The Urbandale Arts Centre was packed on Saturday afternoon for the inaugural performance of the Kemptville Players Inc. Kids.
Their performance of the locally written play “Winter Wonderland” was full of dancing, music, and characters from well known fairy tales and Disney movies. Hansel and Gretle, Little Red Riding Hood and Frosty the Snowman made an appearance as well as Ana, Elsa and Olaf from Frozen and Baloo from the Jungle Book. Adults and kids alike watched eagerly as Beanie Boos magically came to life and rapping secret agents crossed the stage in a quest to give Frosty back his hat.
The cast and part of the crew was made up of kids from ages five to thirteen and all played an important role in making the play a success. Under the guidance of co-producers and directors Mary Ann Leang and Laura Drover, the kids came together to create a show that had the audience on their feet asking for more. “For many of them it was their first time on stage,” Laura told the audience at intermission. “It has been a pleasure working with the kids.”
Because of the hard work of the children, directors and behind the scenes crew, the group was able to put the show together in just six weeks. A feat for any company but especially for a group that didn’t have much previous acting experience. The kids acted, danced and sang their hearts out and their dedication to the production shined through as no line or step went amiss.
The show was so popular that it sold out, a first for Kemptville Players Inc., says President Debbie MacGillivray. Because of this, there may be a repeat production. Stay tuned for the date and time.
As the show was sold out, if you missed it, the cast is more than willing to do an encore performance in the near future so stay tuned. Contact KemptvillePlayersKids@gmail.com if you would like to be kept in the loop when it is planned.