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Student John Kelly portrays the evil king in “Dark Sun and the Seven Gnomes.” Student John Kelly portrays the evil king in “Dark Sun and the Seven Gnomes.”
PRESS PHOTOS BY BEVERLY SPRINGERWhile listening to dress rehearsal cast notes, Ellie Rohrbach completes her costume with elegant gloves. PRESS PHOTOS BY BEVERLY SPRINGERWhile listening to dress rehearsal cast notes, Ellie Rohrbach completes her costume with elegant gloves.
The narrators of “Humour Tales Returns” include, left to right: Carter Granitz, Arianna Lutz, Sofia Isaksson, Katy Kapp and Keira Dunbar. The narrators of “Humour Tales Returns” include, left to right: Carter Granitz, Arianna Lutz, Sofia Isaksson, Katy Kapp and Keira Dunbar.
PRESS PHOTOS BY BEVERLY SPRINGERFrom left to right, Joshua Kittel, Tyler Knolle, Noah Kittel and Maxwell Fetters are prepared for dress rehearsal. See story and additional photos on Page A2. PRESS PHOTOS BY BEVERLY SPRINGERFrom left to right, Joshua Kittel, Tyler Knolle, Noah Kittel and Maxwell Fetters are prepared for dress rehearsal. See story and additional photos on Page A2.
Haleigh Gigliotti, a.k.a. Emoji Gnome Grace, poses before a poster depicting the shoes the characters wear to Cyndergrams Shoe Ball. Haleigh Gigliotti, a.k.a. Emoji Gnome Grace, poses before a poster depicting the shoes the characters wear to Cyndergrams Shoe Ball.
Alana Magida, who plays Queen Cyreen in “Dark Sun and the Seven Gnomes” shows the cast poster displayed in the lobby of Willow Lane Elementary School. Alana Magida, who plays Queen Cyreen in “Dark Sun and the Seven Gnomes” shows the cast poster displayed in the lobby of Willow Lane Elementary School.

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by BEVERLY SPRINGER Special to The Press in School

Willow Lane Elementary School presents ‘Humour Tales Returns’

Recently, Willow Lane Elementary School students enrolled in grades one through five presented “Humour Tales Returns,” a theatrical production consisting of three skits. Director Deb Campbell stated in her director’s notes, “After last year’s Humour Tales, I didn’t feel quite finished.” To the delight of Willow Lane Elementary School students and parents, she decided to produce a second batch of whimsically skewed fairytales.

Involving a cast and crew of 58 students, Campbell and a dedicated group of assistants and volunteers organized sparkling productions of “Dark Sun and the Seven Gnomes,” “Adaline’s Story” and “Cyndergrams.”

The skits, narrated by Carter Granitz, Keira Dunbar, Sofia Isaksson, Katy Kapp and Arianna Lutz, required the participants to possess a variety of talents. As well as memorizing amusing speeches that demanded comedic timing, members of the cast performed three dance routines and five songs. The stage crew worked diligently to maintain the pacing of the action by accomplishing rapid scene changes.

Willow Lane Elementary School students viewed “Humour Tales Returns” during one of two in-school presentations. Parents, friends and family members attended an evening performance.