There’s nothing more fun than a fractured fairy tale, and some youngsters in Dundee will present their first summer production, “The Ever After — A Musical,” in one show only at 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at Dundee Central School.
Pioneer Drama Service describes the story: “In a hilarious parody of daytime TV, host Monterey Jack Chesterfield Williamson wonders if time truly heals all wounds.
“He invites Cinderella and her middle-aged ’beauty-impaired’ stepsisters to reconcile with each other after being estranged for 20 years. What about Snow White and the Evil Queen?
“This hysterical fractured fairy tale has it all: a trash-talking clairvoyant mirror, an unfortunate prince who is turning slowly back into a frog and even Jiminy Cricket — now an occupational therapist and author of the book My Life as Your Conscience.
“The musical is punctuated by questions from obnoxious studio audience members and ridiculously funny infomercials for fairy tale related products, such as the Practical Princess Crown which doubles as a purse and makeup case. Get ready for some knee-slapping and hand-clapping with great foot-tapping songs like ’Beauty Impaired’ and ’Dainty Do-Gooder’!
“The kids have been working hard all summer,” says Enaw Elonge, Dundee Central School music teacher and director.