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Playhouse presents ‘Snow White’
Fairy tale’s retelling has family appeal
Six of the seven dwarves make their way on stage during dress rehearsal of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" at the Cumming Playhouse. - photo by Autumn McBride
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“Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” runs Thursday-Sunday through Sept. 25 at the Cumming Playhouse. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and matinees at 1 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15, or $10 for seniors 60 and older and groups of 25 or more. For more, visit
Children of all ages are invited to the Cumming Playhouse for the retelling of a beloved fairy tale.

Gypsy Theatre Company debuted its production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” on Thursday.

The play will run through Sept. 25, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and matinees at 1 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Linda Heard, executive director of the playhouse, said the show is a perfect fit for the venue, which often presents family-friendly fare.

“Children and young-at-heart adults will find this show refreshing, while providing a great opportunity for a family’s night out,” she said.

The show’s director, who goes by just Mercury, said it is a “great, family-oriented show that can be enjoyed by the whole family from grandparents to children.”

Seventeen of the show’s 22 actors are under age 18, Mercury said, making it the playhouse’s first full-fledged children’s production.

“[Directing children] is a very different process,” he said. “With adults, you run a scene and at the end tell them what needs to be adjusted. With children, you do that as you go along. It’s a lot of back and forth. They absorb everything like little sponges.”

Heard said she’s “excited” to present the venue’s first official children’s production.

“[A children’s show] was something we had never done before and we wanted to see if there was an interest,” she said, noting there has also been much interest in tickets.

“We have a lot of little girls booking groups for birthday parties and things. They’ll be coming all dressed up like Snow White to see the show.”

Mercury said the script he’s using is based on the original Grimms brothers’ story, which tracks the tale of the lovely Snow White as she befriends seven dwarves in the forest while trying to escape the evil queen’s wrath.

“What’s interesting is that this play was written before the Disney film,” Mercury said. “It had quite a run in New York City ... It’s pretty clear to me that Walt Disney pulled a lot of his ideas for the movie from this play.”

While it is a story known well by most, Heard said Gypsy’s version offers a unique vision.

“[Mercury] is the master craftsman of building sets,” she said. “We all know the story, but the set and the way it’s presented make it interesting.”