’Frog Prince’ leaps onto Old Gem stageEach summer, the Old Gem Theater presents a show geared for youth groups. Summer camps, day cares, Scouts and other community groups often visit the Old Gem for a festive theatrical experience.
Each summer, the Old Gem Theater presents a show geared for youth groups. Summer camps, day cares, Scouts and other community groups often visit the Old Gem for a festive theatrical experience.
This year’s offering is “Frog Prince,” an Old Gem Theater original audience participation comedy. The general public is welcome to attend the shows as well as groups.
Performances are Thursday, June 28, at 10 a.m.; Tuesday, July 3, at 10 a.m.; Thursday, July 12, at 10 a.m.; Monday, July 23, at 10 a.m.; Thursday, July 26, at 12:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, July 31, at 12:30 p.m.
The Old Gem’s “Frog Prince” is a zany audience-participation play that tells the tale of three comically inept servants. When Lester the Jester accidentally turns the prince into a frog farcical confusion and slapstick hilarity ensue. Calm and reason are not restored until the actors finally turn to the audience for help. This funny story is geared for young audiences but is sure to bring a smile to all. The kids enjoy participating in the show and adults enjoy the antics that happen when the kids help out.
Adapted and directed by Artistic Director Kathy Welch, “Frog Prince” features Old Gem actors Rital Black Tredal of Roberts, Tom Monn of Woodbury and Virginia Haggart of Loretto.
Tickets are $11 for adults, $9 for children. Some weekday matinees for groups are still available at special group rates. Group leaders can call the theater for details.
Call 715-246-3285 or 800-886-8035 for more information or visit the website at www.oldgemtheater.com.
The Old Gem is located at 116 S. Knowles Ave.