accommodate children's bedtimes.
The two-hour show takes several popular fairy tales, gives them an Appalachian spin and mixes them with original old-time music to drive the action along. It has six tales: "Jack and the Wonder Bean," "Jack's First Job," "Jack and King Marock," "Catskins," "The Enchanted Tree" and "The Sow and Her Three Pigs."
The Jack in the first three tales is, of course, he of the beanstalk fame. "Catskins" is a play on Cinderella, and "The Enchanted Tree" is a beauty and the beast tale. "The Sow and Her Three Pigs" is a take on "The Three Little Pigs," in which all the dialogue is sung. (Think "Les Miserables.")