Audience delights in Little Princess

Carole Morris-Underhill
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Published on December 21, 2011

The audience was introduced to Sara Crewe (Elsa Hodder), the play’s main character, during the opening dance number entitled Little Princess.

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Mr. Barrow (Mark Collingwood) met with Amelia (Nikki Lannan), left, and Miss Minchin (Lorraine Lazier) to arrange for boarding school for Sara while her father was fighting in the war.

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Nellie (Nicole Langdon) was one of several of Miss Minchin’s pupils who took part in performing Proper English Girls.

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Miss Minchin (Lorraine Lazier) scolds Ermengarde St. John (Lydia Houck) for spelling polite incorrectly and threatens to write home to tell her family.

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Standing in the parlour of the boarding school, Sara (Elsa Hodder) prepares to say goodbye to her father, Captain Ralph Crewe, (Jim Horne). The duo performed All Girls are Princesses.

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Sara (Elsa Hodder) cheers up Becky, (Rachel Bobbitt), who slaves away working in Miss Minchin’s Seminary. Sara tells Becky all girls are princesses, regardless of social class.

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Sara (Elsa Hodder) starred in Little Princess: The Musical.

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Seminary rivals Sara (Elsa Hodder), far right, and Lavinia (Micaela Comeau), share a touching moment while performing Best Gift of All.

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There were real life princesses in the audience during the Dec. 10 matinee performance. Pictured, from left, are Princess Windsor Danielle Weir, Queen Annapolisa’s child attendant Mya Walsh, and Queen Annapolisa (Princess Hantsport) Kelsey Carey.

 

Quick As A Wink Theatre recently hosted several performances of A Little Princess, the Musical.

The show, based on the children’s book by Frances Hodgeson Burnett, revolves around the life of Sara Crewe, and her experiences living in Europe at Miss Minchin’s Seminary for Girls while her father was fighting in the Second Boer War in South Africa.

The show starred King’s-Edgehill School student Elsa Hodder as Sara. The cast included Lorraine Lazier (as Miss Minchin), Jim Horne (Captain Ralph Crewe), Mark Collingwood (Mr. Barrow, the solicitor), Micaela Comeau (Lavinia Herbert), Lydia Houck (Ermengarde St. John), Chloe Symons (Lottie Leigh), Rachel Bobbitt (Becky), Nikki Lannan (Amelia Minchin), Meggie McKay (cook), Kallie Roberts (Jessie), Sara Sypher (Alice), Sylvie LeBlanc (Mary), Bronwyn Farcey (Beatrice), Nicole Langdon (Nellie), Kaleigh Lerette (Anne), Lianne Thibodeau (Ruth), Taylor Yeomans (Elizabeth), Tori Yeomans (Eleanor), Rachel MacDonald (Frances), Olivia Lee (Theodora), Rebecca Moore (Clara), Mollie Symons (Diana), Dennis Herx (Mr. Carrisford), Deborah Baker (Mrs. Carrisford), Mike Butler (Ram Dass) and Lisa LeBrasseur (Perkins.)

The directors were Junie Hutchinson and Toven MacLean.

The show ran nightly Dec. 8-10, with a matinee performance on Dec. 10. Youths were encouraged to arrive at the matinee in their finest prince and princess attire.

Special guests included Queen Annapolisa (Princess Hantsport) Kelsey Carey, her child attendant Mya Walsh and Princess Windsor 2011 Danielle Weir.

The next Quick As A Wink production is scheduled for March 16-18 and March 23-24. It will be a winter comedy, the title of which has yet to be made public.

 

Organizations: Edgehill School

Geographic location: Europe, South Africa

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