Youth Theatre Workshop’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ starts Friday night

In “Sleeping Beauty,” Emily Bowersox as Aurora and Carsen Freund as her prince sing a closing number with their royal parents, played by Joshua Malley and Amanda Mayne at left, and James Bounds and Bella Kallas at right.

Youth Theatre Workshop’s “Sleeping Beauty” starts Friday night 7 p.m. at ERHS’s Little Theatre and will have 10 performances over two weekends. A colorful romp with grand costumes, multitudes of cute characters and some ambitious special effects and fight scenes. Emily Bowersox, a sophomore at a performing arts school in St. Paul and daughter of director Eileen Bowersox, plays Aurora, the sleeping beauty, and Carsen Fruend of Big Lake plays her prince. Katie Wolf, at 22 the only adult in the cast, plays the villain Maleficent. There’s about 40 kids in the cast. It continues Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., next Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 and Sunday at 2 and 6.


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