GRAFTON, Mass.-- Apple Tree Arts will present the musical “Snoozy Snowflake” on Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. at St. Philip Church, 12 West St., Grafton. The cast members are students from Grafton, Shrewsbury, Northbridge, Millbury and Worcester.
The actors portray snowflakes and children. Hope Brookhouse of Northbridge plays Snoozy Snowflake and Julia Casavant of Shrewsbury plays Miss Frost.
The 16 young actors studied dialogue, musical numbers, and choreography to prepare for the show. The students made beautiful snowflake decorations for the stage, too.
The musical tells the story of Snoozy Snowflake’s reluctance to join the other snowflakes in making snow so she delays the first snowfall of the year. Her teacher, Miss Frost, discovers Snoozy doesn't want to act like all of the other snowflakes because she wants to be different. Miss Frost teaches her that everyone is indeed different and that’s okay.
The show is co-directed by Laurie Baker, theater arts and early childhood music teacher, and Lisa Scarlett, theater arts director. Together they have worked on many productions including “The Little Mermaid Jr.,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Show Choir.”
Several parents and students are assisting with the production. Parent volunteers are developing the marquee, helping with promotion, and organizing refreshments. Lauren Baker has assisted the director with many facets of the show.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children five and older and free for children four and younger. Tickets will be sold at the door.