Happily ever after: The Florida Chautauqua Theatre presents "Sleeping Beauty"

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The Florida Chautauqua Theatre's children workshop began in January and started rehearsing for "Sleeping Beauty" in March. From forest creatures to whimsical fairies, every student received a part.

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Published: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 04:17 PM.

The Florida Chautauqua Theatre stage will transform into a princess fairytale with its new production of "Sleeping Beauty."

The play, which marks the end of the spring children's workshop, will star kids from kindergarten to eighth grade with a couple of Chautauqua Theatre veterans.

Derived from the Walt Disney interpretation of Brother's Grimm classic story, "Sleeping Beauty" is more about fun than romance, said Beth Campbell-Work, director of Florida Chautauqua Theatre.

"We have a great group of kids and even a few children's workshop veterans," she added.

Campbell-Work often chooses Walt Disney animated classics for productions for their familiarity and beautiful music. The largest crowds usually come out for such plays, she said.

"We'll be using the regular music from the 1959 movie, which is by Tchaikovsky." she added. "The kids love it too."

The entire show will be cast with children from the workshop — everyone gets a part. As director, Campbell-Work even added a little fairy band to accompany the fairy godmothers.

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