Milford’s Second Street Players will be Celebrating 10 years of Children’s Theater as the organization kicks off this season with The Elves and the Shoemaker by Noah Smith based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.
Director Guy Crawford and his Assistant Directors Lexi Waddy and Seth Wilcox bring this enchanting story to life with the help of cast members across several generations. Marking the 10 year anniversary for the Children’s Theater, the Second Street Players decided to go back and relive the original shows from that first year.
“[We Hope] to bring back fond memories for some and making new memories for anyone who has never seen the shows before,” said Joshua Gross, Children’s Theater Chair, in a recent press release.
Relocated to an American city in the early 20th Century, this classic tale of The Elves and the Shoemaker is turned into a jazzy, vaudevillian romp. The devious millionaire head of ShoeBucks attempts to take over the last old-fashioned shoe store in town, run by Avner and his son Izzy but Izzy calls on reinforcements in the form of elves to save the family business. Audiences will find out if they succeed, or if the bad guy gains control of not only the store, but the elves as well.
Actress Lauren David is performing the role of Dot, Izzy’s friend and romantic interest. She encourages Izzy to be honest with his father about his love of botany. “This role has been different for me because I’ve never been the romantic interest before and I’m always up for something new to keep me on my toes,” said David.
David has been acting since 2006 when she began at Saint Thomas More Academy. After high school she missed acting so much that she joined the community theatre in 2010. Since then, she has been in 19 shows at Second Street Players, performing in both the main stage and children’s theatre productions. Her favorite shows are Charlotte’s Webb and The Never Ending Story.
“I hope the audience leaves feeling the magic that children’s theatre has to offer and the fun, quirkiness that makes this show wonderful,” said David.
The Elves and the Shoemaker by Noah Smith based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Shows are Friday February 23, Saturday February 24 and Sunday February 25 . Curtain time for Friday and Saturday are 7pm and Curtain time for Sunday is 2pm. All performances will be held at the Riverfront Theater at 2 S. Walnut Street in Downtown Milford. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 18 and under. Friday night is a special “pay what you can night”. All tickets can be purchased at the door.
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