As punishment for rebuffing a powerful witch, a selfish prince becomes a true ‘beast’ until someone will love him for himself.
29th Season Productions
The Neverending Story
Nov. 3 & 10 (7 p.m.) Nov. 4 & 11 (2 p.m. & 7 p.m.) Nov. 5 & 12: Aug. 4 (3 p.m.) On stage at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road
Auditions (ages 9-18) Aug. 24 & 25 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Aug. 26 (10 a.m.-noon)
Told with all the thrills of a classic adventure, the story begins with Bastian, a lonely boy, who stumbles into a curious bookshop where he discovers a curious book—The Neverending Story. Bastian hides in the attic of his school and begins to read, and a huge adventure surges into life. Fantastica, a land of stories, is being destroyed by the Nothing. The Childlike Empress has chosen Atreyu, a young hunter, to be the Hero of the Great Quest. However, his quest has attracted a human child. It is Bastian himself who calls out a new name for the Empress, and the story rushes to its triumphant and moving conclusion.
Bridge to Terabithia
Feb. 9 & 16 (7 p.m.)
Feb. 10 & 17 (2 p.m. & 7 p.m.)
Feb. 11 & 18 (2 p.m.)
On stage at the Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive
Outsiders, Jessie and Leslie, create Terabithia - a fantasy kingdom where they are safe from those who don’t understand them. When tragedy strikes, the strength of Terabithia takes Jesse forward on him own and lets him share the magic of his dreams.
Beauty and the Beast
April 27 & May 4 (7 p.m.)
April 28 & May 5 (2 p.m. & 7 p.m.)
April 29 & May 6 (3 p.m.)
On stage at at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road