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Happily Never After and Monsters Under the Bed 2008 Last Modified: Friday, March 13, 2009
Children's Theater Workshop 2008

Happily Never After
by Tim Kelly
Directed by Marti McWilliams


From Pioneer Drama Service:

The course of true love never runs smoothly. Consequently a marriage counselor has opened an office in the kingdom to see how famous fairy tale couples are faring. Everywhere the counselor looks-- disaster! Sleeping Beauty will do nothing but nap; the Frog Prince refuses to give up his amphibian ways; and nothing will pry Cinderella away from her beloved cinders. Naturally, the spouses are complaining, and there is no choice but to rewrite the endings of the famous stories. Everyone is run through the computer for new matches. While the results are not exactly pleasing to the newlyweds, (Prince Charming ends up with Cinderella's stepmother, for example), they're hilarious to the audience. Finally, even the counselor himself admits he needs help! The comedy is for all groups, and can be played as a farcical romp or as a wry commentary on human nature.

Published by Pioneer Drama Service.

Monsters Under the Bed
by Fr. Dominic Garramon
Directed by Linda Rickel


From the Dramatic Publishing Company:

Stephanie's having a sleep-over with her friends when they are joined by her young cousin Melissa who can't get to sleep because she's afraid of the dark. But soon the monsters come out from under the bed and no one can get to sleep. As each girl describes her own personal fear, those fears come to life as Crumplebump (the funny noises monster), The Final Freak (the math test monster), Big Bad Boom (the thunderstorm monster), and several other terrifying creatures of the night. The girls help each other overcome their fears, and with some help from Stephanie's older sister Cathy and her monster friend Gruntable, the other monsters are banished. Conceived and written by a group of grade school and high school students, this play is sure to appeal to anyone who's ever been afraid to get out of bed in the middle of the night.

Published by Dramatic Publishing.

June 2008

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Happily Never After
Counselor: Harrison Trigg
Scribe: Matthew Pultz
Prince Charming: Matthew Arnold
Cinderella: Kaitlynn Floyd
Stepsister 1: Payton Hamric
Stepsister 2: Kodie Brown
Stepmother: Katie Evans
Prince Ling: Trent Works
Sleeping Beauty: Brooklyn Stuart
Pond Princess: Alexis Blade
Frog Prince: Jackson Victorian
Snow White: Erin Griffin

Monsters Under the Bed
Stephanie: Katie Evans
Cathy: Kathryn Garner
Laurie: Alexis Blade
Jennifer: Brooklyn Stuart
Ashley: Sarah Bates
Felicia: Payton Hamric
Melissa: Rachel Golden
Darkanomo: Christian Boekhout
Big Bad Boom: Christian Boekhout
Crumplebump: Joe Pultz
Final Freak: Zach Brown
Dr. Wicked Schott: Justin Atta
Teazle: Matthew Arnold
Gruntable: Trent Works
Our Crew
Director: Marti McWilliams
Linda Rickel
Stage Manager: Harrison Trigg
Theater Volunteers: Gene & Margaret Forsyth
Chris Powers
Pat Alpe
Melinda Bledsoe
Jerry Longinotti
Sarah Burns
Peggy Socias
Chris Flanders
Dorian Flanders
Tami Pultz
Robin Brown
Walter Dodson
Bill White
Barbara White(Grant Writer)
Graphic Arts: Katie Evans
Sarah Bates
Webmaster: John Lukas
Hot Springs Area Community Foundation
Youth Advisory Council of Hot Springs Area
Arkansas Community Foundation

Our apologies to anyone whose name was inadvertantly omitted. A special thanks to all of those who have worked so hard to make Pocket Theatre the success it is!!