NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. - Apple Tree Arts stages “The Mysterious Case of the
Missing Ring,” a one-act comedy, on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at the GB & Lexi Singh Performance Center, Alternatives Unlimited, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 5 and older and free for children 4 and younger. Tickets will be sold at the door.
The 16-member cast polished up their stage skills, learned comedic timing and how to work together as ensemble. The elementary-school aged actors enjoyed perfecting accents to play the different characters.
The ensemble cast from Grafton includes Lauren Welch who portrays the Queen, Jenna Gordon plays Julia, Emma Rolph plays William and Jamie, Jordan Eddy plays Maximum Smarts, Marissa McNally plays Agent 98, Eli Cahill plays Wiley Jones,
Jonathan Houston plays Oliver, Sophie Protano plays Ms. Scarlet, Michael Welch plays BBQ Bob, Svea Knight plays Inspector Change, Evan Agbey plays the Professor, Emme Cahill plays Henrietta, Sarah Polagruto plays Lee and Kaitlyn Naff plays Gypsy Rose.
Natalie Champagne of Douglas plays Nancy and Daniella Donadio of Webster plays Kat.
The show is co-directed by Lisa Scarlett, theatre arts director and Laurie Baker, theatre arts and early childhood music teacher. The duo has co-directed many shows together including “Beauty and the Beast,” “Flakes” and “The King and I.”
Parent volunteers developed the marquee, created star grams and organized refreshments.
Apple Tree Arts is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization that has grown to serve over 1,000 children and adults annually with early childhood music classes, group keyboard lessons, private music and voice instruction, ensembles, theatre arts programs and concerts. For more information, visit www.appletreearts.org.