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Old Gem presents original adaptation of Snow White

Pictured are members of the Old Gem Theater’s production of “Snow White,” including Abby Sauvola, Katelyn Doehrmann, Alicia Britton, Patrick Wagner, Ava Nee, Madelyn Evans, Tom Monn, Amelia Blasing, Emelia Midbrod, Ruth Mozt, Chase Blasing, Bella Baillargeon, Madison Madaris, Lauren Schulte and Zoe Nee. (Submitted photo)

This spring the Old Gem Theater presents an original adaptation of “Snow White,” on Friday, May 13, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m.; Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 21, at 10:30 a.m.; and Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m. The show also play for school groups on weekday matinees through June 4.

“We've had such fun working on this classic fairy tale and bringing it to life with some contemporary twists,” said guest director, Natalie Rae Wass. “I'm sure the brothers Grimm would approve of this production made with a lot of love and a lot of laughs right here in New Richmond, Wisconsin.”

Raised by a wicked and vain Queen, the sweet Princess Snow White is taken into the forest to be murdered. However, the Hunter takes pity on her so she flees and finds refuge in the home of the seven dwarves. When the Queen discovers that Snow White is still alive, she transforms herself into an old hag and brings a poisonous apple to the young girl. True love’s kiss wakes Snow White from her deep slumber. Together, Snow White and the dwarves return to the palace to attend a colorful masquerade ball and to give the evil Queen her comeuppance.

“Snow White” is part of the Old Gem Theater’s Youth Season which includes shows that are performed for schools from all around Minnesota and Wisconsin throughout the school year. The actors are student members of the Old Gem Young Performers Ensemble and adult members of the Old Gem Professional Acting Company.

The cast features Youth Ensemble members Chase Blasing (New Richmond), Bella Baillargeon (New Richmond), Madelyn Evans (New Richmond), Abby Sauvola (New Richmond), Amelia Blasing (New Richmond), Ruth Mozt (New Richmond), Katelyn Doehrmann (New Richmond), Emelia Midbrod (Houlton), Patrick Wagner (Hudson), Madison Madaris (Roberts), Lauren Schulte (Roberts), Ava Nee (Somerset) and Zoe Nee (Somerset); and adult Professional Company Members Tom Monn (Woodbury) and Alicia Britton (Hammond.)

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Call 715-246-3285 for ticket reservations or more information. For upcoming attractions and information about classes visit our web site at oldgemtheater.com.

The Old Gem is located at 116 South Knowles Avenue in New Richmond. The Old Gem is handicapped accessible.

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