"We have a magical night planned and we’re so happy you’ve decided to join us. This introduction requires a little help and a special guest. Sandy, can you come here please? Sandy…? Sandy Mansnoozie?
Well, while we figure out where Sandy has fallen asleep, let us tell you a simple tale. Fairy tales are magical to everyone. There are sword fights, love, action and adventure. In this tale, we’ll revisit some of your favorite fairy tales, and add a circus twist. Some of characters include Cinderella, the Captain Hook, the Little Mermaid, and Prince Charming to name a few. Oh! What fairy tale is complete without fairies?"
This past Memorial day weekend a number of the CdB cast joined our sister troupe Suspended Motion Aerial Arts to create a children friendly show of high flying acts and comedy alongside 30 flyers and dancers of all ages. Our troupe would play multiple parts in this show - both in leads and chorus to help stories come from page to stage.
This just gives a fraction of an idea of how many stories were represented on stage: from Rapunzel to Sleeping Beauty to Beauty and Beast and more, we brought as many stories to life as possible to enchant our audience both nights.
Not only were we telling the stories of most children's childhoods, but we were also twisting tales to create an entire new chapter to most bedtime stories. As each story was presented they got more twisted and the endings were not quite what you expected until the climax of our tale where all our villains bonded together to attempt to have the happy ending. Thankfully our villains had a change of heart and everyone lived "Happily Ever After.'
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