Sleeping Beauty awakens at Mettawee School


WEST PAWLET — The story of Sleeping Beauty comes to life at the Mettawee School on Wednesday, Dec. 12, with two student performances of the musical, "The Hundred Year Snooze." A matinee takes place at 1 p.m. with an evening presentation at 6:30 p.m. Both productions are free to the public.

While there is no cost to attend, in honor of Sleeping Beauty, there will be a silent auction in the lobby outside the auditorium.

"As always, the people and businesses from our community responded generously when our sixth-graders requested donations for the auction," said Mettawee Principal, Brooke DeBonis. "I'm sure the items offered will spark some bidding interest."

All proceeds from the silent auction will go toward funding the sixth-grade spring trip to Boston.

"The Hundred Year Snooze," by Dave and Jean Perry, puts a new twist on the classic story of Sleeping Beauty.

In this musical version of the well-known fairy tale, the King and Queen celebrate the birth of their long-awaited daughter by throwing a huge party for the entire kingdom. Unfortunately, they forgot to invite the Old Grace, who retaliates by casting a spell on the baby. All goes well for 15 years until the spell kicks in.

In addition to Sleeping Beauty and Prince Charming, a full complement of characters include a Frog who can tell the future, seven lovely Graces and seven mysterious Sages, Lords, Ladies and a castle full of Loyal Subjects.

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"The cast is having a lot of fun developing their characters and singing," said Mettawee School music teacher, Lisa Hoyt. "The students are contributing great ideas for song choreography, crafting costume pieces and creating props. This musical has the entire school, pre-k through sixth grade, parent volunteers and teachers, enthusiastically working the upcoming performances."

And a brief spoiler alert: they all live happily ever after.


Musical: "The Hundred Year Snooze"

Place: Mettawee Community School

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Performances: 1 pm & 6:30 pm

Admission: Free


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