Press Release: STORYBOOK MUSICAL THEATRE PRESENTS THE GRIMM BROTHER’S TALE, “ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER
Storybook Musical Theatre, the Abington-based, professional children’s theater company, will present the enchanted tale of “Elves and the Shoemaker”. The musical will play the Gratz College Theater, 7605 Old York Rd, Melrose Park, PA. from March 6 to March 18, 2018.
Adapted from the original Grimm Brothers’ story by Storybook’s Artistic Director, Patricia Goldberg, with original music by Jeff Reim, this is Storybook’s second presentation for its 26th season.
“Elves and the Shoemaker” tells the tale of a poor shoemaker who is about to lose his shop to a mean landlord, who is delighted and somewhat bewildered by all the new shoes that magically appear overnight in his shop. The enchanted visits mark a new life for him and his wife, but the secret of the good deeds are a mystery. Who or what is really responsible and what will become of the humble cobbler and his wife?
Storybook has gathered five talented, local, professional, Equity actors for their cast.
The long suffering cobbler is played by Storybook regular, Carl Nathaniel Smith of Philadelphia. Carl was seen in last season’s “Puss and Boots” and has been seen recently at the Hedgerow and Montgomery Theaters.
The cobbler’s wife is played by Emily Cheney of Medford, New Jersey. She has appeared in Storybook’s “Cinderella”, “Princess& the Pea” and “Rapunzel, and others.
The mean landlord, who tries to evict the cobbler and his wife, is played by another Storybook regular, David Mulholland, of Bristol, PA. David has been seen in Storybook’s “Hansel & Gretel” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Princess and the Pea” and “Jack and the Beanstalk”, among others.
Playing one of the secretive elves in Erica Cochran of Philadelphia. Erica was just seen as Briar Rose in Storybook’s “Sleeping Beauty” and last season as the Princess in “Puss and Boots.”
Playing the other elf is PJ Schweitzer of Doylestown. PJ was Hansel in last season’s “Hansel & Gretel” and has been seen in Storybook’s “Pinocchio” and “Adventures in Toyland.”
Reservations are recommended. Children’s tickets: $12, Adults: $14 with generous school and group discounts.
The production is appropriate for children age three and older. After each performance children have the opportunity to meet the actors for a handshake, picture or autograph.