Snow White gets a whole new set of songs and situations in the Penn Yan Youth Theatre Summer Camp’s production of ‘The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White’ at 7 p.m. this Thursday through Saturday, July 26-28 at the Penn Yan Middle School Auditorium.
Directed by Grace Knapton with music directed by Dusty Baker, the tale of Snow White has never felt so fresh with this funny adaptation, written by Barbara Lennon with music by Bill Francoeur and Barbara Lennon, that will make even the most jaded laugh out loud.
Led by Kaley Griffin as Snow White and Maddie Martini as the Evil Queen, new characters and comedic twists come to life as a modern mom reads the Brothers Grimm tale to her restless children. In addition to the well-known cast of the kind princess, evil queen, multiple dwarves, and the morally conflicted Huntsman, this musical introduces us to some fresh new faces, such as rhyme-happy ladies-in-waiting and a stick-in-the-mud government representative who nabs the Huntsman for attempting to kill a wild pig without a hunting license and fines a dwarf for picking a bouquet of state flowers!
Musical styles of all kinds fuse together to create a rousing mixture of hip-hop, rock & roll, doo wop, and more. With its tongue-in-cheek humor, catchy songs and talented “cast of thousands,” this show is a must- see for anyone who loves seeing children experiencing the joys of being in a musical show.