My oldest daughter, Clara and I saw a performance of A Little Princess last weekend at Encore Stage & Studio. It was the perfect momma-daughter outing for a cold and snowy afternoon. Clara was especially excited that she got to wear her princess dress to the show! Encore’s productions have always captivated my daughter because the actors are all kids who do a great job of entertaining. And this one was no exception!
Sara Crewe, a young heiress to a diamond mine fortune, leaves her home and father in India to go to school at Miss Michin’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies in London. When adversity strikes, Sara’s imaginative powers come to the rescue, transforming a drab institution into a place of magic and mystery. Using the grace and virtue of ‘a little princess,’ Sara proves that kindness always wins.
There is a lot of talent in the cast of young actors. We especially loved the musical numbers and “Sunny Day in London” was definitely a favorite. Clara has been singing the song ever since! They did a great job with designing the set and using effects. Overall, we thought this was a great performance and told a wonderful story. Take your daughters for fun date next weekend!
There are 4 more performances remaining: Friday, January 13, 2017 at 7:30pm, Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11am and 3pm, and Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 3pm. Also, after the 11am performance on January 14th, Encore is hosting a Princess Ball. Dress up in your prince/princess best and make your theatre experience a lasting family memory! There will be royalty sweets and treats, fun activities, creative crafts, and a chance to interact with the cast of A Little Princess! Tickets are $20 and are sold separately.
Tips for your visit:
•The show is recommended for ages 4 and older.
•Ticket prices: $15 adults, $10 children, students, seniors, and military. You can purchase tickets online or at the door.
•The shows last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.
•Concessions can be purchased and enjoyed in the lobby before the show and during intermission.
•There is free and ample parking at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, where all Encore productions are located.
•Encore offers a birthday party package.
•Encore also offers a variety of classes and camps.