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Fairytale highschool comes to Kelowna

New Vintage Theatre presents Fairy Tale High, starting Aug. 4 and 5

Kelowna is getting a new fairytale school.

Kids can go to school with Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Prince Charming and even Aladdin. The catch? It’s only open for a few days and it can only be seen on stage.

Following up on their hit play, A 1970’s Cinderella, New Vintage Theatre presents their new show Fairy Tale High, Aug. 4 and 5.

The play, directed by Graham Daley and written by Bonnie Gratz and her students from Rutland Secondary School, features more than 20 up and coming emerging Okanagan actors with the crew under the age of 25.

“Last summer we had such a great response to our plays The Great Gatsby and Grease which featured many talented young artists so this year we decided to take that to a new level,” said Gratz. “Graham Daley has also shown great promise as our artistic associate and we were eager to give this enthusiastic talent the opportunity to direct.”

Fairy Tale High is about the dynamics that happen between famous fairy tale characters like Cinderella and Ariel who go to school together. Filled with fun Canadian songs, with incredible choreography by Danny Tagle (Rock of Ages) and local lore, the play also includes a profound message that Daley believes is very important as kids move through the summer and towards school days, which are too often dreaded.

“Fairy Tale High carries a beautiful message. It is our differences and even tough times make us stronger and ultimately that is the best story of all,” he said as he moves through his final week of rehearsals.

Shows are Aug. 4 and 5 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at The Mary Irwin Theatre. Tickets are available for these special shows which include intermission surprises.

Outdoor shows will be at City Park on Aug. 6 and Gyro Beach on Aug. 20 at 1 p.m.

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