Brooke Hills Playhouse to Present ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’

Cast members, from left, Hannah Charlton and Amarah Narus rehearse for the Brooke Hills Playhouse production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” adapted by Michele L. Vacca from the beloved Grimm Brothers fairy tale.

WELLSBURG — The Brooke Hills Playhouse has announced the cast for its upcoming production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” adapted by Michele L. Vacca from the beloved Grimm Brothers fairy tale. The Playhouse’s annual production for young actors and audiences will be presented at 8 p.m. today and Saturday, July 26-27, and Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2-3, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 28 and Sunday, Aug. 4. Reservations are available by calling or texting the Playhouse at 304-737-3344. The show is sponsored by McDonald’s of Follansbee. Municipal Mutual Insurance is the Playhouse’s 48th season sponsor.

According to Julia Barnhart of Wellsburg, president of the Playhouse’s parent organization, the Brooke County Arts Council, and director of “Snow White,” the show features many alumni from last summer’s production of Joseph Robinette’s adaptation of the E.B. White children’s classic, “Charlotte’s Web.” “We are fortunate to have so many talented young actors returning to our stage for ‘Snow White,'” Barnhart said.

Amarah Narus of West Middletown, who played the title role of Charlotte last season, returns to play the title role again as Snow White. Hannah Charlton of Wellsburg, who portrayed Martha Arable last summer, has been cast as the Wicked Queen in the upcoming show.

Other “Charlotte’s Web” veterans returning for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” include four of the Seven Dwarfs, all Wellsburg residents: Marley Stotler as Good Time Charlie, Angelina Montesano as Roscoe the Grouch, Maddison Rees as Lazy Susan and Sophia Wilkerson as Wheezy Wilbur. Two other “Charlotte’s Web” alumni, Olive Scherich and Lola Scherich, both of Weirton, will portray Woodland Creatures.

Newcomers to the Playhouse will fill the balance of the cast. Eric Anderson of Wellsburg will portray Snow White’s true love, Prince Robert. Kendrick Fish, also of Wellsburg, has the key role of the Huntsman. Franchesca Higgins of Follansbee is cast as the Magic Mirror.

The other three Dwarfs will be portrayed by Playhouse newcomers. They include: Lacy Quering of Atlasburg as Boffo the Boss, Kamryn Lloyd of Wellsburg as Milquetoast and Molly Baker of Burgettstown as Opie. Another actor making his Playhouse debut, Preston Barnett of Follansbee, will play a Woodland Creature.

The rest of the Playhouse’s 48th season includes John Patrick’s comedy, “A Bad Year for Tomatoes,” to be presented Aug. 16-18 and Aug. 23-25, and Ken Ludwig’s award-winning comedy, “Lend Me a Tenor,” ending the season the weekends of Sept. 20-22 and Sept. 27-29.

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