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Michael Gallagher, Sarah Pellegrini, Debbie Zehner
Michael Gallagher, Sarah Pellegrini, Debbie Zehner
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The Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville, will host performances of “The Marvelous Misadventures of Little Red Riding Hood” May 17 at 6 p.m., May 18 at 1 and 5 p.m., and May 19 at 1 p.m.

The show is an original musical with a book and lyrics by local playwright, Kevin Costley set to the music of Sir Arthur Sullivan (of Gilbert and Sullivan fame), with melodies plucked from such famous operettas as “The Mikado,” “H.M.S. Pinafore,” and “The Pirates of Penzance.”

The fun, fast, and furious plot follows Little Red as she gets lost in the woods on her way to Grandmother’s house. Along the way she bumps into Hansel and Gretel, the 3 Little Pigs, the 3 Bears, Jack (from Jack and the Beanstalk), and, of course, the Big Bad Wolf.

The show is directed by Dana Feigenblatt, and featuring Michael Gallagher, Ted Anderson, Debbie Zehner, Jessica Werbin, Evelyn Tomasovic, Jimmy Williams, Lennie Marcoch, Rachel Lane, and Sarah Pellegrini as Little Red.

Schoolday performances are also scheduled for May 15 and 17 at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The price of admission includes a “Fun Meal” served before each performance. The Music Box Players are presenting this show in partnership with McDonald’s Restaurants, who, for 33 years, have dedicated their support for arts for children in the area.

Children who attend a performance of Little Red will be eligible to win a full scholarship to the 2013 Summer Theatre Workshop for kids ages 6 to 11.

For more information and reservations, call 570.283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY. Also, visit the Music Box on Facebook or www.musicbox.org.

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