A cast of lively characters makes The Fabulous Fable Factory come alive next Wednesday at Pottsgrove High School. Tickets will be available at the door
POTTSTOWN PA – A children’s musical, “The Fabulous Fable Factory,” whirls across the stage Wednesday (Nov. 18, 2015) at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Pottsgrove High School, Kauffman Road, in an hour-long production that director Todd Kelly calls “ideal for the young and the young at heart.”
The plot follows Monroe, a 12-year-old boy (portrayed Emma Burrus), who wanders into a seemingly abandoned factory and accidentally trips a lever. It activates the “machinery,” an assembly line of 17 actors.
Mr. Aesop (Luke Robles) explains the factory has been idle for 2,000 years because of a missing part: “the moral maker.” As the factory produces modernized versions of fables including “The Country Mouse and the City Mouse,” “The Lion and the Mouse,” and “The Tortoise and the Hare,” Monroe surprises everyone by supplying clever morals.
The balanced show offers a brisk pace, likable characters, and catchy songs. It allows each of the 19 actors moments in the spotlight.
The production also features Madison Batzel, Brianna Beitler, Bryce Clemmer, Cierra Fekelman, Matthew Gambino, Natayja Jones, Ciara Markoski, Aaron Nealy, Sarah Ounsworth, Sarah Pennington, Christian Samilenko, Rebekah Schueck, Michaela Sloan, Michael Thornton, Hannah Weghorst, James Wilson, and Hannah Windrim.
The student pianist is Liz Driehaus. In addition to Kelly, other faculty members involved are Holli Artim, Liz Rodenbaugh, and Cindy Scherer, artistic contributions; and Stacy Couch, choreography. Student director for the production is Katlyn Trapani.
The show is open to the public General admission tickets are $3 at the door. Children age 12 and under are free.