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LHS drama department to perform Cinderella and the Candy Kingdom
Performances scheduled Saturday, Sunday
Cinderellas stepmother, Sassafras (Tamara Bryant) and her lovely daughters Crumble (Erin Smith) and Anise (Kelsey Parr) make up a scheme to get Cinderella out of Prince Reeses sight and get them to the Candy Royal Castle. - photo by Janet Fleske Special to the News

LARNED — Larned High School’s drama department will present their spring play, “Cinderella and the Candy Kingdom,” at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Larned Community Center. The performance is produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Denver, Colo.
Tickets are sold at the door for $5 for adults and $3 for students. If you have kids or pretend to be a kid at heart — this play’s for you.
A last practice will be presented to the Larned elementary and middle school students at 9 a.m. Friday.
Filled with candy puns, colorful characters, and comedy, “Cinderella and the Candy Kingdom,” a retelling of the Cinderella story, is fun for all ages. Everyone in the Candy Kingdom has a sweet tooth, except for one poor, country girl, Cinderella.
She is neglected by her father, a dentist who is too busy with house-calls, overworked by her bitter stepmother, and teased and tormented by her two sticky stepsisters.
Meanwhile, Queen Caramel, the queen of Candy Kingdom, is throwing a “Gum Ball” for her son, Prince Reese, to find him a bride. Alas, the prince is sour on the idea and is counting on his best friend Hershey to get him out of it! With the whole kingdom in a-twizzler, Cinderella’s Tooth Fairy Godmother shows up with her magical helpers, The Peeps, and arranges for Cinderella to attend the ball. If Cinderella can go to the ball, maybe she will find a charming prince who doesn’t like sweets.
“We always pick a fun play for the spring production because we only take two weeks of rehearsal,” said Janet Fleske, drama instructor. “I don’t have a drama production class in the spring. So we just get things together in two weeks. Rarely do we ever have everyone at rehearsals, because of all of the spring activities. But the kids have a great time, and that’s what it’s all about, right?”

‘Cinderella and the Candy Kingdom’

By Kelly Lazenby

Assistant Directors—Landon Erway and Drew Bowman
Technical Director—Evan Skelton
Assistant Technical Director—Isiah Perez
Technical Crew—Dorothy Keenan, Johnathan Herter, Amanda Lessard, Kennedy Ayre
Curtains—Austin Carrington
Stage Director—Jeremiah Slattery
Stage Crew—Alissa Bird, Trevor Coulson, Dalton Bright, Andrew Bright, Savannah Racette, Shaylee Nesby, Ivory Muldrow, Selena Ibarra, Sierra Smith
Set Director—Madison Gleason
Hair, Makeup—Madison Burch

Cinderella    Delainee Gordon
Prince Reese    Landon Erway
Hershey    Dallas Humphrey
Sassafras    Tymarra Bryant
Anise    Kelsey Parr
Crumble    Erin Smith
Yellow Peep    Jorden Drimmel
Pink Peep    Tristan Smith
Purple Peep    Alex Barger
Queen Caramel    Jessica Pfortmiller
Red M    Mason Schartz
Blue M    Braeden Corman
Tooth Fairy Godmother    Drew Bowman
Marcia Mallow    Madison Tabler
Dr. Tootsie Pop    London Whittington
Servant    Hunter Fitzpatrick
Cotton Candy Girls    Fluffy—Allyson Aldrich
    Flossy—Brooke Butler,
    Frosty—Dava Makings
Servants in Training    Andrew Bright
    Katelynn Sanger
    Baylea Perez
    Sierra Smith